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TVNewser: Nominees for the Business and Financial Reporting Emmy Awards we announced today. CBS gathered the most nods with 15 while PBS garnered four and CNBC and BBC America each received three.

FishbowlLA: 60 to 70 protesters gathered outside CNN‘s Los Angeles office today, protesting biased reporting by the news network of the debate over a public health insurance option.

BayNewser: A sneak peek at McSweeney’s upcoming broadsheet project.

Editor & Publisher: State Island Advance is looking for 40 staffers to take buyouts in order to avoid layoffs. The buyout offers include two weeks’ pay for every year of service up to six months of salary, along with medical coverage.

Nieman Journalism Lab: Google’s Eric Schmidt answered questions about how and why Google now distinguishes between news organizations and blogs in its search. “My guess is…it has a lot to do with the infrastructure around the writer. So a blog that’s associated with a major, legitimate organization…would be, I think, treated differently than an individual blogger who’s using his or her right of free expression to say whatever he thinks. So the presence of an editor, as an example. You know, an editor that’s not your mom.”

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune‘s “40 Under 40″ List

jmurdoch.jpgFortune magazine has revealed its “40 Under 40″ list — a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making the cut and ranking near the top. Our industry could use all the young blood and new ideas it can get right now.

Topping the list are Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page — tied for first. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is number two.

And coming in at number three is the first media mogul, News Corp. heir James Murdoch (above). Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son, James currently serves as chairman and CEO for News Corp.’s operations in Europe and Asia. Fun fact: he raised his desk so he can work standing up. So the key to rising to the top of an international media conglomerate by age 36 is never sitting down. We bet being the son of a media czar helps, too.

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Will Comcast Buy NBC Universal From GE?

nbcu.jpgRumors, theories and conjectures have been swirling since The Wrap reported yesterday that a deal between cable provider Comcast and GE-owned NBC Universal “had already been completed at a purchase price of $35 billion.”

But reps from Comcast later told Bloomberg, “the report that Comcast has a deal to purchase NBC Universal is inaccurate.”

However, that same report revaled that “negotiations for Comcast to buy about 50 percent of NBC Universal have been under way for at least two months.” Such a deal would depend on whether French company Vivendi SA decides to sell its 20 percent stake in NBCU.

After the jump, what some people around the industry are saying about the possible deal.

Update: Our sister blog TVNewser has an email from NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker to employees. Of the future of Vivendi’s stake, Zucker said, “They have not yet made us aware of any final decisions about their future with us; should they choose to exit, there are a number of possible things that could happen.”

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HuffPost Technology|CNBC Cancels Kneale|A Newspaper Bailout Bill?|Atlantic.com Blogger’s Plea Could Save Magazine|Times Co. Corrects SEC Filing

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WebNewser: The Huffington Post launched its new technology section today. It’s being edited by former Washington Post national reporter Jose Antonio Vargas.

TVNewser: CNBC canceled former Forbes managing editor Dennis Kneale‘s “CNBC Reports,” but he’ll still anchor the network’s “Power Lunch.”

Toledo Blade: President Barack Obama said he would be open to a possible newspaper bailout bill. “I haven’t seen detailed proposals yet, but I’ll be happy to look at them,” he told reporters from The Toledo Blade and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The New York Times: Atlantic.com blogger Andrew Sullivan asked readers to subscribe to the print version of The Atlantic and it worked. “Within two days after last Monday’s post, Mr. Sullivan’s appeal pulled in 75 percent of the subscriptions that the Web site draws in a typical month…The Atlantic expects this month’s subscription orders to be double an average month’s.”

Associated Press: The New York Times Co. has corrected some errors in an SEC filing relating to stock options granted to CEO Janet Robinson and Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

Financial Journalists Give Shopping Tips In Cosmo

jenna1.jpgThe October issue of Cosmopolitan features some financial tips on shopping during a recession featuring Fox Business‘s Jenna Lee (right), CNBC‘s Rebecca Jarvis, ABC NewsBianna Golodryga and finance journalist Farnoosh Torabi.

The tips from the pros are pretty standard, but here they are, in case you’re interested:

- Jarvis suggests making purchases on a credit card that earns cash back or perks and splurging on a suit while picking up tank tops at H&M or Old Navy and accessories from J. Crew.

- Says Lee: “If it takes too long to rationalize buying an item, that’s an instant sign you shouldn’t have it.”

- Torabi advises not to splurge on sunglasses and suggests using cash to buy things under $100.

- Golodryga says she invests in black and neutral clothing and shops off season. She also wears flip flops and switches into designer shoes for events, in order to make her good shoes last longer.

More pictures of the financial fashion plates after the jump

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CNBC’s Kneale Is Fed Up With Bloggers|Paste Survives…For Now|Trump’s Libel Suit Dismissed|Cox Sells 3 Papers|Can Coffee Save Journalism?

TVNewser: Dennis Kneale, former Forbes managing editor-turned-CNBC anchor, tells bloggers “Up Yours!”

Folio: $250,000 in donations have saved Georgia-based music magazine Paste for now.

Bloomberg: A judge has dismissed a libel case filed by Donald Trump against New York Times editor Timothy O’Brien. O’Brien’s 2005 book, “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald,” questioned whether Trump was actually a billionaire, which Trump considered libelous.

Reuters: Media company Cox Enterprises Inc. has sold three newspapers in order to pay down its debt.

Time: James Poniewozik asks: what will save journalism? Actually, coffee is a good start.

CNN May Be Sued Over MJ Footage|Jackson Family Hires Power Publicists|CBS Snags Gawker’s Lawson|Layoffs At Spin|This Week’s Best Media Throwdowns

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TVNewser: CNN has warned staffers that it may become subject to lawsuits alleging unauthorized use of Michael Jackson footage over the past few days. Those responsible for the broadcast of the footage in question “may feel the financial effect in year-end bonuses,” the network told staffers in an email.

PRNewser: Meanwhile, the Jackson family has hired publicists to the stars Ken Sunshine and Shawn Sachs and announced that there will be no viewing — public or private — of the pop star at his former home Neverland. A public memorial is in the works.

Silicon Alley Insider: CBS has poached Gawker‘s star television recapper Richard Lawson to write for TV.com.

Gawker: There are rumors that Spin magazine has cut 20 percent of its staff. Not a good week for music magazines.

Daily Intel: A run-down of the week’s best Web feuds featuring Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi vs. Goldman Sachs, CNBC‘s Dennis Kneale taking on the blogosphere (will they ever learn?), Chris Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell throwing down over “Free” and author Alice Hoffman and her critic Roberta Silman.

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Baynewser: A profile of U.S. State Department employee Jared Cohen, who called Twitter to ask them to postpone scheduled maintanence.

TVNewser: CNBC‘s Carl Quintanilla and his wife Judy Chung, a former CNBC and MSNBC producer, welcomed twin girls.

New York Times: In Bill Keller‘s latest dispatch from Iran he tries Googling “Hooker.”

MarketWatch: As negotiations continue today, Boston Globe union leader Dan Totten is “optimistic” that an agreement will be reached soon between the Boston Newspaper Guild and the New York Times Co.

Wall Street Journal: Newsweek cuts an issue in August.

Jeff Macke Leaves CNBC|BusinessWeek Offers Subscribers Special Online Version|WaPo Ombudsman Mourns Staff Cutbacks|Anastos Celebrates 4 Years At Fox 5|Cutbacks Take The Fun Out Of Forbes

TVNewser: After weeks of speculation, CNBC has confirmed that Jeff Macke has left the network.

Mediaweek: Starting next month, BusinessWeek will offer subscribers a special online version of the magazine.

Washington Post: The Washington Post‘s ombudsman Andrew Alexander asks his fellow colleagues “What will become of the Post if it keeps cutting staff?” The (not surprising) answer: reduced quality, less investigative work and less depth.

Examiner.com: New York TV news veteran Ernie Anastos is gearing up to celebrate his fourth anniversary at Fox 5.

New York Times: Thanks to layoffs, furloughs and a permanently docked yacht, life at Forbes wouldn’t make any top 10 list.

NBC Exec Joins Talent Agency CAA

caa.png NBC executive Olivia Metzger will be joining Creative Artists Agency in its television department this summer, the talent agency announced yesterday.

Metzger started her career at NBC as talent coordinator in the news division, moving up to manager of talent and recruitment for CNBC. She was appointed director of talent recruitment for CNBC in 2000 and two years later she was named director of talent recruitment and development for the NBC Television Stations division.

In 2005, Metzger was promoted to the position of vice president of talent recruitment and development for NBC Universal, where she also managed contract negotiations, strategy and on-air talent retention.

At CAA, Metzger will be working on the other side of the table, representing news talent, hosts and on-air personalities out of the agency’s New York office.

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