Front page of the day. Today’s New York Times is the first edition under the editorship of Jill Abramson. The reason that this is historic is because it is the first time its 160-year history that The New York Times has had a woman as editor:

The Department of Corrections. Thanks to Crikey reader Phil for sending this into us. It’s from this week’s September 12, 2011 South Pacific/Australian edition of Time magazine.

Phone hacking: Murdoch faces second grilling by MPs

“James Murdoch is likely to be recalled to parliament to answer fresh questions after two former News of the World executives said on Tuesday they were certain Murdoch was told of an explosive email that indicated phone hacking at the paper went beyond one rogue reporter.” — The Guardian

Evidence ‘unclear and contradictory’, says News Int

“News International has hit back at evidence given by former company executives to the culture, media and sport select committee today as part of its phone-hacking investigation, calling it ‘unclear and contradictory’.” —

How The Wall Street Journal’s 9/11 battle plan helped it to a Pulitzer

“There’s an old joke that refers to newspapers as ‘the daily miracle.’ But one edition a decade ago, assembled by Wall Street Journal staffers on Sept 11, 2001, was truly miraculous.” — Poynter

Sept 11 anniversary: how magazines covered the attacks

“In the days after September 11, magazine editors had a tough question on their hands: how would they address the devastating attacks in the pages of their publications, and on the covers? Magazine covers had the task of capturing the national mood, according to Sid Holt, the chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors. To commemorate the tenth anniversary, Holt has spearheaded a project to compile close to 100 magazine covers about 9/11. The full gallery will be online on Sept. 8.” — Huffington Post

Conrad Black returns to prison

“Deposed media mogul Conrad Black has traded tailored suits for prison garb for the second time after failing to fully clear himself of fraud and obstruction charges, US prison officials said.” — The Australian

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s staff memo: I’ve just been fired

“Carol Bartz confirmed that she is no longer the CEO of Yahoo in a memo that appears to have been sent from her iPad to all employees of the company.” — Mashable

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