Tele‘s two-page Rudd love. New polling shows most people want you to be prime minister, the newspaper the government says most hates you runs a sprawling two-page op-ed from you, and that sits above a column from one of the haters explaining just how badly the government has lost its way without you. Today is a good day for Kevin Rudd …

Front page of the day. On a day of solemn remembrance for the US, the nation’s newspapers brought out their A-game in covering the 10-year anniversary. The effort of the Albuquerque Journal from New Mexico caught our eye …

The Department of Corrections. The San Francisco Chronicle apologised on Friday for getting wrong the brightness of a supernova. It originally said it was “brighter than all the stars in the universe …”:

What the front pages of the web looked like on 9/11

“Thankfully, there are a few good web archivists, such as The Wayback Machine, that do catalog websites from years gone by. Using that resource and others, we’ve cobbled together a gallery of web pages from that horrible day. Here they are …” — Mashable

How America’s news habits have changed in 10 years

“Although most Americans experienced the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, through their televisions, many chose to remember it with their newspapers.” — Poynter

On Wikipedia, echoes of 9/11 ‘edit wars’

“As the nation marked this terrible anniversary, people invariably turned to Wikipedia to learn about the events of Sept. 11, 2001. One thing is certain, however. Not one of those visitors got to the conspiracy theories page by making a hypertext leap from a link in the main article about the Sept. 11 attacks. This is no accident, but rather a Wikipedia policy concerning a topic as fraught with emotion as the Sept. 11 attacks.” — New York Times

Does the NY Times Magazine have 9/11 fatigue?

“The New York Times Magazine did not go the 9/11 route on the weekend of the Sept. 11 attack’s 10th anniversary. The Sunday magazine opted for a cover featuring Alec Baldwin for photo essay on the ‘High Art of TV,’ with actors ‘who turn television into art.'” — The Cutline

Newspapers must learn the piracy lessons faced by music

“The newspaper industry must learn the lessons of the music industry if it is to survive the next wave of digitalisation and avoid being pirated out of existence, one of Australia’s most senior music industry executives has warned.” — The Australian

Hunt to ask Ofcom to measure cross-media ownership

“Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, will this week ask the media regulator Ofcom to establish an agreed means of measuring cross-media power in the UK and consider whether to set a limit for the market share of Rupert Murdoch or the BBC to cap their influence over British media.” — The Guardian

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