Who Is the Media Person of the Year? (or 'This Discussion Panel Is On Fire, A Play in One Act.')

At 12 p.m. today at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute -- less than a block away from the Village Voice offices -- a panel discussion sponsored by I Want Media convened to discuss their 9th Media Person of the Year award. The panel -- featuring the New York Times' David Carr, Mediaite's Rachel Sklar, Business Insider's Henry Blodget, and The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove -- ended with the building being evacuated. We've got the highlights. Press Clips, Day 26, The Best Media Panel Ever Edition, right here.

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Press Clips: Jared, Ivanka, and the New York Observer on Gossip Girl (Video)

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The New York Observer hits the big time, getting a cameo on Gossip Girl. And who from their editorial staff was there? Gawker gets murked by some Taiwanese guys. Business Insider is making another hire. Speaking of which, Media Party Season has arrived, unless, of course, you work at the Observer! Press Clips, Day 16, Lunch Edition, here we go:

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Press Clips: Joe Pompeo Leaves Business Insider for Yahoo

The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered to Google, like we all eventually will. Press Clips, Day 14, Juan-Williams-Free Lunch Edition, right now:More »

Press Clips: "10 Reasons Nick Denton is an Asshole"

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Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolypse" Edition, here we go:

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Henry Blodget's Money Talks: New Cash, Same Strategy

Yesterday, The Business Insider's chief Henry Blodget announced a new round of funding to the world in a blog post explaining that the company just scored a cool $3M in the form of backing from a venture capital firm, RRE Ventures. That's more than the company's had since they started. TBI and Blodget get the news on a wave of decent publicity stemming from a Bloomberg BusinessWeek profile of Blodget, after having had their fair share of staffing changes and loud public criticism and crazies literally screaming at them on the internet -- along with my relentless bullshit -- but the often unspoken truth is that TBI's bloggers are some of the hardest working in New York City, and maybe the country. More »

Video: The Business Insider and Henry Blodget Screamed at by Crazyperson for Four Minutes

Since today's apparently the day we clear out all the news of people going apeshit on media properties far and wide, here's this: a guy screaming about blog network The Business Insider, its owner Henry Blodget, and some TBI writers. For three minutes and forty-five seconds. On video. Somewhere in the canon of 21st Century Critical Oration Regarding the Fourth Estate, there's a place for this, I suppose.

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The Other Gulf Oil Rig Quietly Spilling Right Now: Explained and Exposed

Here's a strange one: a filing by Ben Raines at the Alabama Press-Register on Monday evening shows up online with a headline announcing "Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30." Some bloggers may have noted it. But why aren't we hearing anything else about it? And why -- if there are federal documents about this -- is it being rebuked in the press?

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Media Moves: Joe Pompeo Leaves the NY Observer for Business Insider

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Peacing out: Joe Pompeo, managing editor of The New York Observer, leaving the pink paper for Business Insider. The news was broken by Observer media reporter Felix Gillette via Twitter. This comes in the wake of Clusterstock editor John Carney's firing, and the consequent shitshow (also acceptable: pissing contest) that followed.

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Blodget and Salmon on Blodget vs. Salmon: The Last Word

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Last week, a war of words broke out between two fairly notable New York media presences. It was started after an editor was fired last week, the news of which we broke here. And we thought we'd try to end it here, too, by speaking with both about the spat.

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