The ‘Great Debate’ and more morning links

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly’s “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” takes place Oct. 6 at George Washington University. Tickets for the event — already sold-out — cost $75 to $100; the live-stream is $4.95. Half the net profits will go to “a number of charitable causes.” (washingtonpost.com)

* Retired reporter Bill Cotterell says “news judgment, reporting and editing don’t need to be taught in college.” (flaglerlive.com)
* Prof: Don’t just teach skills, train j-students to be lifelong learners. (niemanlab.org)
* “Fox & Friends” prankster was senior class president at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. (chicagotribune.com)
* Stephen Colbert: USA Today is focusing its energy where it counts — the logo. (colbertnation.com)
* Edward Wasserman; “What’s condemned as plagiarism is actually a slippery thing.” (denverpost.com)
* Soledad O’Brien: “Anytime someone spins a story in a certain way, you’re responsible, you’re required to fact-check it.” (washingtonpost.com)
* GOOD takes a big step into the future of the Internet by launching a platform: good.is. (pandodaily.com)
* Conde Nast publishers are told to cut 5% from their budgets. (adweek.com)
* “It is simply unthinkable to contemplate public life in Massachusetts without a daily print Boston Globe.” (wbur.org)
* Boston Phoenix wants Twitter to shut down a parody account. (bostonherald.com)
* Los Angeles Times is looking for a deputy books editor. (laobserved.com)
* New York Observer shuts down velvetroper.com and makes the editor a “consultant.” (nypost.com)
* Matt Lauer has become an “anchor animal” at struggling “Today,” reports Page Six. (nypost.com)

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