In corporate reputation, crisis communications, insights, morning embers, political communications, social media

1.) #OccupyWallStreet Will Crowd Fund a TV Ad (Tech President) — The maker of a popular pro-Occupy Wall Street spot  is using Loudsauce, a platform to crowdsource funding for everything from ads to the sides of buses.

2.) Baltimore’s media insurgents (Baltimore Fishbowl) — Charm City analysts critique The Baltimore Sun’s decision to charge consumers for its web content.

3.) For towns with no newspapers, online start-ups fill the gap (Paid Content) — A TV producer, a rugby club and a university are the latest players to try filling a content gap in tiny U.K. towns that saw their local newspapers fold in 2009.

4.) Mea culpa matchup: Blackberry vs. Netflix (Fast Company) — Kit Eaton reviews the competing mea culpas of two companies caught in the public’s cross-hairs due to shoddy service and questionable judgment: Research in Motion and Netflix.