The Morning Lowdown 09.17.10

»  CNN may have officially stopped using the AP’s content after 30 years, but the news wire begs to differ. [The Upshot]

»  How the rejection of an Onion app shows the inconsistencies in Apple’s policies for developers. [Daily Finance]

»  Sports Illustrated, E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP) and the Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) are among the news brands and media companies taking a more scientific approach to figuring out how they get some tangible promotional and distribution value from their Facebook fans and Twitter followers. [WSJ]

»  It looks like Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) feels a little threatened by Netflix’s estimated $1 billion deal with VOD service Epix, as TWC has decided not to carry the network or its broadband and video-on-demand services. [NewTeeVee]

»  Although the wave of newspaper layoffs have eased this past year comparing to the bloodletting of newsrooms over the two previous years, The Miami Herald is cutting some job (49 this time around) and making unpaid leave mandatory. [Romenesko]

»  It’s been almost four months since Forbes bought Lewis D’Vorkin’s True/Slant and brought the former staffer back to revamp its content strategy. His handiwork (a greater reliance on freelance reporting) will be on fuller display when the redesigned Forbes hits the newsstands next week. [Business Insider]