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6:35 PM ET, October 4, 2011

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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Money Dispute May End ‘Simpsons’  —  A money dispute between Fox and the actors who voice the characters on The Simpsons may force the long-running hit series to shut down next spring.  Lloyd Grove reports exclusively.  —  As Homer Simpson would put it, “D'oh!”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
The Daily scolds UK's Daily Mail for lifting its Scientology series  —  Staffers from the Daily iPad newspaper spent more than five weeks of reporting, writing, fact-checking and editing a two-part report on the most prestigious boarding school in the Scientology world.
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Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Who Needs Netflix?  Paramount Streams Latest ‘Transformers’ Directly to Consumers  —  ‘A Little Toe-Dip’ in New Distribution Method for Paramount and Viacom  —  Paramount Pictures has quietly introduced an online streaming option for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” taking home viewing straight …
Adrianne Jeffries / The New York Observer:
From Blackout to Circus: The Evolution of Media Coverage at Occupy Wall Street  —  Geraldo Rivera interviewing protesters at Zuccotti Park on Saturday, Oct. 1.  (Photo: Hannah Grant)  —  THE PROTESTERS AT OCCUPY WALL STREET have had at least one of their demands met: the perceived …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Peacock poaches ruffle CBS feathers  —  CBS News boss Jeff Fager is angry after losing some talent to rival NBC as the Peacock network gears up to launch a prime-time news magazine this fall, The Post has learned.  —  The magazine, “Rock Center With Brian Williams” — run by former …
Discussion: WNYC News Blog and Chickaboomer
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
AP adds to its ‘Beat of the Week’ contest to recognize state-level news  —  The Associated Press told its employees Tuesday that it's adding to its “Beat of the Week” contest with a category specifically for state-level news.  National or international stories usually win “Beat of the Week” …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
The author of the greatest sorry-to-see-our-downsized-colleague- go letter has died  —  Former Chicago Tribune journalist (and occasional Romenesko Letters contributor) Steve Daley died Sunday of unknown causes.  He was 62.  “Daley could do sports, Daley could do politics, Daley could do media criticism …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple announces NewsStand partners: New York Times, Wired, National Geographic and more  —  At its Let's Talk iPhone event in Cupertino, Apple has just announced the launch partners for its NewsStand service, the ‘iBooks for Magazines’ announced at WWDC.  —  As this image from The Verge confirms …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Federated Media Buys Lijit Networks  —  San Francisco-based Federated Media Publishing said it has bought Lijit Networks, a smaller online advertising analytics and tools firm.  —  The price for the Boulder, Colo., start-up — which was founded in 2006 — was undisclosed …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
U.S. Mobile Ad Spend To Pass $1 Billion For The First Time This Year  —  Mobile advertising is still a small and young business when you compare it to how much money goes into digital—let alone offline—advertising and marketing campaigns.  But there are some clear signs of it growing up fast …
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Digital Takes the Jobs Lead in New Mainstream Media  —  Staffing at Internet-Media Businesses and Web-Search Portals Soars  —  When it comes to jobs, digital is the new mainstream media.  Consider this: U.S. employment at digital-media ventures is on track to pass employment in broadcast TV and in magazines by early 2012.
Bloomberg:
Silver Lake, Alibaba, Digital Sky in Yahoo Talks  —  The private-equity firm Silver Lake, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Russia's Digital Sky Technologies are discussing a possible joint bid for Yahoo! Inc., three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Robert J. Rosenthal / California Watch:
Part 1: Sustaining investigative journalism means finding a new model  —  I'm not sure I would have become the executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in January 2008 if I had really understood the challenges ahead of me and had thought them out carefully; I had no idea what I was getting into.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Joe Scarborough tells us to turn off our filthy televisions  —  “When I'm off the air, I have stopped trying to find news on TV networks other than ours,” the host of MSNBC's morning news-talk show “Morning Joe” said during an Advertising Week event at the Times Center on Eighth Avenue yesterday.
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune bonus plan OKd by bankruptcy judge  —  (Crain's) — The judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy approved a management incentive plan that will pay bonuses of as much as $42.5 million to 640 employees.  —  “I think it's entirely reasonable to order this relief in these uncertain times,” …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
Michael Yoch / NPR:
NPR Comes To Google TV  —  NPR has launched a new app for the Google TV platform.  The app — featured in the Google TV Spotlight Gallery (video only works in Chrome) — makes it easy for users to watch NPR's best video and multimedia slideshows on a big screen.
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine:
It's Good to Be Michael Lewis  —  He could have made a fortune in business.  Instead, he made a fortune writing about it.  Plus—a fortune for everyone he writes about.  —  Collins Tuohy has told this story before, and by now her delivery is spot on.  It was Thanksgiving morning …
Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
Philly.com Launches Hyperlocal Site for Main Line  —  Philly.com, the digital face for the Philadelphia Media Network's traditional news subsidies, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, launched a small hyperlocal site yesterday.  Taking on the brand of a once-successful community …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Now Has 1,600 Advertisers  —  Twitter's Chief Revenue Officer Adam Bain took the stage at IAB's Mixx Conference today and revealed a few milestones for the communications platform, specifically in the advertising area.  Bain said that Twitter now has 1,600 advertisers using the platform …
TVNewsCheck:
Scripps Buys McGraw-Hill Station Group  —  The four ABC affiliates in Denver, San Diego, Bakersfield, Calif., and Indianapolis and five low-power Azteca affiliates go for $212 million in cash.  “We are energized by the addition of good people at good stations in good markets,” says Scripps SVP Brian Lawlor.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalists go to prison to highlight plight of jailed colleagues  —  Two Swedish journalists have volunteered to go to jail as a way of drawing attention to the plight of three colleagues held in Eritrea and Ethiopia.  —  Johan Wirfält and Sara Murillo Cortes plan to be locked …
Discussion: Media News
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch Funds Daily Reporter's Hunter S. Thompson-Inspired Vegas Vacation  —  Journalism.  —  News Corp.'s iPad-only newspaper experiment isn't exactly a runaway success so far, but it's being praised as an interesting research and development project.
Discussion: The Daily
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
McSweeney's Publishes Grantland Quarterly, Blog-to-Print Journal  —  Today Grantland began selling Grantland Quarterly, a print anthology of the best reads from the sports and culture site so far.  It is edited by Bill Simmons and Dan Fierman.  —  ESPN and Grantland have contracted McSweeney's …
Discussion: The Corsair and The Awl
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Forbes Update: Record Traffic, New Products—and Our Fix-It and To-Do Lists  —  Every morning at around 6:30 (assuming curiosity doesn't get the better of me when the alarm goes off at 5:50) I check out our traffic.  First, I open an Omniture report that rolls up numbers every 15 minutes all the way back to whenever.
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Fox News Channel renews ‘The Five’ after summer replacement of Glenn Beck
Maisie McCabe / Media Week:
International Herald Tribune introduces paid-for app subscription
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Self Promotes  —  Self magazine has promoted Anita Maiella …
Discussion: GalleyCat and eBookNewser
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
‘Sun on Sunday’ edges step closer with hiring spree
Discussion: Press Gazette and Jon Slattery
Miriam Elder / Guardian:
Lebedev charged with hooliganism over punch-up
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Hall can tell Leveson how Murdoch exercises editorial power
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Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
New Hulu Bids Due This Week, But Sale Probability Wanes
Bill Keller:
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