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3:50 PM ET, October 7, 2011

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James Robinson / Guardian:
News of the World phone-hacking settlement agreed by Kelly Hoppen  —  Interior designer accepts £60,000 plus costs from News Group Newspapers, as Ashley Cole joins list of compensation test cases  —  The interior designer Kelly Hoppen settled her phone-hacking claim against the publisher …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
James Murdoch Must Leave News Corp. Board, Pension Body Says  —  Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch should leave the board of the media company in the wake of a hacking scandal at its U.K. newspaper unit, according to a group of British pension funds.
Discussion: Digital Spy, Guardian and Guardian
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
News Corp sets up hotline for staff to report ‘illegal activity’  —  Journalists at News International (NI) and other staff in Rupert Murdoch's media empire have been told to call a hotline to report suspicious colleagues in a fresh clampdown on corruption and other illegal activities.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Wapping's pseudo-union dog fails to bark as members face uncertain future
Discussion: Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the continuing disruption of media  —  The products created by Apple and its iconic founder Steve Jobs have revolutionized a host of different industries in the past couple of decades, from personal computing to mobile telephony — but they have also had a substantial impact …
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Steve Jobs stops the presses one last time
Discussion: Poynter, Time and Gawker
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Over 100 Newspaper Front Pages Around The World Mourn Steve Jobs [Gallery]
Discussion: Poynter
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Wall Street protests: liberal cable's tea party moment?  —  The two cable networks battling each other for the liberal mantle finally have a movement they can embrace with the kind of fervor Fox News reserved for the tea party:  —  Occupy Wall Street.  —  After more than two weeks …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Examiner.com editor: ‘Plagiarism is inexcusable and we try our best to guard against it’  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Examiner.com vice president of editorial Travis Henry says he first learned about his contributors' plagiarism by reading yesterday's Romenesko+ post, “Examiner.com is caught ‘pulling a Daily Mail’.”
Discussion: Cops and Courts and Poynter
Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable:
Netflix Strikes Multi-Year Licensing Deal with AMC  —  Prior seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ available Friday; also acquires rights to shows from AMC, IFC, Sundance, WE tv  —  Netflix and AMC Networks announced a multi-year licensing agreement in which prior seasons of AMC's The Walking Dead …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Disney CEO Bob Iger Inks New Contract, But Will Step Down in 2015  —  The Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, ABC News and ESPN, among numerous other media properties, has unveiled an unusual succession plan for CEO Bob Iger.  Under the deal, Iger will step down as CEO in 2015 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
How long can AOL stay committed to Patch?  —  Even before AOL's future started to look dodgy — with speculation about the future of CEO Tim Armstrong ramping up, as the company's financial underperformance continues — the rollout of the Patch.com hyperlocal news project seemed exceptionally ambitious.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Denton pays debt on Gawker pageviews, makes new bet with Sorgatz  —  Just after settling a bet with Rex Sorgatz because the Gawker network fell 10 million page views short of their agreed-upon target, Nick Denton agreed to another bet — this time for 40 percent year-to-year growth.  Sorgatz explains:
Discussion: Fimoculous and Felix
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What happens to books when the Kindle is free?  —  Amazon's recent announcement of the Kindle Fire — its color tablet that may or may not become a competitor to the Apple iPad — was what got the most attention last week, but the online retailer also made some other announcements at the same time …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Interim CEO in Internal Meeting: “Time Is a Constraint” (Also, Blame the Media!)  —  Today, in an internal meeting of its VP-level execs, Yahoo's interim CEO Tim Morse said of the Silicon Valley Internet giant's strategic review that “we know time is a constraint and we are mindful we have to go quickly.”
 
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg TV plays politics
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Inside Cable News
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Using A Familiar Model, ‘GMA’ Narrows Ratings Gap With ‘Today’
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and GalleyCat
Nicola Kean / Portfolio:
Content Still King For Media Industry
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Data And Storytelling Come Together At Advertising Week
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Measuring The Facebook Effect: Are Content Services Gaining From New Apps?
Discussion: MediaPost
 Earlier Picks: 
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
New York Times Rises Most in Two Years After Carlos Slim Boosts Stake
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
Michael Wolff to Stay at AdWeek
Discussion: New York Magazine and FishbowlNY
San Francisco Chronicle:
New Initiative Aims to Preserve Independent Public Television Stations Now On the Endangered List
Susan Currie Sivek / MediaShift:
Once Magazine Takes the Photo Magazine into the App World
Discussion: SivekMedia.com and eMedia Vitals
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Reasons ABC Tied Up With Yahoo: Facebook, Twitter
Discussion: The Corsair, Thanks:jaredbkeller