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8:50 AM ET, October 8, 2011

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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Sony Pictures Acquiring New Steve Jobs Biography For Major Feature Film  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've just learned that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Steve Jobs and Apple vs. a free press  —  The man and his company's focus on control led to repeated fights with reporters.  —  In this June 9, 2008, file photo, Steve Jobs announces the introduction of the iPhone 3G during the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Steve Jobs and the media: For the most part, it was a love affair
Discussion: Crikey, Forbes and Poynter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the continuing disruption of media
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Steve Jobs stops the presses one last time
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Police Clashes Spur Coverage of Wall Street Protests  —  The Occupy Wall Street protests, by design, began with little in the way of concrete goals or strategy.  —  But the protests in Manhattan, now in their third week, and in other parts of the country, have found two ways to draw attention to their cause.
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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 …
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.
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Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
James Murdoch Must Leave News Corp. Board, Pension Body Says
James Robinson / Guardian:
News of the World phone-hacking settlement agreed by Kelly Hoppen
Discussion: Press Gazette
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Wapping's pseudo-union dog fails to bark as members face uncertain future
Troy Thibodeaux / Poynter:
5 tips for getting started in data journalism  —  Data journalist.  Computer-assisted reporter.  Newsroom developer.  Journo-geek.  If those of us who work in the field aren't quite sure what to call ourselves, it's little wonder that sometimes even the people who work beside us are puzzled by what we do.
Andrew Goldfarb / IGN:
Scoop: Toy Story Scribes May Pen Farmville Film  —  The social franchise may be headed to the big screen.  —  In an interview about their work on upcoming game Skylanders Spyro's Adventures, Toy Story writers Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen have revealed that they're currently in talks to pen a film based on Farmville.
Discussion: /Film, Joystiq and New York Magazine
Gabe Elsner / MediaShift:
TrueTies.Org Wants to Increase Transparency on the Op-Ed Page  —  The following is a guest opinion from Gabe Elsner of The Checks and Balances Project, which recently launched a new project aimed at increasing transparency at news outlets.  —  Every day, Americans read the opinion and commentary …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Sky News' Alex Crawford wins award for Middle East reports  —  Journalist Alex Crawford awarded the James Cameron Memorial Award for her reports on the Middle East and hailed as ‘outstanding role model’ for industry  —  Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford has received …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Storm’ video shows future of news in uninterrupted stream of our lives  —  Recent news events from Joplin to Tripoli have provided plenty of examples of how news has become a real-time experience, something you observe and discuss as it's happening rather than waiting hours or days to watch or read.
Discussion: GigaOM and Future of Journalism
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Ex-CNN exec launches polling site  —  A bad economy and chaotic news industry didn't dissuade Eason Jordan from taking his start-up headfirst into the interconnected worlds of news, polling and social media.  —  In mid-September, the former CNN chief news executive and multiple Emmy winner launched a …
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
The Scientist Closes  —  25th anniversary issue of the venerable magazine will be the last  —  Having just published a special twenty-fifth anniversary issue in October, employees of the The Scientist, a venerable monthly magazine and website focused on the life sciences, learned Monday that it would be their last.
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: Erik Wemple
 
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