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9:40 AM ET, October 11, 2011

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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Pastebin Helps Occupy Wall Street Spread the Word  —  A STRENGTH of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement has been its flexible organization and nondoctrinaire agenda: “The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Geraldo Greeted By Occupy Wall Street Protestors Chanting ‘Fox News Lies’
Deggans / St. Petersburg Times:
Occupy Wall Street coverage reveals some financial journalists still mired in Wall Street culture
Discussion: New York Times
Guardian:
An experiment in opening up the Guardian's news coverage  —  Help shape the Guardian's news coverage by talking to editors and reporters about upcoming stories as we work on them  —  We often report big breaking stories as they happen, but have you ever wondered what stories we're working on - and what's about to drop?
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: Let your readers inside the wall
Discussion: Editors Weblog
MediaMonkey / Guardian:
Telegraph correspondent launches Twitter offensive | Media Monkey
Discussion: @benfenton
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with ‘Mythbusters’ hosts — EXCLUSIVE  —  Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host.  The network is teaming with NBC's Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special.
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Bloomberg:   Jobs's Death Leaves Hollywood Without Tech Envoy
Gianna Caserta / WALB-TV:
Political blog buys The Albany Journal  —  A political blog is buying an Albany newspaper.  —  In what appears to be a first of its kind move, Knighton Media, Inc. signed a contract to purchase the community-based paper The Albany Journal.  —  Knighton is a company formed to run the Albany political blog called Laws-N-Sausages.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Phone hacking: Les Hinton to give committee evidence via video link  —  The former executive chairman of News International is to appear before the culture, media and sport select committee via video link later this month  —  Former executive chairman of News International Les Hinton giving evidence to the committee in 2007
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes Another Cloud: Hollywood Hopes “UltraViolet” Will Save DVDs  —  Say for this for UltraViolet: It actually launched.  —  When word first got out that most of Hollywood and the tech industry was working on a “Giant Media DRM Cloud Coalition Featuring Everyone Except Apple and Disney” …
Discussion: PC Magazine
Steve Yelvington / Yelvington's Blog:
Getting ‘digital first’ right in the ‘newsroom’  —  “Digital First!” is a great battle cry, and thank you, John Paton, for giving it to us all.  It is pure leadership, a flag planted forward declaring that newspapers now see print as the past and digital as the present and future.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Business Insider hires VentureBeat writer  —  Matt Lynley, a tech writer with VentureBeat in San Francisco, has been hired by BusinessInsider.com to expand its tech coverage.  —  Lynley will move to New York later this year, but he will also recommend tech writers to BusinessInsider.com …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Media's Mormon Fixation  —  Mitt Romney is determined to ignore a pastor's attack on Mormonism as a ‘cult.’ Howard Kurtz says the strategy may not work if the press keeps the spotlight on his Mormon faith.  —  After the Trump tease, the Daniels dalliance, the Huckabee hesitation …
Paul Hamilos / @paulhamilos:
Felix Salmon:
How the New Yorker monetizes old content  —  I love the way that The New Yorker is using the iPad to construct a whole new revenue stream from its back issues.  —  It started* with “At the Ballpark”, an iPad-only collection of New Yorker baseball writing from 1929 to 2011 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and bookforum.com
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Shorter-Form Journal  —  The number of long stories has plunged under Murdoch  —  Story length in journalism by itself doesn't mean much.  We read too many news stories that are just too damned long.  —  But, on the other hand, without going long, it's hard to achieve greatness.
Discussion: Poynter
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
Boston Globe Takes Heat for Blowing ‘Whitey’ Bulger Informant's Cover*  —  For anyone who followed the unlikely capture of James “Whitey” Bulger in Santa Monica, Sunday's front page Boston Globe feature article was a must-read, full of new details about the gangster's life on the lam.
Discussion: L.A. NOW, LAist and newsfeed.time.com
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Ofcom dismisses PLO complaint against Al Jazeera English  —  Complaint made by negotiator on behalf of Palestinian Liberation Authority not upheld by regulator, which rules Al Jazeera English programmes were fair and in the public interest  —  Complaint against Al Jazeera's English-language channel …
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
David Pakman:
The media knowledge gap  —  During a recent publicity trip to Los Angeles, I confirmed that independent non-corporate media is alive and well in the United States ... kind of.  My visits to The Young Turks, several KPFK/Pacifica radio shows and other local Los Angeles media brought in more website traffic …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and FishbowlLA
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Networks Reportedly Go To Extremes For Amanda Knox Interview  —  Network producers have reportedly resorted to babysitting Amanda Knox's half-sisters in an attempt to score exclusive interviews with now-freed American exchange student, according to the New York Post.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
For Magazines, the Recession Is Back  —  After a strong first half of 2011, ad spending in magazines fell back on its face in the third quarter, according to official tallies by the Publishers Information Bureau.  Total advertising pages for the industry fell 5.6% in the third quarter versus …
Ali Gharib / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Writer Admits ‘Infiltrating’ 99 Percent Movement To ‘Mock And Undermine’ It  —  Museum guards warn off demonstrators from entrance (AP)  —  An assistant editor with a right-wing magazine admitted in a column Saturday evening to posing as part of the 99 Percent Movement in D.C. “in order to mock and undermine” it.
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Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google's Blog Strategist and Manager, Karen Wickre, Departs After Nine Years  —  In an announcement fittingly posted on her own blog, Karen Wickre, Google's senior manager of global communications & public affairs, says she has left the company.  Wickre launched and masterminded …
Discussion: Poynter and KVOX
Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Chris Wallace  —  Award-winning journalist and host of “Fox News Sunday,” Chris Wallace followed both his father, “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, and stepfather, CBS News president Bill Leonard, into broadcast journalism.
Discussion: TVNewser
 
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Thomas Wheatley / News & Views …:
CL Inc. sells Tampa, Charlotte papers to SouthComm, CEO Marty Petty resigns
Discussion: Poynter
Katie Feola / Adweek:
News Corp. Shareholders Advised to Oust Rupert Murdoch
Discussion: Guardian and The First Post
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Keller on public editors: ‘Even proctology has its good results’
James Robinson / Guardian:
News International donates £2.8m to charity from final edition of News of the World
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News Pureplay Spawns Agency, Ad Network
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Former NBC News Executive Ed Planer Dies
Discussion: TVSpy
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
British Invasion: ‘Guardian’ to Join Gawker, ‘Daily Mail’ in Soho U.K. paper's U.S. operation …
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Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
Charlie Redmayne Leaving HarperCollins to Head Pottermore
John Del Signore / Gothamist:
FOODIE BLOG PAYOLA: Eater, Jaunted Caught Trading Posts for Free Trip to South America
Discussion: FishbowlNY
David Freedlander / PolitickerNY:
Tom Allon Owned Magazine Touts Tom Allon Candidacy
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Bertelsmann chief to stand down
Discussion: New York Times
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Settles Tax Claim Related to 2007 Leveraged Buyout for $7 Million
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Baltimore Sun Adds Metered Paywall
Discussion: Crikey
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Piers Morgan Isn't Sleeping Well
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
 

 
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