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11:30 AM ET, October 11, 2011

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: Let your readers inside the wall  —  The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that has been one of the biggest mainstream-media champions of a “digital first” approach and a proponent of “crowdsourcing” the news, says it's now going to experiment with allowing readers to help decide what news to cover.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Idaho newspaper publishes prominent fact-check of senator's press release  —  The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho ran a full-page illustration on its Sunday opinion section front that fact-checked, point-by-point, a press release from Republican Senator Mike Crapo.
Discussion: Charles Apple and magicvalley.com
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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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
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 and FishbowlNY
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
100 former News of the World staff face sack  —  News International appears to have sacked around 100 former News of the World staff - those who did not take voluntary redundancy and who have not found other jobs in the company.  —  When the News of the World closure was announced three months ago …
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James Robinson / Guardian:
News International donates £2.8m to charity from final edition of News of the World
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
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes Another Cloud: Hollywood Hopes “UltraViolet” Will Save DVDs  —  Say 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: GigaOM and 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.
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
News Corp Fires Back At Attacks On Board Candidates And Compensation  —  News Corp is acting like it will have a fight on its hands at the Oct. 21 shareholders' meeting, even though CEO Rupert Murdoch controls more than enough votes to pretty much dictate the outcome.
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Katie Feola / Adweek:
News Corp. Shareholders Advised to Oust Rupert Murdoch
The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost for Facebook: The Future of Social News  —  HuffPost has a long history of deep and innovative integration with Facebook.  In 2009 we launched HuffPost Social News, which let Facebook users who are HuffPost fans share more easily with each other and follow their friends' activity across the site.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Contributor Will Cain Joins The Blaze/GBTV … New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Edward Wasserman / MiamiHerald.com:
The news business is being played  —  Bring more than a thousand journalists together, many of them young and most of them brimming with skill in handling today's most dazzling information tools, and you'd expect feverish talk about producing the kind of reporting that moves nations.
Mary Pilon / @marypilon:
Discussion: Mary Pilon and @carney
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Bloomberg, ‘Post’ Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate  —  Technology has been playing a large role in the presidential primary debates this year.  Google and YouTube have each cosponsored a GOP debate, drawing on data and video contributions to take the national pulse …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Who Broke the Speaking Rules at the New York Times?  —  New York Times ethics cop Phil Corbett just sent out the following memo to the newsroom, reminding them about the paper's rules for paid speaking engagements.  (Thomas Friedman, among others, has had trouble with this in the past.)
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 …
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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