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2:50 AM ET, October 14, 2011

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New York Times:
News Corp. Hits a Bump as Investors Prepare to Meet  —  The European edition of The Wall Street Journal accounts for less than 1 percent of total business at its parent company, the News Corporation.  But the controversy this week over an unorthodox circulation deal that resulted in the resignation …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
WSJ confirms side deals in paid circulation boost at Journal's Europe edition
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Wall Street Journal Europe Sourcing Was Unusual
Felix Salmon:
On George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and Reuters  —  Wouldn't it be ironic if Occupy Wall Street — the soi-disant “99%” — were being secretly funded by billionaire Davos Man George Soros, exemplar of the 1%?  Well, no, it wouldn't, actually.  As Noreen Malone points out, lots of the 1% have …
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Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
Why Is Reuters Trying to Link George Soros to Occupy Wall Street?  [Updated]  —  Soros is puzzled, too.  —  The wire service and aspiring “best journalism organization in the world” ran an odd story this morning, insinuating that billionaire financier George Soros is secretly funding the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New York Times Plans Staff Reductions  —  In the midst of a deteriorating advertising climate, The New York Times plans to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions and seek additional savings in the business units, the company said Thursday.  —  The reductions, described by the New York Times Company …
Hulu Blog:
Hulu Equity Owners Announce Decision To Terminate The Hulu Sale Process  —  The following is a joint statement from Hulu owners News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, The Walt Disney Company and the Hulu senior management team:  —  “Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Politico Reporter Dismissed for Plagiarism  —  A NYT reporter has brought information to Politico's Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei that has led to a reporter's forced resignation.  Politico issued a lengthy and serious memo tonight to employees announcing that Kendra Marr …
Discussion: Poynter, The Politico and FishbowlLA
Michael Montgomery / California Watch:
Feds to target newspapers, radio for marijuana ads  —  Federal prosecutors are preparing to target newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets that advertise medical marijuana dispensaries in California, another escalation in the Obama administration's newly invigorated war against the state's pot industry.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows  —  WAN-IFRA  —  At the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Vienna, Austria, a survey of 69 countries showed where print circulation, revenue and mobile use were rising for newspapers, and where they are declining.
Discussion: WAN-IFRA
Suzanne Perry / The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Nonprofit News Outlets Face Long Waits for IRS Approval  —  When SF Public Press, a nonprofit news organization in San Francisco, applied to the Internal Revenue Service for a tax exemption in January 2010, its founder, Michael Stoll, thought the bid would be a “slam dunk.”
Discussion: LA Observed and Poynter
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
In Wall Street protests, TV news finds battleground  —  * Critics says networks too positive in reporting  —  Just as Fox News has staked out the conservative Tea Party movement as a pet topic, the unabashedly liberal MSNBC television news network appears to be doing the same with the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
FBI: We didn't raise concerns about Globe naming Bulger informant, but that doesn't mean we approved it  —  The Boston Herald continues its criticism of rival Boston Globe's decision to publish the name of the informant who tipped off the FBI to the whereabouts of James “Whitey” Bulger.
Glen Warchol / Salt Lake Tribune:
KCPW insists city loan does not change its journalism  —  A Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency loan that bails out public radio station KPCW from potentially defaulting on one of its loans brings other questions including journalistic credibility in light of the station's finances and its relationship with the city.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media's Secret Weapon: A Super Fast Payment System For Its Freelance Writers  —  One of the most overlooked aspects of Demand Media's success is the super efficient payment system the company uses handle its thousands of freelance writers.  —  We learned about it when we were reporting …
Discussion: WebProNews and Medacity
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of 100% reach  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  You won't find a “Subscribe” top-level link on The Day's home page.
Pierre-Antoine Souchard / Associated Press:
French prosecutor drops Strauss-Kahn case  —  PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office on Thursday dropped its investigation into a writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, though it said the former IMF chief admitted to behavior that could qualify as sexual assault.
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Ted Koppel Named Special Correspondent For NBC's ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’  —  In a move that has been widely speculated, NBC News has named Ted Koppel as a special correspondent to “Rock Center With Brian Williams.”  —  Koppel, who left ABC News in 2005, began his career as an NBC page.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Engagement: The new digital metric  —  Everyone knows you have to measure things correctly to manage a business well.  But the converse of this axiom is that you can get into a lot of trouble if you measure the wrong things.  —  Unfortunately, this has happened in the newspaper industry with respect to the digital media.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Editor Janine Gibson banks on 'The Guardian's' distinctly British appeal to the ‘internationalist’ Yank  —  One morning just a day or two into the new year of 2011, Janine Gibson was curled up on a couch in Soho, where she'd been staying for a winter vacation from her native England.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
‘Arab spring’ revolutions fail to provide greater press freedom  —  The fall of repressive regimes in north Africa and the Middle East, in the so-called Arab spring, has failed to usher in greater press freedom, according to a global media organisation.  —  A report by the World Association …
Discussion: Media Network
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
WEF calls for pressure on Eritrea to release journalists
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Bloomsburg Press Enterprise's post-floods paywall a folly or financially sound?  —  Journalists are reacting strongly to the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise's stance that anyone who wants its news should have to pay for it.  Readers had asked the paper to drop its website paywall for an extended …
Discussion: The Bloomsburg Daily
Rachel McAthy / blogs.journalism.co.uk:
wef11: ‘News industry is in the vortex of a fast changing world’  —  Newspapers are “in a vortex of a fast changing world”, the new president of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers Jacob Mathew, who was elected in April, said today (Thursday, 13 October) as he opened the World Editors Forum in Vienna.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix licenses reruns from CW Network  —  The CW Network series “The Vampire Diaries” is coming to Netflix's streaming library.  —  Netflix has licensed content from CBS and Time Warner's jointly operated CW Network, the companies announced today.  —  The agreement is for four years …
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
Kansas City Stations Refuse to Share Raw Footage with Investigators in Lisa Irwin Case  —  After receiving grand jury subpoenas requesting that they share video footage connected to the disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, Kansas City stations plan to cooperate with investigators …
Discussion: B&C and TVNewser
 
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