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5:35 PM ET, October 14, 2011

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Sinead Cruise / Reuters:
Investor group to vote against Murdochs at NewsCorp AGM  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's campaign to keep control of News Corporation suffered a fresh blow on Friday after another key shareholder group called for his eviction from the board of the embattled media company.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Jill Treanor / Guardian:
News Corp faces revolt by quarter of shareholders
Discussion: CJR, Guardian and Media & Entertainment
New York Times:   News Corp. Hits a Bump as Investors Prepare to Meet
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Paul Carr's ‘The New Gambit’ Wants To Be ‘The Economist,’ But Funny (And Tablet-Only!)  —  Here's the one in which we figure out what Paul Carr's startup will actually do; Okay so it is a publication!  Okay it's a whole company focused on publishing only for tablets and e-readers!
Discussion: Blog. and FishbowlLA
Poynter:
New York Times' buyouts, contract negotiations show newsroom shift to Web  —  Thursday's offer of 20 voluntary buyouts for New York Times staff shows the continuing evolution of the newsroom — cuts to the print operation while trying to nurture online growth.
Discussion: Huffington Post and Media News
Washington Post:
How Fox News changed the face of journalism  —  One night last month, Roger Ailes stood before a crowd of Fox News employees gathered at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan for a celebration marking the channel's 15th anniversary.  “Our prime time is just unbeatable,” he told them.
Discussion: TVNewser
Portland Press-Herald:
Newspaper announces reductions in staffing  —  The layoffs will affect 38 employees of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.  —  From staff reports  —  PORTLAND - Richard L. Connor, chief executive officer of MaineToday Media, announced that 38 full- and part-time employees …
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Reuters's Dizzying Changes to Its Soros-Occupy Wall Street Story  —  Because of a “technical glitch” and an editor's mistake, Reuters published a story that alleged that George Soros was the secret backer of the Occupy Wall Street protests because he gave money to a group that gave money …
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Felix Salmon:
On George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and Reuters
Jacob Harris / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Word clouds considered harmful  —  In his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition, William Gibson created a character named Cayce Pollard with an unusual psychosomatic affliction: She was allergic to brands.  Even the logos on clothing were enough to make her skin crawl, but her worst reactions …
Discussion: Poynter and Charles Apple
The Huffington Post:
To Baby, A Magazine Is An IPad That Doesn't Work (VIDEO) … Baby Ipad , Baby Ipad Magazine , Baby Magazine Ipad , Baby Who Broke Ipad , Ipad Magazine Baby , Ipad v Magazine , Magazine Ipad Baby , Magazine v Ipad , Urlesque , Parents News  —  Imagine baby's frustration when she discovers a magazine is just, well, a magazine.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Global circulation falls as readers become ‘promiscuous’  —  WAN-IFRA delivers its World Press Trends report, which found that circulation declined globally by 2%, but showed disparity between the east and west  —  Worldwide daily newspaper circulation fell by nine million in 2010 …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows
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 …
Brittany Wallman / Broward Politics:
Lauderhill Mayor Kaplan to Sun Sentinel: Reporters are lobbyists  —  One of the mayors in Broward already is using the new Code of Ethics to explain why he'll give a “no comment.”  —  Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan says under his interpretation of the newly passed code …
Discussion: Poynter and The Raw Story
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Owners Will Retain Control of Video Service  —  Hulu LLC's owners canceled a four- month auction of the online video service, saying the company's strategic value outweighed a sale.  —  “We have terminated the sale process and look forward to working together to continue mapping out its path …
Discussion: VatorNews
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Like WSJ Europe, some US papers rely on deeply-discounted circulation  —  The Wall Street Journal Europe's dealings with a Dutch consulting firm to prop up circulation, exposed this week and resulting in the departure of its publisher, raises an obvious question: How much of this sort …
Discussion: Forbes, TVNewser and paidContent
 
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Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers

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