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6:15 AM ET, October 15, 2011

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co  —  News Corp's legal advisers to be replaced by Olswang, who will now advise on civil claims in relation to phone hacking  —  News Corporation has parted company with the law firm used to defend the News of the World in lawsuits taken …
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Emily Bell / CJR:
Rupert Murdoch's “Arse”  —  An ex-tabloid editor tells Parliament who kissed what  —  Ever since the News of The World phone-hacking scandal gathered pace in July this year, members of the UK press have been attempting in vain to capture the thoughts of one of Rupert Murdoch's …
Sinead Cruise / Reuters:
Investor group to vote against Murdochs at NewsCorp AGM
Jill Treanor / Guardian:
News Corp faces revolt by quarter of shareholders
Discussion: Guardian and Media & Entertainment
Jack Shafer:
How to think about plagiarism  —  An editor must have a heart like leather.  Not freshly tanned leather—all supple and yielding like a baby's bum—but like an abandoned baseball glove that's been roasting in the Sonoran Desert for five or six years.  Only those who are hard of heart …
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 and Inside Cable News
John Cook / Gawker:
How the Bush Administration Got Reporters to Stop Writing So Many ‘Bodybag’ Stories From Iraq  —  Public relations is about “relationships.”  Flacks develop “relationships” with reporters by calling them and yelling at them until the reporters start to realize, before they write something, that an unpleasant conversation might ensue.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
In Jefferson's Hometown, a Hyperlocal Focuses on Digital Democracy  —  Brian Wheeler is executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a thriving nonprofit hyperlocal in Virginia that focuses on land use and other civic issues that are key to protecting the character of the community that was the home of Thomas Jefferson.
Discussion: Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
Emily Nussbaum Headed to The New Yorker  —  NUSSBAUM TO NEW YORKER: New York Magazine writer Emily Nussbaum will succeed Nancy Franklin as The New Yorker's TV critic.  She's leaving New York in two weeks and will start her job at The New Yorker early next month.  “I'm completely excited,” said Nussbaum.
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 …
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.
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired Heidrick & Struggles for its CEO search.  —  It will be a dicey job, since the effort is on a separate track than the Silicon Valley Internet giant's wide-ranging strategic review …
 
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
TV Audience Shrinking on Friday Nights
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Palm Beach Post lays off 20
Discussion: Gossip Extra
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Like WSJ Europe, some US papers rely on deeply-discounted circulation
Discussion: Forbes and paidContent
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John Cook / Gawker:
ABC News Chief Tells His Reporters to Turn a Terror Threat Story Into a ‘Thriller’
Jacob Harris / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Word clouds considered harmful
Discussion: Poynter, Erik Wemple and Charles Apple
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Global circulation falls as readers become ‘promiscuous’