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9:00 AM ET, October 20, 2011

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Michael Malone / B&C:
‘Occupy’ Needs the Media, and Vice Versa  —  It's a rainy, windy, and miserable day down in New York, meaning it's not much fun down at Zuccotti Park.  When New York had rain last week, WNYW morning anchor John Huddy had a brilliant idea, handing out a bunch of umbrellas branded …
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Bucky Turco / ANIMAL:
Huffington Post Writer Naomi Wolf Arrested in Front of Huffington Post Event
Discussion: Gothamist
Neda Semnani / Roll Call:
Heard on the Hill: Breaking the Code of Ethics  —  One major commandment of journalism: If thou art a hack, thou mustn't flack.  —  So imagine our surprise when we realized the spokeswoman for October 2011, the group occupying Freedom Plaza, is Lisa Simeone, host of the radio program …
Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun Times:
Help!  Our journalists of the future  —  An old friend and distinguished colleague of mine writes:  —  “These are verbatim quotes — repeat, VERBATIM quotes — from radio newscast scripts turned in by students in my Broadcast and Film Writing classes.  The students were assigned to do a morning after …
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Lisa van der Pool / Boston Business Journal:
BostonGlobe.com subscription model launches Wednesday … will launch the paid subscription model of BostonGlobe.com, after a several weeks-long free trial period, the daily newspaper said on Tuesday.  —  BostonGlobe.com is an online version of the Boston Globe's newspaper …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Phil Mui / Google Analytics Blog:
Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow  —  Many of you have shared with us difficulties you've experienced when using traditional path analysis tools.  For instance, many of these tools don't sensibly group related visitor paths and pages, and segmentation analysis can be difficult.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Times Company Reports a Profit  —  The New York Times Company continued to attract paying subscribers to its flagship Web site in the third quarter, bolstering a new revenue stream that has helped offset a decline in advertising revenue.  —  The company, which reported its earnings …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Nielsen: Nearly Half Of Americans Are Watching Online Video  —  One of the reasons online video is the fastest growing ad segment is because nearly half of all Americans are watching some form of streaming, according to Nielsen's Cross-Platform report.  But online video is still a long way off …
Discussion: Multichannel
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Does Warner Bros. Really Have Exclusive Movie Rights to a Story Posted on Reddit?  (Analysis)  —  Fledging author James Erwin sold Warner Bros. on movie rights to his short story posted on Reddit.  But the user agreement for the news community website could raise some thorny intellectual property questions.
Jon Slattery / jonslattery.blogspot.com:
BBC staff magazine Ariel to close after 75 years  —  The BBC is closing the print version of Ariel, its staff magazine, which has been published for 75 years.  —  It is part of the latest round of cuts which will see the BBC's communications division shed 30 posts.
Discussion: Press Gazette, BBC Ariel and Guardian
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Former EMI chief to head new home of BBC magazines  —  Stephen Alexander appointed chairman of Immediate Media Co, which will publish titles including Top Gear and Radio Times  —  Stephen Alexander, the former chairman of EMI and Odeon cinemas, has been appointed as chairman of a new company …
Discussion: Guardian
Nic Christensen / The Australian:
The Australian to launch paid content on Monday  —  THE Australian has announced it will launch digital subscriptions on Monday, with a three-month free trial for all readers.  —  Publisher News Limited said the national broadsheet's strategy was built around a digital content pass …
Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's Critics Press for Changes They Can't Force at News Corp.  —  News Corp. investors seeking to curb Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch's authority will use tomorrow's annual meeting to press for reform, looking to persuade a board they can't force to act.
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Gordon MacMillan / Brand Republic:   Tom Watson buys News Corp shares and will attend the AGM
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Demand Media's stock has completely collapsed, closing yesterday at $5.60 a share  —  The company has been hammered by Google's Panda algorithm change, and its traffic growth has slowed significantly.  Yahoo's Q3 display-ad results were also mediocre, suggesting that Demand's may be weak.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Caruso named Smithsonian editor-in-chief  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Michael Caruso, who is currently deputy editor of WSJ. magazine, succeeds Carey Winfrey, who retired last month.  Caruso has served as editor-in-chief at Details, Men's Journal and Los Angeles.  He's also worked at Portfolio and the Village Voice.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Adweek
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Village Voice Lays Off the Best of New York  —  The Village Voice has laid off Ward Harkavy, a senior editor, and Harry Siegel, a brand-new (but independently legendary) city hall columnist, Gawker reports.  —  The Voice is on the late end of a wave of layoffs affecting all New Times papers …
Discussion: Gawker, Gizmodo and Runnin' Scared
Pamela Moreland / Online Journalism Review:
Don't just blame the player - blame the game, too  —  By Pamela Moreland: I would have hired former Politico.com reporter Kendra Marr.  —  Why?  Because her resume and my resume are so alike.  —  Same journalism undergrad and grad school.  Same love of journalism.  We both worked in the San Francisco Bay Area region.
Discussion: Poynter and Ren La Forme
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Simon & Schuster gives its authors sales data access  —  Writers who publish with Simon & Schuster were introduced Wednesday to its new author portal, which provides access to sales information about their books and a central set of tools for connecting with readers.
David Robinson / Kennebec Journal:
NPR correspondent honored with Lovejoy Award  —  WATERVILLE — Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, a renowned foreign correspondent for NPR, was honored as the 59th recipient of the Lovejoy Award from Colby College during a ceremony Sunday night.  —  Given to recognize courageous journalism …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
MSNBC Primetime Shake-up.  Ed Schultz Moves to 8pm; Lawrence O'Donnell Back to 10pm  —  Ed Schultz, whose “The Ed Show” on MSNBC began the year at 6pmET, before moving to 10pm, is now going to lead off MSNBC's primetime at 8pm.  “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell” will move back to its original 10pmET timeslot.
Richard Verrier / LA Times:
Hollywood unions, networks and studios mount anti-piracy offensive  —  Hollywood is launching one of its largest-ever get-out-the-vote campaigns.  —  A broad coalition of film studios, TV networks and entertainment industry labor groups has launched an education campaign to teach the public …
Discussion: Company Town
CNN:
CNN Worldwide to Open Newsgathering Bureau in São Paulo; Appoints Shasta Darlington as Correspondent  —  With Brazil's news importance on the global stage, CNN Worldwide is announcing today that it will open a permanent newsgathering hub in São Paulo.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
 
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
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How the Print-Digital Divide Endures at The New York Times
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
USA Today managing editor leaves to become Bar Association media relations director
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Gary E. Knell wants to ‘retell’ the NPR story
Discussion: Poynter
Baltimore City Paper:
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Company Behind WordPress Invests in Newspaper Toolmaker OwnLocal
Meagan Fitzpatrick / CBC News:
Internet links not libel, top court rules
Discussion: Kempton
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
POLITICO, Random House launch online bookstore