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6:20 PM ET, October 21, 2011

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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
News Organizations Defend Airing Gruesome Gadhafi Death Video … NEW YORK - News organizations are defending airing the grim video of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's lifeless, bloodied body being kicked and dragged through the streets near his hometown of Sirte.
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Mary Hockaday / BBC:
The challenges of reporting Gaddafi's death  —  When the end came, it came very suddenly.  For months, the Libyan rebels, supported by Nato, were striving to end Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya.  For weeks that goal seemed to be coming closer, but for many Libyans a tantalising question remained: where was Gaddafi?
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Few U.S. front pages feature dead Gadhafi, many international papers show body  —  Very few front pages of U.S. newspapers featured photos of a dead Moammar Gadhafi Friday morning, choosing instead to show rebels and citizens celebrating or archival images of the Libyan leader.
Craig Silverman / CJR:
The Story of the Gaddafi Story  —  How news of the Libyan leader's demise spread on Twitter  —  Earlier this morning news began to spread that something major was happening in Libya.  At first it seemed that a convoy, likely belonging to those loyal to former leader Moammar Gaddfi, was under attack in/near Sirte.
Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch speaks of ‘unfair attack’ in face of shareholder revolt  —  News Corp chairman and chief executive makes defiant address at annual shareholder's meeting in Los Angeles  —  Rupert Murdoch has made a defiant and uncompromising address in front of his company's shareholders in Los Angeles …
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Susanna Kim / ABCNEWS:
Rupert Murdoch and Sons Blasted By Shareholders  —  Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan got a dressing down from shareholders at the company's annual meeting Friday amid the fallout from a hacking scandal at its UK newspapers.  —  At the News Corp. annual meeting in Los Angeles on Friday …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
HuffPost Politics most-visited site for political news, outdraws CNN Politics, Politico  —  New audience data from comScore says Americans' appetite for political news is heating up, and HuffPost Politics led all politics-focused news sites in September with nearly 10 million visitors.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Chicago Tribune cash flow falls short on national advertising weakness  —  The Chicago Tribune's operating cash flow is running 24 percent below its business plan for the first nine months of the year and revenue is 3 percent below budget, “largely driven by the national advertising category …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Political Analyst Alex Wagner to Host New NoonET Show on MSNBC  —  MSNBC political analyst Alex Wagner is getting her own show, TVNewser has learned.  —  At some point in the next few months, the channel will debut a new NoonET program hosted by Wagner, who was most recently with the Huffington Post …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Meredith buys stake in London 2012 agency Iris  —  US media group's backing will help UK-based advertising business further expand its international operations  —  US media group Meredith Corporation has acquired a strategic stake stake in Iris - the UK agency that created London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock …
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
27 Fox Cable Channels May Be Pulled From DirecTV in Carriage Dispute  —  27 of News Corp.'s Fox cable channels may be pulled from DirecTV November 1, unless the two sides can come to a new carriage agreement.  The channels include FX, National Geographic Channel, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Hulu Plus brings its TV treasure trove to Nintendo Wii and 3DS  —  Nintendo's 3DS handheld and Wii console will get access to Hulu Plus' trove of streaming TV content before the end of 2011, the company said today.  —  One of the most pressing issues facing streaming services like Netflix and Hulu is access.
 
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