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3:05 PM ET, October 24, 2011

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David Leigh / Guardian:
BBC inquiry over solicitor's ‘rogue reporter’ phone-hacking admission  —  Julian Pike from Farrers law firm said he had known NoW executives were making misleading statements about scandal  —  The BBC has referred the royal solicitors, Farrers, to the profession's disciplinary body …
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Guy Adams / The Independent:   High percentage of shareholders may have voted against Murdoch
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:   Rupert Murdoch urged to sell off newspapers by top News Corp shareholder
Tim Adler / Deadline.com:   Hacking Update: “No Bombshell” As Les Hinton Testifies; James Murdoch Scheduled To Face MPs On November 10
James Robinson / Guardian:   Hinton: I was right to say hacking wasn't rife
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks' money woes brings end to leak of secrets  —  WikiLeaks is to stop publishing state secrets because it is running out of money, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  The whistleblowing website set up by Julian Assange said that it is temporarily suspending publication of leaks to fight a “blockade” by credit card companies.
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Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:   What Was Wikileaks Good For?  —  “Leaking to the mainstream press.
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives  —  Almost two weeks ago, USA Today put its finger on why the Occupy Wall Street protests continued to gain traction.  —  “The bonus system has gone beyond a means of rewarding talent and is now Wall Street's primary business …
Wall Street Journal:
NBC Unable to Shake Slide in Ratings  —  NBC's downward slide is getting steeper.  —  Long a ratings laggard, the network has fallen further behind its competitors this fall, heightening the challenge facing its new owner Comcast Corp. as it works to mount a turnaround.
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:   ‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows …
Huffington Post Canada:
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Agency says HuffPo story payout sets precedent
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘American Idol,’ NFL Duke it out for Priciest TV Spot  —  Watch out, Steven Tyler.  The Green Bay Packers are rushing you.  —  Long TV's most expensive program for advertisers, “American Idol” is now neck-and-neck with NBC's “Sunday Night Football” as the costliest prime-time show on this year's schedule …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tina Brown Preps Daily Beast TV Original video set to launch in Nov.  —  Tina Brown's recent forays on the Web and in print have so far had uncertain results.  Can she make it on TV?  We'll soon see: Daily Beast TV is getting ready to launch in November.  —  The venture has been described as an online talk show.
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
4 Questions With ProPublica's New Social Media Editor  —  The role of social media editor is a relatively new, and highly coveted, spot in newsrooms.  While there are still a lot of questions about what exactly this job entails, everyone can agree that there needs to be at least …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Bestsellers: Steve Jobs And The Importance Of Pre-Orders  —  On the official morning of its release, Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs is #1 on the Kindle bestseller list, #1 in Apple's iBookstore and #2 on the Nook bestseller list.  It is not yet showing up on the Kobo or Google (NSDQ: GOOG) …
Discussion: Forbes, AppleInsider and The Corsair
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
CBS posts the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson  —  Steve Jobs's biographer answered questions about the Apple founder's life on CBS's 60 Minutes last night, and now you can watch the interview online.  —  The special interview was recorded about two weeks after Job's unfortunate death.
Newspaper Association of America:
Traffic to newspaper websites increases 20 percent in past year  —  Double-digit growth in multiple categories demonstrates high level of engagement by newspaper website visitors;  —  More than 110 million unique visitors in Q3; strong reach in key demographics continues
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mattel buys Hit Entertainment for $680m  —  Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder have a new home after the US toymaker finally purchases Hit  —  Hit Entertainment, home to children's TV favourites Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder, has been acquired by US toymaker Mattel for $680m (£426m) in cash.
Discussion: Guardian, Forbes, rbr.com and Adweek
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ To Integrate With Blogger  —  Up-and-coming social network Google+ will soon be integrated with Google's blogging platform, Blogger, according to a message now appearing in the “Edit User Profile” section of Blogger's Settings.  —  The message reads “Connect Blogger to Google+ …
Jack Mkirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Are These The Next ‘Early Show’ Hosts?  —  Could Charlie Rose and Gayle King become the next hosts of “The Early Show”?  —  The New York Post reported on Monday that Chris Licht, the vice president of programming at CBS News and the former executive producer of “Morning Joe,” is in talks with Rose …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Asks If Media Too Slow To Give President Obama Credit For Muammar Gaddafi Killing  —  On Sunday morning's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz took the media to task for having roundly criticized President Obama's decision to get involved in Libya, but failing to give …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS Correspondent Robert Pierpoint Dies at 86  —  Longtime CBS News correspondent Robert Pierpoint died yesterday from complications following hip surgery.  He was 86.  —  Pierpoint covered six Presidents for CBS, from Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 to Jimmy Carter in 1980.
 
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Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
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