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10:00 AM ET, October 31, 2011


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Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
James Rainey Trading Media Column for Reporting  —  James Rainey wrote his last “On the Media” column for the Los Angeles Times Saturday, as the columnist will focus more on reporting on the media going forward.  —  LA Observed has the memo from the LAT announcing Rainey's new role at the newspaper:
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
A Year of Tina Brown and Newsweek Still Needs a Savior  —  When the merger between Newsweek and The Daily Beast was announced almost a year ago, it seemed like it might, at least, have the makings of a good story: charming nonagenarian audio tycoon teams up with a media mogul and celebrity editor …
Discussion: Poynter
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Conde Nast Traveler's iPad App Has a Size Problem  —  The inaugural iPad edition of Conde Nast Traveler has arrived at Apple's Newsstand — and it's hefty.  —  The issue is 784 megabytes — substantially bigger than even Wired's first issue, which attracted a fair number of comments …
Rachel McAthy /
Editors due to give evidence on privacy and injunctions  —  Editors of UK newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian and Sunday Times, are due to appear before the committee on privacy and injunctions this afternoon  —  The committee will ultimately make recommendations on the issue …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Disney Double Dips: Renews Netflix Deal for ABC Shows, Adds Amazon  —  Another example of why the Web video boom is (currently) a great boon to Big TV: Disney has announced not one but two deals to sell digital copies of its reruns.  —  Disney has re-upped a two-year-old deal with Netflix …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Why Mitt Romney's Bypassing National Media  —  NEW YORK — When a group of national political reporters arrived at Mitt Romney's New Hampshire summer house in July 2010 for an off-the-record barbecue, the former Massachusetts governor greeted them warmly and handed out beers from a nearby cooler.
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
CNN Is Said to Be Revamping Its Morning Lineup  —  CNN, which remodeled its afternoon and evening schedule earlier this year, is now on the verge of remaking its morning schedule.  —  The channel, a unit of Time Warner, is expected to announce as early as this week that Soledad O'Brien …
David Carr / New York Times: Confronts New Fight Over Online Sex Ads  —  What if the price of having a vital, well-financed string of newspapers included rare, but inevitable, sexual predation of minors?  —  Not a tough call, right?  But maybe more complicated than you think for the businesses involved.
Gordon MacMillan / The Wall Blog:
The Independent begins charging and launches £19.99 iPad app  —  by @gordonmacmillan, posted on 31 October, 2011 at 9:26 am, filed under Media Owners, Web and tagged Apple iPad, The Guardian, The Independent.  Bookmark the permalink.  Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Cable Is Holding Web TV at Bay, Earnings Show  —  This time a year ago, the television industry was rife with worry about so-called cord-cutting — people dropping cable subscriptions in favor of watching TV over the Internet.  —  But for the most part, the cords remain intact, the latest crop of earnings reports indicate.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Arab Spring Reshapes Market for TV News  —  PARIS — As revolutions upend the political landscape across the Arab world, the news media landscape is shifting, too.  —  The market for Arabic-language television news, dominated for years by two satellite channels with close links to Arab rulers …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Will computer tablets help save newspapers?  —  In the fragmenting media landscape, a Philadelphia publisher embarks on a bold experiment.  —  The Philadelphia Media Network's Arnova 10 G2 tablet computer.  (Akira Suwa, MCT / September 12, 2011)
Nat Ives / AdAge:
What Matters Most in Magazine and Newspaper iPad Apps? Quality, Report Says
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