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11:00 PM ET, October 3, 2012

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Caitlin Johnston / Poynter:
What BuzzFeed's evolution says about the future of longform journalism  —  It's not often that a job posting creates such a tizzy.  But BuzzFeed's search for a longform editor signifies more than just a new hire.  —  The announcement, which spawned headlines such as “BuzzFeed (yes, BuzzFeed) …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times sale could raise £1bn  —  Pearson could offload the Financial Times for as much as £1bn in a “trophy hunt” by potential buyers, after the head of the company's education division was announced as the new chief executive, replacing Dame Marjorie Scardino.
Discussion: @emilybell and @hblodget
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Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino to step down
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile abused me as a child, says new accuser  —  Woman says television and radio presenter frequently visited girls' school and offered to take pupils for a ride in his car  —  A former boarding school pupil has become the latest woman to break her silence to say she was sexually molested …
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Joe Eskenazi / SFWeekly:
Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!  —  LAST YEAR, sportswriter King Kaufman stepped up to the lectern at a symposium held on the Google campus.  In a 14-year haul at Salon.com, Kaufman earned a reputation as one of the best and most cerebral sports journalists on the Internet.
Discussion: Deadspin and FishbowlNY
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook's Clever Plan To Charge You $7 To Promote Your Status Updates  —  Would you pay $7 to make sure all your friends see your status updates?  —  Image courtesy of Facebook  —  Starting today, some Facebook users in the United States can pay $7 a pop to “promote” a personal post …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Times-Picayune editors: ‘The transition has been difficult for us’  —  The first “expanded” edition of the New Orleans Times-Picayune appeared Wednesday, and Nola Media Group Editor for Print Terry Baquet and Director of Metro Content Mark Lorando took questions online about the shift to a three-day-a-week print paper.
Discussion: Updates and businessreport.com
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch faces shareholder revolt at News Corp annual meeting  —  Shareholders have stepped up their campaign to remove Rupert Murdoch as chairman of News Corporation ahead of the media company's annual meeting this month.  Hermes, a British fund manager that controls £24.8bn assets …
Reuters:
Guarantors ask London court to halt Assange bail payout  —  (Reuters) - Nine people who put up bail guarantees for Julian Assange argued in court on Wednesday they should not be forced to pay after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google rebooting content micropayments initiative under Wallet  —  After retiring its experimental OnePass news payments system this spring, Google is now going ahead with a fuller version of its content micropayments platform under the Google Wallet moniker.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
YouTube revamps content ID, defaults to DMCA in case of unresolved disputes  —  YouTube's Content ID program, which allows rights holders to either monetize or take down their content, just received a significant tweak: The video hosting site added a more comprehensive appeals process …
Discussion: YouTube Blog and CNET
Associated Press:
Israel's Haaretz Newspaper Strikes Over Layoffs  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Workers at Israel's respected Haaretz newspaper have begun a strike to protest layoffs.  The workers said Wednesday that they would not update the Haaretz website until midnight and will not publish the next day's paper.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
AP stands by its 2007 Obama speech story  —  The Associated Press is among the news outlets accused by Fox News's Sean Hannity of covering up the “inflammatory” racial remarks of then-Sen. Barack Obama in a June 2007 speech at Hampton University in Virginia.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Politicker and Mediaite
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin on Whom He'd Poach From Fox News and Why Obama Avoids the Network (Q&A)  —  “We are not going to do an easy interview, and President Obama knows it,” he says.  —  Like many political junkies, Phil Griffin starts his day with Morning Joe, which he watches while running three miles on the treadmill.
 
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