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10:50 PM ET, October 17, 2012

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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Spinoff Has Oz Flavor  —  In splitting News Corp . into two companies, Rupert Murdoch is creating something he hasn't had in years: an Australian media company.  —  By some measures, the publishing company to emerge from the division of News Corp. sometime next year will have its roots heavily Down Under.
Discussion: CNET and Reuters
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Murdoch (again) reportedly interested in L.A. Times  —  News Corp.'s publishing business may “pursue acquisitions of distressed newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times” after its planned split from the company's media and entertainment divisions, John Jannarone reports.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian ‘seriously discussing’ end to print edition  —  The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for a few more years.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
What The Guardian really thinks about newsprint  —  Depending on whom you choose to believe this month, The Guardian will either cease its print edition, make it free, should start charging online or must lobby for proceeds from an ISP tax.  —  None of those things is actually happening …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   ‘Guardian’ editor bats down report that print edition is on the brink
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Andrew Goldman Suspended From New York Times  —  Following last week's Twitter brouhaha, Andrew Goldman will not be writing for the Times Magazine for the next month.  —  “In light of his recent comments on Twitter, Andrew will not be contributing the Talk column to the Magazine for four weeks, beginning Oct. 28.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
A Jeff Zucker-CNN combination is not as simple as it seems  —  There are pros and cons to hiring Jeff Zucker to run CNN.  —  Hardly a day goes by without speculation that former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is the leading candidate to succeed Jim Walton as president …
Discussion: New York Magazine and TVNewser
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Aly Weisman / Business Insider:
Jeff Zucker Likely Leaving ‘Katie’ As He Eyes CNN President Position
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and Deadline.com
Nieman Reports:
Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism  —  Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation provides a framework to understand how businesses grow, become successful, and falter as nimble start-ups muscle in on their customers.
Discussion: Digitopoly
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Content newswire NewsCred buys cloud publisher Daylife  —  NewsCred is a media upstart that offers a one-stop shop for high quality content from the likes of the Economist and Bloomberg.  After relaunching less than a year ago with a $4 million investment, the company's technology-driven syndication service …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
comScore: Amazon Kindle Fire users read more newspapers and magazines than Apple iPad users  —  Between June and August 2012, 37.1 percent of tablet owners read a newspaper on their device at least once a month, while 11.5 percent of tablet owners read them almost daily.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Streaming Video Startup Deluxis Is Launching A Crowdfunding Campaign To Build An A La Carte TV Service Online  —  When I first started talking to Deluxis founder Chris Kaminski, his idea was to create a place for new channels of online content to appear.  But things have changed since then …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed lawsuit over celeb snaps raises copyright questions  —  A photo agency is demanding $1.3 million from BuzzFeed after the viral news site published photos of singer Katy Perry and actress Kathy Griffin.  The case comes at a time when online media is increasingly image-based …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Local advertising grows at Media General, 3rd quarter earnings report shows  —  Media General reported strong revenue from automotive, political and Olympics advertising in the third quarter of 2012, but interest on the company's debt and losses from what remained of its newspaper division drove it to a loss of $30.3 million.
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Thomas Penny / Bloomberg:
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