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3:30 PM ET, October 17, 2012

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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 …
Discussion: Guardian
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Guardian’ editor bats down report that print edition is on the brink  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, took to Twitter this morning to bat down a report that his newspaper's print edition is on the verge of extinction. … Rusbridger was referring to a story in The Telegraph that stated:
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.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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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 …
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.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What news brand has the most pull on Twitter?  Finally, some answers  —  Who has more clout in spreading the news: the New York Times, the Guardian or Wired?  Such questions have been the stuff of cocktail chatter but now, thanks to the rise of Twitter and big data analytics, we have some hard evidence.
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.
Discussion: Poynter
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 …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile row deepens after claims of abuse by another BBC presenter  —  Journalist John Simpson wrote in autobiography that top executives knew of allegations against star in 50s and 60s- The row over Jimmy Savile's four-decade career at the BBC has intensified after it emerged …
Discussion: Guardian
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘The New York Observer’ gets a new president (and endorses Romney for real president)  —  The New York Observer has named a new president to replace Christopher Barnes, who resigned from the paper back in August along with former editor Elizabeth Spiers.  —  Jared Kushner, the real estate scion …
Aly Weisman / Business Insider:
Jeff Zucker Likely Leaving ‘Katie’ As He Eyes CNN President Position  —  Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker and Katie Couric have a long TV history together—but it may soon be coming to an end.  —  After Zucker first executive produced the “Today” show throughout Couric's tenure and then followed …
 
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