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11:05 AM ET, October 22, 2012

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Jim Romenesko:
New York Times staffers mull byline strike  —  A Sunday dispatch from the Newspaper Guild of New York says hundreds of New York Times staffers have in recent days “quietly signed pledges to withhold their bylines, photo credits, and producing credits” and “have also pledged to work strictly to the terms of the contract.”
Reuters:
Analysis: Yahoo CEO's comeback plan hones in on technology, not media  —  (Reuters) - Marissa Mayer, who earned a reputation for decisive action and intensity during her 13-year stint at Google Inc, has spent her first months as Yahoo Inc CEO quietly moving the Internet pioneer back to its roots in technology.
PressGazette:
Newsnight editor steps aside as BBC faces ‘worst crisis for 50 years’ over Savile documentary  —  Newsnight editor Peter Rippon has stepped aside “with immediate effect” while the BBC reviews its response to the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, the corporation said today.
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Telegraph:
Jimmy Savile: BBC scrapped investigation after Newsnight came ‘under pressure’ from senior managers  —  The BBC scrapped its investigation into whether Jimmy Savile was a paedophile after Newsnight came “under pressure” from senior managers, a documentary will claim on Monday evening.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite  —  It appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite.  Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week.
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Guardian:
Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Weather Channel's Parent Company Is Renamed  —  In a move it compared to Apple Computer's shedding of the word computer, the Weather Channel Companies has dropped “channel” from its name.  —  It's not ridding itself of the actual Weather Channel, a staple of cable lineups across the country.
Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
The Critic Wall Street Loves to Lunch With  —  Felix Salmon's foppish war on the banks.  —  THERE AREN'T MANY people who can get the Treasury secretary on the phone—and fewer still who can get away with yelling at him on the call.  His wife, sure.  Probably the president.
Matthew Belloni / The Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-L.A. Times Editors Join BuzzFeed in Push to Cover Hollywood (Exclusive)  —  Richard Rushfield will head a new Los Angeles bureau for the social news site as Kate Aurthur joins to cover television, film and celebrities.  Social news website BuzzFeed is going Hollywood …
Discussion: LA Observed and FishbowlLA
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Did The Daily Beast Eat Newsweek?  —  The shutdown of the venerable print edition of Newsweek is yet another step in the long, inexorable march of all things print to digital — a familiar storyline.  Except when it's not.  Many pundits will proclaim Newsweek as simply the latest …
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Twitter Gives Saudi Arabia a Revolution of Its Own  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia did not have an Arab Spring.  But it has had a revolution of sorts.  —  Open criticism of this country's royal family, once unheard-of, has become commonplace in recent months.
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
Dish Networks Pays $700M, Settles Dispute with AMC and Cablevison  —  Cablevision and AMC Networks announced Sunday that they have settle their legal dispute with Dish Networks over Voom HD, an indirect subsidiary of AMC Networks.  —  The companies have also agreed on a long-term agreement …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jayson Blair on the first time he plagiarized: 'I can't believe no one caught that'  —  In the course of a wide-ranging report on plagiarism, Lee Cowan talked with disgraced New York Times reporter Jayson Blair about how he got his start as journalism's most famous plagiarist.
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