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3:10 AM ET, October 26, 2012

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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
NY Times Co. Explains Its ‘Shockingly Weak’ Ad Results  —  For years, The New York Times Co. has been fighting a losing battle to replace its dwindling print advertising revenues with digital ones.  So when an analyst singles out the results from a quarter as “shockingly weak,” you know that's pretty bad.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times company stock closes down 22% after disappointing earnings report  —  New York Times Company stock fell about 22 percent Thursday after the company released weaker than expected earnings.  Stocks of other companies that own newspapers dropped too: Gannett Co. was down a little …
Discussion: NASDAQ Community
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Co. Falls After Reporting Surprise Loss
Discussion: Business Week
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Digital subscriptions up 11 percent at New York Times company, but revenue slips
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Readers Pay More for New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less
Discussion: mnilive.com and NYConvergence.com
Bloomberg:
Apple's Online Radio Service to Challenge Pandora in 2013  —  Apple's Online Radio Said to Challenge Pandora  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) and major music labels have intensified negotiations to start an advertising-supported Internet radio service by early next year, according to people with knowledge of the talks.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Apple's proposed Web radio service is no certainty  —  Apple's financial terms for a Internet radio service to labels is getting mixed reviews at some of the labels, insiders tell CNET  —  Apple is working hard to convince the major record companies to buy into its plan for a Web radio service …
Discussion: MacRumors and SeekingAlpha.com
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Blocks Web Access to Times After Article  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese government swiftly blocked access early Friday morning to the Chinese-language Web site of The New York Times from computers in mainland China and gradually halted most access to the English-language site …
The Editors / Media Decoder:
Sulzberger Expresses Support for Mark Thompson, Incoming Chief Executive  —  Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of The New York Times Company, who has been under scrutiny this week in connection with a burgeoning scandal at the BBC, received enthusiastic support Thursday from Arthur Sulzberger Jr. …
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Joe Murphy / London Evening Standard:   Jimmy Savile: BBC tempers flare as scandal deepens
Washington Post:   BBC sex-abuse scandal echoes across the Atlantic
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
BBC tried to ‘gag’ minister over Savile scandal hours before he appeared on Question Time
Discussion: fleet street fox, Guardian and Reuters
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Marissa Mayer Makes First Yahoo Acquisition: Stamped  —  Yahoo has acquired the company behind one-year-old mobile recommendations app Stamped, its first since ex-Google exec Marissa Mayer became CEO of the company in July, Mashable has learned.  —  The acquisition was purely for talent …
Kevin Kelleher / PandoDaily:
Netflix must ponder its endgame strategy  —  Was it really only 15 months ago when everyone loved Netflix?  The stock had risen nearly eightfold during a two-year rally, CEO Reed Hastings was hailed as a game changer and was asked for the secrets of his success, and Netflix was on track …
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Netflix Hits 30 Million Members After Q3 Subscriber Growth “Forecasting Error”
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Penguin and Random House in merger talks  —  On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Random House and Penguin's parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann, are in talks about merging the two publishers.  (The FT is also owned by Pearson.)  Now Pearson has released a statement confirming the report:
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon's crummy earnings report sends shares sliding after hours on steep losses  —  Amazon told a now-familiar story in its third-quarter earnings report this afternoon: High sales, low profits — but this time profits were even lower than analysts had expected.  Shares were down in after-hours trading.
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Unpolitic.me Hides Political Posts On Facebook and Twitter  —  I know Facebook and Twitter forever changed the political process and promise to usher in a new era of global citizenship, but, sometimes I just need a mind-numbing escape of drunken Vegas photos and cat memes.
Discussion: Digiday
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
AP, networks change exit poll strategy  —  TV networks and The Associated Press are changing their election night exit poll system in order to save money and account for increased early voting, according to a report.  —  Exit polling will be limited in 19 states for the consortium …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Radiolab apologizes for treating source rudely but defends podcast  —  A cohost of the public-radio show Radiolab says he “pushed too hard” in an interview, but the station that produces the show has pushed back against accusations that a segment it released as a podcast was unfair.
Twitter Blog:
More interactive Tweets, in more than 2000 ways  —  Earlier this summer, we introduced the ability to expand Tweets to see content previews, photos and videos right within a Tweet.  At that time, we were working with a small group of partners.  Today there are more than 2,000 ways to bring …
Discussion: CNET, The Next Web and TechCrunch
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: Americans find Internet most useful for campaign news, second only to cable  —  The Internet is “most helpful for campaign news,” 17 percent of Americans said in response to a Pew survey, more than triple the percentage of people who picked local newspapers and well ahead of local and network news.
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Vox Media Goes After Crowded Gamer Market  —  Gaming is serious business.  The $67 billion global industry is projected to grow above $80 billion by 2017 and it's safe to say that across consoles, computers, and mobile, this isn't some frivolous market.  —  Vox Media, home to sites …
Discussion: PandoDaily
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Brian Solomon / Forbes:
The Inside Story Of Polygon, The Verge's New Gaming Sister-Site
 
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Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Infographic: The Enormous Racial Gap in Political Reporting
Discussion: Poynter
Ian Griffiths / Guardian:
Amazon to be stripped of ebooks tax boost
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Keith Olbermann Casts A Wide Net In Job Search
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Circulation and advertising revenues down at McClatchy
 Earlier Picks: 
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Newspaper Guild Sends Another Letter to Arthur Sulzberger
Discussion: Save Our Times!
Tyler Gold / The Verge:
Pocket launches new Mac app for cross-platform sharing and offline reading
AllThingsD:
Jack Dorsey Still Has Pull at Twitter. Just Ask the Vine Guys.
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After Japan Earthquake, a New Local Newspaper by Citizens
 

 
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