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12:20 AM ET, October 18, 2010

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 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp. Shuts Off Hulu Access To Cablevision Customers - And Turns It Back On [UPDATED]  —  UPDATE: That was fast.  People familiar with the situation say that News Corp. is changing tactics and will turn on access to Fox.com and Fox programming on Hulu for Cablevision's customers.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox Shutdown in Second Day for Cablevision Subscribers  —  Fox network in Cablevision homes is into its second day, with negotiations set to pick up again at noon.  Whether or not viewers will be able to watch the Giants football game on Sunday afternoon is still in the air.
Discussion: Gothamist
Peter Preston / Guardian:
We thought the internet was killing print.  But it isn't  —  There is no clear correlation between a rise in internet traffic and a fall in newspaper circulation.  Some papers are growing in both formats, others are succeeding in neither, according to new research  —  The woe, as usual, is more or less unconfined.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Kirk LaPointe's …
Jeremy Porter / Journalistics:
The Top 25 U.S. Newspapers According to Google  —  Clicks is one thing, credibility is another.  When it comes to online credibility, Google PageRank rules over all.  Few metrics illustrate true authority on the Web more than Google's PageRank.  PageRank is the accepted standard for authority on the Web.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Traffic Bait Doesn't Bring Ad Clicks  —  Sure, articles about Lindsay Lohan's repeat trips to rehabilitation and Brett Favre's purported sexual peccadilloes generate loads of reader traffic, but do they actually make decent money for the Web sites that publish them?  —  According to a new analysis, no.
Discussion: AdAge
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Offer Media Links  —  Yahoo Inc. plans to mimic a strategy used by rival Facebook Inc. to help drive traffic to its site, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif., company soon will roll out a feature called Y Connect to allow media publishers …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Why Do So Many New-Media Startups Ultimately Commit Suicide?  —  Life in the Fast Lane With VC-Enabled ‘Geniuses’ Who Do Themselves in With Not-So-Genius Moves  —  It's become accepted wisdom that many old-media companies are doomed; they're led by, the thinking goes, out-of-touch numbskulls.
John Koblin / WWD:
Condé Nast Banks On Scott Dadich  —  CUTTING THE WIRE: Condé Nast “It” boy Scott Dadich has resigned as creative director at Wired to focus full time on his other gig as the company's executive director of digital-magazine development.  Dadich got his corporate job back in July …
Discussion: paidContent and New York Observer
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Simon Who?  ‘Idol’ Spots Still Priciest in Prime Time  —  Ad Age's Exclusive Annual Survey of Broadcast TV Ad Costs Has Fox Sitting Pretty With Five of Top 10 Shows  —  What a spot costs  —  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Former Yahoo and Microsoft Exec Dossett to Demand Media  —  According to sources, Jeff Dossett has taken a job at Demand Media as its SVP of Content Partnership Development.  —  That means Dossett, who has held top online jobs at both Yahoo and Microsoft, will be focused …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Borders targets bloggers with new e-book publishing platform  —  Following last week's debut of “Kindle Singles,” a new shorter-form publishing format exclusively for Amazon's Kindle e-reader, book retailer Borders has announced its own blogger-centric e-reader publishing platform called “Borders — Get Published.”
Discussion: Brave New World and Engadget
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
ICM Expanding Its Books-To-Film Division  —  EXCLUSIVE: ICM has hired Nick Harris to co-head its books-to-film department in the agency's Los Angeles office.  Harris and Josie Freedman will co-head the department, which also includes veteran agent Ron Bernstein.  Harris is expected to join the agency on November 1st.
 
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James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Again! Kutcher sells blog (a different one) to CBS
Discussion: /Film, Perez Hilton and PopWatch
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
News Corp delays plans for ‘iPad’ news aggregation app
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Leanback Freshens Up For Google TV's Debut
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marcia Parker, AOL Patch's West Coast Honcho, Says The News Site …
Discussion: LA Observed and LAist
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Dikenta Dike / Forbes:
Gawker COO: Our Journalism Is Like Stir-Fry
Discussion: Mixed Media and The Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent:
e5 Global Media Is Now Prometheus Global Media
Discussion: Folio, The Wrap and FishbowlNY
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Why the U.K. Media Deserve Rupert Murdoch
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Digital Revs Continue To Surge, As Print Declines Recede
Discussion: rbr.com
 

 
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