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8:25 PM ET, October 16, 2010


 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 and Fox programming on Hulu for Cablevision's customers.
Media Decoder:
Fox Stations Go Dark as Dispute With Cablevision Escalates  —  Updated  —  Executives at Cablevision and News Corporation are scheduled to meet at noon Saturday to resume negotiations in a spat that has left Cablevision subscribers without access to Fox network programming.
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
News Corp delays plans for ‘iPad’ news aggregation app  —  News Corporation, the owner of The Times and Sun newspapers, is understood have scaled back its plans for a news aggregation app.  —  The project, in which rival publishers would come together and offer an app on devices such as the iPad …
Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marcia Parker, AOL Patch's West Coast Honcho, Says The News Site Will Address L.A.'s Diversity By Using Google Translate  —  ​In the last few months AOL's “hyper-local” news sites called Patch have been hard to ignore.  Not only have they moved into some of Los Angeles County's …
Discussion: LA Observed and LAist
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Leanback Freshens Up For Google TV's Debut  —  One of the things that Google thinks you'll do with Google TV is watch a lot of Google video, via YouTube.  That's why the search giant introduced a “Leanback” version of the site, designed for couch-bound surfers, over the summer.
Dikenta Dike / Forbes:
Gawker COO: Our Journalism Is Like Stir-Fry  —  The past few weeks have seen two major New York City magazines publishing long-form feature articles on Gawker Media founder Nick Denton - provocateur, raconteur, lover of bicycles and the choice table at SoHo's bistro Balthazar.
Discussion: Mixed Media
David Kaplan / paidContent:
e5 Global Media Is Now Prometheus Global Media  —  It's been 10 months since a consortium of investors formed e5 Global Media and bought Nielsen's eight media-entertainment b2b brands—including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, Mediaweek and others—and now is the time for a change.
Discussion: Folio, The Wrap and FishbowlNY
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Digital Revs Continue To Surge, As Print Declines Recede  —  Digital revenues in Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing unit, which houses the company's 80 local papers, were up 10.2 percent in the quarter due to gains in virtually all ad categories.  Meanwhile, flagship USA Today's …
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Lee Abrams resigns from Tribune Co.  —  Lee Abrams.  (Handout)  —  Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams, who began the work week by sending a companywide e-mail that contained content deemed inappropriate, resigned Friday.  —  The e-mail, the latest in a weekly series …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Why the U.K. Media Deserve Rupert Murdoch … Like This Story Follow Slate's Press Box … - What's Scarier, an Italian Mob Boss or an Armenian Vor?  - Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel's Appalling Plan To Pay Students To Quit College - Colorado Senate Candidates Try Desperately …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Actor-writer McCarthy named Travel Journalist of the Year  —  Former “Brat Pack” actor Andrew McCarthy (left) took the top individual honors as 2010 Travel Journalist of the Year in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for his articles in National Geographic Traveler, Bon Appétit, Islands, Afar and other magazines.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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