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2:48 AM ET, October 6, 2011


 Top News: 
John Markoff / New York Times:
Steve Jobs, Apple's Visionary, Dies at 56  —  Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then did nothing less than lead a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age …
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The Steve Jobs I Knew  —  That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple's CEO in August.  He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or a Henry Ford, and set the mold …
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Apple Co-Founder And Chairman Steve Jobs Has Died  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs has died, the company said late Wednesday.  He was 56.  —  Jobs stepped down from his longtime role as Apple CEO in August, after years of suffering from complications related to pancreatic cancer.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Steve Jobs changed (but didn't save) journalism  —  Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple, about his impact on journalism.  —  Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc. …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:   ‘Time’, ‘Businessweek’ Plan Special Steve Jobs Coverage
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Jesse LaGreca: The Smartest Man on Wall Street?  —  Jesse LaGreca (Photo via the Daily Kos)  —  When Fox News turned their cameras on the 31-year-old Daily Kos writer Jesse LaGreca last Wednesday, they didn't know what they were in for.  Not only did Fox producer Griff Jenkins get schooled …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
WSJ has nothing to say about Occupied Wall Street Journal  —  A Wall Street Journal representative declined to comment on the protest newspaper, which debuted Saturday with an initial print run of 50,000.  (WSJ's story notes — probably unnecessarily — that “the protest newspaper has no relationship to The Journal.")
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog:
Citizen journalism thrives in Occupy Wall Street coverage
Exclusive: Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc, resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Not So Much on a Microsoft Bid for Yahoo (They're Crazy, But Not That Crazy)  —  Is this investment-banker-hype week and nobody told me?  —  It certainly seems so from all the almost ridonkulous rumors about everyone and their mother being “imminently poised” to make a bid for Yahoo.
Julianne Pepitone /
Should Disney just buy Yahoo?
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and CNET News
Xbox 360 Teams Up With Entertainment Leaders to Transform TV  —  AT&T, BBC, Comcast, HBO, Rogers, Telefónica, Televisa and Verizon are among providers rolling out new TV entertainment services on Xbox LIVE.  —  A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment …
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft to bring cable programming to Xbox
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu to Stream Spanish-Language Shows  —  The popular streaming video Web site Hulu is adding Spanish-language television shows for the first time.  —  In a deal announced on Wednesday and to be carried out later this year, Hulu will have a selection of the Spanish-language soap opera dramas known …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu Says Subscription Service Revenue Climbing
Discussion: GigaOM and Hulu Blog
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tom Robbins, post-'Voice': Today's piece in the ‘Times’ won't be his last, and a book about ‘a mobster’ is coming  —  Tom Robbins.  —  It's been nine months since veteran investigative journalist Tom Robbins resigned from his longtime job at The Village Voice after a round of downsizing claimed …
Discussion: New York Times
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
NBC's Capus Worries About Effect of Hyper-Competition in Cable News  —  Editor's Note: An earlier version of this post inaccurately reflected some of Steve Capus's remarks.  —  Competition among cable news outlets can create an environment that is “harmful to journalism,” …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Rachel McAthy /
Censored and harassed journalists win press freedom awards  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists has announced four winners of the International Press Freedom Awards for 2011, from Bahrain, Belarus, Mexico and Pakistan  —  Four journalists who have been subject to harassment, assault …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vogue Is Ad Age's 2011 Magazine of the Year  —  Monocle, Time, Garden & Gun, Food Network Magazine and Others Make the Annual A-List  —  Every year Advertising Age recognizes magazines that have excelled on one front or many — meeting a challenge, turning things around …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Fox News Contributor Sarah Palin Confirms That She Will Not Be Seeking GOP Presidential Nomination  —  Former Alaska Governor, GOP Vice Presidential nominee and current Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin has released a statement confirming that she will not be running for President in 2012.
Frazier Moore / The Huffington Post:
Roger Ailes: I Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was ‘Hot And Got Ratings’  —  NEW YORK — As the most powerful man in the universe, or one of them anyway, Roger Ailes can look back on the first 15 years of his crowning achievement, Fox News Channel, with satisfaction.  And he does.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo suits tout new reporting focus, but what about the old one?  —  After Monday's splashy announcement that Yahoo News and ABC News are teaming up in the name of worldwide web-traffic domination, The New York Times followed up with a piece about how Yahoo executives are redirecting their efforts to original reporting.
Discussion: Poynter
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New York Magazine:
Hulu Is Also Making a Play for the Arrested Development Mini-series  —  In a move to outflank fierce rival Netflix, Hulu has jumped into the bidding war to exclusively distribute a new batch of Arrested Development episodes, greatly increasing the chances of a Bluth family reunion.
Nick Denton / @nicknotned:
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Nick Denton Loses Bet That The Gawker Redesign Wouldn't Hurt Traffic
Discussion: Poynter
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
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Robert Booth / Guardian:
Downing Street ‘did not record who knew’ about Andy Coulson vetting
Discussion: @nero
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
‘Be Your Own Boss’: Northcliffe Turns LocalPeople Sites In To ‘Franchises’
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC:
CNN Adds Frum and Cardona to 2012 Election Team
Discussion: TVNewser and On Media's Blog
 Earlier Picks: 
Erik Lacitis / Seattle Times:
Media scramble to get in, get a view (or a ladder)
Discussion: Guardian, New York Times and Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
Publishers: Tablet Business Is Picking Up
Peter Velz /
SPLC, student journalist sue Kan. community college over public records fees
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Gray Lady's True Colors