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8:35 AM ET, October 6, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Steven P. Jobs, 1955-2011: Steve Jobs of Apple Dies at 56  —  Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then led a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age, died Wednesday.
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  —  The media has gone into full swing to cover Steve Jobs' death, with Time and Bloomberg Businessweek among those preparing special coverage.  —  Time's regular weekly issue, which goes on stands Friday, will devote its whole feature well …
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Steve Jobs' Biography Sales Jump 42,000 Percent Upon Death
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 …
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
WSJ has nothing to say about Occupied Wall Street Journal
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog:
Citizen journalism thrives in Occupy Wall Street coverage
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.
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.
Julianne Pepitone /
Should Disney just buy Yahoo?
Discussion: CNET News and Wall Street Journal
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
Dave Walker / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Shepard Smith recalls Fox New Channel's scuffling start-up  —  Shepard Smith's rebel status extends beyond his love for the Ole Miss football team.  At the Fox News Channel, he's the guy - of all guys - whom network boss Roger Ailes designated as an outlier in a recent Howard Kurtz piece for The Daily Beast and Newsweek.
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Frazier Moore / The Huffington Post:
Roger Ailes: I Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was ‘Hot And Got Ratings’
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Nearly 2,000 jobs to go at BBC  —  More repeats on BBC2, fewer entertainment shows and smaller BBC3 and BBC4 as corporation seeks to save £670m  —  The BBC will axe nearly 2,000 jobs as it looks to save £670m a year in long-awaited cost-cutting plans announced on Thursday morning.
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
Jennifer Martinez / The Politico:
Google to launch YouTube Politics  —  Google-owned YouTube is launching a special site Thursday that it hopes will be a one-stop online spot for political junkies to watch the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2012 presidential campaign.  —  The site, YouTube Politics …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Redstate Digs up WaPo Writer's Criminal History  —  As it happens, WaPo's Stephanie McCrummen has an alleged criminal past.  She's the reporter who wrote about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry's “Niggerhead” hunting camp that has gained traction nationwide.
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.
Richard Jones / The Richard Jones Journalism Blog:
Thirteen Lessons I've Learned From Running A Hyperlocal Site  —  I set up Saddleworth News in February 2010.  —  I thought it would be a good way to keep myself involved in journalism while I stayed at home as a full-time dad to my young daughter, and I hoped it would become a source …
Discussion: Poynter
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
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James Orr / Telegraph:
Former journalist says colleagues at Mirror Group newspaper hacked phones
Discussion: Guardian, Sky News and The Slog
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
MediaDailyNews: Time Inc. Reveals Brain Study, Preliminary Data Suggests ‘Digital Natives’ Are In Fact Different
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
NBC's Capus Worries About Effect of Hyper-Competition in Cable News
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Rachel McAthy /
Censored and harassed journalists win press freedom awards
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Pulitzer Winners Go Behind the Scenes of Their Stories
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Delivering Local Content to American Towns — All of Them
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Is Today'sTimes Restaurant Critic Tomorrow's Public Intellectual?
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vogue Is Ad Age's 2011 Magazine of the Year
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’
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo suits tout new reporting focus, but what about the old one?
Discussion: Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
Publishers: Tablet Business Is Picking Up
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Are web originals finally ready for primetime?
Discussion: and ClickZ