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11:10 PM ET, October 5, 2011


 Top News: 
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. …
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 Henry Ford and set the mold …
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?
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
Discussion: TechNet Blogs and GeekWire
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
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.
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 …
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
Erik Lacitis / Seattle Times:
Media scramble to get in, get a view (or a ladder)  —  Feeding time hit its pinnacle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the 150-some reporters, producers, cameramen and technicians from various media outlets who had descended on Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for Amanda Knox's return.
Discussion: Poynter
Nina Burleigh / Guardian:
Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher and the media
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Spin’ Magazine Going Bimonthly  —  Spin is making the move from monthly to bimonthly—it will publish only six issues next year, down from 11 this year, Adweek has learned.  The magazine also plans to cut its rate base to 350,000 from 450,000, an acknowledgment that the Web is replacing print for its mainly young, male readership.
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 …
Nick Denton / @nicknotned:
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Nick Denton Loses Bet That The Gawker Redesign Wouldn't Hurt Traffic
Discussion: Poynter
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
Social Network Ad Revenues to Reach $10 Billion Worldwide in 2013  —  LinkedIn ad revenues at $140.8 million this year  —  Worldwide social network ad revenues will reach $5.54 billion this year, eMarketer estimates, with just under half that amount, $2.74 billion, coming from the US market.
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.
John Koblin / WWD:
Publishers: Tablet Business Is Picking Up  —  TABLET TALK: All these months later, with some decent subscription numbers and a possible antidote to the iPad in the Kindle Fire, publishers are beginning to find a business out of tablets.  On a panel Tuesday morning at the American Magazine Conference …
Discussion: MediaPost, FishbowlNY and Poynter
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Pulitzer Winners Go Behind the Scenes of Their Stories  —  Four of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners visited the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism last night to discuss their winning stories, which they found “hiding in plain sight.”  Moderating the discussion was three …
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Delivering Local Content to American Towns — All of Them  —  So much for international expansion...  For the folks behind AmericanTowns, tackling every corner in this country is work enough.  — is a work in progress begun over a decade ago in answer to the question …
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Downing Street ‘did not record who knew’ about Andy Coulson vetting  —  Freedom of information request for names of ministers or officials involved in background check decision is refused  —  Downing Street has claimed there is no record of which ministers or officials knew …
Discussion: @nero
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Ben Fenton / @BenFenton:
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