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4:10 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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Time:
News is never a 9 to 5 Job  —  News is never a 9 to 5 job.  —  Wednesday evening, with the news that Apple visionary Steve Jobs had passed away from pancreatic cancer, TIME managing editor Rick Stengel (center) decided to stop the presses on the issue the staff had just finished earlier that afternoon.
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Wikileaks Honors Steve Jobs with Fake HIV Report  —  There have been plenty of absurd tributes to Steve Jobs.  But the most tone-deaf has got to be the one by Wikileaks, which last night tweeted a link to a faked copy of the former Apple CEO's positive “H.I.V. report.”  RIP, Steve!
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Over 100 Newspaper Front Pages Around The World Mourn Steve Jobs [Gallery]
Discussion: Poynter and Poynter
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-Gizmodo editor: I wrote my apology letter to Steve Jobs three weeks ago
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Sun editor: celebrity reporters operate just like political hacks  —  Dominic Mohan defends showbiz journalism at Leveson inquiry, while Daily Telegraph editor explains pressures facing papers  —  The Sun editor, Dominic Mohan, has defended celebrity journalism, likening …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:   Phone hacking ‘checks and balances failed’, says former NoW editor
James Robinson / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry could become tabloid witch-hunt, warns Sun veteran
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Morris Communications merges print and online divisions during digital-first transition  —  Morris Publishing Group is absorbing the company's once-independent digital division, Morris DigitalWorks.  The move comes as the newspaper company makes a “digital first” transition and wants …
Discussion: yelvington.com
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
New York Times Rises Most in Two Years After Carlos Slim Boosts Stake  —  New York Times Co. (NYT) climbed the most in almost two years in New York trading after Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim boosted his stake in the company.  —  The newspaper publisher rose 76 cents, or 13 percent …
Discussion: Poynter
Simon Rogers / Guardian:
BBC cuts: where the axe will fall, visualised and listed  —  Big cuts to the BBC's budget have been announced.  See how they break down  —  • Get the data  —  BBC stations and channels face big cuts announced today - a total of £700m in savings per annum by 2016/7.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Interim CEO in Internal Meeting: “Time Is a Constraint” (Also, Blame the Media!)  —  Today, in an internal meeting of its VP-level execs, Yahoo's interim CEO Tim Morse said of the Silicon Valley Internet giant's strategic review that “we know time is a constraint and we are mindful we have to go quickly.”
Discussion: Future of Journalism
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Craig Dubow Resigns, Hands CEO Duties To Martore  —  Less than a month after taking his second medical leave in two years, Craig Dubow has resigned as Gannett's CEO and chairman, the company said in a statement.  With this news, Gracia Martore, president and COO …
Susan Currie Sivek / MediaShift:
Once Magazine Takes the Photo Magazine into the App World  —  Photographers who might have aspired to see their work published on the glossy pages of a magazine can now opt for the glossy screen of an iPad.  —  Once Magazine, a “visual storytelling” app for the iPad, is a new showcase for photographers' work and related multimedia.
Discussion: SivekMedia.com
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Is AOL Trimming Its Patch?  Year-End Goal Now In Doubt  —  It's do-or-die time for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites.  —  For all the attention the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post has attracted, it's the success or failure of Patch, which has been burning off …
Discussion: Poynter, GigaOM, FishbowlNY and Street Fight
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Huffington Post to Launch Detroit and Miami Sites
Discussion: The New York Observer
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Reasons ABC Tied Up With Yahoo: Facebook, Twitter  —  WASHINGTON — Here at the Washington Ideas Forum, the heads of ABC, NBC, and CBS took to the stage for a panel moderated by our James Fallows.  Alongside the discussions of international reportage and the politicization of news …
Discussion: Betabeat and The Corsair, Thanks:jaredbkeller
John Koblin / WWD:
Michael Wolff to Stay at AdWeek  —  WOLFF AT THE DOOR?:  After weeks of speculation, it appears Prometheus Chairman Jimmy Finkelstein has finally decided to keep Michael Wolff around.  The question is whether Wolff wants to stay around at this point.  —  Throughout September …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jobs asked Isaacson to write bio in 2004 because ‘I wanted my kids to know me’  —  Walter Isaacson explains in a brief subscriber-only essay on Time.com how he came to write an authorized biography of technology icon Steve Jobs: … Isaacson also describes the last time he saw Jobs:
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What happens to books when the Kindle is free?  —  Amazon's recent announcement of the Kindle Fire — its color tablet that may or may not become a competitor to the Apple iPad — was what got the most attention last week, but the online retailer also made some other announcements at the same time …
Thanks:mathewi
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Measuring The Facebook Effect: Are Content Services Gaining From New Apps?  —  Two weeks in, some of Facebook's new media partners are finding triple the listeners and a small uplift in readers from their new “frictionless” apps, paidContent is told.  But how much do these gains really amount to... ?
Discussion: MediaPost
San Francisco Chronicle:
New Initiative Aims to Preserve Independent Public Television Stations Now On the Endangered List  —  To keep public television alive, Independent Public Media plans to recapitalize public television stations at risk of closing or selling their licenses to organizations that may not represent a community's interests at large.
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
True Ties Petitions The New York Times For Transparency  —  A new campaign launched today from the Checks and Balances Project aimed at exposing the “true ties of ‘bought and biased’ pundits.”  —  The Checks and Balances Project is an organization that focuses on holding government officials …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Jay Carney's Message To Reporters ‘Screamed At’ By Sources: Toughen Up  —  At Wednesday's White House daily briefing, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney to respond to a report that a White House official had “screamed and cussed at” …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Weekly Standard: Is CBS News Silencing ‘Fast and Furious’ Reporter Sharyl Attkisson?
Discussion: Weekly Standard
 
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@FakeNYULocal Brings Media Mockery to the Dorms
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WCBS/Channel 2 Hires Veteran Executive Dan Forman as Managing Editor
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WOR Enhances Its Partnership With NBC News
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Examiner.com is caught ‘pulling a Daily Mail’
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Politics Daily founder Henneberger joins Washington Post
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Conan O'Brien Returns To Studio 6B In Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Walk-On
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The Independent:
Met loses diary that may have proven former chief's links to Rupert Murdoch
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Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Around 500 World of Warcraft workers vote to unionize with the CWA, bringing the number of unionized US gaming employees at Microsoft to around 1,750

 
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