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11:10 PM ET, October 7, 2011

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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Sony Pictures Acquiring New Steve Jobs Biography For Major Feature Film  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've just learned that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the continuing disruption of media  —  The products created by Apple and its iconic founder Steve Jobs have revolutionized a host of different industries in the past couple of decades, from personal computing to mobile telephony — but they have also had a substantial impact …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Steve Jobs and Apple vs. a free press
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Steve Jobs and the media: For the most part, it was a love affair
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker, Epicenter and Crikey
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Steve Jobs stops the presses one last time
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Poynter and Time
James Robinson / Guardian:
News of the World phone-hacking settlement agreed by Kelly Hoppen  —  Interior designer accepts £60,000 plus costs from News Group Newspapers after she alleged that messages were intercepted  —  The interior designer Kelly Hoppen settled her phone-hacking claim against the publisher …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
James Murdoch Must Leave News Corp. Board, Pension Body Says  —  Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch should leave the board of the media company in the wake of a hacking scandal at its U.K. newspaper unit, according to a group of British pension funds.
Discussion: Digital Spy, Guardian and Guardian
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
News Corp sets up hotline for staff to report ‘illegal activity’  —  Journalists at News International (NI) and other staff in Rupert Murdoch's media empire have been told to call a hotline to report suspicious colleagues in a fresh clampdown on corruption and other illegal activities.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Wapping's pseudo-union dog fails to bark as members face uncertain future
Discussion: Guardian
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Wall Street protests: liberal cable's tea party moment?  —  The two cable networks battling each other for the liberal mantle finally have a movement they can embrace with the kind of fervor Fox News reserved for the tea party:  —  Occupy Wall Street.  —  After more than two weeks …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Examiner.com editor: ‘Plagiarism is inexcusable and we try our best to guard against it’  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Examiner.com vice president of editorial Travis Henry says he first learned about his contributors' plagiarism by reading yesterday's Romenesko+ post, “Examiner.com is caught ‘pulling a Daily Mail’.”
Discussion: Cops and Courts and Poynter
Gabe Elsner / MediaShift:
TrueTies.Org Wants to Increase Transparency on the Op-Ed Page  —  The following is a guest opinion from Gabe Elsner of The Checks and Balances Project, which recently launched a new project aimed at increasing transparency at news outlets.  —  Every day, Americans read the opinion and commentary …
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
The Scientist Closes  —  25th anniversary issue of the venerable magazine will be the last  —  Having just published a special twenty-fifth anniversary issue in October, employees of the The Scientist, a venerable monthly magazine and website focused on the life sciences, learned Monday that it would be their last.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
YouTube launches online movie rental service in the UK  —  Google-owned site will offer UK film fans online rental of blockbusters including The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs  —  YouTube has launched its movie rental service in the UK with thousands of blockbusters including The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
B&N Retaliates After Kindle Gets 4-Month Exclusive On DC Graphic Novels  —  Kindle Fire owners (and anybody with a Kindle reading app) will be able to read bestselling graphic novels like Watchmen, Batman and V for Vendetta on their new devices, under the terms of a four-month exclusive deal DC Entertainment …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Disney CEO Bob Iger Inks New Contract, But Will Step Down in 2015  —  The Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, ABC News and ESPN, among numerous other media properties, has unveiled an unusual succession plan for CEO Bob Iger.  Under the deal, Iger will step down as CEO in 2015 …
 
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Storm’ video shows future of news in uninterrupted stream of our lives
Discussion: GigaOM
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
New Top Editor Named for Marie Claire
Discussion: MediaPost and New York Times
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Storify Adds SoundCloud Support, Lets You Add Audio To Streams
Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY and Inside Cable News
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal and GalleyCat
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Content Still King For Media Industry
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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