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11:05 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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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 …
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Steve Jobs stops the presses one last time  —  It was scramble the engine time in the publishing world as news of Steve Jobs' death broke shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday.  Simon & Schuster again sped up the release date of the Walter Isaacson-written Jobs biography that had been in the works …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jobs asked Isaacson to write bio in 2004 because ‘I wanted my kids to know me’
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Over 100 Newspaper Front Pages Around The World Mourn Steve Jobs [Gallery]
Discussion: Poynter and Poynter
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: FishbowlNY and Poynter
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Wapping's pseudo-union dog fails to bark as members face uncertain future  —  One dog at Wapping that has hardly barked since the phone hacking scandal broke is the in-house pseudo-union known as the News International Staff Association (Nisa).  —  It is, of course, a creature of News Int …
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Sun editor: celebrity reporters operate just like political hacks
Discussion: Press Gazette
James Robinson / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry could become tabloid witch-hunt, warns Sun veteran
Discussion: Jon Slattery, Guardian and Guardian
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.”
Nicola Kean / Portfolio:
Content Still King For Media Industry  —  Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google: these are the companies that will dominate the media industry in the near future.  But the good news is it is possible for emerging businesses to break through, according to the panel at MediaPost's Future of the Media Forum earlier today in New York City.
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 …
Discussion: Forbes and TeleRead, Thanks:mathewi
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg TV plays politics  —  Bloomberg TV is getting into politics.  —  The business news cable channel is hosting its first-ever presidential debate next week at Dartmouth College featuring the Republican candidates for the Oval Office including Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
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 …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Using A Familiar Model, ‘GMA’ Narrows Ratings Gap With ‘Today’  —  Today's Wall Street Journal examines the narrowing ratings gap between NBC's “Today” and ABC's “Good Morning America,” declaring that morning television is “back in play.”  The article notes that the ratings growth at second-place …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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: eMedia Vitals and SivekMedia.com
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 …
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Data And Storytelling Come Together At Advertising Week  —  Advertising Week attendees packed an auditorium in midtown Manhattan today to hear executives from the likes of AT&T, BuzzFeed, Facebook, Groupon, Huffington Post and LinkedIn speak on a panel titled “Masters of Monetization.”
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Measuring The Facebook Effect: Are Content Services Gaining From New Apps?
Discussion: MediaPost
San Francisco Chronicle:
New Initiative Aims to Preserve Independent Public Television Stations Now On the Endangered List
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Reasons ABC Tied Up With Yahoo: Facebook, Twitter
Discussion: The Corsair and Betabeat, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Anna Sanders / The New York Observer:
@FakeNYULocal Brings Media Mockery to the Dorms
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
WCBS/Channel 2 Hires Veteran Executive Dan Forman as Managing Editor
Discussion: TVSpy and Broadcasting & Cable
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
WOR Enhances Its Partnership With NBC News
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Dan Froomkin / NiemanWatchdog.org:
Not depending on the authorities to tell the story
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Examiner.com is caught ‘pulling a Daily Mail’
Discussion: Cops and Courts
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Weekly Standard: Is CBS News Silencing ‘Fast and Furious’ Reporter Sharyl Attkisson?
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Politico Pro to Party
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Banaszynski to lead reporting efforts for American Public Media's Public Insight Network
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
ESPN: ‘We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr.’
 

 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

 
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