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4:00 AM ET, October 8, 2011

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 Top News: 
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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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Steve Jobs and Apple vs. a free press  —  The man and his company's focus on control led to repeated fights with reporters.  —  In this June 9, 2008, file photo, Steve Jobs announces the introduction of the iPhone 3G during the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Steve Jobs and the media: For the most part, it was a love affair
Discussion: Poynter, Crikey, Forbes and Gawker
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the continuing disruption of media
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Steve Jobs stops the presses one last time
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Poynter
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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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Police Clashes Spur Coverage of Wall Street Protests  —  The Occupy Wall Street protests, by design, began with little in the way of concrete goals or strategy.  —  But the protests in Manhattan, now in their third week, and in other parts of the country, have found two ways to draw attention to their cause.
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.
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James Robinson / Guardian:
News of the World phone-hacking settlement agreed by Kelly Hoppen
Discussion: Press Gazette
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Wapping's pseudo-union dog fails to bark as members face uncertain future
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 …
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: Erik Wemple and Poynter
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Storm’ video shows future of news in uninterrupted stream of our lives  —  Recent news events from Joplin to Tripoli have provided plenty of examples of how news has become a real-time experience, something you observe and discuss as it's happening rather than waiting hours or days to watch or read.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and GigaOM
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.
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Ex-CNN exec launches polling site  —  A bad economy and chaotic news industry didn't dissuade Eason Jordan from taking his start-up headfirst into the interconnected worlds of news, polling and social media.  —  In mid-September, the former CNN chief news executive and multiple Emmy winner launched a …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Sky News' Alex Crawford wins award for Middle East reports  —  Journalist Alex Crawford awarded the James Cameron Memorial Award for her reports on the Middle East and hailed as ‘outstanding role model’ for industry  —  Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford has received …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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 …
 
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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
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Disney CEO Bob Iger Inks New Contract, But Will Step Down in 2015
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Denton pays debt on Gawker pageviews, makes new bet with Sorgatz
Discussion: Fimoculous
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg TV plays politics
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Using A Familiar Model, ‘GMA’ Narrows Ratings Gap With ‘Today’
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Nicola Kean / Portfolio:
Content Still King For Media Industry