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3:25 PM ET, October 10, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster  —  Abandoning a break-up plan it announced last month, Netflix said Monday morning that it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site.  —  The company admitted that it had moved …
Deggans / St. Petersburg Times:
Occupy Wall Street coverage reveals some financial journalists still mired in Wall Street culture  —  The first story on the first show of CNBC anchor-turned CNN star Erin Burnett's new series OutFront was a snarky put-down of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Discussion: Mediaite
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Protest's Ink-Stained Fingers
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Jessie LaGreca, Occupy Wall Street Protester, On ‘This Week’: Media Has Failed Working Class People
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
TV and Film, From Condé Nast  —  LOS ANGELES — Condé Nast is coming to Hollywood.  —  The magazine publisher's biggest titles, especially Vogue and Vanity Fair, have long been hardwired into the movie capital.  But Condé Nast as a company has been notably absent …
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Piers Morgan Isn't Sleeping Well  —  CNN's new Larry King made his name in the scandal-chasing, privacy-invading British tabloid gutter.  He's now ascended to cable-news royalty, though his past is casting a shadow over the coronation.  —  Piers Morgan used to have anxiety dreams about Rupert Murdoch.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Keller on public editors: ‘Even proctology has its good results’  —  In an hourlong-plus conversation with Texas Tribune's Evan Smith, Bill Keller acknowledged he's still making the transition to former New York Times executive editor: … Keller, who reads the paper in print and on his iPad …
Ali Gharib / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Writer Admits ‘Infiltrating’ 99 Percent Movement To ‘Mock And Undermine’ It  —  Museum guards warn off demonstrators from entrance (AP)  —  An assistant editor with a right-wing magazine admitted in a column Saturday evening to posing as part of the 99 Percent Movement in D.C. “in order to mock and undermine” it.
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Pepper-sprayed provocateur Patrick Howley: Does he really exist?
Discussion: CJR and New York Magazine
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Layoffs follow pay cut at Poynter's St. Petersburg Times  —  When he announced a recent 5 percent pay cut for staff and change in severance payments, St. Petersburg Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash said the cost-cutting “will likely include further job reductions,” and now it has.
Katie Feola / Adweek:
News Corp. Shareholders Advised to Oust Rupert Murdoch  —  Another top independent proxy advisory service is recommending News Corp. investors take a hard line with their voting shares at the upcoming annual meeting—and this time, Rupert Murdoch is the target.
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Terry Macalister / Guardian:
News Corp investors urged to be cautious over re-election of Murdochs
Discussion: rbr.com and Sydney Morning Herald
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Fox News and Hannity at the Top After 15 Years  —  ATLANTA — When the Fox News host Sean Hannity arrived at Centennial Olympic Park here on Thursday night, some of the hundreds of fans who had been waiting for him since sunset rushed to the rope line for handshakes and autographs.
David Kaplan / paidContent:UK:
HuffPo Partners With Le Monde, LNEI On French Edition  —  The Huffington Post is planning a French edition—Le Huffington Post—with two established partners who will share equity: The Le Monde Group and Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendante.  It was not clear if the three will own an equal share.
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Patrick Smith / themediabriefing.com:   Huffington Post UK editor: 'We're not in competition with newspaper websites'
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Secret Orders Target Email  —  The U.S. government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Independent website to launch paywall for non-UK readers  —  New York Times-style system of 20 free articles a month is part of push to bolster Independent's multimedia credentials  —  The Independent, which celebrated its 25th birthday on Friday, is to launch a paywall for non-UK readers …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Bloomberg Bows Luxe Mag  —  Through its terminal business, Bloomberg LP has served as a tool for financiers to make money.  Now, it'll tell them how to spend it.  —  Bloomberg Markets, the monthly magazine sent free to terminal subscribers, will test Bloomberg Pursuits …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
For Magazines, the Recession Is Back  —  After a strong first half of 2011, ad spending in magazines fell back on its face in the third quarter, according to official tallies by the Publishers Information Bureau.  Total advertising pages for the industry fell 5.6% in the third quarter versus …
James Robinson / Guardian:
News International donates £2.8m to charity from final edition of News of the World  —  News of the World's final edition - which sold 3.8m - will benefit charities including Barnardo's and Forces Children's Trust  —  News International will donate £2.8m from the sale …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Discovery Brings In NBCU's JB Perrette To Run Digital  —  It's been over a year since Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) had a dedicated executive at the very top to oversee digital operations, but that will change, now that the cable network has hired NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) …
Discussion: Multichannel and The Wrap
Jay Rosen / Quote and Comment:
FED UP WITH WEAK REPORTING ON OCCUPY WALL STREET, THIS GUY WENT DOWN THERE AND DID THE JOB HIMSELF  —  See Robert David Graham, Independent reporting of #OccupyWallStreet … Now compare to Erin Burnett, CNN.  ("What are they protesting?  No one seems to know.")
Thomas Wheatley / News & Views …:
CL Inc. sells Tampa, Charlotte papers to SouthComm, CEO Marty Petty resigns  —  Creative Loafing Inc.'s board of directors announced today that the company has sold its Charlotte and Tampa papers to SouthComm Inc., the Nashville-based parent company of that city's Scene and Kansas City Pitch, among other publications.
Discussion: Poynter
MediaShift:
Students Go Old School, Create Newspaper with Typewriters, Xactos, Film Cameras  —  Education content is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate …
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Settles Tax Claim Related to 2007 Leveraged Buyout for $7 Million  —  Tribune Co., the biggest media company in bankruptcy, agreed to pay the Internal Revenue Service $7 million to settle allegations that the company's 2007 leveraged buyout violated U.S. tax law.
 
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
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Discussion: Poynter and ABCNEWS
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
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Discussion: Forbes and Betabeat
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
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