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9:50 AM 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 …
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Jesse LaGreca Continues to Destroy Media Bias of Occupy Wall Street on ABC's This Week [Video]  —  George Will vs. Jesse LaGreca on ABC's “This Week”  —  Occupy Wall Street's articulate champion of the Nu-New Left, Jesse LaGreca, finally made it to air this Sunday when he was invited on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Protest's Ink-Stained Fingers  —  At the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Zuccotti Park, you'll find all of the essentials of a state-of-the-art protest: drum circles, cheeky and plaintive handwritten signs, and, next to a thrumming generator, a hub of social media activity, including live streaming of the proceedings.
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.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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.
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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 …
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 …
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.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Guardian's iPad Newspaper Edition Will Cost £9.99 Per Month  —  Eighteen months after iPad launched and following a long gestation, The Guardian is finally on the verge of getting its iPad edition out the door.  —  Though it will be free for three months after launch thanks to a sponsorship …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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.
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) …
 
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Now a CNBC Anchor, Dealbook Editor Tweaks Title
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
NPR prepares for a new reality
Discussion: Poynter, On Media's Blog and ABCNEWS
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom to investigate ITV over ‘IRA’ video game footage
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
News Corp investors urged to be cautious over re-election of Murdochs
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Yahoo Drops Out Of Hulu Bidding
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Between Journalist and Advocate: The Amanda Knox Case
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Is Cutting Back On Its Massive Volume Of Writing
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
The Guardian is opening up its newslists so you can help us make news
Discussion: 10,000 Words and eMedia Vitals
Miguel Paz / MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Mobile Phones Could Bring Public Services to People in Developing Countries
Discussion: Future of Journalism