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5:50 AM ET, October 10, 2011

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Dan Roberts / Guardian:
The Guardian is opening up its newslists so you can help us make news  —  Get in touch with reporters and editors via Twitter and have your say during our open newsdesk trial  —  Few documents are more carefully guarded in newspaper offices than the newslist.
Discussion: 10,000 Words and eMedia Vitals
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.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Reliable Sources Panel Analyzes The Difference Between Tea Party And Occupy Wall Street Media Coverage  —  One of the biggest criticisms of the media's Occupy Wall Street coverage is that it has been generally less dismissive of Tea Party protests in the past and hasn't been nearly as kind to the Wall Street protestors.
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Miguel Paz / MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Mobile Phones Could Bring Public Services to People in Developing Countries  —  In Santiago, Chile, more than 60 percent of the poorest citizens don't have access to the Internet.  In the rest of the country, that number increases to 80 percent, and in rural areas, an Internet connection is almost nonexistent.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Is Cutting Back On Its Massive Volume Of Writing  —  In an email sent to Demand Media's thousands of freelance writers the company laid out a rather significant shift in strategy.  —  The so-called “content farm” is cutting back, a process it mentioned in its Q1 report.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Yahoo Drops Out Of Hulu Bidding  —  Yahoo has dropped out of the bidding for Hulu, reports the Wall Street Journal, leaving only the Dish Network, Amazon, and Google among the companies who are still bidding for the online TV provider.  —  The Journal report also confirms several items …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
News Outlets Preserve Privacy by Giving Users Ways to Mute Facebook's Frictionless Sharing  —  Several news outlets are testing different interfaces that let their readers opt out of sharing their reading activity to Facebook.  Since gaining the ability at last month's f8 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Between Journalist and Advocate: The Amanda Knox Case  —  IN the news media's frenzy surrounding an Italian court's decision last week to free Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted of killing her roommate in Perugia, the journalist Nina Burleigh was a near-constant television presence.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera's chief extols virtues of ‘journalism for the people’  —  The revolutionary fervour of the Arab Spring came alive last night at City University London in a lecture by Wadah Khanfar, the former director general of Al-Jazeera.  —  In describing his reaction to the various uprisings …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Adventures in self-publishing: SplatF's first quarterly report  —  Holy cow, it's already been three months since I started publishing SplatF.  Among other clichés: Time flies when you're having fun.  —  As I've noted all along, one of the reasons I'm doing this is to see if self-publishing online is a viable business.
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
The TV Watch: ‘The Early Show’ on CBS Is Sober but Stronger  —  There isn't much news you can use on “The Early Show” on CBS.  It no longer offers dieting tips, barbecue recipes or audience makeovers.  There are no pop concerts or “Growing Pains” cast reunions.
Discussion: TVNewser
David Lister / The Independent:
Twenty-five years is a long time in arts journalism  —  I feel a little queasy about writing an anniversary piece, as I was in the room in August 1986 - two months before the launch of The Independent - when the founding editor Andreas Whittam Smith declared that one of the many ways …
 
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