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2:25 PM ET, October 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gitlin: Media coverage of Occupy Wall Street is predictably lazy, but likely to improve  —  Ask Todd Gitlin what stands out about the media's coverage of Occupy Wall Street, and he'll tell you: “Its predictability.  The laziness.  The knee-jerk preconceptions.”
Discussion: Forbes and Urban Word of the Day
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street protesters plan ‘Millionaires March’ to Rupert Murdoch's, tycoons' NYC homes  —  The Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to get in the face of some of New York's richest tycoons on Tuesday.  —  A “Millionaires March” will visit the homes - or, more realistically …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Geraldo Greeted By Occupy Wall Street Protestors Chanting ‘Fox News Lies’
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Idaho newspaper publishes prominent fact-check of senator's press release  —  The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho ran a full-page illustration on its Sunday opinion section front that fact-checked, point-by-point, a press release from Republican Senator Mike Crapo.
Discussion: Charles Apple and
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with ‘Mythbusters’ hosts — EXCLUSIVE  —  Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host.  The network is teaming with NBC's Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special.
Bloomberg:   Jobs's Death Leaves Hollywood Without Tech Envoy
Rachel McAthy /
Phone hacking: Les Hinton to give committee evidence via video link  —  The former executive chairman of News International is to appear before the culture, media and sport select committee via video link later this month  —  Former executive chairman of News International Les Hinton giving evidence to the committee in 2007
Discussion: Guardian, The Wrap and
The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost for Facebook: The Future of Social News  —  HuffPost has a long history of deep and innovative integration with Facebook.  In 2009 we launched HuffPost Social News, which let Facebook users who are HuffPost fans share more easily with each other and follow their friends' activity across the site.
Gianna Caserta / WALB-TV:
Political blog buys The Albany Journal  —  A political blog is buying an Albany newspaper.  —  In what appears to be a first of its kind move, Knighton Media, Inc. signed a contract to purchase the community-based paper The Albany Journal.  —  Knighton is a company formed to run the Albany political blog called Laws-N-Sausages.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes Another Cloud: Hollywood Hopes “UltraViolet” Will Save DVDs  —  Say this for UltraViolet: It actually launched.  —  When word first got out that most of Hollywood and the tech industry was working on a “Giant Media DRM Cloud Coalition Featuring Everyone Except Apple and Disney” …
Discussion: PC Magazine and GigaOM
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NYTimes Sues The Federal Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act  —  We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Who Broke the Speaking Rules at the New York Times?  —  New York Times ethics cop Phil Corbett just sent out the following memo to the newsroom, reminding them about the paper's rules for paid speaking engagements.  (Thomas Friedman, among others, has had trouble with this in the past.)
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
WSJ Europe Chief Langhoff Out Ahead Of German Online Edition  —  Wall Street Journal's Europe publisher and EMEA managing director Andrew Langhoff is leaving the post after helping build out the title's continental ambitions.  —  Langhoff, who moved from being CEO of DJ's Ottaway local publisher in 2008 …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
100 former News of the World staff face sack  —  News International appears to have sacked around 100 former News of the World staff - those who did not take voluntary redundancy and who have not found other jobs in the company.  —  When the News of the World closure was announced three months ago …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: Let your readers inside the wall  —  The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that has been one of the biggest mainstream-media champions of a “digital first” approach and a proponent of “crowdsourcing” the news, says it's now going to experiment with allowing readers to help decide what news to cover.
Discussion: 07newsroom
Steve Yelvington / Yelvington's Blog:
Getting ‘digital first’ right in the ‘newsroom’  —  “Digital First!” is a great battle cry, and thank you, John Paton, for giving it to us all.  It is pure leadership, a flag planted forward declaring that newspapers now see print as the past and digital as the present and future.
Sophie Schillaci / Hollywood Reporter:
iVillage Launches New Blog Series, CelebVillage, With Denise Richards (Exclusive) … iVillage, the largest content-driven online community for women, is expanding their brand with a new celebrity-centered blog, which will debut with the help of actress and mother Denise Richards.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Howard Lindzon / Fast Company:
Who Spreads The News?  In Today's Connected World, Everyone [VIDEO]  —  Every so often news breaks and stops everyone dead in their tracks.  When a story is big enough, it literally invades our lives.  My friend and angel investor Eghosa Omoigui sees it this way: “News is the only industry that's inherently interventional.
David Lieberman /
News Corp Fires Back At Attacks On Board Candidates And Compensation  —  News Corp is acting like it will have a fight on its hands at the Oct. 21 shareholders' meeting, even though CEO Rupert Murdoch controls more than enough votes to pretty much dictate the outcome.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Poynter and Bloomberg
John F. Morrison /
Linda Stowell, AP executive dies at 55  —  LINDA STOWELL was determined not to let her cancer define her.  —  The longtime news and business executive for the Associated Press took up distance running to, as she put it, “shake my fist” at the disease that was killing her.  —  Her defiance never let up.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Shorter-Form Journal  —  The number of long stories has plunged under Murdoch  —  Story length in journalism by itself doesn't mean much.  We read too many news stories that are just too damned long.  —  But, on the other hand, without going long, it's hard to achieve greatness.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Jonathan Frost / Wannabe Hacks:
Journalists should spend 10% of their time on social media  —  Image courtesy of 'Pong.  —  At last week's news:rewired conference, I attended a session about Newsroom Architecture.  The topics discussed were quite far-reaching, and in her presentation, Helje Solberg …
Discussion: news:rewired
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Bloomberg, ‘Post’ Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate  —  Technology has been playing a large role in the presidential primary debates this year.  Google and YouTube have each cosponsored a GOP debate, drawing on data and video contributions to take the national pulse …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
UBS Analysts on AOL: ‘Turnaround Is Gaining Traction’  —  AOL took a beating from Wall Street after its last quarterly earnings report, but this time around things could be different, according to UBS analysts Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald.  In a preview of internet stocks' third-quarter results …
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Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google's Blog Strategist and Manager, Karen Wickre, Departs After Nine Years
Discussion: Poynter
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Thomas Wheatley / News & Views …:
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Discussion: Poynter