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3:05 AM ET, October 12, 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.”
Paul Krugman:
Why I'm Not In Zuccotti Park  —  Some readers have been asking me to go make a speech at one of the OWS demonstrations.  If you think about it, however, you'll see why I can't.  —  I've been granted the enormous privilege of expounding my own views twice a week in the world's greatest newspaper.
Wall Street Journal:
Publisher of WSJ Europe Resigns  —  LONDON—The Wall Street Journal Europe Tuesday said that its publisher, Andrew Langhoff, resigned after nearly three years in the post because of the company's “zero tolerance for even the appearance of a breach of ethical standards.”
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
WSJ Europe Publisher Quits Over Possible Perceived Impropriety  —  The publisher of News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal Europe newspaper resigned over what he called a possible perception of impropriety.  —  Andrew Langhoff, who ran the newspaper's business since January 2009 …
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street protesters plan ‘Millionaires March’ to Rupert Murdoch's, tycoons' NYC homes
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Updated: WSJ Europe Chief Langhoff Resigns Over Ethical Concerns
Discussion: @edmundlee
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire wants ‘persecution’ by victims to stop  —  Private investigator at the centre of News of the World scandal believes victims have nothing to gain from suing him  —  The private investigator at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal has written to the alleged victims …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
100 former News of the World staff face sack
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
David Lieberman /
News Corp Fires Back At Attacks On Board Candidates And Compensation
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Night owls read news on tablets, as mobile overtakes computer for at-home browsing  —  A new report from comScore shows nearly three out of five tablet owners (58 percent) consume news on their tablets at least occasionally.  Twenty-two percent do so almost daily.
Discussion: Garcia Media
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
7 keys to managing a great social media news team  —  As news organizations embrace Twitter and Facebook to distribute stories and engage their audiences, many have decided social media is no longer a one-person job.  —  Effective social media use now requires that you post and monitor almost …
Matt Stempeck / MediaShift Idea Lab:
What If We Had a Nutrition Label for the News?  —  Alisa Miller's TED Talk brilliantly illustrates what news industry observers have been warning for years: Our news diet is distorted.  We get very little news about places outside the United States, and that amount dwindles further when we remove Iraq from the equation.
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett Shuttering MomsLikeMe Network, Deleting Everything  —  Gannett's MomsLikeMe hyperlocal parenting network will cease operating on Friday and its 100-plus town-specific sites will go dark and the content will be deleted.  The move comes as the company prepares for more difficult economic times …
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: and Charles Apple
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.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Eleanor Roosevelt column marked change in coverage of politicians' wives  —  Eleanor Roosevelt, born this day in 1884, was a syndicated columnist while first lady and for years after.  For 27 years, her “My Day” column was published six days a week, except for a four-day break when her husband died.
Discussion: The Politico
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Paywalls Spread To College Newspapers  —  Students work for their college newspapers for all sorts of reasons—and while college papers are sheltered from the harsh realities facing national and local newspapers in many ways, it's probably never too early for a crash course in revenue models.
Discussion: Knight Foundation
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
Peter Schworm / Boston Globe:
Globe editors explain decision to name Bulger tipster  —  Boston Globe editors said yesterday that they decided to identify the woman whose tip led to the capture of fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger after concluding that the public interest served by publishing the full story …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Keith Olbermann: ‘Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.’  —  NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network.  If that sounds familiar, it's because this is the third year in a row NBC News has been presented the honor.
Discussion: TVSpy
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.)
Discussion: The New York Observer
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.
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Linda Stowell, AP executive dies at 55
Jonathan Frost / Wannabe Hacks:
Journalists should spend 10% of their time on social media
Discussion: news:rewired
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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The news business is being played
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Contributor Will Cain Joins The Blaze/GBTV
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Bloomberg, ‘Post’ Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Business Insider hires VentureBeat writer
 Earlier Picks: 
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Media's Mormon Fixation
Paul Hamilos / @paulhamilos:
The best Irish reporter working for the Guardian in Pakistan @declanwalsh is leaving us for the NYT. Oh, Declan! How could you do it?
MediaMonkey / Guardian:
Telegraph correspondent launches Twitter offensive | Media Monkey
Discussion: @benfenton and FleetStreetBlues
Gianna Caserta / WALB-TV:
Political blog buys The Albany Journal
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Steve Yelvington / Yelvington's Blog:
Getting ‘digital first’ right in the ‘newsroom’
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Networks Reportedly Go To Extremes For Amanda Knox Interview