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1:10 PM ET, October 12, 2011

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Kelvin MacKenzie / London Evening Standard:
I only checked the source of one story when I was Sun editor... and that landed me with £1m bill for Elton libel  —  So where is David Cameron today?  Where is our great Prime Minister who ordered this ludicrous inquiry?  —  After all, the only reason we are all here is due to one man's action …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry seminar on phone hacking and media standards - live  —  Full coverage of the third seminar in the inquiry into media standards and ethics where today's star turns include Paul Dacre of the Daily Mail, Sly Bailey of Trinity Mirror and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie
James Robinson / Guardian:
Daily Mail to launch corrections column
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire wants ‘persecution’ by victims to stop
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Deadline.com
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive  —  Andrew Langhoff resigns as European publishing chief after exposure of secret channels of cash to help boost sales figures  —  One of Rupert Murdoch's most senior European executives has resigned following Guardian inquiries …
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Wall Street Journal:
Publisher of WSJ Europe Resigns
Discussion: @dansabbagh and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Updated: WSJ Europe Chief Langhoff Resigns Over Ethical Concerns
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Spitzer wants a petition to dump Geithner; has no plans for another TV show  —  Azi Paybarah.  —  Standing before a white lectern (and in front of a vintage advertisement for “hosiery and underwear") former governor and former CNN talk-show host Eliot Spitzer told a crowded room …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why floods couldn't break through Pennsylvania paywall, while New York Times created leaks in theirs  —  Newspapers spend a lot of time and energy erecting website paywalls, but are they thinking enough about when to take them down?  —  Even if a publisher commits to a paywall …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
The Daily Meal offers advertisers money-back guarantee  —  The Daily Meal is promising companies that buy $200,000 of ads over three months that they will get their money back if the ads don't result in a “statistically significant increase” in one of five measures of brand influence.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Wants To Be The AP For Online Video; Offers “Editors Room” For Video Embeds  —  The problem with online video is that producing the high-quality stuff at scale is expensive and difficult.  But what if there was a place online that licensed decent videos and made it available to other sites?
Discussion: Online Video News
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.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The iOS Newsstand Is Open For Business  —  Folks who have upgraded to iOS 5 will note that the iOS Newsstand is now running and available as a standalone app.  If you've already downloaded any of Apple's official magazines - most Conde Nast titles are using Apple's own service, for example …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Planning a paywall?  Maybe you should sell some e-books instead  —  The number of newspapers and other media entities that are erecting paywalls or launching subscription-based apps for the iPhone and iPad continues to grow, and even some smaller regional newspapers are throwing up walls to try to protect their print subscriptions.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and NYConvergence.com, Thanks:mathewi
CNET News:
How Gizmodo escaped indictment in iPhone prototype deal  —  The great iPhone prototype caper of 2010 has finally ended, with the two men accused of shopping the device to gadget blogs sentenced to probation yesterday.  —  Last year's investigation began with a raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's Fremont …
The Huffington Post:
Jennifer Granholm Gets Current TV Show … Video , Current TV , Jennifer Granholm , Election Coverage , Jennifer Granholm Current Tv , Media News  —  Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is getting her own show on Current TV.  —  The network announced the show on Wednesday.
Chris Ariens / TVSpy:
WFTS Anchor & Health Reporter Linda Hurtado Shares Story of Breast Cancer Diagnosis  —  WFTS Tampa Bay anchor and health reporter Linda Hurtado always knew she was at risk of getting breast cancer.  The disease took her mother's life in 1995, not long after Hurtado became an anchor at the ABC affiliate.
J. Harry Jones / SignOnSanDiego.com:
Borrego Sun editor killed in murder-suicide  —  BORREGO SPRINGS — The voice of Borrego Springs has died, the apparent victim of a murder-suicide at the hands of her estranged husband, and the small, unincorporated desert community is reeling.  —  Judy Winter Meier, 61 …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
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 …
 
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Pakistan and Iraq most deadly for journalists
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
News Vans Allegedly Vandalized at Occupy LA Protests
Tony Schinella / ConcordPatch:
Newspaper Union Pickets Perry Event
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Naspers Targets LatAm, Asia, East Europe Online Investments
Discussion: memeburn
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Daily Beast and Amanda Knox's Trial By Media
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media's Army Of Freelancers Is Furious After Getting Its Workload Cut Down
Fred Schruers / The Wrap:
Conde Nast's New Mogul Dawn Ostroff: Forget Cable, Digital Is the Future
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-Gannett Reporter Shreds Publisher Over Dubow's $37 Million Parting Gift
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Gannett Blog
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Steve Rubel / AdAge:
In Battle Between Social and Mainstream, Hybrid Media Will Be the Winner
Thanks:steverubel
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett Shuttering MomsLikeMe Network, Deleting Everything
Discussion: Street Fight
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Eleanor Roosevelt column marked change in coverage of politicians' wives
Discussion: The Politico
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Paywalls Spread To College Newspapers
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Night owls read news on tablets, as mobile overtakes computer for at-home browsing
Discussion: Garcia Media
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Keith Olbermann: ‘Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.’
Discussion: TVSpy
Howard Lindzon / Fast Company:
Who Spreads The News? In Today's Connected World, Everyone [VIDEO]