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4:45 PM ET, October 12, 2011

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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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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
ProPublica's Pulitzer winners: Media did not understand the banking crisis  —  ProPublica  —  Following the Tenement Museum talk Eliot Spitzer moderated last night with Pulitzer-winning ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein about the shady Wall Street practices that brought …
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns:   In my new update, tracking journalist arrests at #occupy protests http://t.co/Rx4zqCJF reporter @bobplain shows the marks from his handcuffs
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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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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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 …
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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Reader's Digest Parting Ways with Rachael Ray  —  Reader's Digest Association doesn't want to be in the Rachael Ray business anymore.  —  A month after replacing its CEO, the publisher just announced that it intends to sell Every Day with Rachael Ray, a cooking magazine launched five years ago in partnership with the TV host.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Homicide Watch D.C. uses clues in site search queries to ID homicide victim  —  Laura Amico, editor of Homicide Watch D.C., describes how she used site analytics to identify a homicide victim — again.  Early Sunday morning, she saw a police department news alert stating that a juvenile male had been killed.
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.
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 …
Fred Schruers / The Wrap:
Conde Nast's New Mogul Dawn Ostroff: Forget Cable, Digital Is the Future  —  Conde Nast's new president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff saw the potential in cable TV before many of her peers.  Nowadays, she's excited about the digital future.  —  In an interview with TheWrap …
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?
Somini Sengupta / Bits:
Stanford Researcher Finds Lots of Leaky Web Sites  —  The Web is porous.  Remarkable information trickles in from everywhere.  It also sometimes spills out without its users knowing exactly where or how.  —  Take for instance these findings, released on Tuesday by computer scientists at Stanford University.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Bloomberg TV's First Debate A Home Run  —  There may be some argument over who was the winner of last night's Bloomberg/The Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate, but from a media perspective, one victor is crystal-clear: Bloomberg TV.  Hosting their first-ever televised debate …
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
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: NYConvergence.com and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:mathewi
Sue Shellenbarger / Wall Street Journal:
In Weather Forecasting, Expect High Pressure  —  Meteorologists Cope With Anxiety, Backlash When Calls Go Wrong, Even as Predictions Are More Accurate  —  Weatherman Jay Trobec has been giving the forecast to 90,000 viewers of his Sioux Falls, S.D., TV station for 14 years, and he is usually right.
Discussion: Poynter and TVSpy
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Daily Beast and Amanda Knox's Trial By Media  —  Knox.  —  Over the past two years, while most American coverage of the Meredith Kercher murder case either played the story straight or raised questions about the competence of the Italian justice system, Tina Brown's The Daily Beast followed …
 
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The Huffington Post:
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
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Noah Davis / Business Insider:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Steve Rubel / AdAge:
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
7 keys to managing a great social media news team
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Matt Stempeck / MediaShift Idea Lab:
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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