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3:00 AM ET, October 13, 2011

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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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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Dow Jones calls Guardian allegations of WSJ Europe circulation scheme ‘inflammatory’  —  Dow Jones is refuting allegations by the Guardian that The Wall Street Journal Europe paid a third party, through other companies, to buy its newspapers as part of a scheme to boost its circulation.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jesse Holcomb / Journalism.org:
Occupy Wall Street Drives Economic Coverage  —  The economy reclaimed its perch at the top of the news agenda as the No. 1 story last week, largely driven by dramatically increasing media attention to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.  —  Overall economic coverage accounted for 22% …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A News Story Is Growing With ‘Occupy’ Protests  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Splashed across the front page of the local newspaper here on Tuesday was the story of a 24-year-old Occupy protester named Keith Cuesta.  He was not in New York, where some have been living in a park near Wall Street …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Spitzer wants a petition to dump Geithner; has no plans for another TV show
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
Reuters:
AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost savings, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Next Big Media Technology: Paper?  HP Thinks So  —  Eat your heart out, iPad.  —  This may come as a shock to some people, but not everyone's an early adopter.  Even in the United States of America in the year 2011, there are still people who use candy bar phones, watch cathode ray TVs and buy compact discs.
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.
Rosa Ramirez / MediaShift:
Can Mainstream and Ethnic Media Collaborate?  —  While investigative collaborations are blossoming in newsrooms across the country, few are taking place between mainstream and niche media.  As a result, news organizations could be missing the opportunity to reach a wider audience …
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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James Robinson / Guardian:
Daily Mail to launch corrections column
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.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Food & Wine’ to Translate ‘Top Chef’ Into Print  —  Can Food & Wine go where Food Network Magazine and Every Day With Rachael Ray have gone?  In the latest effort to parlay a TV brand into print, Food & Wine will publish a 24-page section in its January issue called Top Chef Magazine.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
For The Towns With No Newspaper, Online Upstarts Try Filling A Gap  —  A TV producer, a rugby club and and a university are the latest players to try filling a content gap in Neath and Port Talbot, the south Wales towns left without a local newspaper when Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) folded its Neath and Port Talbot Guardians in 2009.
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 …
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
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 …
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: TVSpy and Poynter
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 …
 
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
NPR Hit With Lack of Diversity Charge
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Is The Daily About To Lose Its Best Investigative Reporter (And A Huge Booster)?
The Huffington Post:
Jennifer Granholm Gets Current TV Show
Discussion: Adweek, TVNewser and On Media's Blog
Chris Ariens / TVSpy:
WFTS Anchor & Health Reporter Linda Hurtado Shares Story of Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Pakistan and Iraq most deadly for journalists
Discussion: Garcia Media
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
News Vans Allegedly Vandalized at Occupy LA Protests
Discussion: TVSpy
Tony Schinella / ConcordPatch:
Newspaper Union Pickets Perry Event
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The iOS Newsstand Is Open For Business
Discussion: Poynter, GigaOM, mocoNews and Softpedia News
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
The Daily Meal offers advertisers money-back guarantee
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
Discussion: Future of Journalism and CNET News
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Corrected: ‘DMR’ Alum Shreds Gannett Over Dubow's $37 Million Parting Gift
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Planning a paywall? Maybe you should sell some e-books instead
Discussion: Techdirt, NYConvergence.com and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:mathewi