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10:10 PM ET, October 13, 2011

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New York Times Plans Staff Reductions  —  In the midst of a deteriorating advertising climate, The New York Times plans to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions and seek additional savings in the business units, the company said Thursday.  —  The reductions, described by the New York Times Company …
Felix Salmon:
On George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and Reuters  —  Wouldn't it be ironic if Occupy Wall Street — the soi-disant “99%” — were being secretly funded by billionaire Davos Man George Soros, exemplar of the 1%?  Well, no, it wouldn't, actually.  As Noreen Malone points out, lots of the 1% have …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
WSJ confirms side deals in paid circulation boost at Journal's Europe edition  —  The Wall Street Journal follows the Guardian's story about a circulation scheme at the Journal's sister paper in Europe with its own story confirming many of the details first reported by its competitor.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
WSJ circulation figures to be investigated
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Wall Street Journal Europe Sourcing Was Unusual
Hulu Blog:
Hulu Equity Owners Announce Decision To Terminate The Hulu Sale Process  —  The following is a joint statement from Hulu owners News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, The Walt Disney Company and the Hulu senior management team:  —  “Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value …
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
In Wall Street protests, TV news finds battleground  —  * Critics says networks too positive in reporting  —  Just as Fox News has staked out the conservative Tea Party movement as a pet topic, the unabashedly liberal MSNBC television news network appears to be doing the same with the Occupy Wall Street protests.
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Michael Montgomery / California Watch:
Feds to target newspapers, radio for marijuana ads  —  Federal prosecutors are preparing to target newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets that advertise medical marijuana dispensaries in California, another escalation in the Obama administration's newly invigorated war against the state's pot industry.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows  —  WAN-IFRA  —  At the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Vienna, Austria, a survey of 69 countries showed where print circulation, revenue and mobile use were rising for newspapers, and where they are declining.
Discussion: WAN-IFRA
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
‘Arab spring’ revolutions fail to provide greater press freedom  —  The fall of repressive regimes in north Africa and the Middle East, in the so-called Arab spring, has failed to usher in greater press freedom, according to a global media organisation.  —  A report by the World Association …
Discussion: Media Network
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
WEF calls for pressure on Eritrea to release journalists
Steve Myers / Poynter:
FBI: We didn't raise concerns about Globe naming Bulger informant, but that doesn't mean we approved it  —  The Boston Herald continues its criticism of rival Boston Globe's decision to publish the name of the informant who tipped off the FBI to the whereabouts of James “Whitey” Bulger.
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Apple prepping movie cloud service  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to put movies in the cloud, entering a market in which it may be both competitor and ally to a similar offering backed by most Hollywood studios.  —  Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been meeting with studios …
MediaMonkey / Guardian:
Financial Times's FT Tilt service to close  —  Puzzling news out of FT Towers on London's South Bank: the pink 'un's flagship online emerging markets service, FT Tilt, is being shut down after just nine months.  The reason?  Slow subscription sales, apparently - showing once again how difficult …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Ted Koppel Named Special Correspondent For NBC's ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’  —  In a move that has been widely speculated, NBC News has named Ted Koppel as a special correspondent to “Rock Center With Brian Williams.”  —  Koppel, who left ABC News in 2005, began his career as an NBC page.
Glen Warchol / Salt Lake Tribune:
KCPW insists city loan does not change its journalism  —  A Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency loan that bails out public radio station KPCW from potentially defaulting on one of its loans brings other questions including journalistic credibility in light of the station's finances and its relationship with the city.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Bloomsburg Press Enterprise's post-floods paywall a folly or financially sound?  —  Journalists are reacting strongly to the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise's stance that anyone who wants its news should have to pay for it.  Readers had asked the paper to drop its website paywall for an extended …
Discussion: The Bloomsburg Daily
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Editor Janine Gibson banks on 'The Guardian's' distinctly British appeal to the ‘internationalist’ Yank  —  One morning just a day or two into the new year of 2011, Janine Gibson was curled up on a couch in Soho, where she'd been staying for a winter vacation from her native England.
Pierre-Antoine Souchard / Associated Press:
French prosecutor drops Strauss-Kahn case  —  PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office on Thursday dropped its investigation into a writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, though it said the former IMF chief admitted to behavior that could qualify as sexual assault.
Suzanne Perry / The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Nonprofit News Outlets Face Long Waits for IRS Approval  —  When SF Public Press, a nonprofit news organization in San Francisco, applied to the Internal Revenue Service for a tax exemption in January 2010, its founder, Michael Stoll, thought the bid would be a “slam dunk.”
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
Kansas City Stations Refuse to Share Raw Footage with Investigators in Lisa Irwin Case  —  After receiving grand jury subpoenas requesting that they share video footage connected to the disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, Kansas City stations plan to cooperate with investigators …
Discussion: Kansas City Star, B&C and TVNewser
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix licenses reruns from CW Network  —  The CW Network series “The Vampire Diaries” is coming to Netflix's streaming library.  —  Netflix has licensed content from CBS and Time Warner's jointly operated CW Network, the companies announced today.  —  The agreement is for four years …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Engagement: The new digital metric  —  Everyone knows you have to measure things correctly to manage a business well.  But the converse of this axiom is that you can get into a lot of trouble if you measure the wrong things.  —  Unfortunately, this has happened in the newspaper industry with respect to the digital media.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Erin Burnett's ‘OutFront’ stumbles out of the gate  —  Erin Burnett's new primetime show is off to a rockier start than CNN probably had hoped—and not just in the ratings.  The former CNBC star's 7 p.m. show, “OutFront,” drew 535,000 total viewers in her debut, according to Nielsen Research …
Discussion: Business Insider and Chickaboomer
Poynter:
Let's take news apps out of the newsroom and create products instead of content  —  There was a great story in The Onion a few weeks back, right after Steve Jobs announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple.  The headline read, “New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm thinking printers'”
 
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry to start in November
Rachel McAthy / blogs.journalism.co.uk:
wef11: ‘News industry is in the vortex of a fast changing world’
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Lee Cowan gets Champagne Toast Upon Return to CBS
MiamiHerald.com:
Ga.'s Morris to focus on digital journalism
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Us Weekly Stays The Course, Keeps EIC
Discussion: eBookNewser
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Discovery And News Corp Flunk Research Firm's Governance Tests
Discussion: Forbes
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
You Probably Won't Change That Dial, Because You're Busy Checking Email
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
WH Smith Replacing Its eBook Store With Broad Kobo Partnership
Discussion: Softpedia News and Guardian
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Ally Schweitzer / Arts Desk:
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Current TV CEO: 'Our Three Competitors are About Breaking News, and We're About Fixing It'
Discussion: FishbowlLA and NY Daily News
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Judge: Reporter must discuss writing style in leak case
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
Three Advertisers Reportedly Pull Ads From KFI
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The contribution conundrum: Why did Wikipedia succeed while other encyclopedias failed?
Discussion: Berkman Center