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12:50 PM ET, October 14, 2011

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Sinead Cruise / Reuters:
Investor group to vote against Murdochs at NewsCorp AGM  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's campaign to keep control of News Corporation suffered a fresh blow on Friday after another key shareholder group called for his eviction from the board of the embattled media company.
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New York Times:
News Corp. Hits a Bump as Investors Prepare to Meet  —  The European edition of The Wall Street Journal accounts for less than 1 percent of total business at its parent company, the News Corporation.  But the controversy this week over an unorthodox circulation deal that resulted in the resignation …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Like WSJ Europe, some US papers rely on deeply-discounted circulation  —  The Wall Street Journal Europe's dealings with a Dutch consulting firm to prop up circulation, exposed this week and resulting in the departure of its publisher, raises an obvious question: How much of this sort …
Discussion: paidContent
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Reuters's Dizzying Changes to Its Soros-Occupy Wall Street Story  —  Because of a “technical glitch” and an editor's mistake, Reuters published a story that alleged that George Soros was the secret backer of the Occupy Wall Street protests because he gave money to a group that gave money …
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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 …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Global circulation falls as readers become ‘promiscuous’  —  WAN-IFRA delivers its World Press Trends report, which found that circulation declined globally by 2%, but showed disparity between the east and west  —  Worldwide daily newspaper circulation fell by nine million in 2010 …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Politico Reporter Dismissed for Plagiarism  —  A NYT reporter has brought information to Politico's Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei that has led to a reporter's forced resignation.  Politico issued a lengthy and serious memo tonight to employees announcing that Kendra Marr …
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 …
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Owners Will Retain Control of Video Service
Jacob Harris / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Word clouds considered harmful  —  In his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition, William Gibson created a character named Cayce Pollard with an unusual psychosomatic affliction: She was allergic to brands.  Even the logos on clothing were enough to make her skin crawl, but her worst reactions …
Discussion: Poynter
Portland Press-Herald:
Newspaper announces reductions in staffing  —  The layoffs will affect 38 employees of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.  —  From staff reports  —  PORTLAND - Richard L. Connor, chief executive officer of MaineToday Media, announced that 38 full- and part-time employees …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of 100% reach  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  You won't find a “Subscribe” top-level link on The Day's home page.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
John Cook / Gawker:
ABC News Chief Tells His Reporters to Turn a Terror Threat Story Into a ‘Thriller’  —  ABC News president Ben Sherwood is a notorious social climber and horrible self-help writer whose detractors call him “the Draco Malfoy of broadcast news.”  When he took over the news division last year …
 
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