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7:55 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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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co  —  News Corp's legal advisers to be replaced by Olswang, who will now advise on civil claims in relation to phone hacking  —  News Corporation has parted company with the law firm used to defend the News of the World in lawsuits taken …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Jill Treanor / Guardian:
News Corp faces revolt by quarter of shareholders
Discussion: CJR, Guardian and Media & Entertainment
New York Times:   News Corp. Hits a Bump as Investors Prepare to Meet
Washington Post:
How Fox News changed the face of journalism  —  One night last month, Roger Ailes stood before a crowd of Fox News employees gathered at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan for a celebration marking the channel's 15th anniversary.  “Our prime time is just unbeatable,” he told them.
Discussion: TVNewser
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Paul Carr's ‘The New Gambit’ Wants To Be ‘The Economist,’ But Funny (And Tablet-Only!)  —  Here's the one in which we figure out what Paul Carr's startup will actually do; Okay so it is a publication!  Okay it's a whole company focused on publishing only for tablets and e-readers!
Discussion: Blog. and FishbowlLA
Poynter:
New York Times' buyouts, contract negotiations show newsroom shift to Web  —  Thursday's offer of 20 voluntary buyouts for New York Times staff shows the continuing evolution of the newsroom — cuts to the print operation while trying to nurture online growth.
Discussion: Media News and Huffington Post
Brittany Wallman / Broward Politics:
Lauderhill Mayor Kaplan to Sun Sentinel: Reporters are lobbyists  —  One of the mayors in Broward already is using the new Code of Ethics to explain why he'll give a “no comment.”  —  Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan says under his interpretation of the newly passed code …
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 …
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 and Charles Apple
The Huffington Post:
To Baby, A Magazine Is An IPad That Doesn't Work (VIDEO) … Baby Ipad , Baby Ipad Magazine , Baby Magazine Ipad , Baby Who Broke Ipad , Ipad Magazine Baby , Ipad v Magazine , Magazine Ipad Baby , Magazine v Ipad , Urlesque , Parents News  —  Imagine baby's frustration when she discovers a magazine is just, well, a magazine.
John Koblin / WWD:
Emily Nussbaum Headed to The New Yorker  —  NUSSBAUM TO NEW YORKER: New York Magazine writer Emily Nussbaum will succeed Nancy Franklin as The New Yorker's TV critic.  She's leaving New York in two weeks and will start her job at The New Yorker early next month.  “I'm completely excited,” said Nussbaum.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
TV Audience Shrinking on Friday Nights  —  Saturday night has long been the loneliest night of the week in the television business, but lately it's been joined by another evening pining for viewers: Fridays.  —  Once the location of some of television's biggest hits, everything …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired Heidrick & Struggles for its CEO search.  —  It will be a dicey job, since the effort is on a separate track than the Silicon Valley Internet giant's wide-ranging strategic review …
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 …
 
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Palm Beach Post lays off 20
Discussion: Gossip Extra
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Like WSJ Europe, some US papers rely on deeply-discounted circulation
Discussion: Forbes, TVNewser and paidContent
John Cook / Gawker:
ABC News Chief Tells His Reporters to Turn a Terror Threat Story Into a ‘Thriller’
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Global circulation falls as readers become ‘promiscuous’
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of 100% reach  —  Editor's Note: Each week …
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media's Secret Weapon: A Super Fast Payment System For Its Freelance Writers
Discussion: Medacity
Suzanne Perry / The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Nonprofit News Outlets Face Long Waits for IRS Approval
Discussion: Poynter and LA Observed