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11:20 AM ET, October 20, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Times Company Reports a Profit  —  The New York Times Company continued to attract paying subscribers to its flagship Web site in the third quarter, bolstering a new revenue stream that has helped offset a decline in advertising revenue.  —  The company, which reported its earnings …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
The Times cuts 100 editorial posts  —  Daily paper to shed one in seven editorial positions, with Sunday Times also due to announce reduction in staff  —  The Times is to cut 100 editorial posts out of a total workforce of 700, editor James Harding has told staff.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Former EMI chief to head new home of BBC magazines
Discussion: Guardian and mnilive.com
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
A Washington Post paywall?  No time soon  —  Hurting financially but wary of acting precipitously, the Washington Post has planted a strategic stake in the ground when it comes to paywalls: Let the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, with their national distributions and elite readerships …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
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Nic Christensen / The Australian:   The Australian to launch paid content on Monday
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Moammar Gadhafi Killed, Injured or Captured: Broadcast and Cable Nets Scramble to Confirm and Cover  —  Update: A Libyan transitional government minister has confirmed Gadhafi's death, and all of the U.S. networks are now reporting the news as such.  —  Update: Al Jazeera English …
Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's Critics Press for Changes They Can't Force at News Corp.  —  News Corp. investors seeking to curb Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch's authority will use tomorrow's annual meeting to press for reform, looking to persuade a board they can't force to act.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks's payout - will News Corp investors be told about it?
Discussion: Birmingham Mail
Michael Malone / B&C:
‘Occupy’ Needs the Media, and Vice Versa  —  It's a rainy, windy, and miserable day down in New York, meaning it's not much fun down at Zuccotti Park.  When New York had rain last week, WNYW morning anchor John Huddy had a brilliant idea, handing out a bunch of umbrellas branded …
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Bucky Turco / ANIMAL:
Huffington Post Writer Naomi Wolf Arrested in Front of Huffington Post Event
Discussion: Gothamist
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Two Daily Caller Reporters Fired, Managing Editor Quits, Employees Nervous  —  The last two weeks has put employees at The Daily Caller on edge.  Two reporters were fired and the Managing Editor, Joe Kildea, has jumped ship.  One reporter is gone because of a bad attitude; the other for being in a beat she wasn't qualified to cover.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Neda Semnani / Roll Call:
Heard on the Hill: Breaking the Code of Ethics  —  One major commandment of journalism: If thou art a hack, thou mustn't flack.  —  So imagine our surprise when we realized the spokeswoman for October 2011, the group occupying Freedom Plaza, is Lisa Simeone, host of the radio program …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Economist Mistakenly Gave Away Free Digital Subscriptions  —  The Economist will next week revoke premium digital subscriptions from some users after realising it had been accidentally servicing them for free.  —  “Unfortunately, we have been providing you with full digital access in error …
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent:UK
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Village Voice Lays Off the Best of New York  —  The Village Voice has laid off Ward Harkavy, a senior editor, and Harry Siegel, a brand-new (but independently legendary) city hall columnist, Gawker reports.  —  The Voice is on the late end of a wave of layoffs affecting all New Times papers …
Aly Semigran / PopWatch:
Adam Levine and Fox News hosts exchange angry tweets over use of his music  —  Typically its Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine that's the one taking requests, but on Wednesday, The Voice mentor had one for Fox News: Don't play my music.  Or, more specifically, as he put it on Twitter …
Discussion: Speakeasy and Mediaite
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Phone hacking victims get access to critical evidence  —  (REUTERS) - Like all good tabloid tales, the News of the World saga is a scandal that keeps on giving.  —  British investigators have spent months sharing thousands of pages of seized evidence with hundreds of suspected targets …
Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun Times:
Help!  Our journalists of the future  —  An old friend and distinguished colleague of mine writes:  —  “These are verbatim quotes — repeat, VERBATIM quotes — from radio newscast scripts turned in by students in my Broadcast and Film Writing classes.  The students were assigned to do a morning after …
Thanks:timcohn
Martin Robbins / Guardian:
Why did the BBC show a clip comparing sex education teachers with paedophiles?  —  The BBC's decision to broadcast a clip during Sunday Morning Live that compared sex education teachers with paedophiles raises serious questions about their editorial judgement; as professionals attack the Corporation for putting teachers ‘at risk.’
Jon Slattery / jonslattery.blogspot.com:
BBC staff magazine Ariel to close after 75 years  —  The BBC is closing the print version of Ariel, its staff magazine, which has been published for 75 years.  —  It is part of the latest round of cuts which will see the BBC's communications division shed 30 posts.
Discussion: Guardian, BBC Ariel and Press Gazette
Lisa van der Pool / Boston Business Journal:
BostonGlobe.com subscription model launches Wednesday … will launch the paid subscription model of BostonGlobe.com, after a several weeks-long free trial period, the daily newspaper said on Tuesday.  —  BostonGlobe.com is an online version of the Boston Globe's newspaper …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang: “We Want to Be the Premier Digital Media Company”  —  When Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang last appeared on the D stage back in 2008, the Internet giant was in tumult.  Tapped as successor to former CEO Terry Semel and the man who would finally turn Yahoo's fundamental strengths …
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
The LA Times Sued For Wiretapping  —  LA Times pressman Ed Padgett spotted this billboard a couple days ago, and it left us scratching our heads.  —  When we think of wiretapping, it's usually in the context of nefarious governments and James Bond-type antics.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
That Huge AOL, Yahoo, And Microsoft Ad-Selling Deal Isn't Done Yet  —  A month ago, top executives from Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL held a dinner in New York with ad agency execs and other media buyers to announce an agreement to begin selling remnant, or “class two,” inventory on each other's sites.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Demand Media's stock has completely collapsed, closing yesterday at $5.60 a share  —  The company has been hammered by Google's Panda algorithm change, and its traffic growth has slowed significantly.  Yahoo's Q3 display-ad results were also mediocre, suggesting that Demand's may be weak.
 
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