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12:30 PM ET, October 21, 2011


 Top News: 
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Irate News Corp. Shareholders to Take Murdoch to the Woodshed  —  The annual News Corporation shareholders meeting has always been a raucous and unpredictable event.  —  In a 12-minute exchange last year, one disapproving shareholder gave Rupert Murdoch, the company's chairman and chief executive …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
News Corp. to Pay $4.78M Phone-Hack Settlement  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s U.K. unit agreed to pay 3 million pounds ($4.78 million) to settle claims that the News of the World tabloid hacked the mobile-phone messages of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, who was murdered in 2002.
Matt Wells / Guardian:
News Corporation annual shareholder meeting - live  —  Rupert Murdoch is facing a revolt at News Corporation's annual meeting over its handling of the phone hacking scandal.  Follow developments live  —  11.38am ET / 4.38pm BST: My colleague Dominic Rushe, who is in Los Angeles for the meeting …
Discussion: TVNewser and L.A. NOW
Ben Smith / The Politico:
New York funds to vote against Murdochs, over Bloomberg objections
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and Bloomberg
Craig Silverman / CJR:
The Story of the Gaddafi Story  —  How news of the Libyan leader's demise spread on Twitter  —  Earlier this morning news began to spread that something major was happening in Libya.  At first it seemed that a convoy, likely belonging to those loyal to former leader Moammar Gaddfi, was under attack in/near Sirte.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Few U.S. front pages feature dead Gadhafi, many international papers show body  —  Very few front pages of U.S. newspapers featured photos of a dead Moammar Gadhafi Friday morning, choosing instead to show rebels and citizens celebrating or archival images of the Libyan leader.
Discussion: Charles Apple
Bob Andelman / Poynter:
AFP, AP transmit graphic photos of dead Gadhafi
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
27 Fox Cable Channels May Be Pulled From DirecTV in Carriage Dispute  —  27 of News Corp.'s Fox cable channels may be pulled from DirecTV November 1, unless the two sides can come to a new carriage agreement.  The channels include FX, National Geographic Channel, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer …
Jefferson Morley / Salon:
Fired NPR host sees “McCarthyism”  —  OWS supporter Lisa Simeone says she was dismissed after right-wing attacks  —  Lisa Simeone, host of two cultural programs on National Public Radio, was fired from one of her positions last night for her leading role in the Freedom Plaza occupation in Washington …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NPR host will remain with ‘Opera’ show after becoming spokesperson for ‘Occupy DC’
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Nationwide Layoffs Hit Village Voice Media  —  In your tragic Thursday media column: more info on the companywide layoffs at Village Voice Media, the NYT Co. makes money, a Washington Post heiress has a bright idea, The Economist screws up, and newspaper layoffs are back.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Chicago Tribune cash flow falls short on national advertising weakness  —  The Chicago Tribune's operating cash flow is running 24 percent below its business plan for the first nine months of the year and revenue is 3 percent below budget, “largely driven by the national advertising category …
Discussion: Chicago Business
John Keenan / The Argus:
£15m free advertising pledge from local newspapers  —  Regional and local newspapers across the country, including The Argus, have today delivered a huge boost to UK business by pledging an unprecedented £15 million of free advertising to the most dynamic fledgling enterprises.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Forbes hires outsider COO  —  Quietly and with little fanfare, Forbes Media has picked up a new chief operating officer, Mike Federle, a former publisher and president of rival Fortune.  —  The COO title was last held by Timothy Forbes, one of the four brothers in the third generation …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
USA Today toys with a side business: selling commercial access to its data  —  One year ago, USA Today opened up its massive database of articles, reviews, census figures, and sports salaries to the public.  The newspaper provided open and well-documented APIs to software developers …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
RDA Puts Allrecipes on the Block  —  Announcement made shortly after Every Day With Rachael Ray's impending sale.  —  In another step in its “master brand strategy”, the Reader's Digest Association is exploring a possible sale of its Allrecipes property.  The 14-year-old food site sees 24 …
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