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2:50 PM ET, October 21, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
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
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
News Organizations Defend Airing Gruesome Gadhafi Death Video
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
Mary Hockaday / BBC:
The challenges of reporting Gaddafi's death
Discussion: Guardian, Press Gazette and Poynter
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
HuffPost Politics most-visited site for political news, outdraws CNN Politics, Politico  —  New audience data from comScore says Americans' appetite for political news is heating up, and HuffPost Politics led all politics-focused news sites in September with nearly 10 million visitors.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Political Analyst Alex Wagner to Host New NoonET Show on MSNBC  —  MSNBC political analyst Alex Wagner is getting her own show, TVNewser has learned.  —  At some point in the next few months, the channel will debut a new NoonET program hosted by Wagner, who was most recently with the Huffington Post …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Meredith buys stake in London 2012 agency Iris  —  US media group's backing will help UK-based advertising business further expand its international operations  —  US media group Meredith Corporation has acquired a strategic stake stake in Iris - the UK agency that created London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock …
Discussion:, Folio and paidContent
World Cup moving to Fox Sports and Telemundo  —  Fox Sports and NBCUniversal's Telemundo shocked the soccer world Friday (10/21) by outbidding ESPN and Univision for the US broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.  Bid details were not immediately known …
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 …
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.
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
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
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