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9:30 AM ET, October 21, 2011

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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 …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
New York funds to vote against Murdochs, over Bloomberg objections
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and Bloomberg
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
‘Leveson inquiry no threat to free press’ - PM
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:   Phone hacking victims get access to critical evidence
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.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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Bob Andelman / Poynter:
AFP, AP transmit graphic photos of dead Gadhafi  —  Graphic images of a reportedly-dead Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are being transmitted by the AP, AFP and possibly other wire services. … The AP images come from video screengrabs provided by Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, says Paul Colford, director of media relations.
Discussion: Poynter, BBC, Press Gazette and TVNewser
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 …
Keith Boykin / The Huffington Post:
Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong  —  After 10 days out of town, I finally made it to Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday and had a chance to see for myself what's going on.  My conclusion: almost everything the media told me about the protest is wrong.
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Heather Horn / The Atlantic Wire:
Vanessa Grigoriadis: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is drawn from a conversation with New York …
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Andy Goodenough Out as CEO of Summit Business Media  —  Summit CFO/COO Tom Flynn will serve as interim CEO.  —  Andy Goodenough has resigned as CEO of Summit Business Media “to pursue other interests.”  Summit CFO/COO Tom Flynn will serve as interim CEO while a search for a replacement is conducted.
Discussion: MinOnline
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.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Google+ features are coming to more Google products, starting today with Reader  —  Today, Google is bringing Google+ social features into Google Reader.  —  The move gives us a glimpse into what the company has planned for its Plus-themed products and, in fact, the future of all Google web tools.
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.
Discussion: Marketing Week and Yorkshire Post
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
The Scientist Lives  —  LabX Media Group signs intent to purchase  —  A potential buyer has emerged to save The Scientist from early retirement.  —  A week after it was reported that the life-science magazine's twenty-fifth anniversary issue would be its last, LabX Media Group announced …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
‘Popular Science’ Receives First ABC Consolidated Media Report  —  The Audit Bureau of Circulations has released its first Consolidated Media Report, a customizable report for U.S. and Canadian consumer magazines to present their total brand with a range of print, digital and mobile products.
Discussion: Folio and Publishing Executive …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NPR host will remain with ‘Opera’ show after becoming spokesperson for ‘Occupy DC’  —  Lisa Simeone, host of “World of Opera” since 2002, does not understand why NPR is raising questions about her involvement with the Washington, D.C., arm of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.  She tells the Sun's David Zurawik:
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYTCo's Robinson: Paywall Hasn't Dented Pageviews—Much  —  The weak economy and the About Group's declines have eaten away at revenue gains that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) won with last year's ad recovery.  But CEO Janet Robinson said that there hasn't been much negative impact …
 
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
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Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Abramson sees ‘lack of discpline’ in some NYT story lengths
Discussion: Poynter
Deggans / St. Petersburg Times:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon May Launch Kindle In Japan This Year
Discussion: Reuters
Sarah Marshall / journalism.co.uk:
Guardian predicts 1m installs of Facebook app in first month
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Campaign: CNN Asked Us To Pull Down Brutal Anti-Perry Ad
Discussion: Salon.com and Mediaite
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Department of Justice still wants New York Times reporter's sources
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Sean Connolly / Online News Association:
Herman, Keefe, Summers elected to 2012 Online News Association Board
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Aly Semigran / PopWatch:
Adam Levine and Fox News hosts exchange angry tweets over use of his music
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Economist Mistakenly Gave Away Free Digital Subscriptions
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Two Daily Caller Reporters Fired, Managing Editor Quits, Employees Nervous