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4:40 AM ET, October 22, 2011

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Rupert Murdoch, Sons, Re-Elected to News Corp.'s Board  —  Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, survived a shareholders vote on Friday, with the entire clan re-elected to News Corp.'s board of directors, the company announced.  —  In all, 15 board members were reappointed.
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Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch speaks of ‘unfair attack’ in face of shareholder revolt  —  News Corp chairman and chief executive makes defiant address at annual shareholder's meeting in Los Angeles  —  Rupert Murdoch has made a defiant and uncompromising address in front of his company's shareholders in Los Angeles …
Guardian:
Murdoch warned of ‘Mulcaire 2’ at News Corp shareholder meeting  —  Some large investors vote against CEO's re-election to board, but full details will not be available until Monday  —  Rupert Murdoch has been dealt a blow by shareholders who called on the News Corp chairman and his sons to resign from the scandal-torn media empire.
Susanna Kim / ABCNEWS:
Rupert Murdoch and Sons Blasted By Shareholders  —  Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan got a dressing down from shareholders at the company's annual meeting Friday amid the fallout from a hacking scandal at its UK newspapers.  —  At the News Corp. annual meeting in Los Angeles on Friday …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
News Organizations Defend Airing Gruesome Gadhafi Death Video … NEW YORK - News organizations are defending airing the grim video of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's lifeless, bloodied body being kicked and dragged through the streets near his hometown of Sirte.
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Mary Hockaday / BBC:
The challenges of reporting Gaddafi's death  —  When the end came, it came very suddenly.  For months, the Libyan rebels, supported by Nato, were striving to end Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya.  For weeks that goal seemed to be coming closer, but for many Libyans a tantalising question remained: where was Gaddafi?
Jim Rutenberg / The Caucus:
Ex-Governor of South Carolina Joins Fox News  —  Former Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina may have not have been able to run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination after his 2009 cheating scandal, but he will at least get to talk about the campaign on national television …
New York Times:
MI5 References Emerge in Phone Hacking Lawsuit  —  A British private detective at the center of the phone hacking scandal that has shaken Rupert Murdoch's media empire cited the MI5 file of a close friend of Princes William and Harry in notes he kept on his work for the tabloid The News of the World, according to a suit filed in London.
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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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why Other Papers Aren't Racing to Copy the NYT Paywall  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  It's been an odd week for paywall-watchers.  On the one hand, you had The New York Times reporting extraordinarily good news about its six-month-old digital turnstile.
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Hulu Plus brings its TV treasure trove to Nintendo Wii and 3DS  —  Nintendo's 3DS handheld and Wii console will get access to Hulu Plus' trove of streaming TV content before the end of 2011, the company said today.  —  One of the most pressing issues facing streaming services like Netflix and Hulu is access.
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 …
 
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