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1:30 PM ET, October 22, 2011


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Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
On Facebook, NATO Chief Announces End to Libya War  —  This has to be a first in the annals of social media.  The commander of NATO's Libya war has announced his intent to end hostilities through Facebook.  —  In a short post on his Wall Friday morning, Adm. James Stavridis told the world …
Discussion: VentureBeat and ZDNet
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Who Gets The Copyright On The Photo Of A Beaten Gaddafi, Captured Off A Cameraphone  —  The AFP news agency (with its partner Getty) has a bit of a history with some rather odd copyright claims.  You may recall the lawsuit that AFP was involved in after it yanked photos from Twitpic …
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.
The Wrap:
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.
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.
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 …
Susanna Kim / ABCNEWS:
Rupert Murdoch and Sons Blasted By Shareholders
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 …
Joel Gunter /
Times editor signals shift to integrated production  —  Amid planned job cuts, James Harding tells staff that production teams will need to be able to work across the print, web, iPad, and Android editions  —  Times editor James Harding has signalled a shift towards integrated production at the newspaper …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NPR will no longer distribute ‘World of Opera’ after host becomes OWS spokesperson  —  NPR will no longer distribute “World of Opera,” after it was revealed this week that host Lisa Simeone has become a spokesperson for protests in Washington, D.C. WDAV, the North Carolina public radio station …
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.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Noted
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.
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