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12:05 AM ET, October 24, 2011


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives  —  Almost two weeks ago, USA Today put its finger on why the Occupy Wall Street protests continued to gain traction.  —  “The bonus system has gone beyond a means of rewarding talent and is now Wall Street's primary business …
Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson - Review  —  After Steve Jobs anointed Walter Isaacson as his authorized biographer in 2009, he took Mr. Isaacson to see the Mountain View, Calif., house in which he had lived as a boy.  He pointed out its “clean design” and “awesome little features.”
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
The New York Times offers an amusing Angry Birds correction  —  An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the premise of “Angry Birds,” a popular iPhone game.  In the game, slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.  Link
Gabriel Sherman / @gabrielsherman:   The NYT writes that the only control Steve Jobs insisted on for his bio was the book cover design
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why Apple's virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions  —  A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple's virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide “a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher — but nothing here is a game-changer.”
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
‘Public Parts’ and its public parts: In a networked world, can a book go viral?  —  Last month, Jeff Jarvis published his new book, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.  Last week, Evgeny Morozov published a scathing review of it.
Tony Ortega / Runnin' Scared:
Scientology Targeted South Park's Parker and Stone in Investigation  —  ​Another interesting revelation at Marty Rathbun's blog this morning: Rathbun released what he said was an internal Scientology document which suggests that the church targeted Trey Parker and Matt Stone …
Heather Ford / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Wikipedia Isn't Journalism, But Are Wikipedians Reluctant Journalists?  —  Wikipedia articles on breaking news stories dominate page views on the world's sixth-largest website.  Perhaps more importantly, these articles drive the most significant editor contribution — especially among new editors.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
In a Gloomy Economy, TV Sitcoms Are Making a Comeback  —  In television, funny is money again.  —  For the better part of a decade, while drama became more ambitious, and reality shows became more outrageous, comedy had the worst track record in prime time.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Ping: Zines Have a Resurgence Among the Web-Savvy  —  ON a trip to an indie bookstore in Brooklyn in the summer, I came across a curious creation: a small, black-and-white publication that consisted entirely of snapshots of Lindsay Lohan, known for her movie roles in “Mean Girls” and …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Dan Beyers / Washington Post:
Editor's Note: We'll be focusing on entre­pre­neur­ship with a new Web site offering  —  Capital Business is sprouting a suburb.  Our new neighborhood is called On Small Business, and it is starting out as a new Web channel at business.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Don't think of it as a newspaper — it's a data platform  —  Many newspapers and other traditional media entities still think of themselves as delivering their content in a specific package, although most are trying hard to build an online readership as well, or experiment with iPad and Facebook apps (not to mention paywalls).
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Newspaper Guild Drops Boycott of the Huffington Post  —  Remember when the 26,000-member Newspaper Guild called a boycott against the Huffington Post over its use of unpaid writers?  Well, that's over.  Seven months after it kicked off, the boycott ended today with a brief, conciliatory statement from the Guild.
Discussion: GalleyCat
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: ZDNet and VentureBeat
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Who Gets The Copyright On The Photo Of A Beaten Gaddafi, Captured Off A Cameraphone
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