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10:25 AM ET, October 24, 2011

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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 …
Bloomberg:
Hinton Faces Questions Over Two News Corp. Scandals at Hearing  —  Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — Les Hinton was one of Rupert Murdoch's closest associates for half a century.  His role at the top of News Corp. makes him the focus of British lawmakers' questions about two scandals at his former employer.
Discussion: @jamesro47 and Guardian
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Tim Adler / Deadline.com:
Date Set For James Murdoch To Face MPs  —  News Corp deputy COO James Murdoch will face British MPs for a second time on November 10.  He will defend himself as to whether he misled British politicians investigating the phone-hacking at the News of the World.
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:   Rupert Murdoch urged to sell off newspapers by top News Corp shareholder
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows …
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks' money woes brings end to leak of secrets  —  WikiLeaks is to stop publishing state secrets because it is running out of money, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  The whistleblowing website set up by Julian Assange said that it is temporarily suspending publication of leaks to fight a “blockade” by credit card companies.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tina Brown Preps Daily Beast TV Original video set to launch in Nov. By Lucia Moses  —  Tina Brown's recent forays on the Web and in print have so far had uncertain results.  Can she make it on TV?  We'll soon see: Daily Beast TV is getting ready to launch in November.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
4 Questions With ProPublica's New Social Media Editor  —  The role of social media editor is a relatively new, and highly coveted, spot in newsrooms.  While there are still a lot of questions about what exactly this job entails, everyone can agree that there needs to be at least …
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘American Idol,’ NFL Duke it out for Priciest TV Spot  —  Watch out, Steven Tyler.  The Green Bay Packers are rushing you.  —  Long TV's most expensive program for advertisers, “American Idol” is now neck-and-neck with NBC's “Sunday Night Football” as the costliest prime-time show on this year's schedule …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
CBS posts the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson  —  The tech world is in a frenzy over the release of Walter Isaacson's biography on Steve Jobs, including CBS.  The TV network has just posted the full interview online.  —  The special interview was recorded …
Newspaper Association of America:
Traffic to newspaper websites increases 20 percent in past year  —  Double-digit growth in multiple categories demonstrates high level of engagement by newspaper website visitors;  —  More than 110 million unique visitors in Q3; strong reach in key demographics continues
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Bestsellers: Steve Jobs And The Importance Of Pre-Orders  —  On the official morning of its release, Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs is #1 on the Kindle bestseller list, #1 in Apple's iBookstore and #2 on the Nook bestseller list.  It is not yet showing up on the Kobo or Google (NSDQ: GOOG) …
Wall Street Journal:
NBC Unable to Shake Slide in Ratings  —  NBC's downward slide is getting steeper.  —  Long a ratings laggard, the network has fallen further behind its competitors this fall, heightening the challenge facing its new owner Comcast Corp. as it works to mount a turnaround.
 
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mattel buys Hit Entertainment for $680m
Discussion: Adweek
David Leigh / Guardian:
BBC inquiry over solicitor's ‘rogue reporter’ phone-hacking admission
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Discussion: Forbes
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
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Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
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Discussion: Gawker
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
‘Public Parts’ and its public parts: In a networked world, can a book go viral?
Discussion: BuzzMachine and bookforum.com
Heather Ford / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Wikipedia Isn't Journalism, But Are Wikipedians Reluctant Journalists?
 

 
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