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2:44 AM ET, October 28, 2011


 Top News: 
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Cuts, Changes Come to Financial Video Service, Reuters Insider  —  It's been 17 months since Thomson Reuters debuted an online financial video news service, available to Reuters subscribers.  —  However, much like the recent layoffs dotting the radio landscape, (Cumulus, Clear Channel) …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Todd A. Heywood / The American Independent:
Laid off Gannett reporter turns occupy protester, feels burned by CEO's $37 mil pay
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday
Discussion: The New York Observer
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer  —  After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Netflix Takes Up a Third of Internet Bandwidth Traffic shifting from computers to connected devices  —  Netflix may have lost 800,000 subscribers last quarter, but there are still more than enough streaming fans left over to hog nearly a third of peak Internet bandwidth.
Discussion: Digits and Bloomberg
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
NYT says target of O'Keefe sting didn't work for them  —  James O'Keefe's Project Veritas is out with the Part II of its “To Catch a Journalist” project, which captures, with what appears to be a hidden camera, a talk that NYU professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen are giving to what seems to be a group of students.
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Wikileaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent  —  The mainstream media should be up in arms about corporations' ability to choke off sources of WikiLeaks' funding  —  Suppose you are the proprietor of an information service.  Your customers buy what you sell using the major payment systems …
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Wikimedia Doubles Down On Mobile With Wikipedia Zero, Carrier Appeals  —  After years of employing an ad-hoc community-driven approach to mobile, one of the world's biggest Web sites is going mobile in a much more organized way.  Wikimedia Foundation is currently pitching deals involving …
Discussion: MediaNama
Joe Flint / Company Town:
DirecTV takes fight with News Corp. to the FCC  —  Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has taken its fight with News Corp. to the federal government.  —  The two sides are at odds over a new distribution agreement that would keep News Corp.-owned cable channels including FX on DirecTV.
Ian Darby / Campaign:
Dennis Publishing to launch iPad edition of The Week  —  The Week, Dennis Publishing's news digest title, is launching an iPad edition.  —  The Week: releasing app  —  Dennis, which is also testing a web version of the title, is expected to launch The Week app in mid-November.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Close to Announcing Video ‘Channels’  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube is expected to announce as early as next week that it has signed a slew of partnerships with media companies and well-known personalities to produce original content for the popular video website, said people familiar with the matter.
Lawrence Pintak / CJR:
POWs, Dead Dictators, and Journalistic Ethics  —  Would any journalist have turned down the opportunity to interview Gilad Shalit?  —  The young Iranian prisoner was no more than fourteen, still caked with a thick layer of dust from the battlefield.  He was among thousands of old men …
Dorian Benkoil / MediaShift:
E-Book Publishers Must Provide Flexible Access to Avoid ‘Media Hell’  —  This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series.  Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days.
Mac Engel / The Big Mac Blog:
ESPN shouldn't bother with Poynter, an ombudsman & quit faking journalism  —  It is cute to see ESPN play journalism and employ the nationally renowned Poynter Institute to act as its journalism watchdog and ombudsman.  This is a mammoth organization that stands for Entertainment Sports Programming Network.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce a nationally broadcast version of the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets.
Discussion: Company Town
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Telemundo Seeks Spanglish Speakers, Aiming for New Viewers  —  Telemundo has long trailed its rival Univision in their competition for Hispanic television viewers in the United States.  But as the number of second- and third-generation Hispanic-Americans skyrockets, the perennial runner …
Discussion: Company Town
Louis Bedigian / Forbes:
Will Spotify Pull a Netflix, Screw Over Consumers and Kill its IPO Dreams?  —  There has been a lot of love for Spotify this year.  But you know what they say: if you love something, you have to set it free.  —  I'm starting to wonder if this applies to entertainment services.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Livestream Refreshes Video Service: “Viewers Can Rewind While Its Live”  —  Livestream is unveiling a major upgrade to its live video service today.  It won't be fully rolled out until December, but you can see a preview of it here or watch the video below.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNN's Richard Quest hails news impact of ‘the almighty mobile’  —  But worries that teens' screen preferences mean ‘the days of the physical paper are seriously numbered’  —  Are mobile phones changing the news industry?  An easy question to answer: just look at the number of TV networks …
David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore … David Carr has a cold.  On Sunday night, the media columnist for The New York Times tweeted to his more than 335,000 followers that he realized he probably had a variation of the common cold — because his drugstore was out of his favorite cold remedy.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo!  —  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
Garett Sloane / New York Post:   Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales
Discussion: The Wrap
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Moves NBCU Local's Shopping Guide To DailyCandy
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases! PR Newswire sued by rival
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: Business Insider and Free Press
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dan Monk / Cincinatti Business Courier:
Scripps buys stake in freelance startup
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