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6:30 PM ET, October 5, 2012


 Top News: 
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
W's Nina Lawrence Leaves Condé Nast for WSJ  —  W's Nina Lawrence has split after 15 years at Condé Nast for The Wall Street Journal, where she's landed a big job: vp of global marketing, advertising sales.  Lawrence will be in charge of overseeing the global ad sales team across print …
Discussion: WWD and FishbowlNY
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Condé budget cuts of 5% on 2013 agenda  —  Condé Nast, home to The New Yorker, Vogue and Vanity Fair, is poring over preliminary budgets for next year — and it doesn't look pretty.  —  While not every mag is finished going over the books with President Bob Sauerberg …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Blockbuster Hits Rewind on Plan to Return as Netflix Killer  —  Billionaire Charlie Ergen is giving up on his plan to turn the once-mighty Blockbuster LLC video- store chain into a Netflix (NFLX) Inc. competitor and gadget retailer.  —  When Ergen's Dish Network Corp. (DISH) …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Is Spotify's business model broken?  —  Financial numbers for privately held Spotify have allegedly surfaced and if accurate, the music service is in a world of hurt.  —  Spotify CEO Daniel Ek  —  PrivCo., a company that sells data on non-publicly traded companies says it has obtained …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes Has An Unlikely Lunch Partner: Roger Ailes  —  Here's a piece of breaking news that will give some people at CNN nightmares: earlier this year their ultimate boss Time Warner Chairman Jeff Bewkes, had lunch with Fox News Chief Roger Ailes.  Just imagine what those two discussed.
Discussion: TVNewser
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Blood, Sweat, and Piers  —  Piers Morgan, testifying before the Leveson Inquiry in London late last year, had just withstood two hours of uncomfortable questioning about phone hacking—a practice the 46-year-old tabloid editor-cum-TV star described in the first of his three memoirs as the …
Discussion: Capital New York and TVNewser
Sruthi Ramakrishnan / Reuters:
Gannett to stop broadcasting on Dish if ad-skipping feature not removed  —  (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said the broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett Co Inc has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on the satellite TV provider if it does not block the commercial-skipping feature …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Jim Lehrer On Debate Moderating: My Job Was To ‘Stay Out Of The Way’  —  Jim Lehrer responded on Thursday to the furor surrounding his debate moderating performance.  Though it was his 12th time in the role, Lehrer received some of his worst press, with critics saying that he had let both Barack Obama …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Cable Channel to Televise Bin Laden Film Before Election  —  The National Geographic Channel plans to televise a feature film about the killing of Osama bin Laden on Nov. 4, two days before the presidential election.  —  The film, titled “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
How Will Reuters and Fortune Handle Jack Welch's Conspiracy Tweeting?  —  Former GE CEO Jack Welch gets paid for his opinions by a couple of news organizations.  But none of those opinions has ever caused quite such a stir as the one he issued on Twitter Friday morning, accusing the Labor Department of falsifying unemployment numbers.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
A Google book deal is good for everyone — except maybe Amazon  —  It's possible there was some cheering at Google this week, when the search giant announced a deal with the Association of American Publishers over its book-scanning project, but it's more likely there was just an overwhelming sense of relief …
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and New York Times, Thanks:@geoffness
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Post’ editors called to Garrison country club for day-long digital teach-in  —  In the war between New York City's two daily tabloids—the New York Post and the Daily News—there's one battle that's been a rout: the battle for the web.  —  Maybe that's why a group of editors from the Post …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon to explore ‘combining talents and resources’
Victoria Cavaliere / NY Daily News:
Family of missing journalist Austin Tice make plea to Syrian government through Arabic-language TV
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Cable Companies Freed From Sharing Their Non-Sports Programs
Discussion: Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
El País axes staff as income falls
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Senators Demand Village Voice Adult Services Site Be Shuttered
Jimmy Savile crisis: BBC director general's email to staff
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Forbes Sees Hope in Sponsor Content
 Earlier Picks: 
Morocco withdraws accreditation from AFP reporter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
PBS takes advantage of debate's ‘Big Bird’ moment
Discussion: paidContent, Mashable! and Gawker
Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World:
Sales Reorganization at Hachette Designed to Focus Efforts on Digital
Charles Apple:
A backlash to ‘digital first’? Or a zig while everyone else zags?
Brian Proffitt / ReadWriteWeb:
Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?
Discussion: The Next Web
The Fix:
Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states
Discussion: The Caucus and TVNewser