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10:15 AM 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: FishbowlNY and WWD
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and Gannett Blog
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
PBS takes advantage of debate's ‘Big Bird’ moment  —  PBS bought the term “Big Bird” on Twitter, so anyone searching for the term would see an ad for an advocacy site it's set up.  “PBS could teach other brands a thing or two about how to turn a meme into a marketing opportunity,” Seth Fiegerman writes.
Discussion: Mashable! and The Huffington Post
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Romney To Lehrer: ‘I Love Big Bird’ But I Would Cut Federal Subsidies For PBS
Jim Romenesko:
Gannett Government Media announces 5-day furloughs  —  Employees of Military Times, Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and other Gannett Government Media publications were told today to take a five-day furlough before the end of the year.  —  From the memo:
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
When news breaks, most Americans seek a second, trusted source for more info  —  When Americans first learn about a breaking news story, 83 percent seek out a second source to get more information, new research says.  —  Half of them turned to a different type of platform (i.e. …
Jim Romenesko:
WSJ memo: We're creating a single newsroom that does away with duplication  —  I'm told that this note from Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson — sent out shortly after noon today — is being described in the newsroom as “the layoffs memo.”  In it, Thomson writes: … THE MEMO:
Discussion: CJR and FishbowlNY
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,” …
Discussion: Pressing Issues
The Fix:
Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states  —  Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year's election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
Discussion: The Caucus and TVNewser
Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World:
Sales Reorganization at Hachette Designed to Focus Efforts on Digital  —  Hachette Book Group has reorganized its sales staff to align itself with the evolving publishing industry and to capitalize on digital opportunities, according to an announcement from the company's new chief marketing and sales officer Evan Schnittman.
Charles Apple:
A backlash to ‘digital first’?  Or a zig while everyone else zags?  —  Marla Jo Fisher, the bargain-hunting “Deals Diva” columnist and blogger for the Orange County Register, reveals something interesting in her most recent post.  —  The paper's new owners have invested a lot of money lately …
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
NBC Sued Over Trayvon Tape  —  Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is suing NBC over the network's botched editing of his 911 tape, Page Six can exclusively reveal.  We hear Zimmerman's attorneys are about to file a complaint against NBC and its top executives, naming news president Steve Capus …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
George Zimmerman ‘Considering’ Suing NBC News Over Edited Trayvon Martin 911 Tape (Update)
Brian Proffitt / ReadWriteWeb:
Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?  —  The ongoing tug-of-war between musicians, record labels and digital content providers inched a little more towards artists this week with the introduction of an innovative paid-referral plan from streaming provider Rdio.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Discussion: FishbowlNY and Maza's Bazaar
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
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Jim Romenesko:
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