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9:10 AM ET, October 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile row deepens after claims of abuse by another BBC presenter  —  Journalist John Simpson wrote in autobiography that top executives knew of allegations against star in 50s and 60s- The row over Jimmy Savile's four-decade career at the BBC has intensified after it emerged …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New York Times chief Mark Thompson leaves Jimmy Savile scandal at BBC  —  Mark Thompson isn't the luckiest of media CEOs.  The incoming boss of the New York Times Company must not only deal with a financial squeeze and an escalating staff dispute; he has also been forced to watch out for an extraordinary storm in his rear-view mirror.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Washington Post Close To Replacing Marcus Brauchli As Executive Editor: Sources  —  Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli has been a marked man at least since March, when his boss, publisher Katharine Weymouth, tried and failed to hire someone from The New York Times to succeed him.
Australian Associated Press:
News Corp has market's thumbs up: Murdoch  —  Having survived shareholder challenge to his family's influence at the helm of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch says the company is well-positioned for strong performance and the market likes what it is doing.  Murdoch told News Corp's annual general meeting …
Robert Steiner / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In Toronto, we're dumping the j-school model to produce a new kind of reporter  —  In its series of pieces on journalism education, the Nieman Journalism Lab raised two of three ideas that could really change the field.  The first, from Len Downie: Journalism schools should work more like teaching hospitals.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What news brand has the most pull on Twitter?  Finally, some answers  —  Who has more clout in spreading the news: the New York Times, the Guardian or Wired?  Such questions have been the stuff of cocktail chatter but now, thanks to the rise of Twitter and big data analytics, we have some hard evidence.
Discussion: UANews, NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tuesday Q&A: Globe and Mail Publisher Phillip Crawley on the paper's paywall plans  —  The Globe and Mail often gets called Canada's New York Times, because of the paper's size and reach on the northern side of the 49th parallel.  Now the paper is hoping to emulate the Times' success in getting readers to pay for online access to news.
Discussion: Poynter and Toronto Star
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
One month in, Margaret Sullivan talks about the changing role of New York Times Public Editor  —  A little over a month into her job, Margaret Sullivan has been transforming the traditional role of The New York Times public editor — by blogging almost every weekday and using social media …
Michael Rundle / Huffington Post UK:
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong Defends Site's ‘Free Speech’ After Notorious ‘Creep’ Outed By Gawker  —  The CEO of the online community Reddit has defended its members' rights to free speech after the identity of one its most controversial members was revealed online.
Discussion: Gawker and Betabeat
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Washington Times Gets First President And CEO Who Is Not A Member of Unification Church  —  On the heels of a Washington Whispers report Saturday that Douglas Joo is out as Washington Times chairman, the conservative newspaper announced on its Web site Monday it has a new president and CEO.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pearson sorry for downing 1.45 million teaching blogs  —  When Pearson objected to a blog that republished some of its work, it took the haystack with the needle.  —  The giant education publisher spotted a teacher's weblog powered by the Edublogs network had, in 2007 …
Discussion: and ZDNet
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Switching consumers to digital books is hard enough — get ready for magazines  —  When it comes to bringing magazines to the Kindle or iPad, some of the trickiest competitors aren't fellow digital platforms — it's the actual print products themselves.  Paper magazines are still pretty good, Amazon told publishers on Monday.
Amanda Hirsch / MediaShift:
St. Louis Non-Profit News Orgs Partner on Beyond November and More  —  In St. Louis, three non-profit news organizations — St. Louis Public Radio (SLPR), the Nine Network of Public Media and the St. Louis Beacon — have joined forces to produce election coverage through a project called Beyond November.
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
With Six Million Uniques, Upworthy Gets $4M From NEA to Find More Virals That Aren't Cat Videos
Discussion: Betabeat
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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Why The Internet Cool Kids Think Gawker Outing Reddit's Violentacrez Is The ‘Best Story About The Web’ This Year
Discussion: Media Decoder, Guardian and BBC