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12:50 PM ET, October 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian ‘seriously discussing’ end to print edition  —  The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for a few more years.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Guardian’ editor bats down report that print edition is on the brink  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, took to Twitter this morning to bat down a report that his newspaper's print edition is on the verge of extinction. … Rusbridger was referring to a story in The Telegraph that stated:
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Content newswire NewsCred buys cloud publisher Daylife  —  NewsCred is a media upstart that offers a one-stop shop for high quality content from the likes of the Economist and Bloomberg.  After relaunching less than a year ago with a $4 million investment, the company's technology-driven syndication service …
Discussion: AllThingsD, TechCrunch and The Next Web
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.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Local advertising grows at Media General, 3rd quarter earnings report shows  —  Media General reported strong revenue from automotive, political and Olympics advertising in the third quarter of 2012, but interest on the company's debt and losses from what remained of its newspaper division drove it to a loss of $30.3 million.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘The New York Observer’ gets a new president (and endorses Romney for real president)  —  The New York Observer has named a new president to replace Christopher Barnes, who resigned from the paper back in August along with former editor Elizabeth Spiers.  —  Jared Kushner, the real estate scion …
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 …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
Discussion: Media Nation
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
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
Thomas Penny / Bloomberg:
Cameron Dodges Question on E-Mails With News Corp. Executives  —  U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron refused to say if he will submit private e-mails between him and News Corp. (NWSA) executives to the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.  —  Cameron was challenged today by opposition Labour …
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 Daily Dot
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