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4:20 PM ET, October 11, 2011

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire wants ‘persecution’ by victims to stop  —  Private investigator at the centre of News of the World scandal believes victims have nothing to gain from suing him  —  The private investigator at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal has written to the alleged victims …
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Phone hacking: Les Hinton to give committee evidence via video link  —  The former executive chairman of News International is to appear before the culture, media and sport select committee via video link later this month  —  Former executive chairman of News International Les Hinton giving evidence to the committee in 2007
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
100 former News of the World staff face sack  —  News International appears to have sacked around 100 former News of the World staff - those who did not take voluntary redundancy and who have not found other jobs in the company.  —  When the News of the World closure was announced three months ago …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gitlin: Media coverage of Occupy Wall Street is predictably lazy, but likely to improve  —  Ask Todd Gitlin what stands out about the media's coverage of Occupy Wall Street, and he'll tell you: “Its predictability.  The laziness.  The knee-jerk preconceptions.”
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Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street protesters plan ‘Millionaires March’ to Rupert Murdoch's, tycoons' NYC homes
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
WSJ Europe Chief Langhoff Out Ahead Of German Online Edition  —  Wall Street Journal's Europe publisher and EMEA managing director Andrew Langhoff is leaving the post after helping build out the title's continental ambitions.  —  Langhoff, who moved from being CEO of DJ's Ottaway local publisher in 2008 …
Discussion: @edmundlee
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Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
WSJ Europe Publisher Quits Over Possible Perceived Impropriety  —  The publisher of News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal Europe newspaper resigned over what he called a possible perception of impropriety.  —  Andrew Langhoff, who ran the newspaper's business since January 2009 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Idaho newspaper publishes prominent fact-check of senator's press release  —  The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho ran a full-page illustration on its Sunday opinion section front that fact-checked, point-by-point, a press release from Republican Senator Mike Crapo.
Discussion: Charles Apple and magicvalley.com
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with ‘Mythbusters’ hosts — EXCLUSIVE  —  Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host.  The network is teaming with NBC's Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special.
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Bloomberg:   Jobs's Death Leaves Hollywood Without Tech Envoy
Peter Schworm / Boston Globe:
Globe editors explain decision to name Bulger tipster  —  Boston Globe editors said yesterday that they decided to identify the woman whose tip led to the capture of fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger after concluding that the public interest served by publishing the full story …
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Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
Boston Globe Takes Heat for Blowing ‘Whitey’ Bulger Informant's Cover*
Discussion: L.A. NOW, LAist and newsfeed.time.com
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Night owls read news on tablets, as mobile overtakes computer for at-home browsing  —  A new report from comScore shows nearly three out of five tablet owners (58 percent) consume news on their tablets at least occasionally.  Twenty-two percent do so almost daily.
The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost for Facebook: The Future of Social News  —  HuffPost has a long history of deep and innovative integration with Facebook.  In 2009 we launched HuffPost Social News, which let Facebook users who are HuffPost fans share more easily with each other and follow their friends' activity across the site.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NYTimes Sues The Federal Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act  —  We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Gianna Caserta / WALB-TV:
Political blog buys The Albany Journal  —  A political blog is buying an Albany newspaper.  —  In what appears to be a first of its kind move, Knighton Media, Inc. signed a contract to purchase the community-based paper The Albany Journal.  —  Knighton is a company formed to run the Albany political blog called Laws-N-Sausages.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Who Broke the Speaking Rules at the New York Times?  —  New York Times ethics cop Phil Corbett just sent out the following memo to the newsroom, reminding them about the paper's rules for paid speaking engagements.  (Thomas Friedman, among others, has had trouble with this in the past.)
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes Another Cloud: Hollywood Hopes “UltraViolet” Will Save DVDs  —  Say this for UltraViolet: It actually launched.  —  When word first got out that most of Hollywood and the tech industry was working on a “Giant Media DRM Cloud Coalition Featuring Everyone Except Apple and Disney” …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Keith Olbermann: ‘Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.’  —  NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network.  If that sounds familiar, it's because this is the third year in a row NBC News has been presented the honor.
Discussion: TVSpy
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Shorter-Form Journal  —  The number of long stories has plunged under Murdoch  —  Story length in journalism by itself doesn't mean much.  We read too many news stories that are just too damned long.  —  But, on the other hand, without going long, it's hard to achieve greatness.
Discussion: Company Town, Poynter and FishbowlNY
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
News Corp Fires Back At Attacks On Board Candidates And Compensation  —  News Corp is acting like it will have a fight on its hands at the Oct. 21 shareholders' meeting, even though CEO Rupert Murdoch controls more than enough votes to pretty much dictate the outcome.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Poynter and Bloomberg
Steve Yelvington / Yelvington's Blog:
Getting ‘digital first’ right in the ‘newsroom’  —  “Digital First!” is a great battle cry, and thank you, John Paton, for giving it to us all.  It is pure leadership, a flag planted forward declaring that newspapers now see print as the past and digital as the present and future.
Sophie Schillaci / Hollywood Reporter:
iVillage Launches New Blog Series, CelebVillage, With Denise Richards (Exclusive) … iVillage, the largest content-driven online community for women, is expanding their brand with a new celebrity-centered blog, which will debut with the help of actress and mother Denise Richards.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 
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