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12:45 PM ET, October 27, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer  —  After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wrap and @bobbymacreports
AllAccess.com:
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday  —  YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/26) was a tough day for many of our friends in radio, as ALL ACCESS reported that the rumored CLEAR CHANNEL layoffs were underway.  The cuts took place primarily in the smaller markets — with a few exceptions.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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Todd A. Heywood / The American Independent:
Yahoo Finance:
Analyst: Digital fees not enough to help NY Times  —  Citigroup analyst downgrades NY Times, expects print ad woes to trump gains from digital fees  —  Related Quotes … NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times' digital paywall is unlikely to collect enough revenue to offset a long-running decline …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets and one in which Disney has struggled to gain a foothold.
Discussion: Company Town
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo!  —  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
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Garett Sloane / New York Post:   Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
Christopher Soghoian / New York Times:
Without Computer Security, Sources' Secrets Aren't Safe With Journalists  —  BRAVE journalists have defied court orders and have even been jailed rather than compromise their ethical duty to protect sources.  But as governments increasingly record their citizens' every communication …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
CBC News:
Kobo to become a publisher  —  Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.  —  Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis.
Discussion: eBookNewser and TeleRead
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases!  PR Newswire sued by rival  —  (Reuters) - When one distributor of corporate press releases concluded that a rival was trying to steal its secrets, it didn't issue a press release, it went to court.  —  Marketwire on Wednesday filed a $25 million lawsuit accusing rival PR Newswire …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Warner Bros. withholds films from Blockbuster  —  Warner Bros. doesn't want to make it a Blockbuster night.  —  The studio has said it will no longer authorize the video store chain to carry its new movies when they are released on DVD.  At issue is Warner Bros.' desire to have outlets …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Arianna Huffington Loses Ruling In Fight Over HuffPo Ownership  —  Two politicos who sued Arianna Huffington and her partner for stealing their idea for the Huffington Post will get to go forward after a New York judge refused to throw out the lawsuit.  —  The tale of intrigue amidst …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink  —  Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, has raised $1.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Launch Capital, Cyriac Roeding, Jack Abraham, and others.
Discussion: VatorNews and The Next Web
The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Occupy Oakland Picture Draws Scrutiny  —  The Washington Post definitely zigged where others zagged in covering the news of the violent police response towards Occupy movement protesters in Oakland.  —  Police arrested scores of protesters in the Bay Area city, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them.
Sarah Marshall / journalism.co.uk:
Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’  —  Storify has a new look, logo and functionality.  The tool, which allows you to curate stories using elements from social media like tweets, Flickr photos and YouTube videos, is today rolling out its new features …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Newspaper sites see traffic drop across the board  —  Both daily and monthly traffic decreased for all audited newspaper websites in September, with the biggest declines recorded by Mirror Group Digital  —  All UK national newspaper websites saw a drop in traffic in September …
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future's Stevie Spring resigns  —  Former ITN chief takes over as executives depart from Metal Hammer publisher in move that will save almost £1m a year  —  Future, publisher of magazine titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, is to save almost £1m a year after the resignation …
Discussion: paidContent and Media Week
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby  —  Why can't Gawker do nastiness the right way?  —  One bright day a book came across my desk with a letter from its editor saying that the writer was a “big fan” of my work and would like a blurb.  As the writer was from Gawker it seemed a tiny bit surprising that she would be …
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and Poynter
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform  —  One of the most common complaints about newspapers' adaptation to the digital world — or, depending on your perspective, their lack thereof — is their failure to create their own versions of Craigslist.
Nina Lovelace / Guardian:
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant  —  Got something you want to find on the Guardian website?  Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform  —  The Guardian is experimenting …
Francis Beckett / The Independent:
The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure  —  The left-wing weekly magazine Tribune's turbulent, 74-year history looks set to end this Friday, when its wealthy and politically ambitious owner, Kevin McGrath, meets the staff and their union representatives.
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
‘New York’ Hires New CTO Larry Chevres to oversee mag's growing digital presence By Dylan Byers  —  New York magazine will announce today that Larry Chevres, formerly vice president of engineering at Ziff Davis, will take on the role of chief technology officer for the magazine's website.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Makers Against Takers”: Viacom drums up 'Net censorship support with tasty half-muffins  —  It's no secret that major copyright owners like Viacom have been working with members of Congress on legislation to censor so-called “rogue sites” on the Internet.  With today's introduction …
Discussion: Free Press and Business Insider
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge OKs $32 million settlement for Tribune employees  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of the $32 million settlement — announced in August — for former Los Angeles Times auto writer Dan Neil and Tribune employees.  The final hearing is set for January 30.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wrap
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad  —  Bloomberg is bringing its 24-hour live broadcast to the iPad, the financial media conglomerate announced Thursday.  —  Unlike CNN or ESPN, which make their live feeds available only to select subscribers, Bloomberg is boldly making its broadcast available to anyone with an iPad.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Steve Krakauer Promoted to Senior Digital Producer at CNN  —  Steve Krakauer, the former TVNewser editor, is moving up at CNN.  —  Krakauer has been named Senior Digital Producer for CNN/U.S., a new position.  Krakauer has been the Digital Producer for “Piers Morgan Tonight” since the show launched.
Discussion: Cision
Bloomberg:
Netflix Said to Cut Jobs After Subscriber Loss  —  Netflix Inc., the mail-order and online video service, eliminated more than 15 jobs after losing 800,000 U.S. subscribers in the third quarter, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.  —  The cuts, which began before earnings …
 
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: Adweek, CNET News and Business Insider
Morgan Gibson / American Journalism Review:
How the Seattle Times and Wichita Eagle are revamping their newsrooms to achieve a more digital focus.
PressTV:
Occupy LSX criticizes British media
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Reporting the Arab Spring: ‘These stories will go on and on’
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Ellie Behling / Street Fight:
CBS Pairs Traditional and Digital Media to Reach Consumers
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Arif Durrani:
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams in Talks Sources say partnership has been discussed By Dylan Byers
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