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7:10 AM ET, October 19, 2012

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Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
A Turn of the Page for Newsweek  —  After 80 years in print, the newsmagazine adopts an all-digital format.  —  We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Turning the page on Tina Brown  —  When Newsweek relaunched in 2011, editor Tina Brown promised frugality and humility.  —  “I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype,” Brown, the ex-Vanity Fair, ex-New Yorker, ex-Talk editor whose name …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Out Of The Ashes Of Dead Trees  —  The shift in my own mind has happened gradually.  Even up to a year ago, I was still getting my New York Times every morning on paper, wrapped in blue plastic.  Piles of them would sit in my blog-cave, read and half-read, skimmed, and noted.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Newsweek to Cease Print Publication at End of Year  —  Newsweek, the weekly magazine that for decades summarized the news for households across the United States but struggled to maintain relevance in the Internet era, announced on Thursday that it would cease print publication at the end of the year.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Newsweek CEO: Dumping Print ‘Liberates Us’  —  Plans to Charge $24.99 For an Annual Digital-Only Subscription  —  There's been a deathwatch for the print edition of Newsweek ever since IAC CEO Barry Diller hinted in July that print would go away or be scaled back in 2013.
Kevin Lincoln / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Tina Brown  —  The demise of Newsweek's defining print magazine means the end of Tina Brown's desperate attempt to save the cover — not just of a print magazine, but really of anything at all — as a meaningful cultural force.  Brown was the master of the form.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Amid ‘Newsweek’ funerary rites, two high-profile departures: Peter Boyer, Rebecca Dana
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Felix Salmon:
Why keep Newsweek on life support?
Joseph B. White / Wall Street Journal:
Tina Brown: Time to “Embrace Our Future.”
Discussion: Capital New York and Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
Seattle Times political ad campaign ‘absolutely takes the cake’  —  More than 100 Seattle Times staffers sign letter protesting ad buy. … The Seattle Times Co. announced on Wednesday that it's running — and paying for — ads in support of gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.
Discussion: Slog
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Jim Brunner / Seattle Times:
Seattle Times news staffers protest company's political-ad campaign  —  More than 100 Seattle Times news staffers - including reporters, photographers, columnists, artists, editors and online news producers - signed a letter Thursday protesting the Times Co's decision to sponsor newspaper ads …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter, Reddit and the battle over freedom of speech  —  Where should freedom of speech begin and end when you are a web-based entity with a global audience?  That's the question raised by a couple of recent events, including the furor over a Reddit moderator's creepy behavior …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNN, The Verge and The FJP, Thanks:@mathewi
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BBC:
Google threatens French media ban over proposed law  —  Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from search results if France goes ahead with plans to make search engines to pay for content.  —  In a letter sent to several ministerial offices, Google said such a law “would threaten its very existence”.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune sets pay wall on some content at $14.99 per month  —  Online access to remain free for subscribers … The free ride is over for online users of the Chicago Tribune.  Four months after launching a redesigned Web site requiring registration to view premium content, the newspaper is putting the …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Dish, Cablevision appear near deal to settle $2.4B Voom case  —  Dish Network and Cablevision appear to be in talks to settle their long-running legal spat over the cable operator's defunct Voom TV service.  —  A document filed today in New York Supreme Court, titled “Possible Settlement …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Discussion: The FJP