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2:40 PM ET, October 8, 2010

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Hollywood Reporter:
Ryan Seacrest in talks to launch cable network  —  EXCLUSIVE: Teaming with CAA, AEG on joint venture  —  The reality producer, radio personality and “American Idol” host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network.
Wall Street Journal:
News Outlets Circle Tablet  —  Several major news organizations are lining up behind a new tablet device from Samsung Electronics Co. built on Google Inc. software, in order to broaden mobile readership beyond owners of Apple Inc. popular iPad.  —  New York Times Co. and News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal …
Michael Shain / New York Post:
CNN courts Couric  —  Tweet  —  Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are getting slimmer.  —  CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.  —  Jeff Bewkes, the CEO …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple is changing its tune on music subs  —  Tweet  —  Apple is talking with the major record labels about a subscription music service that would give customers unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, sources told The Post.  —  Apple iTunes boss Eddy Cue was on the phone with music honchos …
Reuters:
Hulu prepares IPO amid battle with Netflix  —  * Morgan Stanley likely to lead underwriters -sources  —  * Hulu could file IPO plan with SEC this year -source  —  * IPO could come in first half of 2011 -sources  —  Popular U.S. Web video service Hulu is prepared to raise as much as $300 million …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Esquire for the iPad: Not Just Another Magazine Under Glass  —  “Hello, I am Javier Bardem.  Welcome to Esquire magazine.”  —  So opens the October edition of Esquire for the iPad, the first issue the Hearst-owned title has created for the device.  The walking and talking video …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalists as entrepreneurs?  That's fine, but not if they have to sell advertising  —  It is time to talk of heresy.  The former Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves has said once again that the editorial-advertising divide was the industry's biggest mistake.
Holland Cotter / New York Times:
Art and News, Intersecting in the Digital Age  —  After steady assault from Twitter, Facebook and Blogger Nation, we have come to this: “The Last Newspaper.”  Or so the title of the New Museum's big fall show seems to tell us.  In reality the situation isn't quite that dire.
John Bracken / KnightBlog:
Knight News Challenge '11: Mobile, Authenticity, Sustainability and Community  —  I'm happy to be able to share with you the details of the fifth Knight News Challenge, which will launch October 25.  —  As a newcomer to Knight Foundation, I can state without hubris that the News Challenge …
Elizabeth Spiers / Forbes:
A Force Of Nature  —  Forbes Magazine dated October 25, 2010  —  Arianna Huffington has created a media upstart valued at $100 million.  What's it really worth?  —  It's a balmy night in September, and the second floor of the Upper East Side town house of former Viacom ( VIA - news …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, The Wall Blog and Gawker
Choire / The Awl:
LA Times Declares War on “Rumors Spread by Bloggers with Axes to Grind”  —  The LA Times send out a newsletter today recruiting advertisers to the newsletter of The Envelope, which is (or at least should be!) the intentionally gossipy, rumor-filled awards-show blogging fiesta at their paper.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and LA Observed
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
Can hacks and hackers work together?  A new ‘living experiment’ looks to find out  —  Can hacks and hackers work together in the new online news world?  This is the question posed by Open Journalism And The Open Web, a free online course being run by the online educational community site p2pu.org …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marimow out as Philadelphia Inquirer executive editor  —  Bill Marimow will remain at the paper, according to the Inquirer's Twitter feed.  Romenesko tipsters and others are reporting that deputy managing editor/operations Stan Wischnowski is interim executive editor.  Nov. 8, 2006: Marimow named Inquirer editor.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Rick Sanchez Tells Mediaite: “I Got Greedy And I Got Mad And I Got In Trouble”  —  Rick Sanchez came to New York City today for a live interview on Good Morning America and a radio interview on WABC.  Before he left for Atlanta, I talked to Sanchez at his hotel, overlooking his former employer, CNN.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Moraes on TV
Linda Austin / BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center …:
Why is John Walcott leaving D.C. bureau chief job for biz-info company?  —  John Walcott.  Image courtesy of McClatchy Newspapers.  —  John Walcott, who has led some of the most skeptical investigative reporting in Washington on first the Iraq War and more recently the financial crisis …
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Rupert Murdoch: Simultaneous Theater-VOD Release ‘a Big Mistake’  —  Rupert Murdoch believes it would be “a big mistake” for studios to offer HD versions of their films on TV at the same time those films are in theaters.  —  “It's going to tighten up, but I don't think you are going to see …
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Danish newspaper showcases the iPad app built on a shoestring budget  —  “Think of a number, quarter it, and you're still not there.”  —  This was Annemarie Kirk's answer when asked what her budget was for developing Danish newspaper Berlingske's first iPad app to be launched later this month …
 
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