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2:10 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Megan McCarthy: “The Cyborg of News, the Borg Queen of the Blogosphere”  —  In a profile of Mediagazer editor Megan McCarthy just out in the American Journalism Review, VentureBeat executive edtor and former boss Owen Thomas calls her “the cyborborg of news, the borg queen of the blogosphere.”
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David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:   From Covering Parties to Hanging with an Algorithm
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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of sports avidity  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  When The Sporting News began publishing, the telephone was barely 10 years old.
 
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