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1:20 AM ET, October 24, 2010

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New York Times:
Tribune Company Ousts Randy Michaels as Chief  —  The Tribune Company's board of directors resolved on Friday what had been its preoccupation for most of the week: sealing the fate of Randy Michaels, the controversial chief executive who became a dark sideshow to his bankrupt company's financial struggles.
Discussion: Trib Nation, Gretawire and Mixed Media
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Reuters:
Tribune to detail bankruptcy plan, but fights loom  —  Newspaper publisher Tribune Co. is expected to unveil a plan on Friday to settle billions of dollars in debts and end its two-year bankruptcy, but it still faces some potentially nasty legal fights.  —  The owner of the Los Angeles Times …
Discussion: Associated Press
Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels resigns amid accusations of crass behavior
Om Malik / GigaOM:
There is No New Media: It's All New Consumption  —  “The most ominous of fallacies-the belief that things can be kept static by inaction.”  -Freyda Stark  —  So, now television broadcasters are blocking Google TV from getting access to the content they're putting online.
Discussion: TeleRead and NewTeeVee
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
The Weekend Of WikiLeaks Begins: Embargo Ends And The Torrent Of Classified Info Starts To Seep Out  —  And, with that, the release of 400,000 classified military documents, dubbed The Iraq War Logs, has begun.  WikiLeaks, the organization that previously released 70,000 documents …
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
WikiLeaks suggests news outlets publishing Iraq docs soon
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
OpenFile Wants to Re-Invent Local Journalism  —  When OpenFile founder and CEO Wilf Dinnick was still working as a foreign correspondent for CNN in the Middle East, he was summoned to the network's London office where the senior executives showed off iReport, CNN's citizen journalism project.
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Post's Amazon links in stories raise ethical questions  —  When you're reading a Post review online, click on a highlighted book title and you'll likely be directed to Amazon.com, where you can purchase it instantly.  It's convenient for readers.  But is it costly to credibility?
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
‘South Park’ Apologizes for Lifted Material in ‘Inception’ Parody  —  Updated  —  The creators of “South Park,” the animated Comedy Central series, apologized on Friday to the creators of a Web comedy video satirizing the summer blockbuster “Inception”, following a recent episode of …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Media Moves: Doree Shafrir to Rolling Stone  —  ​Doree Shafrir — who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the “Hipster Grifter” story during her tenure …
Discussion: The Doree Chronicles
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NPR's Schiller Says Juan Williams Was Fired Because of Ethics Guidelines  —  The timing might not have been perfect.  But firing Juan Williams was the right decision, the NPR chief executive, Vivian Schiller, said in an interview Friday.  —  NPR found itself under fire on Friday for the decision …
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Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood's little secret: movie purgatory  —  Sometimes, studios change their minds about releasing a movie, even if it has already been completed.  Films with big stars such as Matt Damon, John Cusack, Eddie Murphy and Mel Gibson have all been there.  —  ‘CASE 39’: Even though RenEe Zellweger starred …
The Daily Beast:
Barry Diller Talks Newsweek & the Future of The Daily Beast  —  Today's lunch interlude at The Daily Beast Innovator Summit in New Orleans — between this morning's Peter Orszag, Spotify investor and Justin Timberlake doppelganger Sean Parker, and this afternoon's General McChrystal …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Fast Company and SAI
Joe Flint / Company Town:
NBC's got a ratings situation on its hands  —  Every now and then a number leaps out.  —  Friday morning it was the size of NBC's Thursday's night audience.  On a night that NBC owned for decades, the network averaged less than 5 million viewers.  To put it into some context …
Discussion: Multichannel and rbr.com
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Discussion: The Now/ledge and MediaFile
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Discussion: MediaPost
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Mel Gibson / Hollywood Reporter:
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Associated Press:
Major NYT Co. shareholder reduces stake to 7.4 pct
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