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2:40 PM ET, September 27, 2011

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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
James Murdoch's press adviser resigns  —  Alice Macandrew understood to have quit amid disagreements over the handling of the phone-hacking scandal  —  One of James Murdoch's closest advisers has resigned from News Corporation, it emerged on Tuesday, amid disagreements over the way the media group dealt with the phone-hacking scandal.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Helene Mulholland / Guardian:
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson  —  Phone-hacking scandal ‘far beyond News of the World’, alleges home affairs select committee member, calling for James Murdoch to resign as BSkyB chairman  —  A Labour MP has alleged that phone hacking at News International has gone …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Licensed journalists? Surely Labour is joking...
Discussion: Telegraph
Bill Carter / New York Times:
MSNBC Is Close to Falling to Third Place in Cable News Ratings  —  How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann?  Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks.  —  The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Several Outsiders Said to Be Considered for Time Inc. CEO Job  —  As Time Warner's search for a CEO of its Time Inc. magazine division grinds on, new names of suspected candidates have surfaced.  Given the list, it appears that the company still seems to be focused on bringing in an outsider.
Business Insider:
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu  —  Remember how a group of bidders was circling around Hulu a couple weeks ago?  Whatever happened with that?  —  Two sources tell us that satellite TV provider Dish was the highest bidder, coming in around $1.9 billion.  It beat out both Amazon and Yahoo.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
The New York Times Lays Off About.com's Entire Editorial Staff  —  About.com, the information portal The New York Times Co. purchased for $410 million in cash in 2005, just laid off its entire editorial staff today, a source tells us.  —  In July, Darline Jean took over as CEO of About Group, replacing Cella Irvine.
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Amazon's Tablet Perpetuates Apple's Stranglehold on Media App Distribution  —  Amazon appears to be offering publishers the same unsavory terms as Apple, which feels like a missed opportunity.  —  On Wednesday, Amazon will unveil its new seven-inch tablet, which is rumored to be based on the now-defunct BlackBerry Playbook.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Most — But Not All — Big Magazine Publishers Sign On for Amazon's Tablet
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
In real-time, journalists' tweets contribute to a ‘raw draft’ of history  —  When historians look through the Library of Congress' Twitter archive years from now, Andy Carvin's tweets will be among those that help tell the story of the Arab Spring.  —  Carvin recently acquired his own archive of tweets …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ Dominate at News & Documentary Emmy Awards  —  Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out its 32nd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.  CBS News dominated its competition, pulling home 10 awards.  In addition, former CNN host Larry King received …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
AOL Rejigs Europe Leadership: Burns Out, GoViral Chiefs Up  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is restructuring its European executive leadership in a reshuffle that sees AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns leave and two toppers from GoViral get called up.  —  AOL bought the video ad network in January for up to $96.7 million.
Marc Randolph / Kibble:
Did Netflix screw up?  I don't think so.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last week that the company would be splitting off their DVD rental service into a new business to be called Qwikster.  Last time I checked their blog post on the subject, there were 27,183 comments.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How publishers can overcome the abundance problem in mobile advertising  —  The mobile advertising market is booming.  Total U.S. mobile ad spending is expected to rise from almost $800 million last year to $4 billion in 2015.  This sounds great to publishers hoping to build mobile revenue streams.
Media Week:
Ad decline at Associated slows to 1%  —  The rate of advertising revenue decline at Associated Newspapers has slowed to just 1% in the third quarter, an improvement on the 7% drop in the second quarter.  —  The 1% decline was for underlying revenues (excluding discontinued operations) …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Vadim Lavrusik / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists  —  Editor's Note: Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook's Journalist Program Manager, is responsible for building and managing programs that help journalists, in various ways, make use of Facebook in their work.  Below, he explains Facebook's recent design changes.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Salon CEO Calls For ‘American Spring’ With Site's Relaunch  —  NEW YORK — David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995.  He was Salonâs editor-in-chief for a decade and served a couple of stints as CEO.  In July, Talbot returned as interim CEO …
 
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
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Chicago Tribune:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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