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2:55 PM ET, October 6, 2011

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Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The Steve Jobs I Knew  —  That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple's CEO in August.  He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or a Henry Ford, and set the mold …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Steven P. Jobs, 1955-2011: Steve Jobs of Apple Dies at 56  —  Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then led a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age, died Wednesday.
Time:
News is never a 9 to 5 Job  —  News is never a 9 to 5 job.  —  Wednesday evening, with the news that Apple visionary Steve Jobs had passed away from pancreatic cancer, TIME managing editor Rick Stengel (center) decided to stop the presses on the issue the staff had just finished earlier that afternoon.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Wikileaks Honors Steve Jobs with Fake HIV Report  —  There have been plenty of absurd tributes to Steve Jobs.  But the most tone-deaf has got to be the one by Wikileaks, which last night tweeted a link to a faked copy of the former Apple CEO's positive “H.I.V. report.”  RIP, Steve!
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Steve Jobs' Biography Sales Jump 42,000 Percent Upon Death … The untimely death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday at age 56 has given a boost to sales of the upcoming authorized biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  —  The book is No. 1 on Amazon's “Movers & Shakers” list …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Time’, ‘Businessweek’ Plan Special Steve Jobs Coverage  —  The media has gone into full swing to cover Steve Jobs' death, with Time and Bloomberg Businessweek among those preparing special coverage.  —  Time's regular weekly issue, which goes on stands Friday, will devote its whole feature well …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-Gizmodo editor: I wrote my apology letter to Steve Jobs three weeks ago  —  Brian Lam, who was editor of Gizmodo during the 2010 iPhone 4 leak saga, says that “sometimes, I wish we never found that phone at all” because in the end “it caused me a lot of grief, and stopped writing almost entirely.”
Discussion: Fast Company and Talking Biz News
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Steve Jobs changed (but didn't save) journalism  —  Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple, about his impact on journalism.  —  Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc. …
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Apple Co-Founder And Chairman Steve Jobs Has Died
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media standards - live  —  Full coverage of the first seminar in the inquiry into media standards and ethics, where those appearing include former News of the World editor Phil Hall  —  1.00pm: Well, this incident in newspaper history was always …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Reuters
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:   Phone hacking ‘checks and balances failed’, says former NoW editor
James Robinson / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry could become tabloid witch-hunt, warns Sun veteran
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
MyFox New York:
Occupy Wall Street Arrests; Fox 5 Crew and Protesters Hit by Mace, Batons  —  Protest broadens scope  —  MYFOXNY.COM - The protests on Wall Street continue to grow.  The rallies and their participants are showing no signs of slowing down.  Wednesday evening, crowds surged past barriers …
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:   WATCH: Olbermann Tears Into Media Over Occupy Wall Street
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Jesse LaGreca: The Smartest Man on Wall Street?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Is AOL Trimming Its Patch?  Year-End Goal Now In Doubt  —  It's do-or-die time for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites.  —  For all the attention the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post has attracted, it's the success or failure of Patch, which has been burning off …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:   Huffington Post to Launch Detroit and Miami Sites
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Jay Carney's Message To Reporters ‘Screamed At’ By Sources: Toughen Up  —  At Wednesday's White House daily briefing, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney to respond to a report that a White House official had “screamed and cussed at” …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:   Weekly Standard: Is CBS News Silencing ‘Fast and Furious’ Reporter Sharyl Attkisson?
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
ESPN: ‘We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr.’  —  ESPN has decided to end its relationship with country musician Hank Williams Jr., following comments the singer made on Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends,” earlier this week.  Music from Williams Jr. has graced the opening to …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Politics Daily founder Henneberger joins Washington Post  —  Melinda Henneberger will write portraits of key political players and crucial campaign moments for the Washington Post.  “She also will anchor a new blog on politics and culture that will highlight the voices of some of the country's …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Banaszynski to lead reporting efforts for American Public Media's Public Insight Network  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  An American Public Media release says that “with Jacqui Banaszynski as collaborations editor, Public Insight Network will expand its editorial team in order to produce stories …
Jennifer Martinez / The Politico:
Google to launch YouTube Politics  —  Google-owned YouTube is launching a special site Thursday that it hopes will be a one-stop online spot for political junkies to watch the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2012 presidential campaign.  —  The site, YouTube Politics …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC cuts: nearly 2,000 jobs to go  —  More repeats on BBC2, fewer entertainment shows and smaller BBC3 and BBC4 as corporation seeks to save £670m  —  The BBC will axe nearly 2,000 jobs as it looks to save £670m a year in long-awaited cost-cutting plans announced on Thursday morning.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Examiner.com is caught ‘pulling a Daily Mail’  —  Regular Romenesko+ readers know what that is.  After noticing two Examiner.com writers' plagiarism, the Missoulian's Gwen Florio called the Philip Anschutz-owned news outfit's Denver office “where a woman named Lindsey repeatedly refused …
Discussion: Cops and Courts
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jobs asked Isaacson to write bio in 2004 because ‘I wanted my kids to know me’  —  Walter Isaacson explains in a brief subscriber-only essay on Time.com how he came to write an authorized biography of technology icon Steve Jobs: … Isaacson also describes the last time he saw Jobs:
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Conan O'Brien Returns To Studio 6B In Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Walk-On  —  Conan O'Brien returned to the NBC studio at Rockefeller Center last night in a surprise walk-on comedy bit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  O'Brien had basically hosted the very same show now hosted by Jimmy Fallon for 16 years …
Discussion: rbr.com
The Wrap:
Another ‘Simpsons’ Season Would Likely Be Last, Executive Says (Exclusive)  —  Follow @TimAMolloyFollow @sharonwaxman  —  Fox wants “The Simpsons” for one more season at most — and only if it can pay 25 to 30 percent less for it, an executive close to the show told TheWrap.
Discussion: AOL TV
Dan Froomkin / NiemanWatchdog.org:
Not depending on the authorities to tell the story  —  A.C. Thompson, winner of the 2011 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence, talks about what's missing in a lot of crime reporting these days.  —  A.C. Thompson receives the 2011 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence tonight at Boston University.
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
True Ties Petitions The New York Times For Transparency  —  A new campaign launched today from the Checks and Balances Project aimed at exposing the “true ties of ‘bought and biased’ pundits.”  —  The Checks and Balances Project is an organization that focuses on holding government officials …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Named CNBC's Chief International Correspondent  —  13 years to the day after joining CNBC, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is taking on a new role with the NBCU business channel: Chief International Correspondent.  —  Caruso-Cabrera joined CNBC from WTSP-TV in Tampa/St. Pete …
Tim Kenneally / Reuters:
“X Factor” retains big audiences as Fox wins ratings night  —  LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - ABC's “Modern Family” took the evening's top ratings on Wednesday, while Fox grabbed an overall win for the night based largely on the strength of “The X Factor,” according to preliminary numbers.
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
WCBS/Channel 2 Hires Veteran Executive Dan Forman as Managing Editor  —  Dan Forman has been named managing editor at WCBS/Channel 2.  —  Forman is a veteran media executive and producer with nearly 30 years of experience in the New York market.  He will work closely with news director David Friend …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVSpy
 
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Met loses diary that may have proven former chief's links to Rupert Murdoch
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James Orr / Telegraph:
Former journalist says colleagues at Mirror Group newspaper hacked phones
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Richard Jones / The Richard Jones Journalism Blog:
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
NBC's Capus Worries About Effect of Hyper-Competition in Cable News
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Censored and harassed journalists win press freedom awards