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10:30 AM 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.
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Apple Co-Founder And Chairman Steve Jobs Has Died  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs has died, the company said late Wednesday.  He was 56.  —  Jobs stepped down from his longtime role as Apple CEO in August, after years of suffering from complications related to pancreatic cancer.
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. …
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.”
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 …
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Erin Burnett's New Show Getting Brutal Response After Her Mockery Of Occupy Wall Street  —  We mentioned yesterday how Occupy Wall Street folk were angry at Erin Burnett for mocking their protest.  —  And it's not just them.  —  Hedge funder Eric Jackson weighed in and called her “vapid.”
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Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
WSJ has nothing to say about Occupied Wall Street Journal
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog:
Citizen journalism thrives in Occupy Wall Street coverage
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Not So Much on a Microsoft Bid for Yahoo (They're Crazy, But Not That Crazy)  —  Is this investment-banker-hype week and nobody told me?  —  It certainly seems so from all the almost ridonkulous rumors about everyone and their mother being “imminently poised” to make a bid for Yahoo.
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Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Should Disney just buy Yahoo?
Discussion: CNET News and Wall Street Journal
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 …
Microsoft:
Xbox 360 Teams Up With Entertainment Leaders to Transform TV  —  AT&T, BBC, Comcast, HBO, Rogers, Telefónica, Televisa and Verizon are among providers rolling out new TV entertainment services on Xbox LIVE.  —  A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment …
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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft to bring cable programming to Xbox
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Huffington Post to Launch Detroit and Miami Sites  —  The Huffington Post will launch two new city pages in November, Adweek has learned: HuffPost Detroit and HuffPost Miami.  —  HuffPo has been launching a lot of new topic pages lately, enough so that the announcement of two new ones might normally not be newsworthy.
Discussion: Mixed Media
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.
Discussion: Guardian, Press Gazette and Guardian
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
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
The Simpsons Producers Agree to Pay Cut  —  The future of The Simpsons took a step in the right direction Wednesday when some of the top producers from the Fox cartoon agreed to a pay cut, according to Andrew Wallenstein of Variety: … The actors counter offer of 30 percent salary reduction plus a piece of the back end was rejected.
Discussion: Inside TV
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 …
Discussion: YouTube Blog and paidContent
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” …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Richard Jones / The Richard Jones Journalism Blog:
Thirteen Lessons I've Learned From Running A Hyperlocal Site  —  I set up Saddleworth News in February 2010.  —  I thought it would be a good way to keep myself involved in journalism while I stayed at home as a full-time dad to my young daughter, and I hoped it would become a source …
Discussion: Street Fight and Poynter
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Redstate Digs up WaPo Writer's Criminal History  —  As it happens, WaPo's Stephanie McCrummen has an alleged criminal past.  She's the reporter who wrote about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry's “Niggerhead” hunting camp that has gained traction nationwide.
Denver Business Journal:
Denver Post offers buyouts to news staff  —  The Denver Post on Wednesday offered voluntary buyouts to its newsroom staff, saying it hopes to trim up to 20 positions, or about 8 percent of its news staff.  —  The Denver daily said it's taking the action “because of financial pressures,” …
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James Orr / Telegraph:
Former journalist says colleagues at Mirror Group newspaper hacked phones  —  David Brown, a former journalist at the national tabloid newspaper The People, has claimed phone hacking was rife among his colleagues and was covered by up senior executives.  —  Mr Brown said journalists …
Discussion: Guardian, The Slog and Sky News
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 …
 
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Wild Times: TWT, NPR, PBS to Co-Host Debate
Discussion: Multichannel and FishbowlLA
The Independent:
Met loses diary that may have proven former chief's links to Rupert Murdoch
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
MediaDailyNews: Time Inc. Reveals Brain Study, Preliminary Data Suggests ‘Digital Natives’ Are In Fact Different
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
NBC's Capus Worries About Effect of Hyper-Competition in Cable News
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Censored and harassed journalists win press freedom awards
 Earlier Picks: 
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Pulitzer Winners Go Behind the Scenes of Their Stories
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tom Robbins, post-'Voice': Today's piece in the ‘Times’ won't be his last, and a book about ‘a mobster’ is coming
Discussion: New York Times
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Delivering Local Content to American Towns — All of Them
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Is Today'sTimes Restaurant Critic Tomorrow's Public Intellectual?
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vogue Is Ad Age's 2011 Magazine of the Year
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Downing Street ‘did not record who knew’ about Andy Coulson vetting
Discussion: @nero
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo suits tout new reporting focus, but what about the old one?
Discussion: Poynter