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6:45 PM ET, October 6, 2011

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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.
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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.
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 …
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!
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-Gizmodo editor: I wrote my apology letter to Steve Jobs three weeks ago
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 …
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:   Phone hacking ‘checks and balances failed’, says former NoW editor
Amelia Hill / Guardian:   Sun editor: celebrity reporters operate just like political hacks
James Robinson / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry could become tabloid witch-hunt, warns Sun veteran
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
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 …
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Huffington Post to Launch Detroit and Miami Sites
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Morris Communications merges print and online divisions during digital-first transition  —  Morris Publishing Group is absorbing the company's once-independent digital division, Morris DigitalWorks.  The move comes as the newspaper company makes a “digital first” transition and wants …
Discussion: yelvington.com
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 …
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?
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:
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 …
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.
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.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Reasons ABC Tied Up With Yahoo: Facebook, Twitter  —  WASHINGTON — Here at the Washington Ideas Forum, the heads of ABC, NBC, and CBS took to the stage for a panel moderated by our James Fallows.  Alongside the discussions of international reportage and the politicization of news …
Discussion: Betabeat and The Corsair, Thanks:jaredbkeller
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:
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
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 …
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 …
 
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Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
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WOR Enhances Its Partnership With NBC News
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Conan O'Brien Returns To Studio 6B In Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Walk-On
Discussion: rbr.com
The Independent:
Met loses diary that may have proven former chief's links to Rupert Murdoch
Discussion: Editors Weblog
James Orr / Telegraph:
Former journalist says colleagues at Mirror Group newspaper hacked phones
Discussion: Guardian, The Slog and Sky News
Richard Jones / The Richard Jones Journalism Blog:
Thirteen Lessons I've Learned From Running A Hyperlocal Site
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