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11:55 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.
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 …
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
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Olbermann Tears Into Media Over Occupy Wall Street  —  Keith Olbermann lambasted what he saw as the blinkered view of the media towards the Occupy Wall Street movement, and he read out what he said was the first official statement from the protesters — or, as Olbermann put it on his Wednesday show, the group's Special Comment.
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MyFox New York:
Occupy Wall Street Arrests; Fox 5 Crew and Protesters Hit by Mace, Batons
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Jesse LaGreca: The Smartest Man on Wall Street?
Ben Berkowitz / Reuters:
To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first
Discussion: GigaOM, MediaPost and Change of Subject
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
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James Robinson / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry could become tabloid witch-hunt, warns Sun veteran  —  Trevor Kavanagh defends red-tops, while Guardian editor says phone-hacking story shows importance of a free press  —  The former political editor of the Sun, Trevor Kavanagh, has voiced concerns that the Leveson inquiry …
Amelia Hill / Guardian:   Phone hacking ‘checks and balances failed’, says former NoW editor
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  —  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.
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:
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 …
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.
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
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
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: paidContent and YouTube Blog
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.
Discussion: AOL TV
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
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 …
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: Variety and Inside TV
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
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: The Wrap
 
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Wild Times: TWT, NPR, PBS to Co-Host Debate
Discussion: Multichannel and On Media's Blog
The Independent:
Met loses diary that may have proven former chief's links to Rupert Murdoch
James Orr / Telegraph:
Former journalist says colleagues at Mirror Group newspaper hacked phones
Discussion: Guardian, The Slog and Sky News
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
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 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vogue Is Ad Age's 2011 Magazine of the Year
Microsoft:
Xbox 360 Teams Up With Entertainment Leaders to Transform TV