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4:40 PM ET, October 16, 2011

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Laura Locke / CNET News:
Flipboard editorial chief on how magazines are flipping out (Q&A)  —  Flipboard's editorial director, Josh Quittner  —  Veteran Time Inc. journalist Josh Quittner completed his defection from print media by joining Silicon Valley startup Flipboard—the popular social-magazine app for the iPad—this past July.
Discussion: TeleRead and PC Magazine
Jennifer Preston / Media Decoder:
Social Media Gives Wall Street Protests a Global Reach  —  With cell phones and social media tools, protesters provided live updates, photos and videos from the dozens of demonstrations held around the world on Saturday as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Jack Shafer:
How to think about plagiarism  —  An editor must have a heart like leather.  Not freshly tanned leather—all supple and yielding like a baby's bum—but like an abandoned baseball glove that's been roasting in the Sonoran Desert for five or six years.  Only those who are hard of heart …
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Erik Wemple:
Politico scandal: Kendra Marr and the go-go journalism culture  —  Just last week, Politico Pro editor Tim Grieve sent one of those rah-rah e-mails to his staff.  Here's what it said, in part: … Or second, in the case of some recent work by Politico Pro's Kendra Marr …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
NYT.com: ‘incredibly surprising’ growth in unique users  —  Assistant managing editor Jim Roberts reveals 2.3% year-on-year increase in unique users despite introduction of digital subscriptions earlier this year  —  The New York Times, where a ‘leaky paywall’ allows a certain number …
Harvey Araton / New York Times:
Cathartic Stories and Deep Loss at Mainland Regional High School  —  LINWOOD, N.J. — When Larry Lhulier succeeded in a campaign to revive a journalism class at Mainland Regional High School this fall, he couldn't have imagined that the biggest story in the 50-year history of the school would unfold before the first class was even held.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Does Amazon Want to Monopolize The Entire Publishing Chain?  —  The launch of Amazon's Kindle Fire at a price well below expectations has naturally focused people's attention on the e-book side of Amazon's operations, and the likely effect of the extended Kindle family on other publishers trying to go digital.
Discussion: TheMediaBriefing and VideoNuze
John Koblin / WWD.COM:
Publishers Optimistic About Tablet Business  —  Barnes and Noble Nook Barnes and Noble's Nook.  Photo By Courtesy Photo Most Recent Articles On Publishing Lisa Belkin Heads to HuffPo The Progression of Preppy Style A Letter from the Editor More Articles By John Koblin TABLET TALK …
Emily Bell / CJR:
Rupert Murdoch's “Arse”  —  An ex-tabloid editor tells Parliament who kissed what  —  Ever since the News of The World phone-hacking scandal gathered pace in July this year, members of the UK press have been attempting in vain to capture the thoughts of one of Rupert Murdoch's …
Discussion: Guardian
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co
Jill Treanor / Guardian:
News Corp faces revolt by quarter of shareholders
Jon Vidar / MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Tiziano Project Beat CNN and NPR in the New Journalism Paradigm  —  “The next category is Community Collaboration,” says the emcee as we slowly sink down in our seats at the Online Journalism Awards.  We're resigned to defeat against our formidable competition, which includes both CNN …
John Cook / Gawker:
How the Bush Administration Got Reporters to Stop Writing So Many ‘Bodybag’ Stories From Iraq  —  Public relations is about “relationships.”  Flacks develop “relationships” with reporters by calling them and yelling at them until the reporters start to realize, before they write something, that an unpleasant conversation might ensue.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
University Presses Get Into E-Singles, Starting With Princeton Shorts  —  Princeton University Press appears to be the first university press to join the e-singles game.  On November 9, the press will launch Princeton Shorts, a series of nonfiction e-singles consisting of selections from previously published books.
 
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Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
In Jefferson's Hometown, a Hyperlocal Focuses on Digital Democracy
Discussion: Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
Emily Nussbaum Headed to The New Yorker
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Insider
Bill Carter / New York Times:
TV Audience Shrinking on Friday Nights
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Palm Beach Post lays off 20
Discussion: Gossip Extra
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Blog.
Washington Post:
How Fox News changed the face of journalism
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Brittany Wallman / Broward Politics:
Lauderhill Mayor Kaplan to Sun Sentinel: Reporters are lobbyists
The Huffington Post:
To Baby, A Magazine Is An IPad That Doesn't Work (VIDEO)
Discussion: TeleRead, Poynter and MEDIA Schiff