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8:30 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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David Carr / New York Times:
Media Equation: Brian Williams Adds Newsmagazine to His Portfolio  —  There is something disconcerting about seeing Brian Williams sitting in front of the television.  —  At his apartment in New York last Thursday night, he fussed with the remote, scanned CNN and checked the local news …
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Digital Media Companies Inuvo And Vertro To Merge  —  Digital media companies Inuvo and NYC-based Vertro, both publicly listed, this morning announced a merger agreement whereby Inuvo will acquire Vertro and its ALOT branded consumer applications business in a tax-free exchange of shares …
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
The Name Murdoch  —  It is impossible for the Murdochs to be voted off the board of News Corporation at the company's annual meeting to be held at the end of the week on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, as several of the most influential shareholder advisor groups have advocated.
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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
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Court Orders French Cop-Watching Site Blocked  —  PARIS — A court here has ruled that French Internet service providers must block access to a Web site that shows pictures and videos of police officers arresting suspects, taunting protesters and allegedly committing acts of violence against members of ethnic minorities.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jennifer Preston / Media Decoder:
A Print Focus on Social Media  —  Four new monthly magazines advising business owners on how to use social media tools will go on sale on Monday.  Each publication focuses on one of the major platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.  —  The magazines, published by GSG World Media …
MSNBC Today Books:
‘American Story with Bob Dotson’ to be a book  —  TODAY.com updated 10/7/2011 12:06:43 PM ET Print Font: NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson has won more than 100 awards spotlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of everyday Americans on TV.  Now his long-running “American Story” feature …
Sunny Freeman / Canadian Business:
Torstar pays $51.5 million to boost stake in Metro newspapers to 90 per cent  —  TORONTO - Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) will pay $51.5 million to take nearly full control of the Canadian chain of Metro free daily newspapers, which are read by more than one million commuters each day.
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.
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.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Former Tribune CEO Randy Michaels Arrested for Drunk Driving  —  Randy Michaels, the Tribune Co. chief executive ousted last year after cultivating a “frat house” atmosphere at the historic newspaper company, was arrested on drunken driving charges after driving his car into the mud at 2 a.m. in Cincinnati.
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Virgin's iPad Mag Project Reboots On Newsstand Under New Ownership
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
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John Koblin / WWD.COM:
Publishers Optimistic About Tablet Business
Jon Vidar / MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Tiziano Project Beat CNN and NPR in the New Journalism Paradigm
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
NYT.com: ‘incredibly surprising’ growth in unique users
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
University Presses Get Into E-Singles, Starting With Princeton Shorts
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
In Jefferson's Hometown, a Hyperlocal Focuses on Digital Democracy
Discussion: Poynter