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12:30 PM ET, October 17, 2011

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Los Angeles Times:
McDonald's to launch in-store channel  —  Mark Burnett, BBC America and KABC-TV Eyewitness News will provide content for dine-in customers.  —  McDonald's customers will soon be able to have local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories to go with their fries — McTV is here and in high definition.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
John Miller to Join CBS, Bolstering ‘The Early Show’  —  Every week or so comes another signal that CBS is reshaping “The Early Show,” its low-rated morning newscast.  On Monday will come another: the announcement that John Miller is joining the network as a senior correspondent with a special emphasis on the morning show.
Adweek:
Editorial Director Michael Wolff to Leave Adweek  —  Michael Wolff leaves his post as Editorial Director of leading media industry publication Adweek, parent company Prometheus Global Media announces today.  Executive Editor Jim Cooper has been tapped to oversee the day-to-day operations of Adweek and Adweek.com, effective immediately.
Discussion: Poynter
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Republican Debates Are a Hot Ticket on TV  —  In September 2007, Fox News put Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani and a man who was, back then, a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain, on a debate stage in New Hampshire.
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Pew: Media not in love with Obama  —  Sarah Palin put an end to her possible presidential candidacy this month with a familiar parting critique: President Barack Obama has an unfair advantage as a candidate because he's got “about 90 percent of the media still there in his back pocket.”
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Former Time exec Sareyan tapped to run National Journal  —  David Bradley, the multi-millionaire magazine owner who turned his first-ever profit at The Atlantic last year, is now focusing on jump-starting his National Journal.  —  He's just hired Andy Sareyan, a former top executive of Time Inc …
Discussion: Adweek and MinOnline
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
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Managing Editor Stuart Marques Out at Daily News  —  The Daily News parted ways with its longtime senior managing editor, Stuart Marques, on Friday, according to a well-placed tipster.  —  Mr. Marques was brought in to the News in 2007 by the previous editor, Martin Dunn, a British import and News Corp. veteran.
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Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Gannett Third-Quarter Profit Slides on Advertising, Circulation Declines  —  Gannett Co., the owner of 82 newspapers and 23 television stations, reported third-quarter profit decreased 1.6 percent as circulation and print- advertising revenue declined.  —  Net income fell to $99.8 million …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Former Bloomberg Scribe Blasts WaPo  —  SOS!  WaPo needs an emergency fact checker.  —  Former mild-mannered Bloomberg White House Correspondent Ed Chen, now Federal Communications Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, finally had it over the weekend after WaPo ran a story calling …
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Lessons from our open news trial  —  The first week of the Guardian's experiment in publishing its news lists has reaped advantages, but more is needed  —  Well, the sky didn't fall in.  One week in, and the remarkable thing about our experiment publishing The Guardian's list of upcoming stories …
Discussion: Poynter and Jon Slattery
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NPR's Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media  —  Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR's Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he's taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media.
Zee / The Next Web:
Sesame Street's YouTube Channel Gets Hacked.  Badly.  —  Children hoping to watch Sesame Street on YouTube on Sunday were greeted with quite the opposite.  The channel was hacked, all videos deleted, design modified and graphic porn uploaded.  A blurred screenshot is posted below.
Cynthia Martens / WWD:
Franca Sozzani's Vogue Encyclo Launches  —  SEND IN YOUR IDEAS: Franca Sozzani, the techno-savvy editor in chief of Italian Vogue, has launched an online fashion encyclopedia, inviting readers to contribute articles on fashion, cinema, style icons, photographers and more.  Vogue Encyclo went live Oct. 10.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Time Expands Verticals With Entertainment Web, App Launch  —  Politics and big news stories may be Time's stock in trade, but in an online world, a weekly newsmagazine brand needs to find new digital currency.  For the past two years, Time has been spinning off its content into online verticals …
Discussion: mediabistro.com
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Google Wrapping Up Groundbreaking Deals To Launch 25+ Professionally Produced YouTube Channels: Debut In January  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that Google has put Hollywood on notice to keep mum as it prepares to announce its big plan to redefine YouTube with 25 or so channels …
 
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Sean Sedam / Rockville Patch:
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
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Gordon MacMillan / The Wall Blog:
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Discussion: paidContent
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Digital Media Companies Inuvo And Vertro To Merge
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Sunny Freeman / Canadian Business:
Torstar pays $51.5 million to boost stake in Metro newspapers to 90 per cent
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Former Tribune CEO Randy Michaels Arrested for Drunk Driving
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Hillsborough families call on Sun to name sources
Discussion: David Higgerson and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Virgin's iPad Mag Project Reboots On Newsstand Under New Ownership
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
wef11: ‘Publishers need to focus on quality journalism on all platforms’
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Court Orders French Cop-Watching Site Blocked
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Harvey Araton / New York Times:
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