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11:30 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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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.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
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
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
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.
Discussion: Washington Post, ABCNEWS, Adweek and CNN
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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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.
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
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.”
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NY Magazine's Focus On Daily Blogs Leads To Traffic Boost  —  New York magazine's website traffic has grown significantly in the past year by finding that the sum of the parts really are greater than the whole.  —  Instead of just repurposing articles from the weekly cultural magazine …
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 …
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
 
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
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Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
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Discussion: Guardian
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Virgin's iPad Mag Project Reboots On Newsstand Under New Ownership
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