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7:30 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Virgin's iPad Mag Project Reboots On Newsstand Under New Ownership  —  The co-creators of the Virgin-branded iPad magazine Project are merging it with an iPad newsstand service, Other Edition, creating a new company called Virgin Interactive Publishing (VIP).
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Hillsborough families call on Sun to name sources  —  Hillsborough Families Support Group calls on newspaper to reveal sources of controversial story ahead of House of Commons debate on 1989 disaster  —  A Liverpool fan holds up a poster calling on supporters to boycott the Sun in the wake of its Hillsborough coverage
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
wef11: ‘Publishers need to focus on quality journalism on all platforms’  —  Opening the World Editors Forum in Vienna today, Dr Hans Gasser, president of Austrian Newspaper Association, paid tribute to the country's newspaper market, calling on journalists to meet industry challenges with innovation.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co  —  News Corp's legal advisers to be replaced by Olswang, who will now advise on civil claims in relation to phone hacking  —  News Corporation has parted company with the law firm used to defend the News of the World in lawsuits taken …
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Emily Bell / CJR:
Rupert Murdoch's “Arse”
Discussion: paidContent, Press Gazette and Guardian
 
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Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
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Discussion: Poynter
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