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12:15 AM ET, October 20, 2011

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Michael Malone / B&C:
‘Occupy’ Needs the Media, and Vice Versa  —  It's a rainy, windy, and miserable day down in New York, meaning it's not much fun down at Zuccotti Park.  When New York had rain last week, WNYW morning anchor John Huddy had a brilliant idea, handing out a bunch of umbrellas branded …
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Bucky Turco / ANIMAL:
Huffington Post Writer Naomi Wolf Arrested in Front of Huffington Post Event
Discussion: Gothamist
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Ignored Aberrant WSJ Data  —  News Corp. (NWSA), the media company facing an investor uprising over its business practices, was alerted to a plan to inflate circulation at the Wall Street Journal Europe almost a year before the newspaper's publisher resigned, according to a former employee and internal documents.
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James Robinson / Guardian:
NI lawyer says he knew its ‘rogue reporter’ defence was wrong  —  Farrer & Co partner tells MPs he was aware company had misled parliament but did not act because of client confidentiality  —  A lawyer who acted for News International (NI) over phone-hacking claims has told MPs he knew …
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The Independent:
James Murdoch ‘had to sign off hacking payouts over £250,000’
Discussion: Guardian
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Murdochs' Infighting Clouds Future of News Corp.
Gordon MacMillan / Brand Republic:   Tom Watson buys News Corp shares and will attend the AGM
Pamela Moreland / Online Journalism Review:
Don't just blame the player - blame the game, too  —  By Pamela Moreland: I would have hired former Politico.com reporter Kendra Marr.  —  Why?  Because her resume and my resume are so alike.  —  Same journalism undergrad and grad school.  Same love of journalism.  We both worked in the San Francisco Bay Area region.
Discussion: Poynter
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Caruso named Smithsonian editor-in-chief  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Michael Caruso, who is currently deputy editor of WSJ. magazine, succeeds Carey Winfrey, who retired last month.  Caruso has served as editor-in-chief at Details, Men's Journal and Los Angeles.  He's also worked at Portfolio and the Village Voice.
Discussion: Adweek
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
MSNBC Primetime Shake-up.  Ed Schultz Moves to 8pm; Lawrence O'Donnell Back to 10pm  —  Ed Schultz, whose “The Ed Show” on MSNBC began the year at 6pmET, before moving to 10pm, is now going to lead off MSNBC's primetime at 8pm.  “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell” will move back to its original 10pmET timeslot.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Reuters Chief Addresses Flap Over That Soros Story, Sort Of  —  Journalists at Reuters are scratching their heads today after receiving a puzzling memo from their editor in chief, Steve Adler.  Headlined “Editorial Update,” the memo appears to have been drafted in response …
Discussion: Poynter
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
How the Print-Digital Divide Endures at The New York Times  —  On Thursday, Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, announced that the paper sought to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions through voluntary buyouts.  —  Unlike the round of 100 buyouts that occurred in 2009 …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Daily Is No. 1 On Apple's Newsstand  —  Apple's Newsstand app seems to be a boon for publishers, and no one's benefiting from it more than The Daily.  News Corp.'s eight-month-old iPad-only publication has been the No. 1 seller in the digital storefront since it launched last week …
Phil Mui / Google Analytics Blog:
Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow  —  Many of you have shared with us difficulties you've experienced when using traditional path analysis tools.  For instance, many of these tools don't sensibly group related visitor paths and pages, and segmentation analysis can be difficult.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
USA Today managing editor leaves to become Bar Association media relations director  —  Carol Stevens, who has worked at USA Today for 14 years, is leaving her post as managing editor/news of the Gannett paper to become the media relations director for the American Bar Association.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Netflix adds Android app support for Honeycomb tablets  —  Netflix is releasing a new version of its Android app that will add support for Honeycomb tablets and expand availability beyond the U.S. With version 1.5 of the Netflix app, which is now available as a free download on the Android Market …
CNN:
CNN Worldwide to Open Newsgathering Bureau in São Paulo; Appoints Shasta Darlington as Correspondent  —  With Brazil's news importance on the global stage, CNN Worldwide is announcing today that it will open a permanent newsgathering hub in São Paulo.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
Lisa van der Pool / Boston Business Journal:
BostonGlobe.com subscription model launches Wednesday … will launch the paid subscription model of BostonGlobe.com, after a several weeks-long free trial period, the daily newspaper said on Tuesday.  —  BostonGlobe.com is an online version of the Boston Globe's newspaper …
Richard Verrier / LA Times:
Hollywood unions, networks and studios mount anti-piracy offensive  —  Hollywood is launching one of its largest-ever get-out-the-vote campaigns.  —  A broad coalition of film studios, TV networks and entertainment industry labor groups has launched an education campaign to teach the public …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Company Behind WordPress Invests in Newspaper Toolmaker OwnLocal  —  The open source blogging start-up Automattic has made its first investment, leading a round of funding in Austin, Texas-based OwnLocal, which offers tools for newspapers to help local businesses with their Web presence.
Baltimore City Paper:
From Russia, With Laziness  —  The following is an actual e-mail received by City Paper last week.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo Announces Kindle Fire Competitor, The $199.99 WiFi Vox Tablet  —  In an effort to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire, e-reading company Kobo is launching a tablet of its own: The $199.99 Kobo Vox, a 7-inch Android, WiFi color tablet that starts shipping October 28.  How does it stack up to the Kindle Fire?
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Jim Brady Reflects on WaPo, ‘Blown Up’ TBD and the Do or Die Future of Local  —  Combine digital community journalism and the New York Jets?  Jim Brady might call that heaven.  The longtime leader in online journalism and hyperlocal endeavors (though he avoids the term hyperlocal) …
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Federated Media lands WordPress.com's 25 million blogs in advertising deal
Discussion: Business Wire
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Todd Donovan Named SVP of BO&E at ABC News
Discussion: TVSpy
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Frances Manfredi Promoted to President of NBCU Cable, New Media Distribution
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Press regulation should be ‘all inclusive’, says Lord Judge
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Guardian
Jon Orlin / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Gary E. Knell wants to ‘retell’ the NPR story
Discussion: Poynter
Meagan Fitzpatrick / CBC News:
Internet links not libel, top court rules
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon signs licensing deal with PBS, how has 12,000 Prime Instant Video titles
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Sunny Freeman / Winnipeg Free Press:
Glacier Media to acquire B.C. papers from Postmedia for $86.5 million
Discussion: Adweek and Guardian
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
POLITICO, Random House launch online bookstore
Discussion: Poynter, mocoNews, GalleyCat and Erik Wemple
Jack Shenker / Guardian:
Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
In Web TV Service, A Glimpse of the Future
Discussion: Multichannel
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Book Site For Twentysomethings Aims To Fill A Gap
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Libel reform: juries should be dropped for most trials, says committee