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9:00 AM ET, October 19, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Murdochs' Infighting Clouds Future of News Corp.  —  LONDON — It was a striking display of unity: Rupert and James Murdoch, father and son, walking side by side through central London as they faced a crisis that had laid siege to their company.  Pushing through a crush of paparazzi on a street …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Amanda Michel joins Guardian's US operation  —  Huffington Post and ProPublica vet Amanda Michel is taking her community engagement skills to the Guardian's new U.S. operation.  Michel, a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board, will be the site's Open Editor there, working on collaboration, transparency and crowdsourcing.
Discussion: ProPublica
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
In Web TV Service, A Glimpse of the Future  —  RadixTV Is Designed Not to Disrupt Cable, At Least Not Today  —  Live TV, distributed over the web: The very idea is disruptive to the cable and satellite companies that have spent billions laying cable and launching satellites.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News publisher: No plans to discontinue printing daily  —  Earlier today I reported that Mark Medici, vice president for audience at The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a session at the Inland Press Association conference that the newspaper won't be printed seven days a week in three years.
Discussion: @aenglish09 and Poynter
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Libel reform: juries should be dropped for most trials, says committee  —  Parliamentary group backs measures to curb online defamation and make it more difficult for big corporations to sue newspapers  —  Libel trials by jury should be abolished for all but exceptional cases involving public figures …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Journalism.co.uk
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Current affairs shows ‘face PR onslaught’  —  Investigations by the likes of Panorama and Dispatches are targeted by spin campaigns  —  Current affairs programmes such as the BBC's Panorama and Channel 4's Dispatches face increasingly sophisticated and orchestrated campaigns …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Book Site For Twentysomethings Aims To Fill A Gap  —  The 18- to 34-year-old demographic, long sought by advertisers and TV shows, is now in the sights of a new website, Book Riot, which aims to bring a funny, irreverent take on literature to what it believes is an underserved group of readers.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Not to Do in Hong Kong (Trust Me on This One)  —  How shall I put this as delicately as I am known for: So I went to AsiaD in Hong Kong and all I got was this lousy transient ischemic attack.  —  First off: I'm doing great, have recovered all functions completely and have even had a couple of scoops while bedridden.
Jack Shenker / Guardian:
Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’  —  Maikel Nabil Sanad declares he would prefer suicide to being tried by military junta for criticising the army in his blog  —  An Egyptian blogger jailed for criticising the country's military junta has declared himself ready to die …
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.
Discussion: Poynter
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …:
Pew: Economy fills 24% of the week's newshole; Occupy Wall Street, 9%  —  A TV crew covering the Occupy Wall Street protests waits to go on the air Oct. 14, 2011.  Photo by Flickr user Several seconds  —  The U.S. economy led the news topics last week, powered in large part by stories …
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
Man Booker Prize Goes to Julian Barnes  —  Barnes.  —  After being named to the shortlist three times before, Julian Barnes has finally won this year's prize for his book The Sense of an Ending.  —  The Man Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious literary award, has suffered this year …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Revenue Down 5 Percent To $1.07B; Net Income Down 26 Percent To $293M  —  Yahoo reported third quarter earnings today.  Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("revenue ex-TAC") was $1.072 billion for the third quarter of 2011, a 5 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2010.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB profits rise despite slowdown in subscriber growth  —  Satellite broadcaster's bottom line boosted by cross-selling and payout from News Corp for breaking off takeover deal  —  BSkyB has reported a 33% increase in pre-tax profits to £307m in the three months to the end of September …
Discussion: Media Week
Stuart Hughes / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
Reaching breaking point: journalism and trauma  —  Journalists at Norway's largest tabloid newspaper, VG (Verdens Gang), didn't have to imagine the trauma of the explosion which rocked central Oslo on the afternoon of 22 July 2011.  —  It happened right outside their office.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
ASNE partners with RJI for next newsroom census  —  The American Society of News Editors, which recently cut its staff in half, has found a partner to take on its annual, labor-intensive census of who works in the nation's newsrooms.  That new partner will be an affiliate …
Discussion: asne.org
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
iOS magazine publisher sees Apple's Newsstand boost sales by 750%  —  Apple's successful launch of iOS 5 and selling more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in 3 days hasn't just benefited the Cupertino-based company, the sheer number of users utilising new applications and features has seen …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-MSLO Exec Janet Balis Returns To Chart AOL Ad Sales Strategy  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is bringing back former ad sales development head Janet Balis to lead sales strategy, marketing and partnerships for the company's advertising unit.  She will report to Ned Brody, chief revenue officer.
Discussion: Business Wire and AllThingsD
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Boston Globe warns Occupy organizers about using its name  —  Occupy Boston hopes to raise $8,000 through Kickstarter to launch an Occupy Boston Globe newspaper.  (There was $3,636 pledged at last look.)  Steve Annear reports the Globe has told the group to stop using its name and nameplate.
David Bauder / Yahoo! News:
New life in television's evening news  —  NEW YORK (AP) — There's new life in broadcast television's evening news shows, in part because of forces such as 24-hour cable news that were once thought ready to kill the genre off.  —  Despite repeated death knells for the ABC …
Discussion: Company Town
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In E-Reader Battle, a Superhero Slugfest Among Booksellers  —  The tablet wars have begun.  Superheroes are the prize — or perhaps the victim.  —  Amazon, seeking to make its coming Kindle Fire tablet as appealing as possible, negotiated a deal with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to a hundred popular graphic novels.
Steve Cohn / minonline.com:
Hearst Corp. Opens a Corporate Office in Beijing  —  China, which was a “Red Menace” at the end of William Randolph Hearst's long life (1863-1951), now has full-time presence of Hearst Corp. with opening of a corporate office in Beijing.  Announcement by CEO Frank Bennack, Jr. …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Adventures in self-publishing: Rejected from Google News!  —  Google, the search company that started as two guys at Stanford, openly discriminates against entrepreneurs.  At least for its Google News product.  —  Not only is that silly and short-sighted, but it should go against everything Google stands for.
Discussion: parislemon, Thanks:steverubel
Jim Edwards / The Tagline Blog| BNET:
Cruelty Rewarded: Michael Wolff Adds Adweek to His List of Failures  —  Michael Wolff would love this story, if only it were about someone else.  The firing of Wolff as editor of Adweek has got all the ingredients he loves most: the proud rise and hubris-laden fall of a prominent media figure …
Discussion: Folio and Cision
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting  —  Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei over the weekend at the Shorenstein Center's 25th celebration at Harvard Kennedy School.  What emerged might surprise you.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mail and Mirror face contempt action over Milly Dowler coverage  —  Attorney general says prejudicial reporting of Levi Bellfield's conviction meant further charge could not be considered  —  The attorney general has launched contempt of court proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror …
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: Memo to Fox Business staff - don't copy Fox News  —  (Reuters) - Here's a novel idea: Fox Business Network should focus on covering business news.  —  At least that's what Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the News Corp-owned cable news network, is urging his staff to do.
Discussion: TVNewser
 
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Publishing dying officer's radio transmission OK, press council decides
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Discussion: Jalopnik
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC:
Another WaPo Fire Sale
Discussion: eBookNewser and FishbowlNY
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
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Discussion: Bloomberg and Deadline.com
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
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Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Kim Willsher / Guardian:
French intelligence chief accused of spying on journalist
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