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1:15 PM ET, October 23, 2011

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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why Apple's virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions  —  A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple's virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide “a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher — but nothing here is a game-changer.”
Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson - Review  —  After Steve Jobs anointed Walter Isaacson as his authorized biographer in 2009, he took Mr. Isaacson to see the Mountain View, Calif., house in which he had lived as a boy.  He pointed out its “clean design” and “awesome little features.”
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Ping: Zines Have a Resurgence Among the Web-Savvy  —  ON a trip to an indie bookstore in Brooklyn in the summer, I came across a curious creation: a small, black-and-white publication that consisted entirely of snapshots of Lindsay Lohan, known for her movie roles in “Mean Girls” and …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google, Private-Equity Firms Mull Bid For Yahoo  —  Google Inc. has talked to at least two private-equity firms about potentially helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.'s core business, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  Google and prospective partners …
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
On Facebook, NATO Chief Announces End to Libya War  —  This has to be a first in the annals of social media.  The commander of NATO's Libya war has announced his intent to end hostilities through Facebook.  —  In a short post on his Wall Friday morning, Adm. James Stavridis told the world …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ZDNet and BBC
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Don't think of it as a newspaper — it's a data platform  —  Many newspapers and other traditional media entities still think of themselves as delivering their content in a specific package, although most are trying hard to build an online readership as well, or experiment with iPad and Facebook apps (not to mention paywalls).
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:mathewi
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Newspaper Guild Drops Boycott of the Huffington Post  —  Remember when the 26,000-member Newspaper Guild called a boycott against the Huffington Post over its use of unpaid writers?  Well, that's over.  Seven months after it kicked off, the boycott ended today with a brief, conciliatory statement from the Guild.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Heather Ford / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Wikipedia Isn't Journalism, But Are Wikipedians Reluctant Journalists?  —  Wikipedia articles on breaking news stories dominate page views on the world's sixth-largest website.  Perhaps more importantly, these articles drive the most significant editor contribution — especially among new editors.
Stephen Singer / Associated Press:
Official: NBC Sports relocating to Connecticut  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports has agreed to move from New York City to Stamford to take advantage of tax breaks, adding to a growing film and TV presence in the southwestern Connecticut city, a state official said Friday.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NPR will no longer distribute ‘World of Opera’ after host becomes OWS spokesperson  —  NPR will no longer distribute “World of Opera,” after it was revealed this week that host Lisa Simeone has become a spokesperson for protests in Washington, D.C. WDAV, the North Carolina public radio station …
Guardian:
Murdoch warned of ‘Mulcaire 2’ at News Corp shareholder meeting  —  Some large investors vote against CEO's re-election to board, but full details will not be available until Monday  —  Rupert Murdoch has been dealt a blow by shareholders who called on the News Corp chairman and his sons to resign from the scandal-torn media empire.
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
LAT says billboards wrong about wiretapping at paper  —  Billboards along Southern California freeways are urging motorists to contact lawyer Jeffrey Krinsk if they believe they were “Illegaly [sic] wire-tapped by the LA Times” or to “Report LA Times Fraud.”
 
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