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7:40 PM ET, October 24, 2011

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David Leigh / Guardian:
BBC inquiry over solicitor's ‘rogue reporter’ phone-hacking admission  —  Julian Pike from Farrers law firm said he had known NoW executives were making misleading statements about scandal  —  The BBC has referred the royal solicitors, Farrers, to the profession's disciplinary body …
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Guy Adams / The Independent:
High percentage of shareholders may have voted against Murdoch  —  How many shareholders voted against Rupert Murdoch?  And why hasn't he yet revealed full results of the elections which took place at the AGM of his media conglomerate News International last week?
Discussion: Mixed Media
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages
James Robinson / Guardian:
Hinton: I was right to say hacking wasn't rife
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Deadline.com
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:   Rupert Murdoch urged to sell off newspapers by top News Corp shareholder
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows …
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Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks' money woes brings end to leak of secrets  —  WikiLeaks is to stop publishing state secrets because it is running out of money, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  The whistleblowing website set up by Julian Assange said that it is temporarily suspending publication of leaks to fight a “blockade” by credit card companies.
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Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:   What Was Wikileaks Good For?  —  “Leaking to the mainstream press.
Wall Street Journal:
NBC Unable to Shake Slide in Ratings  —  NBC's downward slide is getting steeper.  —  Long a ratings laggard, the network has fallen further behind its competitors this fall, heightening the challenge facing its new owner Comcast Corp. as it works to mount a turnaround.
Discussion: Company Town and TVbytheNumbers
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts  —  Tuning In: Why NBC Likes Brian Williams More Than the Playboy Bunnies  —  Looks like NBC's dapper news anchor Brian Williams has more leverage with advertisers than a passel of scantily-clad cocktail waitresses.
Discussion: Media & Entertainment
Huffington Post Canada:
Le Huffington Post Québec: French-Language Edition Of HuffPost Coming To Canada … AOL Canada , AOL Canada Huffington Post , AOL Huffington Post Quebec , AOL Quebec , French Canada Huffington Post , French Canada Media , French Huffington Post , HPMG Canada , HPMG Quebec …
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Agency says HuffPo story payout sets precedent
Discussion: WebProNews and Editors Weblog
Tanzina Vega / NYT Media Decoder:
Group Says Newspapers Aren't Dead, They're Alluring  —  With more people getting their daily dose of news online through blogs and social media sites, traditional newspapers have gotten short shrift.  Print is dead or dying, say media experts, and advertising can't keep pace.
Discussion: ShortFormBlog
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
CBS posts the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson  —  Steve Jobs's biographer answered questions about the Apple founder's life on CBS's 60 Minutes last night, and now you can watch the interview online.  —  The special interview was recorded about two weeks after Job's unfortunate death.
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘American Idol,’ NFL Duke it out for Priciest TV Spot  —  Watch out, Steven Tyler.  The Green Bay Packers are rushing you.  —  Long TV's most expensive program for advertisers, “American Idol” is now neck-and-neck with NBC's “Sunday Night Football” as the costliest prime-time show on this year's schedule …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JP Morgan: Kindle Fire expected to sell 5 million in Q4  —  Just weeks after dismissing the Kindle Fire as a potential challenger to the iPad, J.P. Morgan is now upping its assessment of Amazon's debut tablet, saying the device is expected to move 4.5 to 5 million units in the fourth quarter.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Betabeat
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives  —  Almost two weeks ago, USA Today put its finger on why the Occupy Wall Street protests continued to gain traction.  —  “The bonus system has gone beyond a means of rewarding talent and is now Wall Street's primary business …
Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
Government Could Hide Existence of Records under FOIA Rule Proposal  —  A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don't exist - even when they do.
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
The Atlantic Sees 19 Percent Jump in Ad Revenue for Third Quarter  —  Publisher remains on track for “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011.  —  For the 12th consecutive quarter in a row, The Atlantic is reporting gains in print and online revenue.  In third quarter 2011 …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tina Brown Preps Daily Beast TV Original video set to launch in Nov.  —  Tina Brown's recent forays on the Web and in print have so far had uncertain results.  Can she make it on TV?  We'll soon see: Daily Beast TV is getting ready to launch in November.  —  The venture has been described as an online talk show.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Bestsellers: Steve Jobs And The Importance Of Pre-Orders  —  On the official morning of its release, Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs is #1 on the Kindle bestseller list, #1 in Apple's iBookstore and #2 on the Nook bestseller list.  It is not yet showing up on the Kobo or Google (NSDQ: GOOG) …
 
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Patrick Twohy / San Francisco Business Times:
Bay Citizen news site loses CEO on heels of editor
Heather Struck / Forbes:
Amazon: Stage Is Set For Uphill Revenue Growth
Discussion: PC Magazine
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
Clear Channel Radio Promotes John Ivey to Senior VP
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Next e-reader innovation: scrolling e-ink web pages
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times Newspapers permitted to use leaked documents in libel defence
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Petty Punishment for the Washington Post
Discussion: msnbc.com and Washington Post
Julie Cohn / The Daily:
CNBC cancels $1M investing contest after players game the system
 Earlier Picks: 
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
HarperCollins Acquires Newmarket Press
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and GalleyCat
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Asks If Media Too Slow To Give President Obama Credit For Muammar Gaddafi Killing
Discussion: Erik Wemple
TMZ:
Casey Anthony: NBC Finds Clever Way Around Paying For Interview
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS Correspondent Robert Pierpoint Dies at 86
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
DAVID FRUM: It's Time We Republicans Finally Admitted That Paul Krugman Might Be Right
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
4 Questions With ProPublica's New Social Media Editor
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab