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10:20 AM ET, October 27, 2011

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Yahoo Finance:
Analyst: Digital fees not enough to help NY Times  —  Citigroup analyst downgrades NY Times, expects print ad woes to trump gains from digital fees  —  Related Quotes … NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times' digital paywall is unlikely to collect enough revenue to offset a long-running decline …
Christopher Soghoian / New York Times:
Without Computer Security, Sources' Secrets Aren't Safe With Journalists  —  BRAVE journalists have defied court orders and have even been jailed rather than compromise their ethical duty to protect sources.  But as governments increasingly record their citizens' every communication …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
As Cable TV News Wars Heat Up, Bloomberg Builds ‘Live TV’ Placement On iPad  —  Bloomberg may still be battling with Comcast over better placement on its cable systems, but the financial news and information company is looking to claim to another screen for its live television broadcasts: the iPad.
Discussion: Journalism.org
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad  —  Bloomberg is bringing its 24-hour live broadcast to the iPad, the financial media conglomerate announced Thursday.  —  Unlike CNN or ESPN, which make their live feeds available only to select subscribers, Bloomberg is boldly making its broadcast available to anyone with an iPad.
Discussion: 9to5Mac and Talking Biz News
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Arianna Huffington Loses Ruling In Fight Over HuffPo Ownership  —  Two politicos who sued Arianna Huffington and her partner for stealing their idea for the Huffington Post will get to go forward after a New York judge refused to throw out the lawsuit.  —  The tale of intrigue amidst …
Discussion: The Wrap, Poynter and Business Insider
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Shady Marketing Scheme That's Buying Off Your Favorite Bloggers  —  One basic characteristic of journalism is this: its content is not bought and paid for and directed by an advertiser.  It might be vapid.  It might be poorly written.  It might be damn near worthless.  But it's not an advertisement.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:   Motorola and T-Mobile Deny Being Part of Blogger Payola Scheme
Julie Moos / Poynter:   Huffington Post, Business Insider deny being paid for links
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Warner Bros. withholds films from Blockbuster  —  Warner Bros. doesn't want to make it a Blockbuster night.  —  The studio has said it will no longer authorize the video store chain to carry its new movies when they are released on DVD.  At issue is Warner Bros.' desire to have outlets …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge OKs $32 million settlement for Tribune employees  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of the $32 million settlement — announced in August — for former Los Angeles Times auto writer Dan Neil and Tribune employees.  The final hearing is set for January 30.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wrap
Garett Sloane / New York Post:
Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop  —  David Kenny, who has been floated as a candidate to lead Yahoo!, stepped down as president of Akamai, saying he wanted to pursue “emerging opportunities in consumer Internet.”  —  Kenny has been a Yahoo! board member since February, when he was brought …
Dan Monk / Cincinatti Business Courier:
Scripps buys stake in freelance startup … has made a second investment in Ebyline, a California-based startup that's trying to establish itself as a marketplace where freelance journalists sell their stories and negotiate for assignments from publishers.  —  Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Newspaper sites see traffic drop across the board  —  Both daily and monthly traffic decreased for all audited newspaper websites in September, with the biggest declines recorded by Mirror Group Digital  —  All UK national newspaper websites saw a drop in traffic in September …
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
CBC News:
Kobo to become a publisher  —  Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.  —  Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis.
The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Occupy Oakland Picture Draws Scrutiny  —  The Washington Post definitely zigged where others zagged in covering the news of the violent police response towards Occupy movement protesters in Oakland.  —  Police arrested scores of protesters in the Bay Area city, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them.
Discussion: Guardian, City Desk and BAGnewsNotes
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform  —  One of the most common complaints about newspapers' adaptation to the digital world — or, depending on your perspective, their lack thereof — is their failure to create their own versions of Craigslist.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future's Stevie Spring resigns  —  Former ITN chief takes over as executives depart from Metal Hammer publisher in move that will save almost £1m a year  —  Future, publisher of magazine titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, is to save almost £1m a year after the resignation …
Discussion: paidContent and Media Week
The Huffington Post:
‘Rock Center’ Unveils First Story List … NBC News released the list of stories that its upcoming newsmagazine, “Rock Center,” will feature when it makes its debut on Monday.  —  Besides host Brian Williams, the first episode will feature correspondents Kate Snow, Richard Engel and Harry Smith …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Copyright bill revives Internet ‘death penalty’  —  Hollywood's lobbyists have launched a bold new anti-piracy offensive in Washington that will face strong opposition from Internet companies and users who worry it goes too far and jeopardizes free speech rights.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL's Biz Dev SVP and Strategy Chief Heads to Spotify  —  Jared Grusd, AOL's SVP of business development and chief of strategy, is leaving the New York Internet giant to work at Spotify, according to sources close to the situation.  —  At AOL, according to his bio, Grusd …
Discussion: Business Insider
Francis Beckett / The Independent:
The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure  —  The left-wing weekly magazine Tribune's turbulent, 74-year history looks set to end this Friday, when its wealthy and politically ambitious owner, Kevin McGrath, meets the staff and their union representatives.
Sarah Marshall / journalism.co.uk:
Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’  —  Storify has a new look, logo and functionality.  The tool, which allows you to curate stories using elements from social media like tweets, Flickr photos and YouTube videos, is today rolling out its new features …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
CBS Launches “60 Minutes” Chrome Web App, Features Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer  —  In what I think is an interesting experiment, CBS this morning debuted a “60 Minutes” application that you can find in and launch from the Chrome Web Store (which just got a major facelift).
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Steve Krakauer Promoted to Senior Digital Producer at CNN  —  Steve Krakauer, the former TVNewser editor, is moving up at CNN.  —  Krakauer has been named Senior Digital Producer for CNN/U.S., a new position.  Krakauer has been the Digital Producer for “Piers Morgan Tonight” since the show launched.
Bloomberg:
Netflix Said to Cut Jobs After Subscriber Loss  —  Netflix Inc., the mail-order and online video service, eliminated more than 15 jobs after losing 800,000 U.S. subscribers in the third quarter, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.  —  The cuts, which began before earnings …
Nina Lovelace / Guardian:
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant  —  Got something you want to find on the Guardian website?  Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform  —  The Guardian is experimenting …
Ellie Behling / Street Fight:
CBS Pairs Traditional and Digital Media to Reach Consumers  —  On the first day of the inaugural Street Fight Summit, Ezra Kucharz, president of CBS Local Digital Media, said in a keynote address that TV and radio are not going anywhere, but that broadcasting will continue to integrate more with online and mobile.
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Monaghan / PageView:
‘The Baffler’ Will Reappear via MIT Press  —  The Baffler, the feisty journal whose devoted readers were often disappointed that their periodical appeared only periodically, is now set for a more dependable publishing schedule.  —  John Summers, a critic, editor, and historian who purchased …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Publishers See Apple Newsstand Sales Surge, But Ad Sales Slow To Follow  —  Condé Nast is the latest publisher to claim a boom in digital magazine sales from the launch of Apple's Newsstand two weeks: the publisher of Glamour, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Wired says that new subscription sales …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Don Imus cancels Bill O'Reilly's Fox Business appearance over ‘Today’ show plug snub  —  Bill O'Reilly was supposed to be a guest on Don Imus' radio show—simulcast weekdays on the Fox Business channel—on Tuesday morning to plug “Killing Lincoln,” O'Reilly's new book about the 16th president's assassination.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
 
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Luke Harding / Guardian:
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Discussion: Journalism.co.uk