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6:45 PM ET, October 27, 2011

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Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Cuts, Changes Come to Financial Video Service, Reuters Insider  —  It's been 17 months since Thomson Reuters debuted an online financial video news service, available to Reuters subscribers.  —  However, much like the recent layoffs dotting the radio landscape, (Cumulus, Clear Channel) …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Todd A. Heywood / The American Independent:
Discussion: Future of Journalism
AllAccess.com:
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday
Discussion: The New York Observer
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer  —  After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Netflix Takes Up a Third of Internet Bandwidth Traffic shifting from computers to connected devices  —  Netflix may have lost 800,000 subscribers last quarter, but there are still more than enough streaming fans left over to hog nearly a third of peak Internet bandwidth.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
NYT says target of O'Keefe sting didn't work for them  —  James O'Keefe's Project Veritas is out with the Part II of its “To Catch a Journalist” project, which captures, with what appears to be a hidden camera, a talk that NYU professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen are giving to what seems to be a group of students.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
James O'Keefe takes aim at Clay Shirky, Jay Rosen  —  In the second installment of his “To Catch a Journalist” series, James O'Keefe has produced a surreptitiously recorded, heavily edited video starring NYU professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen.  In the video, Shirky, who is described …
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 …
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce a nationally broadcast version of the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets.
Discussion: Company Town
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Wikileaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent  —  The mainstream media should be up in arms about corporations' ability to choke off sources of WikiLeaks' funding  —  Suppose you are the proprietor of an information service.  Your customers buy what you sell using the major payment systems …
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo!  —  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
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Garett Sloane / New York Post:   Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlLA and Editors Weblog
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.
Discussion: GalleyCat, eBookNewser and TeleRead
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby  —  Why can't Gawker do nastiness the right way?  —  One bright day a book came across my desk with a letter from its editor saying that the writer was a “big fan” of my work and would like a blurb.  As the writer was from Gawker it seemed a tiny bit surprising that she would be …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases!  PR Newswire sued by rival  —  (Reuters) - When one distributor of corporate press releases concluded that a rival was trying to steal its secrets, it didn't issue a press release, it went to court.  —  Marketwire on Wednesday filed a $25 million lawsuit accusing rival PR Newswire …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink  —  Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, has raised $1.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Launch Capital, Cyriac Roeding, Jack Abraham, and others.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Moves NBCU Local's Shopping Guide To DailyCandy  —  A year after NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) Universal's local division launched shopping guide network The Feast, the property is being handed over to its Comcast sibling, lifestyle e-newsletter and deals network DailyCandy.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Livestream Refreshes Video Service: “Viewers Can Rewind While Its Live”  —  Livestream is unveiling a major upgrade to its live video service today.  It won't be fully rolled out until December, but you can see a preview of it here or watch the video below.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNN's Richard Quest hails news impact of ‘the almighty mobile’  —  But worries that teens' screen preferences mean ‘the days of the physical paper are seriously numbered’  —  Are mobile phones changing the news industry?  An easy question to answer: just look at the number of TV networks …
Louis Bedigian / Forbes:
Will Spotify Pull a Netflix, Screw Over Consumers and Kill its IPO Dreams?  —  There has been a lot of love for Spotify this year.  But you know what they say: if you love something, you have to set it free.  —  I'm starting to wonder if this applies to entertainment services.
Ian Darby / Campaign:
Dennis Publishing to launch iPad edition of The Week  —  The Week, Dennis Publishing's news digest title, is launching an iPad edition.  —  The Week: releasing app  —  Dennis, which is also testing a web version of the title, is expected to launch The Week app in mid-November.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
NPR:
David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore … David Carr has a cold.  On Sunday night, the media columnist for The New York Times tweeted to his more than 335,000 followers that he realized he probably had a variation of the common cold — because his drugstore was out of his favorite cold remedy.
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Poynter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales  —  Bloomsbury Publishing, which operates in both the U.S. and UK (and is the UK publisher of the Harry Potter series) is seeing “unprecedented” digital growth: E-book sales are up 564 percent for the six-month period ending August 31 …
Discussion: The Wrap
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL's Biz Dev SVP and Strategy Chief Heads to Spotify
Sarah Marshall / journalism.co.uk:
Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’
Discussion: Lost Remote
Morgan Gibson / American Journalism Review:
How the Seattle Times and Wichita Eagle are revamping their newsrooms to achieve a more digital focus.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Steve Krakauer Promoted to Senior Digital Producer at CNN
Discussion: Cision
Ellie Behling / Street Fight:
CBS Pairs Traditional and Digital Media to Reach Consumers
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