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11:40 AM ET, October 1, 2012


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Tired Cries of Bias Don't Help Romney  —  In the last few days, conservatives have become agitated about Mitt Romney's drop-off in the polls.  So did they think the stumble was because of the ill-fated “47 percent” slip of the lip, or the hasty effort to gain a political edge after the death …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Paul Ryan breaks ‘no whining rule’
Discussion: Politico
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Counter-terrorism officer appears in court over ‘leaks to News of the World’  —  One of Scotland Yard's most senior counter-terrorism officers appeared in court charged with misconduct in public office after allegedly offering to provide information to the News of the World.
Discussion: Guardian
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Counter-terrorism officer charged with breaching Official Secrets Act  —  A senior counter-terrorism detective has been charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act in relation to information allegedly sent to the News of the World about the Scotland Yard probe into phone hacking.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera's political independence questioned amid Qatar intervention  —  Al-Jazeera's editorial independence has been called into question after its director of news stepped in to ensure a speech made by Qatar's emir to the UN led its English channel's coverage of the debate on Syrian intervention.
Discussion: @syrianews and @pragmatic_d
The New Al Jazeera: More ESPN, Less CNN
Discussion: TVNewser
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Patriot-News, Post-Standard employees to find out today whether they'll be laid off  —  Employees at the (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News and the (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard will find out Monday whether they'll be kept on at new companies that will publish print newspapers three days per week.
Discussion: The Patriot-News
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
More Mobile News Consumers Choosing Web Over Apps  —  Mobile apps were supposed to be the reset button for the news industry.  The last fifteen years have shown how hard it is to get consumers to pay for content on websites or pay attention to ads there.  In the app environment, all that was going to be different.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Taking It One Day at a Time at The Daily  —  Why Rupert Murdoch's Audacious iPad Newspaper Can't Wait for the Future to Come  —  “After the election” became a running joke in the newsroom at The Daily this summer when rumors erupted that News Corp.'s grand iPad experiment …
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
Four key trends changing digital journalism and society  —  It's not just a focus on data that connects the most recent class of Knight News Challenge winners.  They all are part of a distributed civic media community that works on open source code, collects and improves data, and collaborates across media organizations.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Dave Thier / New York Times:
For New Orleans, a Daily That's No Longer Daily  —  NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday night at the Howlin' Wolf club in downtown New Orleans, they gathered to say goodbye.  There were newspaper hats, brass instruments, toasts, rants, old friends who had not seen one another in years and recent co-workers …
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Nikki Finke's Deadline calls a time out  —  Amid talk that the ownership of is on the verge of buying Variety, Nikki Finke announced on that her staff will be too busy next week on some unstated business to post breaking news nuggets.
Discussion: and FishbowlLA
Nathalie Thomas / Telegraph:
News Corp beefs up compliance teams  —  News Corporation has hired five senior compliance officials, including a director from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, as part of its efforts to avoid a repeat of the phone-hacking scandal.  —  News International executives in the UK dealt …
Discussion: Guardian
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Who Controls the Story?  —  JEREMY PETERS was doing …
Discussion: @sulliview
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Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
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Discussion: Guardian and Monday Note
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Poll Averages Have No History of Consistent Partisan Bias
Discussion: New York Times and Media Nation
Iran jury finds Reuters guilty over video script, pending judge's ruling -Press TV
Discussion: Associated Press
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Free the Files! ProPublica taps the crowd for a database-building sprint to election day
Henry Belot / Wannabe Hacks:
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