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9:05 PM ET, October 2, 2012


 Top News: 
Peter Rippon / BBC:
Newsnight and Jimmy Savile  —  There has been a lot written about why I took the decision not to run a story into allegations of sex abuse by the former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.  It has been suggested I was ordered to do it by my bosses as part of a BBC cover-up.
Discussion: Digital Spy, Guardian and BBC
Guardian:   Jimmy Savile: Newsnight editor blocked airing of sexual assault story
Press Association:
Late BBC broadcaster accused of sex abuse
Discussion: Telegraph and Guardian
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Voters say journalists are giving Romney's ‘47 percent’ comments too much coverage  —  There's been too much coverage of Mitt Romney's comments about the “47 percent,” says a plurality polled by Pew. … As best I can tell, the press has largely moved on to the meta-narrative of Romney's remarks …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Finally Lands on YouTube  —  Want to be big in online video?  It helps if people can see your stuff on the world's biggest video site.  —  So that's what Tim Armstrong is going to do: After years of keeping its clips off YouTube, AOL is finally going to start distributing its video on Google's site, via 22 branded “channels.”
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Talking Points Memo launches membership-only program, wades into longform  —  Encouraging mass readership within a niche coverage area is at the heart of Talking Points Memo's ad-supported business model.  —  So when founding publisher/editor Josh Marshall began to assess the best ways …
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Internet-Media Employment Fuels Digital Job Growth  —  When it comes to jobs, internet-media businesses are the new mainstream media.  Internet media this year became the media industry's second-largest employment sector, according to Ad Age DataCenter's analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, ZDNet and Noted
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reports: Layoffs hit Patriot-News, Post-Standard in shift to fewer print days  —  The Advance-owned Patriot-News laid off “about 70″ employees Monday, Stacy Brown reports for The (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel.  Brown gets to that figure independently; Patriot-News publisher John Kirkpatrick tells him only …
Ben Kersey / The Verge:
Live Twitter stream found in print issue of Entertainment Weekly  —  The October 5th print issue of Entertainment Weekly contains an insert page with a small LCD designed to display live tweets as well as videos.  Around 1,000 copies of the issue distributed in New York and Los Angeles …
Discussion: Mashable!
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
BBC working on music equivalent of iPlayer  —  The BBC is working on a music equivalent of its iPlayer catch-up service, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  Lana Del Rey has shot to fame through music streaming services such as Spotify  —  The service, dubbed Playlister …
Discussion: Engadget and NME
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
Strike Looms at ABC Ahead of Debate  —  As media outlets prepare for Wednesday's first presidential debate, the specter of strike action is looming at ABC, which is providing broadcast coverage for all networks.  The membership of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians …
Discussion: TVNewser
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
New York Times launches experimental HTML5 web app for iPad  —  The New York Times today announced it is launching a new HTML5 based web app accessible to iPad users at  While called an “experimental web app” in the press release, the move mirrors a switch by other publications …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:   What the New York Times really lost with the passing of Arthur O Sulzberger
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
MLB Said to Get $6.8 Billion From Fox, Turner for TV Rights  —  Major League Baseball will get $6.8 billion from News Corp. (NWSA)'s Fox and Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s Turner networks for the rights to broadcast games through 2021 in a contract extension, said two executives familiar with the deal.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
News And Doc Emmy Awards: PBS, ABC, CBS Lead List Of Winners  —  The 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were handed out last night in New York City.  PBS led all networks with nine awards thanks to its documentary programming, while ABC and CBS News tied for seven awards each.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
NBC News Announces Executive Editors  —  NBC News Digital named the executive editors who will lead, and, the news network announced today.  NBC News Digital rebranded this July, after Comcast bought Microsoft's stake in NBC News.
Discussion: TVNewser and Broadcasting & Cable
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