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6:45 AM ET, October 3, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Burlington Free Press Loses Ground in Vermont  —  BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermonters may be quick to boast about their locally sourced foods, their ability to tolerate bitter winters and their celebrated entrepreneurs like Ben & Jerry's and Burton Snowboards.  But lately, they have not extended that praise to their newspaper.
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: Guardian, Digital Spy and BBC
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How a Washington Post reporter crossed paths with one of the ‘Beltway Snipers’  —  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo's sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area and beyond.  Josh White interviewed Malvo for a commemorative feature …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
The German newspaper saved by its readers  —  While the British press debates the merits of paywalls, the once-threatened Berlin-based paper Die Tageszeitung is thriving under a new co-operative model  —  To paywall or not to paywall: it's a question that plagues the media.
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: Softpedia News and Mashable!
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
TV studios too strong for Apple disruption  —  Syndication biz projected to reach $20 billion  —  The economics of Hollywood's TV studios have been strengthened so much by new windows that even Apple won't be able to disrupt their business, according to a new research report.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Delayed Viewing Brightens the Outlook for Some TV Series  —  In what may be a telling sign of things to come, the football announcer Jim Nantz took a moment during Sunday's game between Denver and Oakland to urge viewers who had recorded CBS shows during premiere week not to forget …
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
M-GO Signs Content Deals With DreamWorks Animation, Relativity  —  Multiscreen app service M-GO Entertainment has signed content licensing deals with DreamWorks Animation and Relativity Media, the company announced Tuesday at TheGrill, TheWrap's annual conference.
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 …
Miriam Elder / Guardian:
Lebedev draws up plans for UK newspapers  —  Evening Standard and Independent owner says his businesses are suffering because he is a critic of Vladimir Putin's Russia  —  Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev is drawing up “contingency plans” for his UK media holdings …
Marie-Andree Weiss / Citizen Media Law Project:
Defamation, Italian Style  —  Being a journalist in Italy may have occupational hazards, but having to go to prison in your own country because of an article you wrote should not be one of them.  However, Italy, a founding Member of both the Council of Europe and the European Union …
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.”
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Ozge Ozbilgin / Reuters:
YouTube opens Turkish site, giving government more control
Discussion: CNET and paidContent
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
NBC News Announces Executive Editors
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
Strike Looms at ABC Ahead of Debate
Discussion: TVNewser
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Internet-Media Employment Fuels Digital Job Growth
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