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7:20 AM ET, October 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Pearson CEO Scardino's departure could lead to FT sale  —  LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Pearson Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino will step down after 16 years, potentially clearing the way for her successor at the global educational and media group to sell the Financial Times newspaper.
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Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino to step down  —  Dame Marjorie Scardino, one of the UK's highest-profile female corporate leaders, is to step down as chief executive of Financial Times and Penguin owner Pearson at the end of 2012, and will be replaced by the head of its international education division, John Fallon.
Discussion: Media Week and paidContent
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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 …
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