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4:30 PM ET, October 3, 2012

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times sale could raise £1bn  —  Pearson could offload the Financial Times for as much as £1bn in a “trophy hunt” by potential buyers, after the head of the company's education division was announced as the new chief executive, replacing Dame Marjorie Scardino.
Discussion: @hblodget and @emilybell
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Guardian:
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: paidContent, AdAge and Media Week
Caitlin Johnston / Poynter:
What BuzzFeed's evolution says about the future of longform journalism  —  It's not often that a job posting creates such a tizzy.  But BuzzFeed's search for a longform editor signifies more than just a new hire.  —  The announcement, which spawned headlines such as “BuzzFeed (yes, BuzzFeed) …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Former BBC Radio 1 boss ‘knew about Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims in 1970s’  —  The former head of Radio 1 knew in the early 1970s about accusations of sexual abuse involving Sir Jimmy Savile, an ex-press officer for the station has claimed.  Rodney Collins said on Wednesday that an ex-Radio 1 controller …
Discussion: PressGazette, Telegraph, Digital Spy, BBC and BBC
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile abused me as a child, says new accuser  —  Woman says television and radio presenter frequently visited girls' school and offered to take pupils for a ride in his car  —  A former boarding school pupil has become the latest woman to break her silence to say she was sexually molested …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google rebooting content micropayments initiative under Wallet  —  After retiring its experimental OnePass news payments system this spring, Google is now going ahead with a fuller version of its content micropayments platform under the Google Wallet moniker.
Joe Eskenazi / SFWeekly:
Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!  —  LAST YEAR, sportswriter King Kaufman stepped up to the lectern at a symposium held on the Google campus.  In a 14-year haul at Salon.com, Kaufman earned a reputation as one of the best and most cerebral sports journalists on the Internet.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Deadspin
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Drudge hype falls flat  —  DENVER, Colo. — One night before the first presidential debate, conservatives Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson hyped footage of a five-year-old speech by then-Sen. Barack Obama, widely covered at the time, in which the presidential candidate suggested …
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch faces shareholder revolt at News Corp annual meeting  —  Shareholders have stepped up their campaign to remove Rupert Murdoch as chairman of News Corporation ahead of the media company's annual meeting this month.  Hermes, a British fund manager that controls £24.8bn assets …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Fact-checking will play prominent role in tonight's debate  —  Along with many other news organizations, The New York Times is marshaling a small army of red pencilers for Wednesday night's debate.  Public Editor Margaret Sullivan writes about the preparations:
Associated Press:
Israel's Haaretz Newspaper Strikes Over Layoffs  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Workers at Israel's respected Haaretz newspaper have begun a strike to protest layoffs.  The workers said Wednesday that they would not update the Haaretz website until midnight and will not publish the next day's paper.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
YouTube revamps content ID, defaults to DMCA in case of unresolved disputes  —  YouTube's Content ID program, which allows rights holders to either monetize or take down their content, just received a significant tweak: The video hosting site added a more comprehensive appeals process …
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
North County Times editor to leave, 80 layoffs planned after U-T San Diego buys paper
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
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Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
The German newspaper saved by its readers
Discussion: magCulture.com/blog
Miriam Elder / Guardian:
Lebedev draws up plans for UK newspapers
Marie-Andree Weiss / Citizen Media Law Project:
Defamation, Italian Style
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
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Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
M-GO Signs Content Deals With DreamWorks Animation, Relativity
Ozge Ozbilgin / Reuters:
YouTube opens Turkish site, giving government more control
Discussion: CNET and paidContent
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Burlington Free Press Loses Ground in Vermont
Ben Kersey / The Verge:
Live Twitter stream found in print issue of Entertainment Weekly
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