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8:40 PM ET, October 19, 2012

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Amita Sharma / KPBS San Diego:
U-T Owner Manchester Shows Interest In Tribune Company  —  Hotelier and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester wants to buy the Tribune Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times.  —  Since Manchester bought the U-T more than 10 months ago, he's launched a television channel and purchased The North County Times.
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune sets pay wall on some content at $14.99 per month
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Newsweek's Web-Only Future: Inevitable, and a Whole Lot Smaller  —  Barry Diller has followed through and pulled the plug on Newsweek's print edition, but he insists that the weekly magazine can survive as a tablet publication.  —  That doesn't seem like the end game: If they make a go of it …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Talking Biz News
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Major Cable News Networks Won't Carry Third-Party Debate  —  NEW YORK — When Larry King moderates Tuesday's third-party debate in Chicago, his former network, CNN, will not be carrying it live.  And neither will Fox News or MSNBC.  But Al Jazeera English plans to broadcast the debate live …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil  —  This will sound familiar to anyone who has watched Google News' relations with news publishers over the years..  —  The next country in which tension has erupted is one of the world's fastest-growing economies.
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Katherine Mangan / Wired Campus:
Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law  —  Coursera offers free, online courses to people around the world, but if you live in Minnesota, company officials are urging you to log off or head for the border.  —  The state's Office of Higher Education has informed …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Notorious ad hijacker spreads to more media, retail sites  —  Do publishers have the right to control the ads that appear on their websites?  A controversial company doesn't think so and has been injecting billions of unauthorized ads into websites like AOL, the BBC and the New York Times.
Jim Romenesko:
Publisher at Advance's Express-Times suddenly resigns  —  Martin Till, who has been with the Express-Times in Easton, Pa., for 14 years, said in a prepared statement that he's decided to explore new opportunities.  The departing publisher could not be reached by his newspaper's reporter for comment.
Discussion: lehighvalleylive.com
Glenn Peoples / Billboard.Biz:
Copyright Alert System Coming Within Weeks  —  American Internet users can expect to start seeing notifications from their Internet service providers if they trade files on peer-to-peer networks.  —  A blog post by Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information …
The Huffington Post:
Fox News Chief Signs Big New Contract  —  Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has signed a new four-year contract to remain the head of the network, the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz tweeted on Friday.  Ailes will run Fox Business Network, Fox television stations and 20th Century TV as well.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter, Reddit and the battle over freedom of speech  —  Where should freedom of speech begin and end when you are a web-based entity with a global audience?  That's the question raised by a couple of recent events, including the furor over a Reddit moderator's creepy behavior …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Telegraph's much-delayed digital paywall appears to have taken another step back, following the departure of the senior executive responsible for the strategy.  Steve McLaughlin, Telegraph Media Group's chief commercial officer, held responsibility for digital strategy and revenues …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
William Launde / Wall Street Journal:
CBS's Les Moonves Says TV Channel Shakeout Could Remedy Squeeze  —  CBS Corp. CBS -0.12% Chief Executive Les Moonves has an answer for cable and satellite operators who complain their profits are getting squeezed by continually rising content costs: eliminate low-rated channels from their lineup.
 
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