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8:45 AM ET, October 19, 2012

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Turning the page on Tina Brown  —  When Newsweek relaunched in 2011, editor Tina Brown promised frugality and humility.  —  “I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype,” Brown, the ex-Vanity Fair, ex-New Yorker, ex-Talk editor whose name …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Newsweek CEO: Dumping Print ‘Liberates Us’  —  Plans to Charge $24.99 For an Annual Digital-Only Subscription  —  There's been a deathwatch for the print edition of Newsweek ever since IAC CEO Barry Diller hinted in July that print would go away or be scaled back in 2013.
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines and Gawker
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Out Of The Ashes Of Dead Trees  —  The shift in my own mind has happened gradually.  Even up to a year ago, I was still getting my New York Times every morning on paper, wrapped in blue plastic.  Piles of them would sit in my blog-cave, read and half-read, skimmed, and noted.
Kevin Lincoln / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Tina Brown
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
A Turn of the Page for Newsweek
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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BBC:
Google threatens French media ban over proposed law  —  Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from search results if France goes ahead with plans to make search engines to pay for content.  —  In a letter sent to several ministerial offices, Google said such a law “would threaten its very existence”.
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  —  Online access to remain free for subscribers … The free ride is over for online users of the Chicago Tribune.  Four months after launching a redesigned Web site requiring registration to view premium content, the newspaper is putting the …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Jim Brunner / Seattle Times:
Seattle Times news staffers protest company's political-ad campaign  —  More than 100 Seattle Times news staffers - including reporters, photographers, columnists, artists, editors and online news producers - signed a letter Thursday protesting the Times Co's decision to sponsor newspaper ads …
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Jim Romenesko:   Seattle Times political ad campaign ‘absolutely takes the cake’
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Tim Davie to head BBC Worldwide  —  Appointment of new chief executive marks end of John Smith's 23-year career with corporation  —  Tim Davie, the head of BBC's director of audio and music, has been appointed as the new chief executive of BBC Worldwide.  —  The appointment of Davie …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Telegraph's paywall plans hit by departure of key executive  —  Telegraph Media Group's chief commercial officer held responsibility for digital strategy and revenues  —  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.
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 …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Dish, Cablevision appear near deal to settle $2.4B Voom case  —  Dish Network and Cablevision appear to be in talks to settle their long-running legal spat over the cable operator's defunct Voom TV service.  —  A document filed today in New York Supreme Court, titled “Possible Settlement …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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