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11:40 PM ET, October 21, 2012


 Top News: 
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times staffers mull byline strike  —  A Sunday dispatch from the Newspaper Guild of New York says hundreds of New York Times staffers have in recent days “quietly signed pledges to withhold their bylines, photo credits, and producing credits” and “have also pledged to work strictly to the terms of the contract.”
Analysis: Yahoo CEO's comeback plan hones in on technology, not media  —  (Reuters) - Marissa Mayer, who earned a reputation for decisive action and intensity during her 13-year stint at Google Inc, has spent her first months as Yahoo Inc CEO quietly moving the Internet pioneer back to its roots in technology.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Rupert Murdoch, other potential buyers eye L.A. Times  —  News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch is said to be in early talks to buy the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune from Tribune Co.  —  News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch intends to stay in the business that forms the bedrock of his empire …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
News Corp says reports it is in talks with Tribune Co are inaccurate  —  (Reuters) - News Corp said on Saturday reports that it is in discussions with Tribune Co or the Los Angeles Times are “wholly inaccurate.”  —  Reuters and the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Weather Channel's Parent Company Is Renamed  —  In a move it compared to Apple Computer's shedding of the word computer, the Weather Channel Companies has dropped “channel” from its name.  —  It's not ridding itself of the actual Weather Channel, a staple of cable lineups across the country.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
The Critic Wall Street Loves to Lunch With  —  Felix Salmon's foppish war on the banks.  —  THERE AREN'T MANY people who can get the Treasury secretary on the phone—and fewer still who can get away with yelling at him on the call.  His wife, sure.  Probably the president.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Connecting the Dots in Libya  —  WHEN I wrote on my blog recently about The Times's decision not to give front-page coverage to a Congressional hearing on the consulate attack in Libya, hundreds of e-mails and comments poured in.  —  While it is hard to summarize that much correspondence …
Discussion: @mlcalderone and @jayrosen_nyu
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
Dish Networks Pays $700M, Settles Dispute with AMC and Cablevison  —  Cablevision and AMC Networks announced Sunday that they have settle their legal dispute with Dish Networks over Voom HD, an indirect subsidiary of AMC Networks.  —  The companies have also agreed on a long-term agreement …
Charles Graeber / Wired:
Megaupload Is Dead.  Long Live Mega!  —  They've been indicted by the U.S. government for conspiracy and briefly thrown in jail, but Kim Dotcom and his partners in the digital storage locker Megaupload have no intention of quitting the online marketplace.  —  Instead the co-defendants plan …
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Twitter Gives Saudi Arabia a Revolution of Its Own  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia did not have an Arab Spring.  But it has had a revolution of sorts.  —  Open criticism of this country's royal family, once unheard-of, has become commonplace in recent months.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Survey: About one-third of social media users post links to political articles  —  Almost a third of social networkers (28 percent) “post links to political stories or articles for others to read,” according to a new survey of Internet users by Pew's Internet & American Life Project.
Discussion: Pew Internet
Sheera Frenkel / NPR:
Sheldon Adelson Shakes Up Israeli Newspaper Market … Former staff of Israel's daily Maariv newspaper protest their dismissals on Sept. 20, in Tel Aviv.  The newspaper, one of the country's oldest, is on the verge of closure.  —  Israel's newsstands are looking noticeably less crowded these days …
Dean Starkman / CJR:
Are newspaper audiences really shrinking?  —  Alan Mutter's post the other day—"The incredible shrinking newspaper audience"—got me thinking: Is the newspaper audience really shrinking?  —  So I called him up, and we're going to disagree.  A lot depends on what you call an audience.
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