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12:20 PM ET, October 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Press Gazette:
‘Five to 10’ staff in BBC sex probe during ‘Savile period’, says DG George Entwistle  —  The BBC is investigating up to 10 “serious allegations” involving past and present employees, director general George Entwistle said today.  —  He gave the figure as he faced a hostile grilling from MPs …
Discussion: Guardian
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
BBC Chief Defends Handling of Sex Abuse Scandal  —  LONDON — The director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday defended the institution's handling of a burgeoning sex abuse scandal involving one of its best-known personalities, saying the corporation was not trying to …
Jon Henley / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile row: is it really the BBC's biggest crisis ever?  —  The broadcaster's history is littered with bust-ups, controversies and embarrassments.  But is the current crisis really worse than its running battles with Margaret Thatcher or the Hutton report?
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mark Thompson offers to appear before MPs  —  Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has said he would be prepared to appear before MPs investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal, if they wanted to summon him to give evidence.  In a letter to Tory MP Rob Wilson seen by the Guardian …
Paraic O'Brien / Channel 4:
Email reveals how editor ‘killed’ Jimmy Savile story  —  Exclusive: An email sent by a reporter on Newsnight's axed Jimmy Savile investigation suggests editor Peter Rippon played down the story because “it was 40 years ago... the girls were not too young”.  —  Channel 4 News has seen an email …
Jimmy Savile: BBC's lawyers blocked emails on decision to drop Newsnight expose
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Newsnight should have continued Jimmy Savile report: Director-General George Entwistle admits …
Discussion: Guardian
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Wall Street Journal Newsroom Buzzing Over Editor Succession  —  NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal can be considered an accurate source for information about the top editor of the Wall Street Journal.  So when John Jannarone, citing “people familiar with the matter,” reported last week …
Trinity Mirror says has not received phone hacking legal claims  —  Trinity Mirror said it had not yet received any legal claims over allegations of phone hacking.  —  “We note the allegations made against us by Mark Lewis in today's papers,” the owner of the Daily Mirror tabloid said in a statement on Tuesday.
Discussion: Sky News
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:   New UK phone-hacking claims target Mirror newspapers, lawyer says
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
U-T San Diego Executive Backtracks on L.A. Times Purchase: 'We're Not Interested' (Exclusive)  —  Last week, U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester said he would like to buy the Tribune Company's stable of newspapers, with his primary interest being the Los Angeles Times.
Discussion: Poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
A healthy reminder from Amazon: You don't buy ebooks, you rent them  —  Sometimes the language we use fails to capture the essence of what we're doing when we are online, or lulls us into a false sense of security about our behavior and what it means.  For example, we've gotten pretty used …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Forbes, Betabeat and Techdirt
Martin Bekkelund /
Outlawed by Amazon DRM
Craig Mod / CNN:
How magazines will be changed forever  —  (CNN) — Forget everything we know and love about physical magazines.  Forget their length.  Forget their size.  Forget their weekly or monthly publishing schedule.  Forget all these qualities except for one: What it's like to come to an end, and to take a deep breath.
Press Gazette:
Former MoD employee and serving member of armed forces arrested in Elveden probe  —  Officers from Operation Elveden arrested two people in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire this morning - bringing the total number of arrests in the investigation to 52.  Officers from Elveden …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Steve Coll, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Mindy Gonzalez named to Pulitzer board  —  Columbia University has named three new members to the board of the Pulitzer Prizes, the annual journalism and literary accolades administered by the school each April.  —  Most notably, New Yorker staff writer Steve Coll …
Discussion: and FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko:
Next up for New York Times union members: informational hand-billing  —  Monday's “labor action” at the New York Times involved union members posing for a photo that they'll give to incoming CEO Mark Thompson.  On Wednesday, Times staffers will move outside for “informational hand-billing” …
Discussion: Media Decoder
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