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10:40 AM 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 …
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 …
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?
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Newsnight should have continued Jimmy Savile report: Director-General George Entwistle admits BBC culture over sexual exploitation has changed too little  —  Attitudes inside the BBC towards sexual exploitation of teenage girls have changed since the 1960s, when Jimmy Savile started out as a serial abuser …
Discussion: Guardian
Jimmy Savile: BBC's lawyers blocked emails on decision to drop Newsnight expose
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Martin Bekkelund /
Outlawed by Amazon DRM  —  A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle.  Without notice.  Without explanation.  This is DRM at it's worst.  Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say had …
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: Betabeat, Techdirt and Forbes
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
New UK phone-hacking claims target Mirror newspapers, lawyer says  —  London (CNN) — The ripples of the UK phone hacking scandal have spread further afield, with ex-England soccer manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and others filing claims against the Mirror newspaper group, their lawyer said.
Trinity Mirror says has not received phone hacking legal claims
Discussion: Sky News
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
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 …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google News Gets Updated Search Results Layout With Click-To-Expand News Results Clusters, More Photos & Videos  —  Google just announced an update to Google News' search results pages that makes some changes to the popular news site's layout.  Most importantly, Google News search now features click-to-expand news results clusters.
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.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Would You Rather Own a Magazine or a Digital Startup?  —  On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 14, Ad Age Editor Abbey Klaassen and I stood on a small, remote-controlled boat — one not much bigger than a queen-size bed — floating in the pool at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Discussion: Capital New York, AdPulp and Betabeat
Felix Salmon:   Magazines vs digital startups
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney, Struggling to Find Its Digital Footing, Overhauls
Élyse Betters / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches iBookstore in New Zealand and Latin America ahead of iPad Mini and iTunes 11
Discussion: MacRumors and iClarified
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
United Nations Report Cites Social Web as New Terror Propaganda Platform
Discussion: Fast Company, Bloomberg and CNET
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How the Huffington Post handles 70+ million comments a year
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Ustream comes out as a media company, boosts its curation with new hires
Jim Romenesko:
How NYT's David Carr got scooped on the Newsweek story
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart's Inheritors Battle Over His Legacy
Discussion: Poynter
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Beats Expectations In Mayer's First Full Quarter As CEO: $1.2B Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS $0.35
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet in Superman #13 — and he doesn't go quietly.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Streaming TV Startup Aereo Files Appeal In Network Case, Cites Cablevision Precedent
Jim Romenesko:
Tampa Tribune's new owner cuts salaries, offers buyouts
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New ‘Observer’ hires include Faye Penn, Duff McDonald
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reporter ‘not allowed’ to talk to voters at Biden event
Kunal Dutta / The Independent:
'Murdoch? He's a psychopath like Stalin' Black's back - and this time he's taking no prisoners
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Guardian
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Without Arianna, the Huffington Post mafia is taking Manhattan