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8:30 PM ET, October 23, 2012

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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Must Aggressively Cover Mark Thompson's Role in BBC's Troubles  —  One of the most difficult challenges for news organizations is reporting on what goes on inside their own corporate walls.  Two global media companies, the BBC and The New York Times, are dealing with that challenge right now …
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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 …
Press Association:
Newsnight editor ‘tried to kill’ Savile story  —  A Newsnight reporter has alleged that her editor tried to “kill” the Jimmy Savile story by making “impossible editorial demands” and saying the women who spoke out about the TV star were not too young at the time of the incidents.
Discussion: Guardian
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Press Gazette:
‘Five to 10’ staff in BBC sex probe during ‘Savile period’, says DG George Entwistle
Discussion: Guardian and Channel 4
Jon Henley / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile row: is it really the BBC's biggest crisis ever?
Telegraph:
Jimmy Savile: BBC's lawyers blocked emails on decision to drop Newsnight expose
Discussion: BBC
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Subscriber Additions Disappoint, Reports Q3 Revenue Of $905M And Earnings Of $0.13  —  Netflix's third-quarter 2012 earnings report just came out, with revenue reaching $905 million for the quarter, up from $822 million last year.  It's also in line with Wall Street's consensus forecast of $904 million.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Says Amazon Is Gaining and HBO Is Coming  —  Another earnings report, another wild swing in share price for Netflix: The stock is down double digits this afternoon, even though the company's earnings of 11 cents a share handily beat the Street's 4 cents consensus.
Discussion: TechCrunch and SeekingAlpha.com
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
The Biggest Sites In Social Publishing  —  One way to measure how well a website is doing is by the number of pageviews it's gotten.  Another still — and the au courant metric of a website's success — is unique visitors, because it reveals how many people are actually going there.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Mel Karmazin Stepping Down As Sirius XM CEO  —  No one can say they didn't see this coming: Mel Karmazin is out as CEO of Sirius XM Radio.  Karmazin will step down on Feb. 1, 2013, after the expiration of his current contract, the company has announced.  —  This concludes a months-long …
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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Craig Newmark Means Well, But Gosh Is He Wrong About How To Fix Press Ethics  —  I never worked at a newspaper*, so I don't bear Craig Newmark the kind of ill will some journalists do.  If Craigslist hadn't come along to undermine classified advertising, and thus the bedrock …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Yahoo teams up with CBS, renames news magazine “The Insider” to “omg!  Insider”  —  Yahoo has announced a new partnership with CBS Television Distribution that will extend the reach of its syndicated news magazine The Insider.  As a result, starting in January 2013, the newsmagazine will be renamed omg!
Discussion: TechCrunch and @jaredbkeller
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Paid Blogger  —  Hey.  —  My name is Michael Arrington.  For newer readers who don't know, I founded TechCrunch back in 2005.  —  Last year I was fired and began writing on Uncrunched.  —  Today AOL unfired me.  —  I am a venture capitalist and have all sorts of conflicts of interest.
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.
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.
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Reuters:
Trinity Mirror says has not received phone hacking legal claims
Discussion: The Independent and Sky News
Jim Romenesko:
Will Lance Armstrong's downfall hurt Sally Jenkins?  —  Sally Jenkins wrote two books with Lance Armstrong “near the height of his alleged illicit activities,” notes Glenn Nelson.  The Washington Post sports columnist “closely hitched her star to Armstrong's,” he writes, and now …
 
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