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3:50 PM ET, October 23, 2012

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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 and Channel 4
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
Press Association:
Newsnight editor ‘tried to kill’ Savile story
Discussion: Guardian
Telegraph:
Jimmy Savile: BBC's lawyers blocked emails on decision to drop Newsnight expose
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
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.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM 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 …
Discussion: @jackshafer and Talking Biz 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.
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 …
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: Sky News
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.
Discussion: Poynter and TechCrunch
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: FishbowlNY and Media Decoder
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Apple releases iBooks 3, reportedly expands to more countries  —  At Tuesday's iPad mini event in San Francisco, Apple announced an update to iBooks, its ebook reading platform.  The company is also reportedly expanding the iBookstore to 18 more countries in Latin America, including Brazil …
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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