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9:50 AM ET, October 25, 2012


 Top News: 
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Savile fallout: former BBC chief ‘expects to be grilled’ for New York Times post  —  Mark Thompson says that, amid Jimmy Savile inquiries, paper's consideration of whether he is right for CEO role ‘is correct’  —  Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, said it was …
Washington Post:
BBC sex-abuse scandal echoes across the Atlantic  —  Odd how Britain's media scandals have a way of lapping up on this side of the Atlantic.  —  First there were the revelations about Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking journalists and the wormy interrelationships among Britain's tabloid press, law enforcement and government officials.
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
BBC tried to ‘gag’ minister over Savile scandal hours before he appeared on Question Time
Discussion: Guardian and fleet street fox
Kate Holton / Reuters:   Thompson says he has NYT's support after BBC scandal
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Readers Pay More for New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less  —  Give the New York Times credit for consistency: All year long, it has been recording a declining ad business and a growing consumer business, and that's what it reported again today.  —  The Times says ad sales dropped 8.9 percent last quarter …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Digital subscriptions up 11 percent at New York Times company, but revenue slips  —  Digital subscriptions to The New York Times rose 11 percent over the second quarter, to 592,000, the company announced in its third-quarter earnings report Thursday.  That breaks down to 566,000 subscribers …
Jim Kelly / Vanity Fair:
The “Shock” of the News Magazine Death: Tina Brown, Robert Hughes, and the Dwindling Cult of Authority  —  On the day that Barry Diller and Tina Brown announced the death of Newsweek the print magazine, a memorial service for Bob Hughes took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:   Newsweek and the (relative) health of print mags
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Barry Diller: ‘Newsweek’ cuts to be as ‘spare’ as possible
Discussion: Folio, The Wrap and NetNewsCheck Latest
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
IAC Quarterly Earnings Reveals Why Newsweek is Ending Print Run
Discussion: The Awl and Forbes
Brian Solomon / Forbes:
The Inside Story Of Polygon, The Verge's New Gaming Sister-Site  —  Nearly one year ago, the world of online media scratched its collective head as the sports blogging network SB Nation launched a new, decidedly non-sports site called The Verge.  While it may have seemed like an odd leap at the time …
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Vox Media Goes After Crowded Gamer Market  —  Gaming is serious business.  The $67 billion global industry is projected to grow above $80 billion by 2017 and it's safe to say that across consoles, computers, and mobile, this isn't some frivolous market.  —  Vox Media, home to sites …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Newspaper Guild Sends Another Letter to Arthur Sulzberger  —  The latest move by the Newspaper Guild of New York to get the New York Times to budge on a new contract involved a new letter to Arthur Sulzberger.  Signed by 248 Times staffers, the note urges him to meet the union's demands …
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times union members use Twitter to ‘engage the public’ in contract battle
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
CNN Retracts Story About Hormonal Women Voters  —  In a matter of hours, CNN published and removed a story about how hormones influence women voters, one that made claims about how women tend to lean liberal when ovulating because they “feel sexier.”  The story was based on an unpublished …
Jack Dorsey Still Has Pull at Twitter.  Just Ask the Vine Guys.  —  Earlier this month Twitter bought Vine, a three-man video-sharing startup that has yet to launch.  Twitter may build its own video hosting system, so it's possible Vine may play a role in that effort one day.
Amanda Hess / Poynter:
Binders full of Big Bird: The risk & benefits of reporting on memes  —  On the evening of Oct. 16, in the second presidential debate of 2012, Mitt Romney mentioned that as governor of Massachusetts, he had requested “binders full of women” to help recruit top female candidates to his cabinet.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: shuts down iOS apps to focus on Digg, blames new Twitter requirements  —, the social news service built on top of Twitter (and Facebook), today announced it is killing its curation apps for iPhone and iPad.  The company is blaming Twitter for the move and says it wants to focus on its Digg efforts instead.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Obama campaign and Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval  —  The media news burst of the morning springs from the Web site of the Des Moines Register.  The Obama campaign, without comment, released a transcript of an extensive discussion that it held yesterday with Laura Hollingsworth …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Week
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Tyler Gold / The Verge:
Pocket launches new Mac app for cross-platform sharing and offline reading
Keiko Tanaka / Global Voices:
After Japan Earthquake, a New Local Newspaper by Citizens
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Reddit Thinks It Can Handle Its Creep Problem Better Than the Internet
Discussion: Jezebel
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Wikipedia rolls out a completely redesigned mobile site, with an emphasis on type and readability
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Audioboo founder Mark Rock makes way for a new CEO, as the social audio platform passes 1 million ‘Boos’
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Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
MIT Technology Review Relaunches ‘Digital-First’
Ecuador concerned for health of Julian Assange
Discussion: ZDNet and Betabeat
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Another longtime biz journalist leaves Reuters
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: Fast and Furious whistleblower sues Time Inc. for libel
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian moves towards compulsory job cuts
Cahal Milmo / The Independent:
CNN increasingly twitchy over Piers Morgan's tabloid past as phone hacking scandal spreads to Daily Mirror
Discussion: Press Gazette