Revolving Door: Occupy Wall Street in the News, ‘WSJ Europe’ in Hot Water, and More

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Pew Research Center data shows that coverage of Occupy Wall Street has reached early Tea Party levels. The research indicates that, after a slow start, the turning point was a question posed to President Obama during a presser last week. During the first week of October, OWS consumed seven percent of news coverage.

The Wall Street Journal Europe may be in hot water over allegations it sold copies of the paper in bulk to a consulting company it has close business ties to in order to maintain circulation numbers. In other News Corp. news, more investors are calling for Rupert Murdoch to get dumped from the company board. Investors are also questioning the board members’ ability to effectively and lawfully run the company because of its deference to Murdoch.

Rachael Ray is moving her magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray from Reader’s Digest Association to Meredith. Reader’s Digest Association has experienced the turmoil of multiple CEOs over the past five months. And EDWRR has taken hits in circ and advertising numbers recent months. [via NY Post]

The New York Times has announced plans to cut 20 newsroom staffers. The paper hopes that 20 candidates will volunteer for buyouts. The company is also seeking to save some money in its business units. The NYT will announce third quarter earnings next Thursday.

Click through for more of this week’s media changes.

Ted Koppel has been named special correspondent at Rock Center with Brian Williams. He had been senior news analyst at National Public Radio. (TVNewser)

Lee Cowan has been named national correspondent at CBS News. He had been correspondent at NBC News. (THR)

Michael Nagrant has been named dining critic at Chicago Sun Times. He had been a freelancer. (mb)

Mary Pilon has been named sports reporter at The New York Times. She had been money correspondent at Wall Street Journal. (FishbowlNY)

Lynya Floyd has been named health director at Family Circle. She had been senior editor for health and relationships at Essence. (mb)

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