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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 11:24 UK time, Friday, 1 October 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The Daily Mail leads with the story that many of the BBC's news presenters and political reporters, including Jeremy Paxman and Nick Robinson, have told unions to call off a 'partisan' strike intended to black out David Cameron's speech to the Tory conference.

BBC News presenters and political journalists, including Huw Edwards, Jeremy Paxman, Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson, have sent a letter to the National Union of Journalists expressing "serious concerns" with next week's planned strike during the Conservative party conference. The Guardian reports that they say the timing is counter-productive.

Mark Thompson has told BBC staff that he and other senior executives will give up their pension top-ups, a move which will reduce his own total remuneration by 20%, says the Guardian.

Sky News announce that Sky is launching its in-home 3D TV channel today, with coverage of the Ryder Cup - and a new dance film on Saturday evening.

Jonathan Margolis in the Daily Mail dismisses 3D TV as a "gigantic non-starter".

The BBC newspaper review highlights The Times' 'Bonfire of the benefits' headline. It's how they describes the government's plans to scrap traditional welfare payments.

Links in full

Paul Revoir | Daily Mail | BBC stars condemn militant strikers
Guardian | Paxman and top BBC journalists warn against strike during Tory conference
James Robinson | Guardian | Mark Thompson: I will give up my BBC pension top-ups
Ian Dovaston | Sky News | Sky Launches Europe's First Ever 3D Channel
David Phelan | Independent | Everything you always wanted to know about 3D TV but were too afraid to ask
Jonathan Margolis | Daily Mail | Why 3D TV leaves me in a blind fury
BBC | Newspaper review

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