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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:52 UK time, Wednesday, 30 June 2010

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

The BBC plans to close its final salary pension scheme to new employees and cap contributions to existing members, to tackle a £2bn deficit. The Guardian reports that trade unions are threatening industrial action and in the Telegraph pensions experts say it could be a model for the public sector.

Two award-winning posters for the clothing firm Diesel have been banned by the advertising watchdog for showing images of young women "likely to cause serious offence", reports the Guardian.

In the US, the New York Times has the news that Larry King, the 76-year-old CNN talkshow host, has announced he will step down in the autumn, after months of speculation following a fall in ratings.

The BBC is under fire over its Wimbledon coverage, according to the Daily Mail. On messageboards, some viewers say it's focusing too much on low-cut dresses and canoodling couples in the crowd. The BBC says it seeks to bring home the atmosphere and has had no complaints.

The BBC reports that the Open University is claiming a world record for the number of academic downloads on iTunes - as the first to reach 20 million.

The newspapers are mostly unimpressed with the Russian 'spy ring's' espionage efforts, says the BBC newspaper review.

Links in full

James Robinson | Guardian | BBC moves to cut back final salary pension
Emma Simon | Telegraph | BBC's closure of final salary pension scheme could be blueprint for public sector
Brian Stelter | New York Times | Larry King to end show in the Fall
Daily Mail | BBC accused of 'voyeurism' over close-ups of couples at Wimbledon
BBC | Newspaper review

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