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3:30 PM ET, October 22, 2010

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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why the TV Networks Blocked Google TV (It's About the Ads)  —  Until Online Revenue Matches TV, Networks Will Do All They Can to Keep Web Shows on PCs and TV Shows on TV  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The Wall Street Journal reported today that the nation's big broadcast networks are blocking Google TV …
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Networks in Rift With Google TV  —  ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking TV programming on their websites from being viewable on Google Inc.'s new Web-TV service, exposing the rift that remains between the technology giant and some of the media companies it wants to supply content for its new products.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Some networks blocking shows on Google TV
Alicia Shepard / NPR:
NPR's Firing of Juan Williams Was Poorly Handled  —  Juan Williams once again got himself into trouble with NPR for comments he made at his other job, at Fox News.  And NPR's reaction has unleashed an unprecedented firestorm of criticism directed not at Williams - but at NPR.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Williams Episode Shows 2 Versions of Journalism
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
In wake of NPR controversy, Fox News gives Juan Williams an expanded role
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Rupert Murdoch Admits He Can't Compete With Google  —  News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch has likely never acknowledged (at least not publicly) that he has failed at something, particularly when it involves a market worth billions of dollars, but he appears to have conceded defeat in his attempt to build a competitor to Google News.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
AOL loses key editors  —  A OL is losing more key writers and editors, including the head of AOL News.  Mike Nizza the editor in chief of AOL News is decamping for News Corp. World editor James Graff is departing to take the managing editor position at The Week and James Burnett, AOL's enterprise editor, left for Rolling Stone.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed  —  A few days ago the Wall Street Journal published a series of articles about a supposed Facebook privacy breach.  We and others noted that the article was complete rubbish.  —  We also noted that the Wall Street Journal's sister company …
Robert Quigley / Old Media, New Tricks:
Newspapers on Twitter, ranked by followers  —  Inspired by this interesting but flawed effort to measure U.S. newspaper Twitter followers, I scoured the Twittersphere to come up with an exhaustive list of Twitter followers for as many U.S. newspapers as I could.  I ended up with 200, but I think I'm the only one exhausted.
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Tweet This: The Top 25 Magazines on Twitter
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Our Friends Over At GigaOm Just Raised Another $2.5 Million  —  Om Malik, well-respected journalist and founder of technology news blog network Giga Omni Media and its flagship blog GigaOm, broke the news about us being acquired by AOL about a month ago now.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Okay, We Got More Money
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Media Week:
Murdoch aims sideswipe at ‘traditional elites’ curbs on News Corp  —  Rupert Murdoch used a speech in London last night to obliquely criticise the UK media industry's opposition to his attempt to secure full control of BSkyB.  —  Rupert Murdoch: aims to secure full control of BSkyB
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
R.I.P. Chatroulette: A Sad Tale of Missed Opportunity  —  Remember Chatroulette?  It's hard to believe that barely eight months ago the anonymous video chat site had everyone captivated.  Venture capitalists clamored to invest, journalists tripped over one another to profile—and now Chatroulette is dying, unused and unloved.
Andrew Beaujon / TBD All News:
Tom Shales confirms he's likely to leave Washington Post  —  Tom Shales, the Washington Post's Pulitzer-prize winning television writer, says he's probably going to leave the paper when his contract expires at the end of December.  “It's been a long process,” he says.  —  Shales took the paper's buyout offer in 2006.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Plans for News Corp.'s iPad Tabloid Taking Shape — Fast!  —  Who launches a newspaper in the year 2010?  Rupert Murdoch, that's who.  The News Corp. chairman's pet project — a national news tabloid, created expressly for tablet computers like the iPad — is moving ahead rapidly …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Combat India Piracy  —  NEW DELHI—Google Inc. plans to launch a music service in India to help users search for legal online streams and downloads, a move aimed at combating rampant digital piracy that has held back the country's entertainment industry.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
How US newspapers are coping with abusive commenters  —  What's to be done when readers' online comments tip over from the critical into the abusive?  That problem has been faced by several newspapers in the US.  —  In the latest example, the Portland Press Herald shut down its comments service …
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Scripting News:
New blogging techniques  —  What I call paragraph-level permalinks have made an appearance in Jay Rosen's blog, thanks to the innovative design work of Lauren Rabaino.  —  Nieman Lab calls out the feature.  —  And this got a geek going, Daniel Bachhuber, whose new (today) …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Using the power of publishing to influence: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's entry into the news biz  —  On the front page of today's New York Times is a story on the prodigious corporate funding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the tax-exempt group that supports business-friendly policies …
Discussion: New York Times, Hit & Run and CJR
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
After Three Issues, Jody Quon Resigns from ‘W’  —  Jody Quon has resigned as creative director and editor Stefano Tonchi's number two at W after three issues.  She was one of the leading voices in the new design of the magazine for its September relaunch.  A spokesperson for the magazine told …
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
AP's “ASCAP for news” — new ecosystem, new revenue streams, new enterprise opportunities  —  In a speech on Monday, Associated Press CEO Tom Curley announced that the AP would soon set up “an independent rights clearinghouse for news publishers to manage the distribution and use of their content beyond their own Web properties.”
 
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