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10:40 AM ET, November 8, 2011

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Nick Davies / Guardian:
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers  —  Exclusive: Investigators followed and filmed lawyers of hacking victims in apparent attempt to gather material on private lives  —  The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance …
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Stephen Hull / The Huffington Post - UK:
Phone Hacking: Top 10 Must Read Stories Ahead Of James Murdoch's Committee Meeting  —  Phone hacking at News of the World has started to make its way back up the news agenda after a series of new revelations about the activities of journalists at the now defunct newspaper.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:   Dirty Business (As Usual) at News Corporation
Kim Willsher / Guardian:
Max Mosley wins French privacy action against News of the World  —  NoW publisher to pay £32,000 after being found guilty of violating former F1 boss's privacy  —  The publisher of the News of the World has been ordered by a French court to pay £32,000 in costs and damages …
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Max Mosley takes his crusade against invasion of privacy to France
Discussion: Guardian
Evan Hansen / Wired.com:
Wired.com Goes Creative Commons: 50 Great Images That Are Now Yours  —  From NIN Dazzles With Lasers, LEDs and Stealth Screens  —  Wired.com photographers have the enviable job of shooting the coolest stuff and most intriguing people in the technology world.  Now we're giving away many of those photos to you, the public, for free.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Now, Breathe: Demand Media Beats Wall Street Expectation in Q3  —  Demand Media beat Wall Street expectations in the third quarter, posting a loss of five cents a share.  Investors had expected it to lose from four to six cents.  —  Revenue was up 25 percent to $85.1 million, compared to $65.4 million in the same period a year ago.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Demand Media's Bold New Strategy For eHow: Suck Less
Discussion: AllThingsD
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Josh Tyrangiel Means Business  —  Josh Tyrangiel has a preposterous mission: to convince readers that a weekly business magazine left for dead two years ago is now a must-read.  —  That would be challenging enough in a good market.  But in 2011, with print advertising still in crisis …
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
New twist in Tribune Co. bankruptcy case could benefit billionaire Sam Zell  —  Judge's finding for holders of certain notes could support recovery claims of company chairman  —  A bankrupcty court judge's ruling could mean that Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell, who engineered a leveraged buyout …
Discussion: Poynter
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC to Air Documentary About Conrad Murray Trial Four Days After Guilty Verdict … Not long after Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the death of Michael Jackson came word that a documentary about the trial is already completed.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and TVNewser
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Kelly Cobiella and Bazi Kanani Join ABC News  —  ABC News is on a talent hiring spree.  In addition to two local news anchors from Chicago set to join the network.  ABC News president Ben Sherwood has announced he is beefing up his international reporting staff with the hires of Kelly Cobiella …
Discussion: TVSpy
John Koblin / WWD:
The New Yorker Names Creative Director  —  ALWAYS A FIRST: Condé Nast's digital magazine design director Wyatt Mitchell has been tapped to become The New Yorker's first-ever creative director.  Mitchell, who has been the number two to Condé Nast's design guru Scott Dadich …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
Slim's Move Into Web TV Draws Protests of Piracy From Rival Billionaires  —  Carlos Slim, the billionaire banned from providing television service in his native Mexico, is offering shows for free on the Web, drawing protests from rivals wary of his influence in the market.
Discussion: Deadline.com
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News organizations can finally create Google+ pages  —  Google+ has launched brand pages for businesses, finally enabling news organizations and other businesses, institutions or products to engage with people on the social network.  NBC News, Good Morning America, Fox News and The New York Times …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Twitter Looks to TV, Media Partnerships for Growth  —  Twitter is becoming a big star on TV-and now the online-messaging service wants to shine even brighter.  —  A growing number of TV shows such as Fox's “Glee” and PBS's “Nova” regularly direct their viewers to Twitter in order to view …
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Study: More women, traditional media are blogging  —  Los Angeles (CNN) — The blogosphere — arguably the first engine of the new-media age — is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said Friday.  —  “It's healthy and it's mature …
Discussion: Medacity
Michele McLellan / Knight Foundation:
Pittsburgh investigative news site launches, experiments with collaborative model  —  PublicSource, an investigative journalism organization that received seed funding as a Knight Community Information Challenge winner, launched Sunday with a report that college lands in Pennsylvania may be leased …
Discussion: PublicSource and Poynter
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Martin leaves the Times  —  A quick note of appreciation for Martin Nisenholtz, who is leaving the NY Times.  —  The Times will of course tell the story of what he did for the Times.  But he also made a very large contribution to the web, through RSS 2.0.
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Dianne Festa Expands NBC News Duties
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Net Neutrality-Blocking Resolution Senate Vote Expected Thursday
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Culture and Control: Murong Xuecun, Chinese Novelist, Pushes Censorship Limits
David Carr / New York Times:
Delicate Dance of Daytime
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
At Sony Music, a Plan to Dominate the Industry
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Head of Google's Public Policy Operations Resigns
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
TumTiki Becomes Newest Destination for TV Shows and Movies on the Internet
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Gannett local newspapers earning high ad rates from online video
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Beet.TV
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Jon Chesto / Mass. Market:
New online paywall could be reason for The Boston Globe's unusual gain in Sunday circulation
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Census: Journalism majors make about $50,000
Discussion: Media Diary
Gayle Feldman / The Bookseller:
Barnes & Noble plans international Nook launch
Discussion: mocoNews and TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If WikiLeaks is dying, then the NYT is partly to blame
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
NY Times sues Huffington Post over parenting blog
Nancy Miller / Fast Company:
Andy Rooney: Voice Of The Internet
Discussion: AllThingsD and Media Nation
 

 
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