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11:30 PM ET, November 10, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Romenesko resigns after 12 years at Poynter  —  After twelve years of blogging at Poynter, Jim Romenesko has submitted his resignation and I have accepted it.  Jim has decided he's ready for a fresh start now — seven weeks before he was scheduled to become a part-time employee and start his own blog.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Questions over Romenesko's attributions spur changes in writing, editing  —  Poynter.org works hard to meet the highest standards of journalism excellence, and I learned late Wednesday that we have not consistently met those standards.  —  A centerpiece of our editorial work has been the Romenesko blog …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Journalism Ethics Taken Too Seriously?  Romenesko Scolded on His Own Blog  —  Sometimes you can follow rules right out the window.  —  That is the situation the Poynter Institute — an organization that teaches journalistic ethics and practices — finds itself in after scolding its most famous writer …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
The Intolerable Evolution of Poynter's “Romenesko+”  —  The “Romenesko” blog (launched in 1999!) was a one-man shop, under the corporate parentage of the Poynter Institute, until fairly recently.  It was quite successfully run by its founder, Jim Romenesko, though you could tell every once …
@romenesko:   NYT reports accurately that I asked a 2nd time to be released from contract 7 wks early. I feel it's time to go. http://t.co/QcFInXit
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Viacom Reports 33 Percent Gain in Profit  —  A robust television advertising market, climbing cable fees and box office sales from “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” helped bolster Viacom's profit 33 percent in the quarter that ended in September.  —  The company, which owns MTV Networks …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom, Nielsen Investigating ‘Inexplicable’ Nickelodeon Ratings Drop
Discussion: Company Town
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Sports Taps Ross Greenburg to Produce Docs  —  Former HBO Sports president's first project to debut Jan. 2  —  Former HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg has been hired by NBC Sports Group to produce sports documentaries for the new NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), Golf Channel and NBC.
Discussion: rbr.com and Multichannel
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Charlie Rose and Gayle King to Join ‘Early Show’ on CBS  —  Coming soon to CBS: Charlie Rose, Gayle King and a complete makeover of “The Early Show,” the network's low-rated morning television show.  —  The network is putting the finishing touches on a two-hour news show …
James Robinson / Guardian:
James Murdoch claims truth about phone-hacking was hidden from him  —  War of words erupts as two ex-News of the World executives, Colin Myler and Tom Crone, refuse to take the blame  —  James Murdoch was embroiled in a rancorous war of words with two of his former senior News of the World executives …
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ESPN Poynter Review Project:
ESPN stumbles with Penn State coverage  —  ESPN was slow this week to grasp the full implications of the recent criminal indictments at Penn State University.  —  On Saturday, news broke that a grand jury had charged former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky with 40 criminal counts …
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Eduardo J. Morales / Abandoned Couches:   The secretive culture at Penn State is nothing new
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur To Debut On Current TV Dec. 5  —  Current TV announced on Thursday that The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur, their new show starring former MSNBC anchor Cenk Uygur, now has an official start date: Dec. 5.  The show, according to a release from Current …
Discussion: TVNewser
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Exclusive: NYT expands tech blog  —  The New York Times is expanding its technology blog Bits to include more reporting and analysis about the enterprise portion of the tech sector.  The expanded coverage will encompass a broader range of subjects like “big data,” “cloud computing” and security issues.
Discussion: Betabeat, Bits and MediaPost
Vishesh Kumar / Fortune:
What Hollywood found in India  —  The country's IT industry boomed by providing left-brained services like coding and call support.  Now, it's getting ready to cash in on the creative needs of the world's entertainment industries.  —  By Vishesh Kumar, contributor
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Disney's Bob Iger Talks Earnings, Growth, Digital Deals  —  Just moments after Disney reported better-than expected results I sat down with CEO Bob Iger to hear his outlook.  —  Strength at ESPN and stronger advertising sent the Media Networks revenue higher than expected …
Discussion: paidContent and Company Town
Robert Beckhusen / Danger Room:
Mexican Man Decapitated in Cartel Warning to Social Media  —  Warning: Graphic image below.  —  A Mexican man has been decapitated, in an apparent warning to social media users to stop tipping off the authorities about the local drug cartel.  —  The man appears to have been handcuffed …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Jekyll and Hyde problem: What are journalists, and their institutions, for?  —  Jay Rosen, in his 1999 book What Are Journalists For?, shares a story which I think is of vital importance for those trying to understand the debate about “news gurus” kicked off this week by Dean Starkman in the Columbia Journalism Review.
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Yap Isn't Much Like Siri.  So Why Does Amazon Want It?  —  CLT Blog's Justin Ruckman decoded SEC filings to turn up an intriguing recent Amazon acquisition: Yap, a Charlotte-based speech-recognition startup best known for its recently shuttered voicemail transcription app and backend services …
The Independent:
Met offers NOTW journalist a lifeline: turn supergrass against paper and you'll go free  —  The former chief reporter of the News of the World has been approached by Scotland Yard to give potentially vital evidence in the phone hacking scandal against his former employer.
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BBC:   Police have 300 million News International emails
 
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