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7:40 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Beaten, Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  As thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets on Thursday, journalists once again found themselves a target of police violence and arrests.  —  Reporters took to Twitter and, in some cases …
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Choire Sicha / The Awl:
26 Arrested Reporters and What They Do  —  Put together by Josh Stearns, this document has been a great resource to track journalists working on Occupy Wall Street stories around the country who've been arrested.  So who are they?  Only seven of the 25 arrested are full-time employed traditional news-gathering employees.
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:   Covering Occupy Wall Street movement day proves to be a risky challenge for local TV
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:   An Oral History of a Vanity Fair Photographer's Arrest at Occupy Wall Street
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
British Tabloid Paper Portrayed as Prompting Suicides  —  LONDON — A lawyer representing 51 people who say they were victims of phone hacking and press intrusion told a hearing on Wednesday that his clients and their families had been followed, spied on, threatened, harassed, vilified …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
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Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Police, News Corp. Question U.K. Hacking Total  —  LONDON—Lawyers for the Metropolitan Police and News Corp. have disputed the suggestion, made at a public inquiry here Monday, that a private investigator's notebook identifies at least 28 employees of News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper unit as people …
Discussion: Poynter
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Phone hacking: NI asks judge to strike out exemplary damages claims
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sun's former head of features sues News Corp execs over sacking
Discussion: Adweek and The New York Observer
New York Times:
Reuters Will No Longer Let Reporter Who Worked for Saleh Cover Yemen  —  The Reuters news agency on Thursday stood by its Yemen correspondent amid outrage from opposition activists over his employment by the government as a personal translator to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Discussion: Gawker
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@erikwemple:
Reuters concluded not “appropriate” to have stringer working as gov't employee at same time. http://t.co/hlUjRPds
Discussion: Erik Wemple
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Major Newspaper Publishers Band Together On Social Shopping Portal  —  A group of eight newspaper publishers—Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett (NYSE: GCI), Hearst, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) …
Discussion: Hearst Corporation
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
AP says safety concern was behind memo about journalists tweeting colleagues' arrest  —  AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has sent a memo to all employees clarifying why staffers were cautioned Tuesday not to tweet about two journalists caught up in the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Don't Be Too Disappointed By Google Music's Lackluster Debut  —  The web is less than enthused by Google Music, which made its debut today with the usual fanfare.  The criticism is withering in its somewhat entitled way: “Where's the Spotify killer?”  “Rdio already does this!”  “So it's basically iTunes match?”
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Glenn Peoples / Hollywood Reporter:
Google Music Launch Unveils a Solid Competitor to Apple, Amazon, Spotify
Tiffany Hsu / LA Times:
San Diego Union-Tribune sold to hotel magnate Doug Manchester  —  The San Diego Union-Tribune is being sold to MLIM, owned by local hotel magnate Doug Manchester, said current owner Platinum Equity.  —  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by Los Angeles-based Platinum …
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Matt Potter / San Diego Reader:
Manchester Purchase of Union-Tribune Raises Questions of Timing
Discussion: Poynter and The Wrap
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Bullish, Even On Drastically Shrinking Print Market  —  Speaking at Liberty Media's annual investor meeting this afternoon, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said the company expects the size of the print book market to decrease by a third by 2015 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Wants Out of the Porn Business  —  Pssst.  Hey.  You.  Want to buy a porn site?  —  Nick Denton has something for you: The Gawker Media owner is pawning off Fleshbot, the porn site he has operated for eight years in addition to sites like Gawker, Gizmodo and Deadspin.
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
AP Impact: Right-to-know laws often ignored … Satbir Sharma's wife is dead.  His family lives in fear in rural India.  His father's left leg is shattered, leaving him on crutches for life.  —  Sharma's only consolation lies in a new law that gives him the right to know what will happen …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Paper still blocked after three-year freedom of information battle
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Has Netflix Put Its Checkbook Away?  —  If you're waiting to hear about more big Netflix content deals in the near future, you may be disappointed.  —  J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth reports back from a recent huddle with Netflix managers, and says he thinks they're done writing checks for a while …
Discussion: rbr.com
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Heather Harde's Quitting AOL  —  It has been a rough week for AOL.  —  First came news that Brad Garlinghouse, the west coast product boss, is quitting.  —  Then came news that senior TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy is quitting.  —  And now a source tells us that former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde is quitting.
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC aired documentary made by TV company in the pay of Mubarak  —  The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for “nominal” fees aslittle as £1 from a company that was working to promote foreign governments such as the Egyptian regime of the now-deposed Hosni Mubarak.
Discussion: BBC
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Google Tells Congress: Financial Embargo Of WikiLeaks Shows How To Deal With Web Piracy  —  A massive copyright fight is scaling up over the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that Hollywood sees as a panacea for online copyright violation and Silicon Valley sees as a fundamental threat to the Internet itself.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CBS Radio to start all-news station in D.C. area  —  CBS Radio will start an all-news station in the Washington area next year, taking on news powerhouse WTOP for a share of the lucrative market for round-the-clock news, weather and traffic broadcasts.  —  WTOP, which has not had a direct competitor …
Discussion: City Desk
 
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