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6:00 AM ET, November 20, 2011

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Jim Romenesko:
HOW I ENDED UP LEAVING POYNTER … That email pressured me to disclose something I intended to keep to myself for a few more months.  —  My response to Julie: … She came back with this: … The changes she refers to were launched on April 18, the first day of my earlier vacation.
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Publisher Drops Copyright Claim, Favors Fair Use  —  Fair use online is recognized when a newspaper plaintiff drops its appeal in a case pushed by third-party copyright enforcer.  —  If you've ever copied an excerpt from an online publication and pasted it in a public place on the Internet …
Dan Hirschhorn / AdAge:
Pandora Opens Box of Targeted Political Advertising  —  Targeting Congressional Districts With Audio Ad Breaks and Display Ads  —  The latest catchy “Foster the People” tune may soon have a different introduction on Pandora: vote for this guy.  —  The streaming music service announced Friday …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
A rant for the ages against the corporate media  —  Following the most recent round of layoffs at GateHouse Media, one newly unemployed journalist decided he'd had enough.  James Craven, who worked for GateHouse's Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut, wrote a blog post headlined “Goodbye Norwich” …
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Duncan Geere / Wired.com:
200+ Labels Withdraw Their Music From Spotify: Are Its Fortunes Unravelling?  —  Following a study that claims that streaming music is damaging to record sales, a distributor representing more than 200 labels has withdrawn its entire catalogue from Spotify, Napster, Simfy and Rdio.
New Scientist:
Occupy vs Tea Party: what their Twitter networks reveal  —  According to some political commentators, Occupy Wall Street is the left's answer to the Tea Party - driven by a similar anger towards elites.  But the social networks of people tweeting about the two movements suggest that they have rather different dynamics.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Wenner Media Digital Boss Michael Bloom Leaves After Six Months  —  Wenner Media's chief digital officer is out after six months.  —  Michael Bloom joined the publisher, which owns Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men's Journal, in May.  On Friday afternoon, he sent out a memo announcing his departure.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Netflix to resurrect Arrested Development in 2013 as part of content play  —  In a serious content play, Netflix has announced that it is bringing the wildly popular show Arrested Development back exclusively on its platform.  —  The exclusivity is the key here, as it shows that Netflix …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Murdoch Sells $62 Million in News Corp. Shares  —  News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch sold nonvoting shares in News Corp worth $61.7 million this week, according to a securities filing late Friday.  —  The sale, of about 3.6 million shares, represents about 1.1% …
Discussion: Financial Times and Bloomberg
Rob Davis / Voice of San Diego:
New U-T Boss: ‘You Change Now or You Die’  —  Hotelier Doug Manchester's behavior in the board room is well-documented: He's brash, bold, confrontational.  But across the region Thursday, one question hovered over the announcement that Manchester is the new owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune …
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
“FT” Web App Delivers 1 Million Users  —  ‘FT’ Web App Delivers 1 Million Users 2 hours ago  —  The Financial Times' big bet against Apple's in-app subscription model has paid off, to the tune of 1 million users served since its June launch.  FT pulled its native iOS app from the Apple App Store shortly …
Meg James / Company Town:
Key NBC executive Marc Graboff to leave the network  —  Marc Graboff, president of NBC's West Coast business operations and the TV network's longtime consigliere, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the situation.  —  The move was not a complete surprise …
 
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Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
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Erik Wemple:
AP gets steamed at Huffington Post, sources say
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
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