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8:55 PM ET, November 30, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Pulitzer Prizes change breaking news category to emphasize ‘real-time’ reporting  —  The Pulitzer Prizes are doing away with paper for next year's awards.  All entries must be submitted digitally.  The Pulitzer Board is also changing the local breaking news award to emphasize real-time reporting.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Could Pulitzer changes mean an award for live-tweeting?
Discussion: The Pulitzer Prizes
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How news orgs are reaching millions through Facebook's new apps  —  It has been over two months since Facebook announced a new class of social news applications — ones that automatically share links to everything a person reads.  Now we are learning more about the readership …
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James Robinson / Guardian:
The Leveson inquiry: what we've learned so far  —  From the ‘toothlessness’ of the PCC to Hugh Grant's middle name, we round up what 10 days of testimony has taught us  —  Over the past 10 days, a succession of famous faces, and some who are less well-known, have appeared at the Royal Courts …
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Henry McDonald / Guardian:
‘Paisley family targeted for phone hacking’
Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: ‘News International tried to destroy my life,’ hacking lawyer claims
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Alastair Campbell: phone hacking may have revealed Cherie Blair's pregnancy
Discussion: Guardian
Bloomberg:
Silver Lake Bids $16.60 a Share for Yahoo Stake  —  A group of investors led by private- equity firm Silver Lake offered to buy a minority stake in Yahoo! Inc (YHOO). for about $16.60 a share, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  —  That was lower than an offer …
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Bloomberg:
Alibaba-Led Group Said to Prepare Yahoo Bid  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Softbank Corp. (9984) are in advanced talks with Blackstone Group LP (BX) and Bain Capital LLC about making a bid for all of Yahoo! Inc., said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Media Choreography and the Occupy LA Raid  —  During the Los Angeles Police Department's forcible removal of the Occupy LA protest last night, they chose 12 reporters and photographers to represent the media as a whole.  * This is called a “media pool” — and it used to be a fairly time-honored …
Discussion: LAist, The Informer and LA Observed
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Ruth Fowler / Huffington Post UK:   LAPD Made Sure The Whole World Ain't Watching
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
BBC World News channel taken off air in Pakistan  —  The BBC has said that it is ‘deeply concerned’ by Pakistan's decision to block its World News channel  —  The BBC World News channel has been blocked across Pakistan after it broadcast a documentary deemed to be critical of the country.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Warner Said to Pick New Head of Time Inc. Magazine Unit  —  Time Warner Inc. has selected the head of a digital advertising firm to run its Time Inc. magazine unit, according to people with knowledge of the hiring.  —  The company is expected to announce later Wednesday that Laura Lang …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Digitas CEO Laura Lang To Head Time Inc.  —  Nine months after he fired Jack Griffin, Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes has finally filled the most prominent empty chair at the media company, appointing Laura Lang, CEO of Digitas since 2008, as CEO of Time Inc. Once again …
Ben Fritz / LA Times:
Paramount Pictures sued by financing partner for fraud  —  This post has been updated.  See note below for details.  —  Paramount Pictures withheld profit from such hit movies as “Mission: Impossible 3,” “Jackass 2” and the “Transformers” trilogy, according to a lawsuit filed …
Jim Romenesko:
USA Today begins search for editor-in-chief  —  USA Today editor John Hillkirk has been moved to senior editor for investigative journalism and national enterprise reporting.  “We will begin a national search immediately for an Editor-in-Chief for USA TODAY,” says a memo.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New York Times overhauls comment system, grants privileges to trusted readers  —  The New York Times rolls out a new commenting system today that spotlights reader contributions and grants special privileges to some.  —  The Times will invite any reader whose comments are consistently approved …
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Expect Some Toning Down of Antipiracy Bills, Says Movie Industry Supporter  —  LOS ANGELES — Look for changes in the proposed antipiracy legislation that has giants in the entertainment and technology industries squared off against each other, but nothing extensive enough to please all of the legislation's opponents.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Guardian:
Woman arrested in hacking investigation  —  Operation Weeting detectives have arrested a 31-year-old woman in connection with phone hacking at News International  —  Detectives investigating phone hacking at News International have arrested a 31-year-old woman.
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Martinbrunt / @skymartinbrunt:   Bethany Usher, 31, now lectures in journalism at Teeside University. Worked at News of the World 2006 to 2007 in Manchester
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Finds a Spot for Wagenheim as New Teen Vogue Publisher  —  Displaced Teen Vogue Publisher May Go to Details  —  Conde Nast is creating an opening for Jason Wagenheim atop Teen Vogue, according to people familiar with the situation, resolving a situation created when it abandoned a brief effort to have him lead Glamour.
Omaha World-Herald:
Buffett to buy The World-Herald  —  The Berkshire Hathaway company has agreed to purchase The Omaha World-Herald Co. from its employee shareholders and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.  The transaction is expected to close in late December, pending approval of The World-Herald's shareholders …
Matt Rosoff / MattyDread:
On slideshows...  I'm flattered MG Siegler would take the time to single out one of my slideshows for SAI as being interesting enough to read, but annoying when formatted as a slide show.  —  So.  A few ideas to think about.  —  Bad slideshows are horrible, agreed.
Discussion: @erickschonfeld and parislemon
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MG Siegler / parislemon:
ANNOYING: The Article As A Slideshow
Discussion: Business Insider and @mattrosoff
 
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