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5:10 PM ET, December 8, 2011

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage  —  The website of Virginia Tech's independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, is struggling with traffic as people seek information on a campus shooting Thursday.  The home page now redirects to a sparsely designed …
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Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
News orgs take to social media to find Va. Tech witnesses, photos  —  News organizations from around the country are using social media to locate witnesses and obtain interviews and photos of today's campus shooting at Virginia Tech.  “Call our newsroom if you know anyone that goes to Virginia Tech …
Discussion: Poynter, Mediaite and Gawker
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Breaking News: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details...  Imagine if the US government, with no notice or warning, raided a small but popular magazine's offices over a Thanksgiving weekend, seized the company's printing presses …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Civic journalism 2.0: The Guardian and NYU launch a “citizens agenda” for 2012  —  Last August, Jay Rosen published a blog post arguing for “a citizens agenda in campaign coverage.”  The idea, he wrote, “is to learn from voters what those voters want the campaign to be about …
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Guardian:
The citizens agenda: making election coverage more useful  —  We invite you to help refresh the media's tired templates of campaign coverage to address issues people really care about  —  In a few weeks, the Iowa caucuses will officially kick off the 2012 campaign for president and we'll begin …
Discussion: Pressthink
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Verizon And RedBox Planning Major Partnership For Early 2012 Launch  —  Yesterday, it was reported that Verizon was planning a Netflix competitor and in talks with various content producers to provide the streams and downloads.  TechCrunch has obtained additional information on this story …
Read It Later Blog:
Who Are the ‘Most-Read’ Authors?  —  Saving a story for later can tell us a lot about loyalty, longevity and quality—and it changes the way we think about the most popular stories on the web  —  If we're to believe Woody Allen, “80 percent of success is showing up.”
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Leonora LaPeter Anton / St. Petersburg Times:
‘60 Minutes’ piece on homelessness spawns viral misquote  —  A recent 60 Minutes piece on homeless families in Central Florida living in their cars generated lots of buzz nationally.  —  The compelling piece, which ran Nov. 27, explored the lives of two teens living with their father …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ homelessness statistic was apparently too good to check  —  A “60 Minutes” story that aired on Nov. 27 said that a third of homeless families without any kind of shelter live in Florida.  That includes people who live in cars, under bridges, in parks.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New York Times Election 2012 iPhone app launches  —  Big, rapid change can be hard to implement at any organization the size of The New York Times, so I appreciate how the talented journalists, designers, and coders within the Times use offshoot or ancillary projects to try out new features or ways of approaching the news.
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet … WASHINGTON — News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday for two measures that purport to combat piracy.
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Richard Verrier / Company Town:
Hollywood moguls convene in nation's capitol for a change
Discussion: Deadline.com
Cahal Milmo / The Independent:
Brooks' links to Clifford payment cast doubt on her hacking denials  —  Rebekah Brooks personally negotiated a £680,000 out-of-court settlement with the publicity guru Max Clifford which led to his withdrawing a potentially explosive phone-hacking claim against the News of the World, News International (NI) revealed last night.
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
James Murdoch: Brooks did ‘not seek authorisation’ for Clifford settlement
Discussion: Press Gazette and Journalism.co.uk
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Why An Investment Firm Was Awarded $2.5 Million After Being Defamed By Blogger  —  No miscarriage of justice here.  —  It was the $2.5 million dollar lawsuit heard round the blogosphere.  The Seattle Weekly reported that an “Oregon blogger” had been found guilty of defamation and ordered to pay an investment firm $2.5 million.
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Thurlbeck rounds on NoW executives in new evidence  —  Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck has told MPs about a culture of “suppression” and “paralysis” at the News of the World which he says had “catastrophic consequences” for the paper.
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Guardian:
Neville Thurlbeck's letter to MPs - full text
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Nadia White / MediaShift:
Nobel Prize Winner on How New Media is Democratizing Science News  —  MediaShift's science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner.
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Curtis Brainard / CJR:
Besser to Oz: “You Were Right”
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Expands Kindle Owners' Lending Library To Self-Published Authors  —  As rumored, self-published authors who agree to make their e-books available exclusively on Kindle for 90 days are now eligible to include their books in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and have the chance to make extra money.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A Y Combinator for public media: PRX, Knight launch a $2.5 million accelerator  —  A new Public Media Accelerator, funded by $2.5 million from the Knight Foundation, will rapidly fund disruptive ideas in public media, PRX announced today.  —  The final details are still being worked out …
Discussion: paidContent and rbr.com
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Vevo, MTV hook up again for music videos  —  Singer Adam Lambert performs during Vevo's 2009 launch party.  —  Vevo, the 2-year-old online music video service, will once again make its clips available on MTV.com and other MTV-owned sites, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK:
Apple TV Streaming Quietly Goes International  —  Back in August, we wrote about how Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) had started to offer U.S.-based users of its Apple TV device the ability to stream shows purchased from iTunes via Apple's iCloud.  Now it looks as if that service is becoming available internationally.
 
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Dorian Benkoil / MediaShift:
Tear Down the Wall Between Business and Editorial!
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The AP brings a quasi-competitor into the fold
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From the epicenter of scandal: Daily Orange editors report on Syracuse situation
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
PCC proposes wide-ranging shakeup
Reuters:
Newspaper companies put their money where the clicks are
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‘WAR!’ How a stunned media broke the Pearl Harbor news.
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