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2:15 PM ET, December 8, 2011

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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 …
Discussion: Poynter
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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
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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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Who Are The Most-Read Authors On The Web?  —  Which authors online keep readers coming back for more?  Read It Later delved into its data to find which articles its 4 million users saved to “Read Later” most often, which authors have the highest return rate and how long-form content performs.
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.
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 …
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  —  A letter from James Murdoch, among documents published by the culture, media and sport committee, states he did not authorise a £400,000 payment to Max Clifford to settle a phone-hacking claim
Discussion: Press Gazette and Journalism.co.uk
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.
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
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Google's News Reader — Now Called Currents — Finally Coming  —  I was wrong about the rollout timing — I had reported mid-November (sorry, Sean!)  — but Google's entrant into the news reader space is finally set to launch as early as tomorrow.  Sources said the product …
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.
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Seacrest Has Options, and One May Be ‘Today’ Show Anchor  —  Imagine, at 36, trying to decide which jobs to take next, if the possibilities included the “Today” show, prime time specials, “American Idol” and the expansion of your production company.  —  That is the enviable position Ryan …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TVNewser
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
The E-book Investigations: Are Publishers And Apple Breaking The Law?  —  It's been a week to forget for publishers after both the Justice Department and the European Commission announced investigations into e-book pricing tactics.  Meanwhile, dozens of law firms are steaming ahead …
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.
Richard Verrier / Company Town:
Hollywood moguls convene in nation's capitol for a change  —  In a new script for the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Mr. Hollywood goes to Washington.  —  For the first time anyone could recall, studio chiefs trekked to Washington to attend the annual meeting of the MPAA on Wednesday.
Discussion: Deadline.com
Tom Stites / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Taking stock of the state of web journalism  —  Editor's note: Tom Stites had a long career in newspapers, editing Pulitzer-winning projects and working at top newspapers like The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  In recent years, he's shifted his emphasis …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Hulu's new Face Match: Hey, that's, um, what's-his-name  —  Hulu's Face Match feature works with Dwight Schrute too.  —  Ever see an actor on a show and have trouble remembering what that person's name is?  If so, Hulu has a feature for you.  —  Dubbed Face Match, the new technology …
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 …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
 
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A Y Combinator for public media: PRX, Knight launch a $2.5 million accelerator
Discussion: rbr.com
BBC:
Phone-hacking scandal: Former journalist not a suspect
Dorian Benkoil / MediaShift:
Tear Down the Wall Between Business and Editorial!
Discussion: B2B Memes
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The AP brings a quasi-competitor into the fold
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Melissa Bell / Washington Post:
Drone journalism? The idea could fly in the U.S.
Alistair Foster / The Independent:
Bullied to death? Channel 4 executive died of overdose ‘after abuse by bosses’
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Amanda Seef / Eagle News Online:
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
Discussion: Poynter
Michael E. Ruane / Washington Post:
‘WAR!’ How a stunned media broke the Pearl Harbor news.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Dan Trombetto / Folio:
Condé Nast Partners with AdMeld in Private Digital Ad Exchange
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo Building New York Studio
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Editor: Our Competitors' Hacking Coverage Is ‘Abysmally Conflicted’
Discussion: Folio, Guardian and Erik Wemple
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
James Murdoch's lawyers confirm Tom Watson was put under surveillance