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8:00 AM ET, December 9, 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: vt.edu, WDBJ-TV, B&C, Mediaite, Gawker and Poynter
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 …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Twitter formalizes news wire service function  —  What started as a simple, chronological Twitter timeline of your friends' short messages is now actively curating the news and information that flows through the social network. … As part of a major redesign, Twitter is launching a new …
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Vogue Launches Content Archive for $1,575 Annual Subscription  —  Includes 120 years of articles, advertisements and photography.  —  For readers who can't get enough Vogue through its website, digital and print issues, Conde Nast announces a searchable database chronicling the magazine's 120-year, 4,800 issue history.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
CPJ census finds ‘15-year high’ in jailed journalists  —  There are currently 179 journalists in prison, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a rise of 34 in one year  —  Iran, Eritrea, China, Burma and Vietnam top the list of countries with the highest numbers of jailed journalists
Daniel O'Carroll / IrishCentral:
Trinity College Dublin bans the Daily Mail newspaper after faking student death story  —  See more: Irish media An Irish university has moved to ban a prominent tabloid from its campus after it deliberately published a story falsely claiming that a search subject had been found dead.
Discussion: TheJournal.ie and Regret the Error
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
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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Waze Brings Crowdsourced Social Traffic Data To Local Broadcast Stations  —  Social mapping and navigation company Waze is partnering with 12 local broadcast stations including KGO-TV San Francisco, KABC Los Angeles, WFAA Dallas, and WPVI-TV Philadelphia, to bring its citizen-traffic reporting platform mainstream.
Discussion: TVSpy, WebProNews, VentureBeat and GigaOM
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.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo to Launch Original Comedy Channel With Bill Maher Stand-Up Performance … NEW YORK - Yahoo said Thursday it would launch the Yahoo Comedy Channel with a slate of original comedy video content featuring such comedians as Mike O'Brien, lead writer on Saturday Night Live, and Seth Morris …
Discussion: Business Insider
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
Adbusters Publisher Kalle Lasn to Write an Occupy Wall Street ‘Textbook of the Future’  —  Kalle Lasn, the publisher of Adbusters magazine who was recently profiled in The New Yorker, has gotten a book deal with independent publisher Seven Stories.  As reported in Publishers Marketplace …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Facebook's Video Views Rising, But Mostly For Discovery  —  Consumers are increasingly using Facebook for video - but, despite studios and broadcasters hosting more of their content on the social network, it remains mostly a gateway to video hosted elsewhere.
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?
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
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Civic journalism 2.0: The Guardian and NYU launch a “citizens agenda” for 2012
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Hulu's new Face Match: Hey, that's, um, what's-his-name
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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