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12:00 PM ET, October 31, 2012

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David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Meet the man behind “Is Twitter Wrong?” who helped debunk fake pictures during Hurricane Sandy  —  Yesterday was a big day for citizen journalism.  At one point during the storm users were posting 10 pictures to Instagram every second, and check out this dizzying website that displays in real …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Councilman Pushes For Charges Against Twitter User Who Spread Falsehoods  —  “I hope the fact that I'm asking for criminal charges to be seriously considered will make him much less comfortable and much less smug,” says Vallone  —  New York City Councilman Peter Vallone told BuzzFeed Tuesday …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Tweeting fake news in a crisis — illegal or just immoral?  —  When Hurricane Sandy battered their city on Monday night, New Yorkers looked after each with courage and generosity.  Unfortunately, a few people behaved badly and one person was downright despicable.
Jack Stuef / BuzzFeed:
Shashank Tripathi, Last Night's Twitter Villain @ComfortablySmug
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
With Lucasfilm Deal, Disney Spends Big to Land a Lucrative Franchise  —  With its $4.05 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, the Walt Disney Company is proving yet again that it is willing to pay up to land a big franchise.  —  Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm, keeper of the the Star Wars franchise …
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05B including ILM, LucasArts and other tech, Star Wars VII coming in 2015  —  Media giant Disney has purchased movie and TV production house Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock.  Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga.
Guardian:
BBC to investigate death of journalist who complained of harassment  —  Family of Russell Joslin, who died on 22 October, accuses corporation of failing to act on his reports of sexual harassment  —  Police and the BBC are to investigate the apparent suicide of a journalist who complained …
Discussion: BBC
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
How Sandy Slapped the Snark Out of Twitter  —  Twitter is often a caldron of snark, much of it funny, little of it useful.  But as a social medium based on short-burst communication, Twitter can morph during large events — users talk about “watching” the spectacle unfold across their screens.
Discussion: CBS News and The Huffington Post
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New York Times:
Storm Sends News Media Scrambling  —  Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on every type of news outlet across the East Coast this week, sending a reminder in this age of nonstop information that Mother Nature could silence them all.  —  The storm halted the printing of newspapers in New Jersey …
Mark Milian / Bloomberg:
Wal-Mart to Sell Boxee TVs Challenging Apple and Roku  —  In a coup for New York-based startup Boxee Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) will sell and promote its new Web-connected device that brings live television and online video together, the companies said.
Discussion: AllThingsD, CNET, The Verge and GigaOM
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
Nerds Rush to Nate Silver's Defense  —  The great war between people who write about politics for a living is not between liberals and conservatives, but between humanities majors and math nerds, and their battleground is currently the validity of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight election prediction model …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf  —  (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader.  —  Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices …
Charlie Osborne / CNET:
EFF: TV networks use ‘craven’ tactics against streaming service  —  Startup Aereo's free broadcasting service remains the target of television networks as they try to shutter it based on copyright infringement.  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is backing startup Aereo …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
 
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Danah Boyd / Wired:
Truth, Lies, and ‘Doxxing’: The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story
Discussion: The Kernel
Jon Caramanica / New York Times:
NY1 Becomes an Anchor in Hurricane Sandy's Tumult
Discussion: TVSpy
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post Sunday circulation drop bad, but not quite as bad as it looks
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