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2:35 PM ET, November 2, 2012

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Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Foxy Nate Silver and why old-media hedgehogs could soon be old news  —  Nate Silver - statistician, analyst, blogger, author, and Xanax for liberals - is a one-man startup, and his brand is on the line.  Aside from the candidates themselves, perhaps no man stands to lose more from this election.
Discussion: Salon, HBR.org and The Awl
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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Under Attack, Nate Silver Picks the Wrong Defense  —  “Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they're jokes.”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Sorry, Margaret, You Need to Get Out More  —  Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has a post up taking Nate Silver to task for daring Joe Scarborough to a bet over who would win the election.  Basically, she says making a bet like this diminishes the Times and he shouldn't have done it.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter Releases Numbers Related To Hurricane Sandy: More Than 20M Tweets Sent During Its Peak  —  As you know, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has hit millions.  Many turned to Twitter to discuss what they were going through.  Today, the company shared some interesting facts and numbers having …
Discussion: Forbes, Home Media Magazine and CNET
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Anna Codrea-Rado / CJR:
It's about the info, not the outlet  —  Google's mapped information on Sandy topped anything news organizations offered  —  As Hurricane Sandy devastated the eastern seaboard, news outlets, networks, and Twitter flooded the airwaves with information.  For those able to turn to the Internet for help …
Pew Research Center:
Journalist Alan Murray Named President of Pew Research Center  —  Washington (Nov. 2) — Veteran journalist Alan Murray, currently deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, has been named President of the Pew Research Center, succeeding public opinion expert Andrew Kohut …
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Capital New York:
Who will be the next editor of ‘The Wall Street Journal’?  Not Alan Murray  —  Alan Murray.  Screencap via vimeo.  —  Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and online executive editor of The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the paper.  —  He announced the move on Twitter just as his new employer …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: ‘MSNBC was more negative in its treatment of Romney than Fox was of Obama’  —  Between the last week of August and the third week of October, 38 percent of campaign coverage studied by Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism was “what is typically called horserace coverage …
Discussion: Journalism.org and Mashable!
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Social Media Harsh On Presidential Candidates
Discussion: Forbes, Journalism.org and CNET
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
The Washington Post Co. reports higher earnings  —  The Washington Post Co. reported sharply higher earnings in the third quarter of this year, bolstered by cable television profits, political and summer Olympic Game advertising on its local television broadcast stations, and a one-time accounting benefit.
Discussion: AdAge and Politico
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV earnings up, print earnings down at Washington Post  —  Third quarter revenue at the Washington Post Company overall was flat compared to the same period last year, as broadcast television and cable businesses rose, but circulation and ad revenue fell at its newspapers.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Pirate Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Damages For Sharing 10 Movies  —  Since early 2010, hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. have been sued for downloading and sharing copyrighted content on BitTorrent.  —  Nearly all of these cases end up dismissed or settled …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy  —  If there was still any debate about whether serious photojournalism can take place in the context of camera phones and cutesy retro filters, it's over now.  —  To document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Quartz Exceeds First-Month Expectations  —  Atlantic Media Company launched the business news site Quartz in late September, aimed at the world's financial elite with a mobile-first approach.  The content designed in an app-like setting ideally performs well enough on smartphone and tablet platforms …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
George Lucas Will Use Disney $4 Billion to Fund Education  —  Spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR the majority of the sale price will go toward educational philanthropy.  —  By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized.
Associated Press:
News media play big role in figuring out election winners long before vote count ends  —  Amy E. Conn, File/Associated Press - FILE - This Nov. 19, 2000 file photo shows counters and observers continuing a hand recount of Broward County ballots at the Broward Emergency Operation Center in Plantation …
PressGazette:
Nick Davies: Leveson is being bullied by ‘spoilt’ Fleet Street  —  Guardian journalist Nick Davies believes Fleet Street is trying to “bully” Lord Justice Leveson and predicts a “dogfight” between the press and Government when his report is published later this month.
Discussion: Hacking inquiry
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Journalist Attempts To Silence Criticism Of Her Ethics By Brandishing The Club Of UK Defamation Laws  —  Defamation is only supposed to apply to cases where there's a factually false statement made about someone.  It shouldn't apply to cases where the facts are accurate, or the statements are opinions.
John Cook / Gawker:
Roger Ailes Offered Bush Administration “Off the Record Help” in Private Note  —  Fat a**hole and Fox News president Roger Ailes just re-upped to run his network through the 2016 election, and he continues to maintain the grotesque fiction that he operates an independent news outlet …
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The Huffington Post:   Fox News Focuses On Benghazi Attack While Largely Ignoring Hurricane Sandy
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough  —  The Huffington Post launched an iPad app Thursday that may one day pave the way for tablets to dethrone TV as king of our living rooms.  The app, called HuffPost Live, offers a strong mix of entertainment and social interaction and …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New York Times to restore paywall after 5 days of free access  —  The New York Times will restore its paywall later today, after providing five days of free access as a public service during Hurricane Sandy.  —  A note on the Times' website reads: … Once the paywall is restored, non-subscribers can read only 10 articles.
 
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Betabeat:
Less Looting, More Trolling: Daily Mail, Drudge Get Pwnd By Twitter Pranksters #SandyLootCrew
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Gawker.com
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
State Farm Sponsors Gawker's Backup Tumblr, But Nick Denton Laments Lost Week of Comments
Discussion: @pkafka
Dow Jones:
Wall Street Journal Launches New Local-Language Site in Asia
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Netflix inks CBS deal to extend its programming in Canada, Latin America and the UK/Ireland
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Wired editor Ryan Singel leaves to create Contextly, help publishers integrate ‘related links’
Discussion: TechCrunch, Wired and Context
Associated Press:
CNN Bomb Threat Closes Streets
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Canada's biggest English-language newspapers will all have paywalls in 2013
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John Horn / Los Angeles Times:
Film studios starting to release video-on-demand sales figures
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Tea Party gets a news site
Discussion: paidContent
Brett Wilkison / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Local group to buy The Press Democrat, affiliated publications
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to Lay Off Staff and Reduce Magazines
Naomi Tajitsu / Reuters:
Mega, Kim Dotcom's New Megaupload Sequel, Sticks It To U.S. Authorities
Discussion: Softpedia News and CNET