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10:05 AM ET, November 5, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
Publishers Abroad Take on Google  —  They say you should never take on people who spill ink by the barrel, but your odds are better when you traffic in terabytes of data.  In the United States, Google and big media went at it for several years over Google News and Google won …
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The press, Google, its algorithm, their scale  —  In their fight against Google, traditional media firmly believe the search engine needs them to refine (and monetize) its algorithm.  Let's explore the facts.  —  The European press got itself in a bitter battle against Google.
Matthew Purdy / New York Times:
As Scandal Flared, BBC's Leaders Missed Red Flags  —  LONDON — Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financed media behemoth that is both treasure and target.  He had successfully navigated eight years …
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Guardian:
Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC, star's estate and hospitals face 43 lawsuits
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Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
New Twitter policy lets users see tweets pulled down for copyright  —  Twitter has made a significant shift in how it responds to copyright complaints.  In the past, such complaints caused tweets to vanish without a trace but now people can see the place where a tweet once stood — and the reaction to its disappearance.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Steve Kendall Joins BuzzFeed  —  BuzzFeed has hired Steve Kandell as its long form editor.  At the site, Kendall will be responsible for jump starting its foray into long form pieces.  Kendall was previously the editor-in-chief of Spin.  He also serves as a contributing editor for Details.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NUJ supports statuatory press regulation  —  Statement referencing Irish system puts journalist union at loggerheads with most newspaper proprietors and editors  —  The National Union of Journalists has come out in support of statutory regulation of the press, putting it at loggerheads with most newspaper proprietors and editors.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Another one bites the dust: Macmillan drops its printed dictionaries to go online only  —  Back in March, we reported that Wikipedia and the Internet had finally killed off 244-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica.  While this wasn't massively surprising, and is very much indicative of the way things …
Discussion: One Man & His Blog and Betabeat
Emily Bell / Guardian:
From Storm Sandy to the election, speculation dominates the US media  —  Disruptive statistics and assumptions are skewing the way politics is being reported  —  America experienced a moment last week when forecast became fact; shockingly, concretely.  Tomorrow, the same thing will happen.
Discussion: Daily Download
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Current TV could help digital media  —  Current TV, the cable channel started by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2005 with great enthusiasm about how the information age would mobilize the young (that is, the liberal young), last week announced it was for sale.  The company said it was looking …
Jim Romenesko:
AP tells its journalists: Be careful what you tweet on election night  —  The Associated Press has told staffers “not to blindly retweet what others may be saying” about election results on Tuesday night.  " A memo from the news service's standards and social media editors says …
Discussion: Poynter
John Mahoney / American Photo:
The Story Behind Hurricane Sandy's First Viral Photo  —  On the morning the storm hit New York City, Nick Cope snapped a photo of rising flood waters from the window of his Red Hook, Brooklyn apartment.  Then things got interesting.  —  The view from Nick Cope's window the morning Sandy hit.
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Dan Pacheco / MediaShift Idea Lab:
The Most Innovative Digital Coverage of Superstorm #Sandy
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Soldier's Widow Sues Fox Over TV Images of Military Families  —  After seeing her family on NatGeo, Donnice Roberts is asking a Texas judge to bar future military families from having their images used without permission.  —  Few would ever accuse Fox's cable networks of not being sufficiently obsessed …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Lady Gaga fansite, NBC entities defaced in pre-Guy Fawkes Day hacker stunt  —  Hackers calling themselves Pykic apparently exploited forum software.  —  A number of pages on the NBC.com website were defaced Sunday with a reference to Guy Fawkes Day and a claim that user names and passwords for the site had been compromised.
 
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