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11:25 AM ET, November 5, 2012

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Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The New York Times adrift hands Margaret Sullivan the tiller  —  The New York Times' new public editor has made a splash.  But her impact is largely a sign of the Old Gray Lady's frailty  —  The job of public editor at the New York Times - a position instituted at the paper to fortify …
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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.
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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.
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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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Alex Pareene / The Baffler:
Come On, Feel the Buzz  —  Last June, Joe Williams, a reporter for the political newspaper and web news site Politico, said on Martin Bashir's MSNBC talk show that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared comfortable only around white people.
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 …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC, star's estate and hospitals face 43 lawsuits
Discussion: Telegraph
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Steve Kandall Joins BuzzFeed  —  BuzzFeed has hired Steve Kandell as its long form editor.  At the site, Kandall will be responsible for jump starting its foray into long form pieces.  Kandall was previously the editor-in-chief of Spin.  He also serves as a contributing editor for Details.
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
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix preps poison pill to fend off Icahn  —  Netflix adopts what appears to be poison pill in hopes of holding off take over attempts by investor Carl Icahn  —  Netflix said last week it could work with Carl Icahn but now managers gird for battle.  —  The Web video-rental service …
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 …
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.
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
On Google, a Political Mystery That's All Numbers  —  Google Inc.'s quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates.  —  A Wall Street Journal examination found …
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