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6:30 PM ET, November 11, 2012

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George Entwistle / BBC:
Statement from George Entwistle  —  In the light of the fact that the Director-General is also the Editor-in-Chief and ultimately responsible for all content; and in the light of the unacceptable journalistic standards of the Newsnight film broadcast on Friday 2nd November …
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Reuters:
BBC must reform or die, says Trust chairman  —  (Reuters) - BBC director general George Entwistle resigned just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a program denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism.  —  The BBC, reeling from revelations …
BBC:
George Entwistle resigns as BBC director general  —  George Entwistle made his statement outside New Broadcasting House  —  The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast.  —  In a statement given outside New Broadcasting House …
John Ware / Guardian:
A personal tragedy, and a hammer blow for an honest institution  —  Paralysis at the top left the BBC's Newsnight exposed.  Will this be rectified following Entwistle's departure?  —  The resignation of George Entwistle as the BBC's director general is both a personal tragedy and a hammer-blow for the BBC.
John Plunkett / Guardian:   Newsnight insiders fear it will not survive scandal
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus  —  Gen. David Petraeus gives the thumbs up with his wife Holly at his retirement ceremony.  Photo: DOD  —  When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked.  “It seems so obvious in retrospect.
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Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
The Sins Of General David Petraeus  —  Petraeus seduced America.  We should never have trusted him.  —  The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower ranking officer 20 years his junior, after meeting her on a campus visit to Harvard.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race  —  As Americans' modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well.  In last Tuesday's presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results.
Discussion: Pressing Issues
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can NowThis News Crack Mobile Video?  —  News clearly needs a healthy dose of reinvention.  NowThis News is an ambitious attempt to do just that with news video made for a mobile world.  —  NowThis, founded by former Huffington Post execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau and backed by $5 million …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com, CJR and PSFK
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Luring developers into the newsroom: A new class of Knight-Mozilla fellows tries to bridge a cultural divide  —  The laws of supply and demand are working very differently in two different parts of major newsrooms.  —  In the United States, at least, there's a surplus of people who want to make phone calls …
Discussion: Knight Foundation and Guardian
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
News App Pulse Bets Big on Sponsored Content and Bite-Size Content Subscriptions  —  Brings in More Than $300,000 a Month Off Inbound Interest  —  They both are news-reading apps, they both claim 20 million users, and they're both less than three years old.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Engadget and TUAW, Thanks:@steverubel
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
For New York Times' Sake, Mark Thompson Should Step Aside  —  Scandals are the order of the day, from David Petraeus' emergency resignation this week to the implosion of BBC leadership, as its new Director-General George Entwistle announces his own hurried departure today.
 
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