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3:00 PM ET, November 20, 2012

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New York Times:
Former Murdoch Aides to Be Charged With Bribery  —  LONDON — In a dramatic new turn in the scandals swirling around Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper outpost, prosecutors said on Tuesday that two former top executives — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — will be charged with making corrupt payments …
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Ex-Cameron aide charged over royal family details  —  (Reuters) - British prosecutors said on Tuesday they would charge Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson with conspiring to pay public officials to secure the contact details of members of the Royal family.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson charges set new context for Leveson
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social Curation Site Storify Gets A Search- And Media-Centric Redesign  —  Storify is launching a redesigned website that puts search front and center.  —  The site — which allows you to create stories out of online content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram …
Discussion: Poynter and The Next Web
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable:   Storify Aims to Become Portal for Content Discovery
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
MSNBC's Disgrace: In Five Hours of Primetime, Fifteen Minutes on Israel-Gaza  —  Early yesterday, I made this prediction: Based on past performance, none of MSNBC's five primetime, liberal, hosts last night or their guests would utter a single word critical of Israel in the current conflict with Gaza.
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Allison Hoffman / Tablet Mag:
The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF's Media  —  After the first night of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, now almost a week ago, a photograph began circulating around Twitter of a grinning 11-month-old who had been killed by an Israeli missile that landed on his house.  Within hours, Avital Leibovich …
Discussion: Poynter, BuzzFeed and Daily Download
Bloomberg:
News Corp. to Acquire 49% of YES Network at $3 Billion Value  —  News Corp. (NWSA), the media company led by Rupert Murdoch, agreed to buy 49 percent of the YES Network, the cable channel that carries New York Yankees baseball games, in a deal that values the pay-TV outlet at about $3 billion.
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John Hopewell / Variety:
Disney Movies on Demand launches in Spain  —  Wuaki.tv deal marks Europe's second bow for SVOD offer  —  MADRID — The Walt Disney Company Spain and Portugal and Spanish portal Wuaki.tv, owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, have teamed to launch a Disney-branded subscription video …
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
iTunes-like Disney Movies Online service shuttered because there weren't enough users
Discussion: Deadline.com
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Pot calls kettle black in New York Times piece on Washington Post business troubles  —  I am a huge David Carr fan.  Great writer, great eye for news-about-news, a shoe-leather reporter when he needs to be (as when driving the frat boys from the Tribune Co. executive suite).
Discussion: CNET and Media Decoder
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
@NYTOnIt author Benjamin Kabak ‘zero percent interested in picking a fight’ with NYT  —  New York lawyer Benjamin Kabak's @NYTOnIt Twitter account was reinstated Tuesday morning after a complaint from The New York Times took it offline overnight.  —  “I'm zero percent interested in picking …
Discussion: Guardian
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Is Among Those Mulling a TVGuide.com Bid for About $20 Million  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo is among the companies taking a serious gander at TVGuide.com, the online entertainment listings, video and news site and mobile app.  —  Earlier today …
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David Lieberman / Deadline.com:   Lionsgate In Advanced Negotiations To Sell TVGuide.com
Nadine Schimroszik / Guardian:
FT Deutschland to close, say staff  —  Journalists at the FT Deutschland claim that Wednesday's edition will be the last, with its owners due to meet the same day  —  Wednesday's edition of Financial Times Deutschland is expected to be the last published, according to staff at the title.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Joe Scarborough Faces Nate Silver On ‘Morning Joe’ After Election Bet  —  Joe Scarborough and Nate Silver finally faced each other on Tuesday's “Morning Joe,” two weeks after Scarborough lost their election bet.  Silver drew a fair amount of scorn from Scarborough and other pundits who doubted his polling predictions for the election.
Discussion: Poynter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Tolkien estate sues Warner Brothers over Lord of the Rings digital rights  —  J.R.R. Tolkien's estate and publisher HarperCollins are suing Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema and the Saul Zaentz Company for infringing copyright on Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Can a big bet on tech help USA Today escape its paper past?  —  Is there a future for a media brand best known for dropping free newspapers at America's hotels?  The brass at USA Today seems to think so and today launched a “next generation” iPad app to carry the brand into the digital future.
Discussion: Street Fight
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis' video service launches private beta in UK and US  —  Vdio, the online video service founded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is finally emerging from stealth mode.  The company just launched a new homepage, which touts a private beta test, and comes with a few surprises …
Discussion: The Verge and C21Media
 
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