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12:25 PM ET, November 20, 2012

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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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Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
News Corp. Acquires 49% Stake in YES Network  —  News Corporation announced on Tuesday that it acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network.  —  The YES Network, which airs local coverage of the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BSkyB Raises $800 Million, Analysts See Potential for Acquisitions
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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
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 …
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 …
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Twitter Restores @NYTOnIt Parody Account … Twitter has restored popular New York Times parody account @NYTOnIt after it was taken offline for about 12 hours beginning Tuesday night.  The account was suspended after The Times filed a trademark complaint against its owner — who is …
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: Media Decoder
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.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Twitter Cofounders Hire ‘Publishing Prodigy’ Kate Lee To Help Your (Good) Stories Get Read  —  A few months ago, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams created Obvious Corporation and launched a new blogging platform called Medium.  —  Medium is currently in closed beta …
Discussion: CNET, Medium and TechCrunch
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: C21Media
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.
 
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