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1:45 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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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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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BSkyB Raises $800 Million, Analysts See Potential for Acquisitions
Discussion: Fox Business
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
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
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
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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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social Curation Site Storify Gets A Search- And Media-Centric Redesign  —  Storify is launching a redesigned website, one 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
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
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
Jim Romenesko:
Newspaper owner tells critic: No reviews of films featuring strong women  —  Michael Calleri wrote film reviews for the Niagara Falls Reporter for seven years — “a wonderful experience,” he says, until the weekly paper was sold earlier this year and then “veered so far off the cliff that it collided with itself.”
 
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis' video service launches private beta in UK and US
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Daily Mail:
Fox news anchor Brian Kilmeade sparks outrage after joking his network 'hires women by flipping through …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Why TV news matters in the age of information overload
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