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1:45 AM ET, November 22, 2012

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming  —  A set-top box to compete with Apple TV and others  —  Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box.  Multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
For Nate Silver, the Late Apologies Are Trickling In  —  Three weeks ago, Nate Silver was right.  Very right.  —  He accurately predicted President Barack Obama's reelection, just as he had in 2008.  But in the weeks leading up to election night, the New York Times polling wizard withstood …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Joe Scarborough (Sort Of) Apologizes To The NY Times' Nate Silver
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
What really caused Brauchli-Weymouth breakup?  —  All accounts of the departure of Marcus Brauchli as executive editor of The Washington Post concur on one element of the drama: Brauchli fought with his boss, Publisher Katharine Weymouth, over newsroom resources.
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Sara Morrison / CJR:   Martin Baron's plans for WaPo
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC Battles ‘Pro-Obama’ Label Heading Into President's Second Term  —  NEW YORK — MSNBC President Phil Griffin labels his network's sensibility as progressive, but the cable news channel could also be described these days as simply pro-Obama.  In the final week of the 2012 election …
Discussion: Mediaite
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Chairman Says Scandal 'Hasn't Made Things Easy'  —  New York Times Co. (NYT) Chairman and Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the lingering scandal at the British Broadcasting Corp. has been a challenge for new Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson, who used to run the BBC.
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Ami Sedghi / Guardian:   Newsnight: how have viewing figures been affected by the BBC child abuse scandal?
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
News Anchors Surprise Staff, Viewers by Tendering Their Resignation During Live Broadcast  —  Two Bangor, Maine, news anchors decided to tender their resignation live on the air during yesterday's 6 PM newscast, saying a written resignation would have likely prevented them from doing so.
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Alan Rusbridger warns of increase in attacks on journalists  —  Four journalists honoured at CPJ ceremony, where Guardian's editor-in-chief collected a lifetime achievement award  —  Alan Rusbridger, Guardian editor-in-chief, has warned that “targeting journalism has become a trend” …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Oatmeal sued over trademark by “Oatmeal Studios”  —  It's only been a few months since webcomic Matthew Inman, operating under the name The Oatmeal, was able to put his bizarre legal clash with competing humor website FunnyJunk to rest.  Now Inman is about to be back in court.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
After Initial Delay, Hulu Plus Now Operational on Nintendo Wii U  —  The Nintendo Wii U launched on Sunday, despite missing a few promised features, like YouTube and Amazon Instant Video.  Today, one of those apps, Hulu Plus, is going live on the device.  Hulu Plus will allow Wii U owners …
Helen Lambourne / HoldTheFrontPage:
Weekly reporter fights off bid to ban him from court  —  A weekly newspaper journalist has successfully fought a bid to ban him from reporting a trial at magistrates court because of his “heavy reporting” of previous cases which a witness claimed “intimidated” her.
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Court hears plea from defendant to bar Croydon Advertiser journalist from covering case
Discussion: @gareth_davies09
Elaine Burke / Silicon Republic:
BitTorrent seeks broadcasters to help develop live streaming tool  —  BitTorrent has put the call out to qualified broadcasters and content creators to sign up to help build BitTorrent Live, which it believes is the next generation of live streaming.  —  Currently in beta mode …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo's Ad Sell-Through Rate on its Log-in Page Has Plummeted  —  A Huge Display Unit to Appeal to Brand Advertisers  —  One of Yahoo's prime pieces of ad real estate has been awfully ad-free of late, according to a report from financial research firm Macquarie Equities Research.
Discussion: Business Insider
Nadine Schimroszik / Guardian:
Financial Times Deutschland expected to close in two weeks  —  Executives tell staff that newspaper will close on 7 December, 12 years after it was founded  —  The Financial Times Deutschland will survive for another two weeks before closing down, executives have told staff on the 12-year-old paper.
Guardian:
News Corp exposed to growing legal threat following charges for tabloid duo  —  Charges for Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson raise prospect that News Corp could be prosecuted under US anti-bribery laws  —  The new round of criminal charges brought in the UK against former senior News International editors …
Discussion: CJR
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Three journalists killed in Gaza  —  Three Palestinian journalists were killed by Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip yesterday.  —  The Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV reported that two of its cameramen, Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, died in hospital from severe burns after a missile hit …
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Telegraph:
Chilling live tweets as windows shatter around journalists in Gaza City
Discussion: @joelmgunter and Tablet Mag
 
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Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian blogger's mother accuses authorities of killing him
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Disqus to pay publishers for referrals to Amazon and eBay
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The storm after the storm: Returning to the office, champagne in hand, ‘Newsweek’ staff awaits the ax
Associated Press:
Egypt protesters firebomb Al-Jazeera Cairo office
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Former Apple exec leads $512k funding round in content monetization startup Cleeng
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The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media
Harro ten Wolde / Reuters:
Germany clears way for Murdoch to raise SkyD stake
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
How The Conservative Media Lost The Election
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Gaza Media Coverage Reports Strikes In Real Time, Without Restrictions
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