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8:50 PM ET, November 2, 2010

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Matt Diaz / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's election night: Here's what some news orgs (old & new) have planned  —  It's election day in the United States, and with election day comes election day coverage.  With more media players than ever aiming for their own slice of the audience, here are a few highlights of what they've got planned …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The NYTimes.com Goes Live Tonight with Video News and Commentary, a First  —  Will Frank Rich beat Keith Olbermann in tonight's ratings around the election returns?  Probably not, but in a first, The New York Times is going live from its newsroom with reports and commentary on the mid-term election.
Discussion: New York Times
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
So, How Do Networks Decide to Call a Race?
Discussion: WebNewser
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's Official: News Corp.'s Paywalls Are a Bust  —  After months of speculation about the impact of reader paywalls at two News Corp. newspapers in Britain — the Times and the Sunday Times — the media giant finally released some official numbers today, and they don't paint a very pretty picture.
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Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
News International publishes paywall figures, claims 105,000 online customers  —  Tweet  —  News International has released its first figures for subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times websites since introducing a paywall to the sites five months ago.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
ABC News cuts ties with Breitbart on election day  —  Andrew Breitbart will not be a part of ABC News' election coverage on Tuesday night.  That goes for television, online, or any combination of the two.  —  Andrew Morse, executive producer of ABC News Digital, informed Breitbart on Tuesday …
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Dean Starkman / CJR:
Felix Salmon is the Columbia Journalism Review's New Peterson Fellow  —  Will blog about media coverage of fiscal and economic policy  —  Felix Salmon, the finance blogger for Reuters and a leading voice on financial and economic issues, has been appointed the Columbia Journalism Review's …
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Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Felix Salmon takes a blogging fellowship at CJR, has no problem annoying funder, Pete Peterson  —  Felix Salmon, who blogs on economics for Reuters, is heading to Columbia Journalism Review — sort of.  Salmon has signed on to a part-time fellowship covering, as CJR puts it …
CJR:
Escape the Silos  —  How the press can help rebuild the American conversation  —  In his wonderful book, The Earl of Louisiana, A. J. Liebling takes many a detour on his way to explaining that state, and in one of them he talks food.  Specifically, he asks why food is so great in New Orleans and so bad sixty miles or so to the north.
Larry Kramer / American Journalism Review:
Navigating the Future  —  While nostalgia may nudge some of us to see the news media's present financial crisis as the chaotic collapse of a once great, solid and rational system, the truth is that the old business models that paid for traditional media were always jury-rigged …
Discussion: C-Scape
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
O'Donnell receives most coverage of 2010 candidates  —  Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell didn't get too much national media coverage before upsetting the Republican establishment and winning the Delaware primary in September.  But since then, O'Donnell's been all over the news …
Ian Shapira / Post Now:
Washington Times sold to former execs  —  A group of fired Washington Times executives, led by the paper's founder and Unification Church patriarch Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has purchased the 28-year-old conservative newspaper from Moon's eldest son, saving it from a shutdown, according to a Times source.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Politico
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bruce Brugmann: Guardian of influence loved, hated  —  To know Bruce Brugmann's office is to know him.  —  Papers lie heaped against every wall - story printouts, protest posters, data sheets.  Muckraking classics and bound volumes of every San Francisco Bay Guardian from 1966 on are stuffed …
Discussion: Romenesko
David Kaplan / paidContent:
E.W. Scripps: Print Bundling Continues To Pull Down Online Ad Revs  —  Bundling print and online newspaper ad sales together has come to be viewed as problem that publishers need to move away from.  E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP) situation over the past year makes that point pretty well.
Discussion: MediaPost
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
BBC Builders: Vicky Spengler prototypes the future of TV  —  The next in our series profiling developer talent at the BBC is Vicky Spengler, lead designer in George Wright's prototyping team at BBC Research & Development.  —  Spengler works with a team of designers, producers and engineers …
 
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
THR's Relaunch Issue Features Vanity Fair-Like Cover
Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Getting lapped by innovation abroad? …
Discussion: Garcia Media
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker:
Don Meek to head reorganized, rechristened Tribune Digital
Discussion: Romenesko and paidContent
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Gold Mine in Attack Ads on Local TV
Discussion: New York Magazine
Vinny Minchillo / AdAge:
What Internet Election? Why Online Advertising Didn't Matter In 2010
Discussion: MediaPost
Katie Manning / The Georgetown Dish:
Bob Woodward admits to starting a rumor during the Q&A Cafe
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Bang! Publishers Say Giant Web Ads Have “Stopping Power”
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Discussion: MediaPost, TVWeek.com and paidContent
Efowler / Wesleyan Media Project:
An Uptick in Negativity: Last Few Weeks Provide Confirmation …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Zucker the ‘Good Guy’ Honored and Roasted
Discussion: Company Town and Speakeasy
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
Life Magazine offers photo archive in a new iPad app
Discussion: New York Observer
Rosland Gammon / BusinessJournalism.org …:
Former LAT reporter tells how to turn a series into a book
Steve Myers / Poynter Online:
Washington Post Sponsors Election Day Trending Topic on Twitter