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6:40 PM ET, November 3, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp. Puts MySpace On Double Secret Probation  —  That big MySpace relaunch we read about last week?  That's all fine and good.  —  But the troubled Web property is a ... really troubled Web property, its News Corp. parent stressed today.  And it needs to get its act together before it gets kicked off campus.
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Driven by Fox News, News Corp. Sees 8% Profit Growth
Regina McCombs / Poynter Online:
The iPad Election: Not quite ready to declare victory for mobile  —  I love election night.  It's my favorite non-holiday night every other year.  For 25 years, I spent it at someone's campaign headquarters.  Working at Poynter has led to severe election withdrawal, and I was looking forward …
Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewsCheck and Media Decoder
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Behind The Scenes of CNN's Election Tech: iPads, Magic Walls, Holograms, Twitter
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The NYTimes.com Goes Live Tonight with Video News and Commentary, a First
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's people!  Meet Soylent, the crowdsourced copy editor  —  The phrase “on-demand human computation” has a sinister tinge to it, if only because the idea of sucking the brain power out of a group of people is generally frowned upon.  And yet, if you call it “crowdsourcing” everything sounds so much friendlier!
Dan Trombetto / Folio:
Rising Stars: Ten Under 30  —  A look at publishing's new breed, from editors to CEOs.  —  While it's natural to worry about how the publishing industry is going to attract the next generation of media leaders, the fact is the industry is already seeing a demographic shift, with younger people taking on more leadership roles.
Discussion: Romenesko
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Promoted Tweets Come To Google  —  In a first ever move, Google is now carrying ads from someone else's ad network — Twitter's, as Google integrates Twitter's new Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime Search.  —  It's quite a coup for Twitter.  Not only did the company get Google …
New York Post:
Newsweek post yet to be filled  —  Tweet  —  Newsweek's new owner, Sidney Harman, now calls the fruitless merger talks involving Barry Diller, Tina Brown and The Daily Beast an “unfortunate dalliance” while he concedes that he is nowhere close to finding a permanent editor-in-chief.
Ryan Nakashima / Canadian Press:
Google TV exec says broadcasters ‘misunderstand’ role of its online TV platform  —  LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Attempts by broadcasters to seek payment for allowing their online video to be viewed through Google Inc.'s new Web-connected TV platform represents a “misunderstanding” of what it is, a Google executive said Tuesday.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL's Armstrong: All About ‘Content Exits’  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong began the company's Q3 earnings call talking about a three-pronged strategy around distribution.  That includes “communication products” like AOL mail, search, social media and its homepage, which was revamped this week.
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
‘Why are we just doing static things?’:  Burt Herman talks dynamic storytelling with Storify  —  Tweet  —  Having a social media editor in the newsroom, someone who handles the official Twitter account say, while everyone carries on as before, isn't good enough for Burt Herman.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Rap, Parlayed Into Books  —  Publishing Firm Launched by Duo Behind Cash Money Records  —  Ronald and Bryan Williams, two entrepreneurial brothers from New Orleans who run the successful music company Cash Money Records Inc., are turning their attention to the book business.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
At My Wit's End: Jason Calacanis Threatens To Sue Us  —  Jason Calacanis, our former partner on our TechCrunch50 events, is threatening to sue us.  His demand letter and draft complaint are embedded below.  In a nutshell, he wants part of the proceeds from our sale to AOL.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Boy Genius, Now Under Jay Penske's Wing, Aims to Grow Up  —  Redesign Is One Step, but Can One-Man Shows Still Grow Into Big, Sustainable Businesses Online?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Can a one-man, one-woman or even a one-boy show still grow into a broader media business on the web?
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Time Warner gets a reality check  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Time Warner Inc. got a reality check — and so did the media industry — when the media and entertainment concern reported its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday morning.  For several quarters under Jeff Bewkes …
 
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Erin Ailworth / Boston Globe:
Magazine sues Cambridge start-up
Discussion: Romenesko and mediabistro.com
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
“Travel + Leisure” Arrives on the iPad
Thanks:laureni
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
What Clicks on a Big Day: The Front Page
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
You're Putting Us With Them? Awards Shuffle Bruises Magazine Egos
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Hollywood studios grappling with when and where to release …
Discussion: /Film and GigaOM
The Independent:
The story behind Vogue's iPad app
Dylan Tweney / The Atlantic Online:
The Undesigned Web  —  Design reigned supreme in the 20th century …
Discussion: Wired.co.uk
 Earlier Picks: 
Julia Moskin / New York Times:
A New Flavor for Bon Appétit
Discussion: New York Observer
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Federated Media Snaps Up BigTent
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Is that a morning show or an infomercial?
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Allbritton backs broadband reclassification, net neutrality
Thanks:stiffjab
Erik Wemple / TBD All News:
Washington Post close on new hyperlocal sites
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Felix Salmon takes a blogging fellowship at CJR, has no problem …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and CJR
CJR:
Escape the Silos  —  How the press can help rebuild the American conversation