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4:00 PM ET, November 5, 2010


 Top News: 
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Did the Post's Election Twitter Experiment Work?  —  On election night, the Washington Post bought one of Twitter's “promoted trends.”  When users clicked the trend, #Election, Post content got top billing.  It marked the first time that a media company had purchased a promoted trend …
Discussion: Twitter Media
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … MSNBC president Phil Griffin released the following statement Friday following the news that Keith Olbermann had donated to three Democratic candidates this election cycle:
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC facing news blackout as journalists strike over pensions  —  Programmes including evening bulletins, Newsnight and Radio 4's Today will be affected during tomorrow's 48-hour walkout  —  The BBC faces a news blackout tomorrow across its main TV and radio news programmes, including Radio 4's Today …
Scott Bicheno /
BBC hacks go on strike, will anyone notice?  —  You've lost the news!  —  The austerity measures being undertaken by the government which, barring disputes over the extent and timing, are universally accepted as inevitable, were always expected to precipitate industrial action.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:scottbicheno
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Suit spills Fox News D.C. salary scale  —  Fox News's response to a federal government lawsuit charging the network with retaliating against a reporter who complained of age and gender discrimination is putting Fox's D.C. salary scale and basic contract terms for on-air talent on the public record.
Discussion: Romenesko and Inside Cable News
Wall Street Journal:
Group Plans New Venture to Challenge WikiLeaks  —  Former Staffers to Take Roles in Rival Document-Sharing Initiative  —  WikiLeaks, the document-leaking website that has come under intense pressure after publishing classified U.S. military documents, is facing a new challenge: competition.
Michelle Castillo / Time:
Exclusive: Cooks Source Writer Marvels at the ‘Nerd Rage,’ Keeps Waiting For That Apology  —  It was the cry of plagiarism heard 'round the web world on Thursday - the tale of a writer who says she found her work repurposed in a magazine without her permission and who, when she demanded compensation …
Pekka Pekkala / Online Journalism Review:
The top 10 key lessons for hyperlocal journalism startups from ONA10  —  By Pekka Pekkala: If you are dreaming about your own news site, you are not alone: hyperlocal sites are popping up everywhere.  At ONA10 last week in Washington, D.C., veterans of the hyperlocal scene shared they experiences, both successes and failures.
Sam Grobart / Gadgetwise:
Long-Form Journalism Finds an Online Friend  —  Anyone who's spent time writing for the Web knows the basic rule: Keep it short.  Attention spans, we are told, are collapsing faster than pig houses on Angry Birds.  At this rate, municipalities won't just fluoridate their city water supply, they'll have to Ritalinize it as well.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
WordPress Enables Blackbird Pie.  Just Grab A Tweet URL And It Appears In Your Content  —  @parislemon  —  Hot El.  @ Civic Center Muni Metro Station  —  about 13 hours ago via Instagram Retweet  —  Back in May, Twitter unveiled a small tool called Blackbird Pie.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Sans Newsweek, WaPo Publishing Revs Gain Modestly; Online Surges  —  The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) Company's publishing division looked pretty good without Newsweek in Q3.  The magazine, which counted as an $11.5 million loss in the discontinued operations column, was sold …
Discussion: New York Observer and WebNewser
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
DailyCandy Editor Janet Ozzard Out After 8 Months  —  Anyone want to run DailyCandy?  The influential shopping newsletter needs a new editor in chief: Janet Ozzard, the New York Magazine veteran brought in to run the place in March, is out.  DailyCandy confirms that Ozzard's last day was Tuesday …
Discussion: New York Observer
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
New Surveys Say Publishers Expect Mobile To Pay Off Big Within Two Years  —  ABC: Just 19 percent of publishers are satisfied with Apple's model.  —  Two new publishing surveys predict rapid revenue growth for mobile apps in the next few years, although one shows most publishers rejecting the switch to an all-digital format.
Discussion: MediaPost
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The six-figure fan club: How Global Post got 100,000 fans on Facebook  —  GlobalPost, the online-only foreign news outlet, has over 100,000 fans on Facebook.  (As of this writing: 104,180.)  While, sure, that's far fewer fans than some of the bigger, more established publications out there …
Robert Klara / Mediaweek:
New York Post's Weiss Defects to  —  The New York Post will have to do without the reporter famed for breaking stories on a planned mafia hit on Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's hitting on hookers at the Emperor's Club.  Investigative reporter Murray Weiss …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner Cable Says It's Looking for Cord Cutters, but Can't Find Them, Either
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Choire Sicha / The Awl:
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