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5:40 PM ET, November 5, 2010


 Top News: 
Poynter Online:
USN&WR: ‘December issue will be our last printed monthly sent to subscribers’  —  Memo to US News & World Report employees  —  RE: Completing Our Shift to the Digital World  —  Colleagues, We're finally ready to complete our transition to a predominantly digital publishing model with selected, single-topic print issues.
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:
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 …
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?
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Watch Free, Live, Broadcast TV, On Your iPad, Right Now  —  The broadcast networks only put their stuff on the Web under very specific conditions.  So this is exactly what they don't want: Free, live streams of their stuff, delivered to your iPad, via the browser.
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.
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
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 …
Chrystia Freeland:
Don Graham to feds: For-profit school plan hurts poor kids  —  Don Graham, Chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, visited the Reuters studio this morning to chat with Chrystia about the future of the company's Kaplan subsidiary as well as its flagship newspaper.
Discussion: Romenesko
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
CBS Is ‘Firing On All Cylinders’ Now  —  After being bashed for being too dependent on advertising, now CBS is benefiting from its share of the ad market — advertising is back, up 10 percent in the quarter.  —  At the 28 TV stations and 130 radio stations owned by CBS ad revenue grew a whopping 25 percent.
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
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.
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 …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Yahoo Working for the Weekend  —  Yahoo wants more of those at-work news consumers to frequent the portal's news channel on the weekends.  —  The company, as part of a partnership with sponsor Buick, has rolled out Weekend Edition on Yahoo News, a lifestyle-focused content package.
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
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