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7:25 PM ET, November 5, 2010


 Top News: 
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:
Chris Ariens /
Will Keith Olbermann Return to MSNBC?  —  Add Keith Olbermann to the list of MSNBC hosts suspended for things they've said, done, or in Olbermann's case, not done.  He failed to tell his boss he was planning to donate money to the campaigns of three democratic congressmen.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
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.
Betsy Rothstein /
Brady Out at TBD  —  FishbowlDC has learned that Jim Brady, the former editor who runs TBD, has told colleagues he's out at the new startup.  Here is what we know.  Brady told colleagues late today...We hear Publisher Robert Allbritton is planning to grow the company …
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 …
Cooks Source, Sunderland magazine that started Internet firestorm, lifted material from NPR, Food Network  —  A small, free magazine based in Sunderland had the whole Internet turn against it yesterday, sparking a crowdsourced copyright investigation on the Web today.
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: SAI and Twitter Media
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: Inside Cable News and Romenesko
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
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.
Anna Baskin / AdAge:
Prokhorov's Snob Magazine Seeks Conversation Among ‘Global Russians’  —  But Commenting on the Website Costs Extra  —  NEW YORK ( — It's risky enough to introduce a print magazine while the economy is stalled and the web is still rearranging the media business.
Hunter Walker / New York Observer:
Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Doesn't Need You To Read His Magazine
Discussion: Forbes
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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Thrillist Looks To Build Presence On ESPN, HuffPo Sites  —  Men's lifestyle and entertainment guide Thrillist is looking beyond its primary e-newsletter business by hooking up with the city-specific sites that Huffington Post and ESPN (NYSE: DIS) have launched over the past year.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Essence editor-in-chief is exiting  —  Tweet  —  Angela Burt-Murray is out as editor-in-chief of Essence, the Time Inc.-owned fashion magazine for African American women, after five years at the helm.  —  She told staffers at a 4:30 p.m. meeting today that she is relocating to Atlanta with her family.
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.
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