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9:55 AM ET, November 6, 2010

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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.
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
U.S. News & World Report to Become Online Only  —  U.S. News & World Report, the magazine that in recent years has gone from a weekly, to a semimonthly to a monthly, will no longer exist as a regularly printed publication.  —  The magazine's editors announced on Friday that U.S. News would become an online-only source of news.
Discussion: New York Times
Betsy Rothstein / mediabistro.com:
Brady Out at TBD  —  FishbowlDC has learned that Jim Brady, the former Washingtonpost.com 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 …
Discussion: TBD All News, paidContent and Romenesko
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Steve Myers / Poynter Online:
Jim Brady: Multiple, minor disagreements led to TBD resignation  —  Jim Brady said Friday evening that he stepped down as the head of TBD, the upstart Washington, D.C. news site, because he and Robert Allbritton, chairman and chief executive of Allbritton Communications, “had some …
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:
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Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
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.
John Cook / Gawker:
Olbermann 'Doesn't Answer' to NBC News Standards  —  MSNBC chief Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann today for violating “NBC News policy and standards” by donating to three Democratic congressional candidates last month.  But according to an NBC News source, MSNBCers have been exempt from those rules for years.
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
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Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
How News Organizations Are Generating Revenue From Social Media
Discussion: Transformation Tracker, Thanks:lavrusik
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 …
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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.
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.
Discussion: New York Observer
Journalism.org:
PARSING ELECTION DAY MEDIA - HOW THE MIDTERMS MESSAGE VARIED BY PLATFORM  —  The media serve several functions when it comes to coverage of election results, whether it is the mainstream press engaged in reporting news or citizens using technology to share and participate in it.
Discussion: Romenesko
 
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Discussion: New York Observer
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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Chrystia Freeland:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
DailyCandy Editor Janet Ozzard Out After 8 Months
Discussion: New York Observer and Gawker
Scott Bicheno / HEXUS.channel:
BBC hacks go on strike, will anyone notice?
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Sans Newsweek, WaPo Publishing Revs Gain Modestly; Online Surges
Discussion: New York Observer
Robert Klara / Mediaweek:
New York Post's Weiss Defects to DNAinfo.com
Discussion: Runnin' Scared