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2:25 PM ET, November 6, 2010


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
Discussion: TBD All News, Romenesko and paidContent
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.
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
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.
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.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: 'Old media's' dilemma of charging for online content  —  Some experts agree that pay-to-read is an economic necessity, but the key is finding a price and billing plan that won't scare off readers.  —  Fred from high school e-mailed this week out of the blue, wondering why the …
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
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
How News Organizations Are Generating Revenue From Social Media  —  Though social media has proved itself an effective tool in helping journalists gather news and connect with their communities, a pervading question among the skeptics still remains: Where's the money?
Discussion: Transformation Tracker, Thanks:lavrusik
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Did the Post's Election Twitter Experiment Work?
Discussion: SAI
Evan Britton / The Business Insider:
Why The Pay-To-Read Model Won't Work For Newspapers On The Web  —  As newspapers have gone belly up, one model that is always tossed around is the pay-to-read model.  —  Essentially, the plan would be for a newspaper to eliminate distribution via print and delivery and instead move all of the content to the Web.
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.
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
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Close Read: How WSJ Went to Bat for Murdoch's BSkyB Deal  —  Consolidation of media ownership is always going to be a fraught issue for The Wall Street Journal, especially when that ownership is being consolidated in the hands of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, the paper's owner.
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