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7:55 AM ET, November 7, 2010

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New York Times:
Pleading Sanity  —  At his Rally to Restore Sanity, Jon Stewart complained about the shrieking tone of cable news.  Were you watching when a montage juxtaposed footage from your news show with that of Glenn Beck's?  —  I saw that.  I was sitting at home, with my notebooks for the election …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Maddow Says Olbermann's Suspension Shows Difference Between MSNBC and Fox News  —  By suspending Keith Olbermann for contributing money to Democratic candidates, MSNBC appears to be trying to differentiate itself from the Fox News Channel, which does not discourage employees from making personal donations …
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.
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 …
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Betsy Rothstein / mediabistro.com:
Brady Out at TBD  —  FishbowlDC has learned that Jim Brady …
Discussion: paidContent, Romenesko and TBD All News
Deadline.com:
4TH UPDATE: New COMCAST-NBCU Organizational Structure Coming Nov. 15  —  EXCLUSIVE... SATURDAY 3PM... 4TH UPDATE: More intel from our insiders, with no official confirmations.  And everyone keeps emphasizing that this situation is still very fluid with a lot still undecided.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Did Techcrunch Take Down Its Unconfirmed Google Sexual-Assault Story?  —  Whether it's publishing stolen business plans or breaking publicist embargoes, Techcrunch is notorious for its take-no-prisoners approach to online journalism.  —  But the audacious blog may have lost its nerve amid …
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Russian Journalist Beaten in Moscow  —  MOSCOW — A journalist for the popular daily newspaper Kommersant was seriously injured Saturday morning in an attack that his editor said was probably connected to his work.  —  The journalist, Oleg Kashin, 30, is in a medically induced coma …
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 …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Election week wrap-up: Tuesday night traffic trends from some prominent politics websites  —  Among the victors emerging from Tuesday's midterm elections was digital news.  On sites' homepages and politics sections across the web, interactive features, data-rich graphics …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Dish CEO: My Kids Think I'm Crazy For Being In Pay-TV Biz  —  A startling admission from Charlie Ergen, CEO of Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH), on his company's Q3-earnings call capped a week of high anxiety and low expectations in the media business.  —  Asked to assess the pressures …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Engadget
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
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Andrew Ross Sorkin: The man behind Dealbook  —  Andrew Ross Sorkin, bestselling author and acclaimed New York Times business reporter, is part of a new breed of entrepreneurial journalists.  He tells Emma Barnett how technology helped him ‘own’ his beat.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
 
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Evan Britton / The Business Insider:
Why The Pay-To-Read Model Won't Work For Newspapers On The Web
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How News Organizations Are Generating Revenue From Social Media
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
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Union-News:
Cooks Source, Sunderland magazine that started Internet firestorm …
Discussion: Cafe Karina, PC World, Threat Level and Time
Anna Baskin / AdAge:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Watch Free, Live Broadcast TV on Your iPad, Right Now
Discussion: Techland, The Wire and SAI