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12:25 AM ET, November 8, 2010


 Top News: 
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Will Return To MSNBC Tuesday  —  You know all that talk about whether Keith Olbermann would ever be back on MSNBC?  —  Well whoever speculated about that (me) was totally off - Olbermann will return to Countdown Tuesday night.  —  From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:
Discussion: Gawker
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Report: Olbermann Was Suspended For Refusing To Apologize On Camera  —  Politico's Mike Allen added another layer of speculation to Keith Olbermann's sudden and indefinite suspension on Friday: Olbermann was suspended for refusing to apologize on air.  From Playbook:
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and Runnin' Scared
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Maddow Says Olbermann's Suspension Shows Difference Between MSNBC and Fox News
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AOL's Patch Has Hired 600 Journalists in 2010 - Has Big Traffic Night for Midterm Elections  —  NEW YORK — Patch, a network of over 300 local news sites, saw its traffic surge by 300 percent on November 2 as visitors sought local results of the mid-term elections.
ABC News:
The Guardian and The Web  —  MARK COLVIN: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation this week released some figures on the success or otherwise of its experiment in paid online journalism, the project which has put the London Times and Sunday Times behind a paywall.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Forbes: Reinvention or Regression?  —  Are paid blogs the path to reinvention or destruction?  —, launched in 1996 when most media companies hadn't a clue about the Web, was once held up as the poster child for how to build an old-media brand online.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL's Attempt to Spruce Up Its Sites Washes Away Ad Revenue  —  NEW YORK ( — It's going to get worse before it gets better.  —  That's been CEO Tim Armstrong's message since he took the job of fixing sick patient AOL more than 18 months ago.  Anyone looking for a glimmer of turnaround won't find much in the numbers.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Change of direction for Guardian Media?  —  The Guardian Media Group (GMG) is to undergo a change of strategy under plans drawn up by its new chief executive, Andrew Miller, reports today's Sunday Times print edition [not online].  —  The paper claims that GMG will be restructured by separating …
The Independent:
Paul Vallely: Sexed-up contrariness is not journalism  —  Better radio silence at the BBC than distortions of the truth, but all the media are guilty of inflation  —  I think I may be a news addict.  But the condition may not be incurable.  Two days ago, BBC journalists began a 48- hour strike …
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Compounding a Conflict of Interest  —  AS hard as it sometimes is to write a story, it can be much harder to un-write one that should never have been published.  —  Joe Nocera's column Oct. 9 on the new Hewlett-Packard chief executive, Léo Apotheker, was such a story …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Giulia Lasagni / Army Times:
Woodward to media: Be aggressive with military  —  Journalists need to be more aggressive when they cover the military and deal with public officials, said acclaimed Washington Post reporter and editor Bob Woodward, who spoke Friday at the Military Reporters and Editors Conference.
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Politico isn't a newspaper.  But it might be the future of print  —  The political news specialist employs 175 people to broadcast in print, on video and over the internet.  In other words, it focuses on subject, not medium - and makes a profit doing so  —  Early on Wednesday morning …
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