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5:30 PM ET, November 7, 2010


 Top News: 
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 …
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:
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Gawker and TechCrunch
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 …
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 …
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 …
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