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8:15 PM ET, November 19, 2010

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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
MSNBC suspends Scarborough for campaign donations  —  MSNBC said Friday that it is suspending “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough for two days after he acknowledged giving eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and local offices during …
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
The splintering of the fourth estate  —  Media organisations are trying various routes to the future - the Guardian's is firmly an open and collaborative one  —  Back in June, I was invited to speak in Amsterdam at a “Royal Symposium”.  It turned out I was sharing the platform with a writer …
New York Post:
Cathie Black's book is hot  —  Tweet  —  Sales of Cathie Black's business memoir, “Basic Black,” have spiked since Mayor Mike Bloomberg unveiled his decision last week to tap the media executive as the new chancellor of the Department of Education.  —  “There's no question her appointment …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Journalists of the future need data skills, says Berners-Lee  —  Inventor of the world wide web says that the stories of the future won't come from chatting in bars but from poring over rows of data.  Do you agree - and is that what students are learning?  —  Are you ready to be a journalist of the future?
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Rupert Murdoch's tablet tabloid gearing up for launch  —  As News Corp. staffs up its forthcoming tablet tabloid, The Daily, the names of editorial staffers recruited for the venture are leaking out left and right.  —  The latest is Hunter Walker, who will be working The Daily's gossip beat …
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John Koblin / WWD.COM:
Rupert Murdoch Does Another Daily
Discussion: City Room
Bo Peabody / Money Game:
DOWN ON THE (CONTENT) FARM: Here's Why I Would Never Invest In Demand Media  —  Demand Media filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC four months ago and is now attempting to sell its stock offering.  —  Demand is the first media company in the post-bust era of the Internet …
Discussion: The Awl and SAI
Paul Hoffman / Editors Weblog:
Mail Online is 2nd biggest newspaper website worldwide: is Facebook responsible?  —  It would be tempting to assume, especially given the unsurprising fact that the New York Times website ranks number one in terms of worldwide usage, that all of today's most viewed news websites have sprouted …
Appolicious ™ App Directory:
paidContent founder Rafat Ali on touchscreens and the future of media  —  After selling digital news site paidContent for $30 million to Guardian Media in 2008, Rafat Ali in July left The Guardian and is now planning his next entrepreneurial journey.  —  The future of media, says Ali, will revolve around touchscreen devices.
Emily Gould / The Awl:
An Open Letter to Tavi Gevinson and Jane Pratt  —  First I just wanted to say the same thing that I imagine hundreds if not thousands of people have already said, which is that I am a big fan of both of yours.  I've admired the way that Tavi has gracefully handled a lot of flak from jealous haters …
Sense About Science:
Bloggers and Libel Law  —  “So you've had a threatening letter.  What can you do?”  —  A new guide to the libel laws for bloggers is being published today.  —  The guide, entitled 'So you've had a threatening letter.  What can you do?', is published by Sense About Science in association …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Tumblr dives into a boatload of money  —  Tumblr, the lightweight blogging company, has raised between $25 million and $30 million in new VC funding, Fortune has learned.  The valuation is in the ballpark of $135 million.  —  BusinessInsider first reported on the existence of a new round last week …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Another Publisher Out at Entertainment Weekly  —  Ray Chelstowski Exit Reminds Us That Weeklies' Drama Isn't All About Newsweek  —  New York (AdAge.com) — We're paying a lot of attention to news weeklies on the order of Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report these days, but even pop culture weeklies have their troubles.
New York Times:
A Trailblazer With Her Eye on the Bottom Line  —  She grew up sheltered and privileged, in a middle-class Irish enclave of Chicago at midcentury, attending Catholic schools and riding horses at a country club where blacks and Jews were not allowed.  Yet from age 28, she blazed a trail for working women …
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
The Onion's First TV Series Trailer  —  The Onion's first TV show is a spoof of the cable news networks (without, it seems, the burning Howard Beale-style indignation of Jon Stewart).  The Onion team has produced daily Web video parodies for three years now.
Discussion: Mediaite
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Covering a crisis more like molasses than quicksand  —  How do you cover a crisis that is not a crisis in the way we generally think of one — sudden, frenzied, tragic — but rather a tragedy that builds, slowly, over time?  From the BP oil spill to Haiti's pre- and post-earthquake heartbreaks …
Damon Kiesow / Mobile Media:
Radio reporter covers D.C. with an iPhone only  —  Neal Augenstein has been a radio reporter at WTOP for 14 years, and a smart phone mojo for 10 months.  An average day for him in Washington, D.C., may include anything from breaking news to lifestyle features and, since February …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Washington Independent is folding, the CEO goes over the books and outlines the lessons he's learned  —  On Wednesday, the nonprofit news and politics site The Washington Independent announced that, after just under three years of publishing, it's closing shop.
Discussion: BrauBlog and ATTACKERMAN
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Comcast-Controlled NBC Names Starting Management Lineup  —  Just like Fox did the day before, the new Comcast-controlled NBC Universal decided to stay inside when it came to promoting its advertising executives in the newly formed company.  —  Longtime senior ad sales executive Marianne Gambelli …
Discussion: AdAge
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
NBC Universal Reorg Gives Bond, Zalaznick New Digital Duties
Discussion: Company Town and mediabistro.com
 
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Dan Barry / New York Times:
Bowlmor Lanes in Former Newsroom
McGuire on Media:
Notes and thoughts on “Incorporating New Media into the Traditional News industry”
Discussion: Romenesko
This Is London:
Fair game or respect: paparazzi are at odds over pursuing Kate Middleton
Discussion: Guardian
Carl Warner / Adweek:
The Science of the Art of Advertising
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp's Australian Favours WSJ's Paid Model Over The Times' Approach
Discussion: MediaPost and ABC News
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
ORMMA Pushes Open Standard for Mobile Ads
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Click-Through Ad Rates Level Off
Information Architects:
News on iPad, the Obvious Way
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Poynter Online
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOMtech:
Twitter and the Power of Giving People a Voice
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Let the tablet wars begin
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of news anywhere
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
A new breed of journalist fits right in at Forbes
Penelope Cruz / CBS News:
“60 Minutes” iPad App Debuts
Discussion: Poynter Online
David Shapiro / The Awl:
Snuck Into National Book Awards
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
House fails to eliminate NPR funding