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8:25 AM ET, November 20, 2010

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 Top News: 
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 …
Associated Press:
Palin's publisher sues Gawker over book excerpts  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media on Friday for leaking pages of “America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag” before its release next week.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Washington Times editor out  —  Sam Dealey will be stepping down as editor of the Washington Times, following the sale of the paper to a group led by members of the paper's old guard who were ousted a year ago, sources close to the paper tell POLITICO.  —  Dealey was informed this afternoon.
Discussion: Romenesko and FishbowlDC
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 …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: The battle for NPR's public's funding  —  (Jennifer S. Altman, For The Times / September 28, 2006)  —  Republicans, who will control the House, have already tried one procedural gambit, with more likely to come.  —  “Dignified” is not a word often associated …
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 …
Lauren Dugan / mediabistro.com:
The National Post: How One Newspaper is Embracing Twitter [Interview]  —  The National Post is a large Canadian newspaper that's embracing social media as an extension of its newsroom.  We had the opportunity to chat with Chris Boutet, the Senior Producer of Digital Media at the Post …
Discussion: Cision
Joshua E. Keating / Foreign Policy:
The Autocrat's Algorithm  —  Is Google News helping to spread propaganda?  —  On Nov. 18, I used the enormously popular news aggregator Google News to search for information about the Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout, recently extradited from Thailand to the United States.
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.
Discussion: The Wrap and MinOnline
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 …
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 …
 
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Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Washington Independent is folding, the CEO goes over the books …
Discussion: BrauBlog
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McGuire on Media:
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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
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Journalists of the future need data skills, says Berners-Lee
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Rupert Murdoch's tablet tabloid gearing up for launch
Discussion: Gawker, Editors Weblog and Romenesko