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11:50 AM ET, November 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Guardian editor says they gave cables to the NY Times  —  New York Times editors said Sunday that although the paper's reporters had been digging through WikiLeaks trove of 250,000 State Department cables for “several weeks,” the online whistleblower wasn't the source of the documents.
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment |  Simon Jenkins  —  It is for governments - not journalists - to guard public secrets, and there is no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations  —  Is it justified?
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Reading ‘The Daily’  —  The most interesting thing about Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper is what won't be in its opinion section.  —  Newspapers are the business Rupert Murdoch loves most—and now he's betting their future on an app.  Early next year, he will launch The Daily, the first newspaper produced exclusively for the iPad.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Key Success Factors for a tablet-only “paper”  —  Can it fly?  Last week, Rupert Murdoch announced he was plotting a tablet-only newspaper.  Or rather, an iPad-only paper — at first; other tablets would follow.  The Daily, as it is to be called (how modest and innovative) …
Discussion: The Evolving Newsroom
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Salon Opens Parlor to Possible Partner  — is exploring opportunities to merge with or be acquired by another media company, an acknowledgment of the perilous economics of running a free-standing online news organization.  —  The site was a pioneer in online news …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A.  —  If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story.  —  It began with a Drudge Report link to a video …
Discussion: The Wire, Free Press and Techdirt
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Microsoft in talks for new TV service: sources  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has held talks with media companies to license TV networks for a new online pay-television subscription service through devices such as its Xbox video game console, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Magazine World, a New Crop of Chiefs  —  For the magazine business, 2011 will be a year to watch — and not just because it could hold answers to lingering questions about the financial health of the industry.  —  Next year will be the first in a decade and a half that the four largest …
Discussion: The Fix and Canadian Magazines
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus  —  String of Web video wins has exec back on base  —  The guy who moved Leno to 10 o'clock and put a Val Kilmer-voiced Knight Rider on the air is bringing credibility to Web video.  —  Ben Silverman's Electus, formed last year following the executive's …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Magazines Take a Shot at the Net  —  The ad is meant to highlight print as preferable to digital.  —  So which is better: a print magazine or its digital version?  —  The newest ad for the nation's major magazine publishers, which have been running a promotional campaign to counter perceptions …
Discussion: Gawker, Romenesko and FishbowlNY
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Meet the Un-Mogul Reinventing TV  —  Steve Burke Will Decide What You See and How You'll See It — and Change the Ad Model in the Process  —  NEW YORK ( — At Manhattan's Eleven Madison Park, customers can dine on guinea fowl and Loup de mer.  When 20 or so of the ad industry's …
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business:
FT proves better read than dead  —  Well, so much for WSJ's goal to crush competitor  —  Three years ago, when Rupert Murdoch bought The Wall Street Journal and News Corp. vowed to “crush” the Financial Times, analysts just about gave up on the salmon-colored broadsheet.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
BP to Commission Film About Oil Spill  —  BP is commissioning a feature-length film about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill — but the company says it is not intended to scrub its reputation clean.  —  Widely reviled for its role in the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico this year …
Discussion: DailyFinance
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James Robinson / Guardian:
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Dorian Benkoil / Poynter Online:
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Discussion: GigaOM and VIRALBLOG.COM
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In Online TV Re-Streaming, UK's TVCatchup Dealt A Legal Blow
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101 Minutes With Larry King
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Ann Blair / Boston Globe:
Information overload, the early years
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Globe and Mail:
How Arianna Huffington became Miss America