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10:50 PM ET, November 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches  —  ​As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad — The Daily — is on the way.  It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort.  As such, they're hiring or trying …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Emily Bell / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch's iPad experiment is unlikely to succeed | Emily Bell
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Key Success Factors for a tablet-only “paper”
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets  —  In a rare interview, Assange tells Forbes that the release of Pentagon and State Department documents are just the beginning.  His next target: big business.  —  Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out.
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Microsoft eyes leap back into TV: sources  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is about to jump back into the TV game.  Only this time, it may aim at cable, satellite and phone companies.  —  The software powerhouse has held talks with TV networks to create a new subscription-based TV service …
Tim Hirsch / BBC:
Rio favela tweets create overnight celebrity  —  A 17-year-old Twitter user gave Brazilians a rare insider's view of events in his favela  —  For the past few days, Brazilians watched transfixed as scenes more reminiscent of Iraq or Afghanistan than of their own “marvellous city”, Rio de Janeiro, unfolded live on TV screens.
Discussion: GigaOM
The Bygone Bureau:
Best New Blogs of 2010  —  This year's contributors  —  Robin Sloan  —  Mediagazer doesn't have the look of a classic blog; it's laid out like an aggregator, and at first glance, it looks pretty mechanical.  Sure enough, there are feed-reading machines behind the scenes —  some of the same guts that make TechMeme go.
Discussion: Argo, the Blog and Snarkmarket
Sam Thielman / Variety:
Networks grapple with Hulu ad sales  —  Aud measurement also a question for online viewing  —  Hulu is facing competition from the likes of Google TV and a new streaming-only subscription service from Netflix, but one of its bigger challenges may be growing pains felt within its group of owners.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
A Modest Proposal for the Future of Online Magazines  —  For well over a decade, has tried to solve the puzzle of how to put out a daily online-only magazine featuring quality writing and journalism without losing money.  They've failed.  We have just one decent idea for their survival.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of eight-percent reach  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  We'll all familiar with the chaos of the moment.
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 …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: The New York Observer Hires Kat Stoeffel, a Lady!  A Media Reporter Lady!  —  ​The brass at the New York Observer have recently been accused of having a too All White All Male All Straight staff.  Good to know, they have hired their first new lady reporter in a while!  Memo below:
Discussion: WebNewser
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
More Than Just Google TV At Stake For Sony  —  Whether the steep discounts of Sony (NYSE: SNE) Internet TV over the weekend was a savvy ploy or a sign of weakness is subject to interpretation.  But here's what isn't: Sony Corp. CEO/chairman/president Howard Stringer could really use a home run right about now.
Discussion: Reuters
John Koblin / WWD:
Memo Pad: Needleman's Newbie  —  NEEDLEMAN'S NEWBIE: Beginning this Saturday, the New York media world will finally begin to size up a new magazine war in town: Deborah Needleman's WSJ.  Magazine vs. Sally Singer's T: The New York Times Style Magazine.  Both editors worked at Condé Nast.
Discussion: New York Observer
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Remembering the Web Before Advertising  —  Re-living the Internet's Blissful Commercial-Free Days With AdBlock Plus  —  Those of us who are old enough (and giddy about technology enough) can remember there was once a lovely, almost buoyant period in the web's infancy when it was illustrated …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Video: Virgin's iPad Mag ‘Project’ Gets Animated, Coming Tuesday  —  Word reaches us that Virgin's virgin iPad-only magazine is Christened “Project” and is due to hit the tablet's iTunes Store at this link with a launch by Richard Branson in New York on Tuesday; price unknown.
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Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
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Discussion: GigaOMtech and VIRALBLOG.COM
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
BP to Commission Film About Oil Spill
Discussion: DailyFinance
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus
Discussion: MediaPost
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
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Discussion: TVNewser
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Why Google Seems to Favor Small Shops
Discussion: AdPulp
Ann Blair / Boston Globe:
Information overload, the early years
Discussion: Boing Boing
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Meet the Un-Mogul Reinventing TV