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3:00 PM ET, November 4, 2011


 Top News: 
Kimberly Dozier / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook  —  McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.  —  At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Man arrested over alleged police payments named as Sun journalist  —  Reporter arrested over alleged payments to police officers believed to be paper's district editor, Jamie Pyatt  —  A Sun journalist has been arrested as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged payments to police officers by newspapers.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Begins Settlement Program for Phone-Hacking Victims  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s U.K. unit started a voluntary settlement program for thousands of potential victims of phone hacking by the company's News of the World tabloid, which was shuttered in July as the scandal expanded.
Mark Fitzgerald / Poynter:
Booted for plagiarism, California columnist finds his Patch  —  A California writer who lost his newspaper column after plagiarizing has explained himself on the local Patch site, where he's now a blogger.  Why?  —  Nicole Charky, the Patch editor for the towns of Montrose and La Crescenta …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
B&N launching Nook Tablet for $249 on November 16th, and we've got the dirty details  —  Sitting down?  Good.  Come November 16th, Amazon's Kindle Fire will have company.  We've wrapped our paws around a stash of documents confirming the impending launch of the first bona fide tablet in the Nook line …
Wall Street Journal:
Google Ponders Pay-TV Business  —  Pilot Project in Kansas City Would Rival Cable, Satellite  —  Internet giant Google Inc. is considering a plan to offer paid cable-TV services to consumers, a move that could unleash a new wave of competition within the traditional TV business.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
CBS turned down an ad-based Apple TV deal  —  CBS CEO Les Moonves is known to occasionally drop pieces of information that he's not supposed to on his company's earnings calls, and this quarter was no exception.  When asked about CBS's appetite for striking deals with new streaming providers …
Erika Fry / CJR:
Charges dropped against first reporter arrested at Occupy Wall Street  —  A good sign came out of New York City's criminal court yesterday for journalists who have been swept up in arrests at the Occupy Wall Street protests.  —  Disorderly conduct charges were dropped against WNET's MetroFocus …
Discussion: Forbes and Mediaite
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. posts $6.2M loss in third quarter  —  The Washington Post Co. lost $6.2 million, or 82 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2011 as a result of a series of one-time charges, a sharp contraction in its education business and continued deterioration in its newspaper and online publishing division.
The Huffington Post:
Ben Smith, Dylan Byers Launch New Media Blog For Politico … Ben Smith Media Blog , Ben Smith Politico , Dylan Byers Politico , Politico , Politico Media Blog , Media News  —  Politico announced Friday that it is shaking up its media coverage in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Discussion: @benpolitico and @dylanbyers
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
HLN Finally Launches a Website To Call Its Own  —  HLN's web presence has long been relegated to a subsection of  That in and of itself is not a bad thing, as CNN has one of the strongest digital presences of any news organization.  But as the focus of coverage by CNN and HLN have diverged …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Time Warner makes €1bn Endemol bid  —  US media giant seeks to take over debt-laden production company behind Big Brother and Deal or No Deal  —  Time Warner has made a €1bn offer for Endemol, the debt-laden Dutch production company behind Big Brother and Deal or No Deal.
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