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3:20 PM ET, November 5, 2011

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CBS News:
Andy Rooney dead at 92  —  Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ mainstay Andy Rooney dies at 92, a month after retirement  —  Andrew Aitken Rooney started working at CBS in 1949 as a writer.  He left the network briefly in the early 1970s but returned in '73.  He first appeared on “60 Minutes” in 1977 and became a regular in 1978 …
Arthur Sulzberger / Charlie Beckett:
The continuing digital transformation of the New York Times  —  The chairman of the New York Times Arthur Sulzberger gave a talk at Polis LSE on the continuing digital transformation of the New York Times on November 1st.  —  Here is the text.  —  New York Times' interactivity  —  Good afternoon everyone.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
If YouTube Is Doing $1.6 Billion a Year, Why Does It Need Hollywood?  —  Google refuses to hand out any details about YouTube's financial performance, but Wall Street keeps on guesstimating.  Here's a new one: The world's biggest video site will generate $1.6 billion in revenue this year, says Barclays Capital Anthony DiClemente.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it  —  The big six book publishers are already behind the eight ball when it comes to the digital disruption of their business: Amazon, for example, is not only helping writers distribute their books without needing a publisher at all …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ pcE11: CBS' Lanzone: If You Want Our Content, You'll Have To Pay—A Lot  —  CBS (NYSE: CBS) has taken what Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, calls “a pragmatic path” in terms of distributing streamed videos of its programming and library.  In a conversation with our Staci D. Kramer …
Discussion: Electronista
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
TVGuide.com-paidContent Survey Shows Big Spike In Online, Time-Shifted TV  —  Consumers are watching more TV today than ever before, but that increased consumption is rapidly changing with the times.  According to a new survey from TVGuide.com and paidContent, a good part of the growth in TV usage …
Discussion: ChasNote
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Exclusive: majority of YouTube views from non-English audience  —  Talk about a truly global audience: Sixty percent of all video views on YouTube come from users who select a language other than English as the site's display language, a Google spokesperson told us on Thursday afternoon.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Israel arrests journalists aboard flotilla  —  Israeli forces arrested an unidentified number of journalists today after a group of soldiers boarded two humanitarian aid ships sailing toward Gaza and forced them to redirect to the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to news reports.
Discussion: Democracy Now and Guardian
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Howard T. Owens Named President of National Geographic Channels  —  Former Reveille executive to replace Steve Schiffman  —  National Geographic Channels U.S. has named former Reveille chief Howard T. Owens its president, replacing Steve Schiffman, it was announced late Friday.
Discussion: Multichannel and Deadline.com
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
How Much Does an NBC Turnaround Even Matter Any More?  —  Tuning In: By the Time Comcast Gets Things Right, Broadcast's Prime Roost Won't Be the Same  —  Imagine switching your TV set to NBC and finding nothing there but static.  Would you be surprised?  More important, would you care?
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs at the ‘Daily News’: Police desk, City Hall, federal courts and photo department hit so far  —  Layoffs have come to the Daily News.  —  Since this morning, staffers to be laid off have been getting called into a conference room to meet with senior vice president of human-resources Jeff Zomper.
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.
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