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10:15 AM ET, November 6, 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 …
Steve Yelvington / yelvington.com:
Gateways in the Chinese wall  —  In business, a Chinese wall is an information barrier that separates one part of the company from another.  In newspapers, there's a Chinese wall between the journalism part (the newsroom) and the business part (advertising), and usually also the opinion part (the editorial page).
Tom Fiedler / CommonWealth Magazine:
What happens when a community loses its newspaper?  —  In Holyoke, residents still mourn the loss of the T-T nearly 20 years later  —  Holyoke City Hall, looking up Dwight Street  —  FOR DAYS, HUNDREDS of callers speaking in the hushed tones more commonly reserved for funeral parlors …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
Daniel Boffey / Guardian:
Murdoch gave loyal lieutenant Rebekah Brooks £1.7m pay-off, car and office  —  News International chairman may face questions in Commons over generous severance deal despite phone-hacking scandal  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor who resigned as chief executive …
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Wales: ‘Journalists all use Wikipedia’  —  During a visit to Qatar for an education summit, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales told Foreign Policy that he considers the collaborative encyclopedia to be social media, but not a social network.  With millions of people relying on Wikipedia …
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Elisabeth of the Murdochs  —  With her husband and privy counselor, Matthew Freud, the Murdochs' prodigal daughter is trying to finally get her due.  —  Elisabeth Murdoch has always had to fight for her father's attention, never easy in a family that was focused on the sons.
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Guardian
The Huffington Post:
Matthew VanDyke, American Journalist Who Joined Libyan Rebels Returning To US  —  LINTHICUM, Md. — An American writer is returning home Saturday after spending more than five months in solitary confinement in Libyan prisons, then joining the rebel forces who opposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
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 …
 
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Exclusive: majority of YouTube views from non-English audience
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Free Press
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Israel arrests journalists aboard flotilla
Discussion: Democracy Now and Guardian
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Howard T. Owens Named President of National Geographic Channels
Discussion: Multichannel and Deadline.com
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
TVGuide.com-paidContent Survey Shows Big Spike In Online, Time-Shifted TV
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Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Business Insider Blossoms the HuffPost Way
Discussion: Guardian and Poynter
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Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Google To Go Over-the-Top and Compete With Pay-TV Operators? Don't Bet On Success.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Epicenter
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs at the ‘Daily News’: Police desk, City Hall, federal courts and photo department hit so far