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3:25 AM ET, November 7, 2011

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David Carr / New York Times:
Is the WikiLeaks Movement Fading?  —  IT appears all the more likely that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, will be extradited to Sweden to be questioned on allegations of sexual misconduct from two women.  A British court's ruling last Wednesday that he could be extradited …
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 …
Jillian C. York / Al Jazeera:
Internet freedom initiative mere lip service?  —  The US and EU decry Syria's actions, but remain silent on the threats faced by bloggers in other Middle Eastern nations.  —  For years, the Middle East has led the world in online repression.  Over the course of the past year …
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The Rules of Succession  —  Among the many repercussions of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal, the most mysterious has been its effect on Rupert Murdoch's children.  Their 80-year-old father's double-edged dream of dynasty has dominated the lives of three of the six: the Australia-based Lachlan …
Discussion: Forbes
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Elisabeth of the Murdochs  —  With her husband and privy counselor …
Discussion: Guardian and Business Insider
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).
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: Forbes and Foreign Policy
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 …
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
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Wait a Minute.  Does Google Really Want to Be a Cable Guy?  —  Google, which is launching a broadband service in Kansas City, has been thinking about adding cable TV to its offering there, The Wall Street Journal reports.  The search giant has been talking to the likes of Time Warner …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A publisher bets on The Onion to save his business — for real  —  The career of Frank Mauran, owner of small Gaspee Publishing in Providence, R.I., is a parable of publishing's hard times.  —  In the 1990s, he started up the Printing Equipment Guide, a biweekly publication for the publishing trade.
Discussion: Poynter
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
 
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Matthew VanDyke, American Journalist Who Joined Libyan Rebels Returning To US
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ pcE11: CBS' Lanzone: If You Want Our Content, You'll Have To Pay—A Lot
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Exclusive: majority of YouTube views from non-English audience
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Israel arrests journalists aboard flotilla
Discussion: Guardian and Democracy Now
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Howard T. Owens Named President of National Geographic Channels
Discussion: Multichannel and Deadline.com