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6:50 PM ET, November 7, 2011


 Top News: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Martin Nisenholtz, Senior VP of Digital, leaving New York Times  —  Martin Nisenholtz, one of the most respected executives in the online media world, is leaving the New York Times, where he has been senior vice president of digital operations for quite awhile and has helped oversee …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Martin leaves the Times  —  A quick note of appreciation for Martin Nisenholtz, who is leaving the NY Times.  —  The Times will of course tell the story of what he did for the Times.  But he also made a very large contribution to the web, through RSS 2.0.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   NYT Digital Head Martin Nisenholtz Retiring; Won't Be Replaced
Nick Davies / Guardian:
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers  —  Exclusive: Investigators followed and filmed lawyers of hacking victims in apparent attempt to gather material on private lives  —  The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Dirty Business (As Usual) at News Corporation
Discussion: Guardian, and Digital Spy
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
NY Times sues Huffington Post over parenting blog  —  The New York Times Co has sued AOL Inc to force its Huffington Post online news website to rename a parenting blog with a similar name to its own.  — In a lawsuit filed late Friday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan ...
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
At PBS's NewsHour, Departures, Questions and Complaints  —  It's never good when a news organization loses its political editor just a year before a presidential election.  But in the next two weeks, “The PBS NewsHour” will say goodbye not only to its political editor, David Chalian …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News organizations can finally create Google+ pages  —  Google+ has launched brand pages for businesses, finally enabling news organizations and other businesses, institutions or products to engage with people on the social network.  NBC News, Good Morning America, Fox News and The New York Times …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Officially Unveils The 7-Inch Nook Tablet  —  In late September, Amazon unveiled a $199 tablet called the Kindle Fire.  Obviously this left a massive divide in the market between the much pricier iPad 2 and the new Kindle Fire, which Barnes & Noble has this morning responded to.
Gayle Feldman / The Bookseller:
Barnes & Noble plans international Nook launch
Discussion: paidContent
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If WikiLeaks is dying, then the NYT is partly to blame  —  In a New York Times piece on the weekend, media writer David Carr argues that WikiLeaks is dying — or at least on life support — for a number of reasons, including founder Julian Assange's court case and a funding crisis that has caused …
Discussion: Scripting News
David Carr / New York Times:
Is the WikiLeaks Movement Fading?
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Grills Politico's Jonathan Martin On Herman Cain Alleged Sexual Harassment Reporting - Update  —  On CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday morning, host Howard Kurtz gave Politico reporter Jonathan Martin a grilling worthy of Bobby Flay over whether the online paper had enough to publish …
New York Times:
NBC Struggles for Its Footing  —  Coming into a new television season, about the only solace for the new management regime at NBC was that the network's prime-time fortunes had been so bad for so long, things could not get much worse.  —  Oh yes they could — and they have.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Answers Will Investors Be Demand-ing in the Q3 Call Today?  —  Just last week, it seemed as if the dangerous riptide had finally turned for Demand Media, the social content company whose stock for the quarter bottomed out in mid-October, in the $5-a-share range.
Discussion: Mixed Media and Investor Relations
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney and YouTube Make a Video Deal  —  LOS ANGELES — Two powerful media companies, the Walt Disney Company and YouTube, are betting that a new partnership will help them surmount separate but equally worrisome hurdles as they each strive for greater Web dominance.
Nancy Miller / Fast Company:
Andy Rooney: Voice Of The Internet  —  The late Andy Rooney was a vicious critic who despised sloppy grammar and loathed Justin Bieber.  Sound familiar, Internet?  Let's give the curmudgeonly commentator his due as the OG Hater of the pre-Internet age.  Andy Rooney: The Godfather of Troll.
Discussion: Media Nation
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Time Warner Cable experiences huge system-wide outage  —  Hey you — did your internet just freak out?  Is it still freaking out?  You're not alone: Time Warner Cable customers across the country are experiencing strange outages and slowdowns, and the company says it's recovering from a …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Dish Networking: Owner explores live cable channels for Web  —  Charlie Ergen is weighing a move to offer live cable channels via the Web, likely under his Blockbuster brand name, The Post has learned.  —  Ergen, who runs satellite provider Dish Network Corp., is talking to program providers …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
TumTiki Becomes Newest Destination for TV Shows and Movies on the Internet … Another online premium video site with an odd name launches today.  This one, called TumTiki, has 700,000 movies and TV episodes to choose from, courtesy of relationships with Hulu, and a slew of other outlets.
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