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7:50 AM ET, November 7, 2011

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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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes the New Nook.  Cloud Sold Separately.  —  Barnes & Noble shows off its new Nook in New York today, and unless we've all been victims of an elaborate prank, we know just about everything about the gadget.  The big points are that it's a lot like the old Android-based Nook Color …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: former Oasis manager Alan McGee may have been target  —  Creation Records founder says he has been told by police his mobile may have been hacked by News of the World investigator  —  The Creation Records founder, Alan McGee, has been told by police investigating phone hacking …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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 …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:   Elisabeth of the Murdochs  —  With her husband and privy counselor …
Sam Gibbs / Gizmodo UK:
MGM On-Board With UK Netflix Early 2012 Launch  —  Netflix is coming to the UK and Ireland early next year and MGM is on-board.  The pair announced a multi-year deal to see the studio's biggest films make it onto the streaming roster ‘within the pay TV window’.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Le Monde to Take Full Ownership of Its Web Site  —  PARIS — Le Monde said Friday that it had reached an agreement to take full ownership of the newspaper's digital affiliate, Le Monde Interactif, by buying a 34 percent stake from another French publisher, Lagardère.
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
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
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
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).
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Time Inc.'s Fran Hauser on Accelerating Digital Development  —  At a FOLIO: Show keynote, the publisher's digital strategy is revealed.  —  New York - At the 2011 FOLIO: Show, Time Inc. Lifestyle & Style and Entertainment Groups digital president Fran Hauser shared insights into the publisher's digital success.
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
 
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