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10:25 PM ET, November 8, 2011


 Top News: 
Julie Moos / Poynter:
The Daily names original Herman Cain accuser, other news orgs follow  —  Journalists protected the identities of two women who accused Herman Cain of sexual misconduct, until Tuesday when iPad publication The Daily identified one of them as Karen Kraushaar.  After The Daily published Kraushaar's name …
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Why did journalists act as a pack in withholding names of Herman Cain's accusers?  —  Until today, media covering allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain have universally withheld the identities of the women, who did not voluntarily come forward.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World paid me to follow 90 people, claims private detective  —  Former policeman says he surveilled figures including Prince William and the parents of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe  —  A private detective has claimed that the News of the World paid him to target more than 90 people …
Discussion: Business Insider
Dean Starkman / CJR:
Confidence Game  —  “The question that mass amateurization poses to traditional media is ‘What happens when the costs of reproduction and distribution go away?  What happens when there is nothing unique about publishing anymore because users can do it for themselves?’
Business Wire:
Adobe Reaffirms Fourth Quarter FY2011 Revenue Target, Restructures to Align Business around Digital Media, Digital Marketing  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today provided a business update for its fourth quarter fiscal year 2011, ending Dec. 2, 2011.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe ‘Restructures,’ Eliminates 750 Jobs In North America And Europe
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter and journalism: It shouldn't be that complicated  —  The Associated Press caused a minor furor recently when the news-wire service updated its social-media policy and forbade its writers from expressing any opinions on Twitter, including implied opinions caused by retweeting others.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
Rachel McAthy /
Phone hacking: Tom Crone admits ‘incorrect’ evidence  —  In response to a letter from the committee Crone insists the evidence he gave in September ‘was at the time my best recollection of the relevant events’ but that some details were incorrect  —  Crone (right) has told the committee …
Discussion: Guardian and The Huffington Post
Joel Gunter /   Leveson rejects bid for police review of inquiry evidence
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
Jeremy Hunt tried to delay broadcast of Panorama's Fifa exposé  —  Culture secretary understood to have called BBC director general about timing of broadcast ahead of 2018 World Cup vote  —  Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt personally intervened in a failed attempt to delay …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Steve Jobs May Be Time's First Dead Person of the Year  —  For all the hosannas he elicited, Steve Jobs was never named Time magazine's Person of the Year, a snub that rankled him considerably.  Now that he's dead, he may finally win the distinction that eluded him in life.
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
NY Daily News Layoffs Massacre Continues: Two More Shown The Door, Bringing Total Count to 16  —  The bad news keeps coming at the New York Daily News.  Another two staffers have been let go, and the rumor is that there are more to come.  We've received word that Michael Bowers …
Evan Hansen / Goes Creative Commons: 50 Great Images That Are Now Yours  —  From NIN Dazzles With Lasers, LEDs and Stealth Screens  — photographers have the enviable job of shooting the coolest stuff and most intriguing people in the technology world.  Now we're giving away many of those photos to you, the public, for free.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wired releases images via Creative Commons, but reopens a debate on what “noncommercial” means
Steve Myers / Poynter:
SC newspaper reporter proposes in column  —  “I'd like to tell you about someone very close to my heart,” writes reporter Nick McCormac at the beginning of a column published Tuesday.  “I promise you, it's worth your time to read through to the end.”  After describing how he and his girlfriend met …
Discussion: Item
David Carr / New York Times:
Jackson Doctor Trial Fails to Ignite Audience Interest  —  In a bit of anticlimax, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty late in the day on Monday of involuntary manslaughter two-and-a-half years after the death of Michael Jackson.  Networks broke in for live coverage, cable networks hit …
Cary Sherman / CNET News:
RIAA chief: Copyright bills won't kill the Internet  —  Editor's note: This is a guest column.  It is a rebuttal to a column written by Molly Wood, a CNET editor and published October 31.  —  Let's all take a deep breath.  —  RIAA CEO Cary Sherman  —  That's what we do every …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Barnes & Noble Urges U.S. Regulators to Probe Microsoft on Mobile Patents  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) asked U.S. regulators to investigate whether Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) seeks to monopolize the mobile-device market by demanding patent royalties on electronics running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
Kobo Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Firm Rakuten For $315 Million  —  E-bookseller and e-reader company Kobo is being acquired by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten for $315 million.  The company says it will continue to expand in the U.S., while growing its international market share through Rakuten.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Dan Klaidman Returns to Newsweek  —  A former Newsweek veteran, Dan Klaidman, has rejoined The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, editor in chief Tina Brown announced to staff today.  Mr. Klaidman was Newsweek's managing editor until February.  Among the last of the old guard editors to leave …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Obama Pledges to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Legislation  —  WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama likely would veto upcoming legislation that would unwind net-neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission adopted last year.
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Scripps TV Revenue Down 11% in Quarter  —  E.W. Scripps reported station revenue of $69.9 million in the third quarter, an 11% decrease from the same quarter a year ago.  Excluding political advertising from the 2011 and 2010 totals, revenue increased 6.5%.  —  Local revenue was up 11%, while national advertising fell 6.6%.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and
Kim Willsher / Guardian:
Max Mosley wins French privacy action against News of the World  —  NoW publisher to pay £32,000 after being found guilty of violating former F1 boss's privacy  —  The publisher of the News of the World has been ordered by a French court to pay £32,000 in costs and damages …
Sam Allen / Los Angeles Times:
Authors of stories promoting water district can't be found  —  Biographical information can't be confirmed about journalists with the website News Hawks Review, whose stories promoted the Central Basin Municipal Water District.  —  There seemed to be no doubt that Mike Adams was a productive journalist …
Discussion: Poynter
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Hotel owner considers buying San Diego Union-Tribune  —  Politically active San Diego developer Doug Manchester says “there's lots of people interested in that asset” — the paper owns 13 acres of prime real estate — and that “we're looking at it.”  (Platinum Equity, the paper's owner since 2009 …
Discussion: Voice of San Diego
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Chris Carroll / Stars & Stripes:
Pentagon says new bin Laden raid book gets details wrong
Tibor Krausz / Christian Science Monitor:
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New York Times:
Journalists Held Back Candid Comments of Obama and Sarkozy
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
HuffPost to ‘reclaim’ 2012  —  One year out from the 2012 election …
Discussion: Poynter
Polly Becker / The Wall:
Twice as many get their news via Facebook compared to Twitter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
E-Books Now Make Up 21 Percent Of Hachette Sales In U.S., 9 Percent In UK
Discussion: Lagardère and Publishers Lunch
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Pat Buchanan's MIA From MSNBC While Promoting Controversial Book
Jonathan Pearlman / Telegraph:
Papua New Guinea reporter undergoes circumcision to get the scoop
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
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Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
New twist in Tribune Co. bankruptcy case could benefit billionaire Sam Zell
Discussion:, LA Observed and Poynter
John Koblin / WWD:
The New Yorker Names Creative Director
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
Slim's Move Into Online Video Draws Protests of Piracy From TV Competitors
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Josh Tyrangiel Means Business
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Kelly Cobiella and Bazi Kanani Join ABC News
Discussion: TVSpy

From Techmeme:

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature in iOS 18 that lets users give Siri a new wake word, such as “hello, computer”

Andrew Williams / Wired:
Apple may not be bringing Apple Intelligence to iPhone 15, which has 6GB of RAM vs. iPhone 15 Pro's 8GB, due to RAM requirements for on-device AI processing

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