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9:15 PM ET, November 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Romenesko resigns after 12 years at Poynter  —  After twelve years of blogging at Poynter, Jim Romenesko has submitted his resignation and I have accepted it.  Jim has decided he's ready for a fresh start now — seven weeks before he was scheduled to become a part-time employee and start his own blog.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Questions over Romenesko's attributions spur changes in writing, editing  — works hard to meet the highest standards of journalism excellence, and I learned late Wednesday that we have not consistently met those standards.  —  A centerpiece of our editorial work has been the Romenesko blog …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
The Intolerable Evolution of Poynter's “Romenesko+”  —  The “Romenesko” blog (launched in 1999!) was a one-man shop, under the corporate parentage of the Poynter Institute, until fairly recently.  It was quite successfully run by its founder, Jim Romenesko, though you could tell every once …
Discussion: Recovering Journalist
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Journalism Ethics Taken Too Seriously?  Romenesko Scolded on His Own Blog  —  Sometimes you can follow rules right out the window.  —  That is the situation the Poynter Institute — an organization that teaches journalistic ethics and practices — finds itself in after scolding its most famous writer …
@romenesko:   NYT reports accurately that I asked a 2nd time to be released from contract 7 wks early. I feel it's time to go.
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Viacom Reports 33 Percent Gain in Profit  —  A robust television advertising market, climbing cable fees and box office sales from “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” helped bolster Viacom's profit 33 percent in the quarter that ended in September.  —  The company, which owns MTV Networks …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom, Nielsen Investigating ‘Inexplicable’ Nickelodeon Ratings Drop
Discussion: Company Town
ESPN Poynter Review Project:
ESPN stumbles with Penn State coverage  —  ESPN was slow this week to grasp the full implications of the recent criminal indictments at Penn State University.  —  On Saturday, news broke that a grand jury had charged former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky with 40 criminal counts …
Eduardo J. Morales / Abandoned Couches:   The secretive culture at Penn State is nothing new
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Sports Taps Ross Greenburg to Produce Docs  —  Former HBO Sports president's first project to debut Jan. 2  —  Former HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg has been hired by NBC Sports Group to produce sports documentaries for the new NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), Golf Channel and NBC.
Discussion: Multichannel and
James Robinson / Guardian:
James Murdoch claims truth about phone-hacking was hidden from him  —  War of words erupts as two ex-News of the World executives, Colin Myler and Tom Crone, refuse to take the blame  —  James Murdoch was embroiled in a rancorous war of words with two of his former senior News of the World executives …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Exclusive: NYT expands tech blog  —  The New York Times is expanding its technology blog Bits to include more reporting and analysis about the enterprise portion of the tech sector.  The expanded coverage will encompass a broader range of subjects like “big data,” “cloud computing” and security issues.
Discussion: MediaPost, Betabeat and Bits
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Charlie Rose and Gayle King to Join ‘Early Show’ on CBS  —  Coming soon to CBS: Charlie Rose, Gayle King and a complete makeover of “The Early Show,” the network's low-rated morning television show.  —  The network is putting the finishing touches on a two-hour news show …
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur To Debut On Current TV Dec. 5  —  Current TV announced on Thursday that The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur, their new show starring former MSNBC anchor Cenk Uygur, now has an official start date: Dec. 5.  The show, according to a release from Current …
Discussion: TVNewser
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Yap Isn't Much Like Siri.  So Why Does Amazon Want It?  —  CLT Blog's Justin Ruckman decoded SEC filings to turn up an intriguing recent Amazon acquisition: Yap, a Charlotte-based speech-recognition startup best known for its recently shuttered voicemail transcription app and backend services …
Robert Beckhusen / Danger Room:
Mexican Man Decapitated in Cartel Warning to Social Media  —  Warning: Graphic image below.  —  A Mexican man has been decapitated, in an apparent warning to social media users to stop tipping off the authorities about the local drug cartel.  —  The man appears to have been handcuffed …
Vishesh Kumar / Fortune:
What Hollywood found in India  —  The country's IT industry boomed by providing left-brained services like coding and call support.  Now, it's getting ready to cash in on the creative needs of the world's entertainment industries.  —  By Vishesh Kumar, contributor
Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Hal Bruno, Director of Election Coverage at ABC, Dies at 83  —  Hal Bruno, who helped shape political coverage at ABC News for nearly two decades and was a frequent analyst on its radio and television broadcasts, died on Tuesday, Election Day, in Bethesda, Md. He was 83.
The Independent:
Met offers NOTW journalist a lifeline: turn supergrass against paper and you'll go free  —  The former chief reporter of the News of the World has been approached by Scotland Yard to give potentially vital evidence in the phone hacking scandal against his former employer.
BBC:   Police have 300 million News International emails
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