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1:20 PM ET, November 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Sky News:
James Murdoch: I Wasn't Shown Key Email  —  James Murdoch has accused former News International staff of misleading MPs as he insisted he was not warned in 2008 about the extent of phone hacking at the News Of The World.
Joe Flint / LA Times:
James Murdoch says no evidence of 9/11 phone hacking  —  News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch told Parliament that he was unaware that any victims of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks in the United States had their voice mail accounts hacked by operatives for its now-closed British tabloid News of the World.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Can you really believe James Murdoch's hacking story?
The Telegraph:   Tom Watson reveals new phone hacking evidence
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 …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Chicago Tribune
Joel Gunter /
James Murdoch refuses to rule out closing the Sun  —  Appearing before MPs today, the News International chairman did not rule out closing the publisher's flagship tabloid if allegations of phone hacking at the title are proven  —  James Murdoch's comment follows the arrest of a senior reporter at the Sun …
Eduardo J. Morales / Abandoned Couches:
The secretive culture at Penn State is nothing new  —  I've been going back and forth in my mind whether to write this or not, there's already so much out there.  But the mess happening in State College this week hits me close to home, as 16 years ago I worked as the lead Penn State football writer …
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 …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Self-Published British Author Sues For Libel Over Bad Amazon Review  —  In his self-published book The Attempted Murder of God: Hidden Science You Really Need to Know, British entrepreneur Chris McGrath set out to prove the existence of God and advance creationist theory.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Los Angeles Times:
Michael Jackson's estate demands MSNBC ax Conrad Murray documentary  —  Executors for the estate of Michael Jackson demanded Wednesday that MSNBC drop its plan to air a “reprehensible” documentary that promises a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the singer's relationship with Dr. Conrad Murray …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom, Nielsen Investigating ‘Inexplicable’ Nickelodeon Ratings Drop … NEW YORK - Viacom is investigating, together with TV ratings firm Nielsen, a sudden mid-September ratings drop at kids network Nickelodeon, CEO Philippe Dauman told analysts Thursday.  —  On his company's quarterly earnings call …
Discussion: Company Town
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
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Piers Morgan to Leave Talent Show  —  Piers Morgan, the host of a prime time interview show on CNN and a judge on a prime time talent show on NBC, said Wednesday night that he was quitting the latter of the two.  —  “I am going to focus on what will be a huge year at CNN,” Mr. Morgan said on his interview show, “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
Justin Fishel / Fox News:
Farewell to Andy Rooney, My Grandfather  —  Growing up watching my grandfather on television was a unique experience.  He was by all accounts a star.  He was on the most watched 10 minutes of the most watched television show throughout my childhood.  Read more: …
Discussion: TVNewser
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Anderson Cooper's Daytime Talk Show Renewed … The one-hour talk, news and lifestyle show has been airing on WPIX in New York, which is better known for its block of confrontational shows.  Next fall it will move to WNYW, which is likely to be a better fit and provide a more suitable home for the show …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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