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12:30 PM ET, November 12, 2011

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Erika Fry / CJR:
The Romenesko Saga  —  Some questions for Poynter about recent changes on its fabled site  —  Yesterday, Poynter's Julie Moos published a controversial post on the journalism institute's Romenesko+ blog, which she credited to my “sharp eye.”  —  Her post, which addressed “incomplete attribution” …
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Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Poynter faculty respond to questions about Romenesko's practices, resignation  —  Given that Poynter is a school, with a faculty, it's probably no surprise to anyone that we don't agree on the severity of Jim Romenesko's attribution transgressions.  And nobody's telling us to keep quiet either.
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
The Business World Needs Fewer Journalists and More Opinions and Investigative Reporting  —  The other day in a post about Yahoo! (YHOO) I unloaded on some of the reporting that has gone on at large publications on the Yahoo “deal.”  —  I have to get a few other thoughts off my chest.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Dozens of Jobs Cut at CNN; New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Miami, LA Staffers Pink-Slipped  —  Breaking: Layoff notices are being handed out across CNN/U.S. today.  Photographers, editors and other staffers in Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami are being let go.
Michael Winter / USA Today:
Utah mayor unmasked as fictitious ‘good news’ reporter  —  A Utah mayor has been outed for using a pseudonym to write news articles about the city he governs, saying he wanted to highlight “good news” after cutbacks in coverage of local government, according to reports from the Beehive State.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire: ‘Also, Barnes & Noble, We Will Have A Newsstand’  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) have sent out so many press releases about their respective upcoming tablets this week that I have begun to imagine both devices snapping back and forth at each other like squabbling children.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Music's New Service Set to Launch, Without All the Music  —  Google, which tried to launch a music service earlier this year but couldn't get all of the big music labels on board, is ready to try it again.  But it still doesn't have all of the big music labels on board.
Laurie Winer / Los Angeles Review of Books:
Zell to L.A. Times: Drop Dead  —  Since it seemed it couldn't get much worse, Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief James O'Shea decided to look on the bright side.  It was 2007, and the newspaper had a new owner.  He was Sam Zell, an iconoclast, as they call rich older men who ride motorcycles …
Discussion: LA Observed
Dylan Stableford / The Cutline:
Why did Reuters wait to publish story of Sarkozy telling Obama that Netanyahu is ‘a liar’?  —  French President Nicholas Sarkozy told Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Cannes last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “liar” who is difficult to deal with.
Guardian:
NoW lawyer Crone expected to face censure  —  Parliamentary committee likely to characterise James Murdoch as ill-informed rather than mendacious  —  The parliamentary committee investigating phone hacking at the News of the World is expected to heavily criticise Tom Crone, the paper's former lawyer …
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Restructure  —  GalleyCat has obtained a memo from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda K. Zecher about a major restructuring at the conglomerate publisher.  —  Below, you can read the memo.  Among the many revelations: the publisher will merge its Education Group …
 
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