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2:50 AM ET, November 14, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Introducing Poynter's MediaWire  —  As you may have noticed, our main media news blog has a new name today.  The MediaWire blog, formerly Romenesko, has the same purpose as before: to highlight the most interesting journalism issues of the day.  To alert us to news we've missed, send tips and suggestions here.
Discussion: Staff Writer and @charlesapple
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Paton Prepares His Newspapers for a World Without Print  —  Last week, John Paton met with executives of the MediaNews Group, the second-largest newspaper chain by circulation in the country, home to papers like The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The Salt Lake Tribune …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Newsweek, Mired in Red Ink, Cancels Longtime Political Series  —  It has been one of Newsweek's signature ventures and a staple of American political journalism since 1984.  —  Every presidential election season, the magazine detached a small group of reporters from their daily jobs for a year …
Discussion: Crikey
Shoshana Walter / New York Times:
Occupy Oakland and News Media Coexist Uneasily  —  Immediately after a man was shot to death Thursday afternoon near the Occupy Oakland encampment, Randy Davis, a cameraman for KGO-TV, turned his lens on a group of protesters helping the victim.  Then part of the crowd turned on him.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and The Nation
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC  —  NBC is to announce on Monday morning that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News.  —  The appointment is immediate.  Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices oon Monday morning, said Steve Capus …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Stephen Wright / Daily Mail:
Hacking police find ‘bombshell’ emails: Now detectives may want to question James Murdoch  —  Police investigating phone-hacking at the News of the World have recovered a series of ‘bombshell’ emails which they believe takes the inquiry to ‘a new level’.  —  The emails were among tens …
Discussion: @afneil and @martin_hickman
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Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Sky News Deletes Tweet Of James Murdoch Arrest
Kevin Sexton / The Verge:
Kobo Touch with Offers costs $99.99, adds ads  —  The Kobo Touch e-reader will soon be available for $40 less thanks to a new version with Offers.  Just like on Amazon's Kindle, ads will populate the lock screen and a sliver at the bottom of the homescreen.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bachmann Camp Accuses CBS News Of Media Bias After Accidentally Receiving Private E-Mail  —  Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is crying foul after CBS' foreign policy debate yesterday, accusing the network of media bias because of an e-mail that indicated she would not be getting …
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Sunday paper sales boom seems to be over  —  Rivals' circulation gains after News of the World's closure are dropping back  —  There are three points of interest in October's ABC circulation returns.  First, the flexibility of the Sunday redtop market without the dead leader.
New York Times:
CNN Sets Off a Debate on Race and Technology  —  For nearly two weeks, a debate ignited by a CNN documentary has raged on the Internet about the obstacles to success in Silicon Valley and whether the technology industry is as meritocratic and as color-blind as it aspires to be.
Geoffrey Taylor / Guardian:
Richard Scott obituary  —  As a family member of the Scott Trust he prevented the merger of the Guardian with the Times in the 1960s  —  Richard Scott, who has died aged 97, held a series of senior editorial posts on the Guardian and was pivotal to its survival through its worst crisis.
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
‘Now With Alex Wagner’ Debuts Monday on MSNBC  —  “Now with Alex Wagner,” the newest addition to the MSNBC daytime lineup, will debut on Monday, the network announced today.  —  Wagner's show will replace the 12pmET hour of “MSNBC Live” that has rotated fill-in anchors since Contessa Brewer's departure in August.
Guardian:
The Saturday interview: Wendi Murdoch  —  In her first interview since saving her husband from a foam pie, Wendi Murdoch talks about raising Rupert's children, phone-hacking and that impressive right hook  —  Wendi Deng Murdoch cuts a dainty figure.  Four months after she made headlines around …
 
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
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