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3:10 PM ET, November 15, 2011


 Top News: 
Chicago Sun Times:
Journalists arrested in Occupy Wall Street sweeps  —  NEW YORK — Journalists have been detained by police while covering Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.  —  Associated Press writer Karen Matthews was taken into custody Tuesday along with AP photographer Seth Wenig and Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Journalists arrested, roughed up as police clear Zuccotti Park of OWS protesters  —  Journalists said they were shut out and roughed up as the New York Police Department cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters in the early morning hours Tuesday.
James Poniewozik / Time:
NYC Un-Occupies Wall Street, Manages the Media  —  New York City police in riot gear raided and cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park around 1 a.m. Tuesday.  As it happened—coincidentally or not—this was past press time for local papers.
Natasha Lennard / Salon:
Why I quit the mainstream media
Discussion: Media Research Center
Joel Gunter /
NI: ‘No guarantees’ that hacking stopped after arrests  —  Rhodri Davies QC tells Leveson inquiry that News International can't guarantee phone hacking didn't continue after arrest and imprisonment of Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire  —  Davies also told the inquiry that News International …
Discussion: Guardian and
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:   Signs of broader hacking at Murdoch newspaper
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry deals with gremlins in the system
Discussion: Press Gazette and New York Times
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW owner disputes 28 staff ordered hacking
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Charlie Rose and Gayle King Join ‘The Early Show’ on CBS  —  CBS News on Tuesday announced a top-to-bottom reboot of “The Early Show,” its long-suffering morning news broadcast, with Charlie Rose and Gayle King at the helm.  The moves will take effect in January.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVNewser
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Ratings: ABC Dominates With Giffords Interview, Sandusky Leads ‘Rock Center’ To Ratings High  —  ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer's interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband former astronaut Mark Kelly was easily the top broadcast program at 10 PM according to Nielsen fast national ratings.
Discussion: and FishbowlDC
John Koblin / WWD:
New York Times Launches The Collection App  —  ALL IN ONE PLACE: The New York Times on Monday launched The Collection, an iPad app that will be a catchall for the paper's fashion and style content.  The Collection app will be updated every day, and will draw in content from the paper's Styles desk …
Jack Shafer:
Stop the Chelsea moaning; she's “somebody”  —  Allow me to be among the first working journalists to welcome Chelsea Clinton to the Fourth Estate.  Clinton, as you probably read in this morning's New York Times, has taken a job with NBC News as a full-time special correspondent and will cover stories …
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Julian Assange seeks to take extradition fight to supreme court  —  WikiLeaks founder will ask permission to appeal against high court ruling that he must face sex crime charges in Sweden  —  The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is to apply for a supreme court hearing to appeal …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jon Slattery:
Editors say editorial staff down 29% since 2007  —  A new Society of Editors' survey reveals that editorial staff numbers have fallen by 29% since 2007.  —  The survey of editors' attititudes by consultant Jim Chisholm says content generation staffing has fallen by 19% …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
The Hollywood Reporter:
Penn State Scandal: Advertisers Bail on ESPN Broadcast … In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that led to the recent firing of head coach Joe Paterno after his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children, at least six advertisers …
Discussion: Company Town, Forbes and Media Decoder
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Bob Costas Speaks Out About Jerry Sandusky Interview
Discussion: and PRNewser
The Independent:
BBC ‘cheap programming’ scandal exposed  —  The programmes were made for “low or nominal cost” but many were heavyweight documentaries on controversial environmental issues and the BBC Trust, the corporation's governing body, said today it was “deeply concerned” by the findings.
Discussion: Guy Fawkes' blog
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker:
Why Public Radio Host Warren Olney's Apology Wasn't Enough  —  On Friday, Gawker broke the story of a horrifically ill-conceived installment of Warren Olney's current affairs show on public radio, To The Point.  Using the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal as its jumping-off point …
Discussion: GLAAD and ThinkProgress
David Lieberman /
Should The FCC Crack Down On TV Stations That Cooperate On News, Ad Sales, And Retransmission Deals?  —  We're starting to see some interesting filings at the FCC as it prepares to revamp media ownership rules — and that includes a letter sent today by a strange-bedfellows coalition of Dish Network …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mensch seeks ‘full disclosure’ over surveillance  —  Select committee to meet to discuss claims that its members were tailed by News International investigators in 2009  —  MPs on the select committee investigating phone hacking will meet on Tuesday to discuss what action it will take over allegations …
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
BBC constrained by need to avoid political bias, admits Lord Patten
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Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Community Benched in NBC Mid-Season Shuffle
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
10 broadcast TV groups team with ConnecTV for second screen
David Carr / Media Decoder:
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ - Now Guess Who's Missing
Discussion: MediaFile, Bits and PR Newswire
What About Modesto?  —  The digital-news parade threatens to pass some communities by
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
 Earlier Picks: 
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
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Discussion: TVNewser, Gawker, TVSpy and Mediaite
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Harper Collins to explore selling interactive ad space in factual books
Discussion: TeleRead
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Survey Shows Hacking Scandal's Effect on Media Credibility
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffington Post Tech Wizard Paul Berry Stepping Back at AOL
Discussion: AllThingsD
Publishers Weekly:
From Magazine To Book: ‘CJR’ Makes the Leap
Discussion: CJR and The New York Observer
David Carr / New York Times:
Reporters Suit Up, Visit Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Authors Guild Voices Concerns with 'Amazon's Library Lending Mess'