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6:45 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.
Jared Malsin / New York Times:
Video: Reporter for The Local Is Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Clearing  —  The police arrested some 200 people, including this reporter, in and around the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday.  —  While some officers, many in riot gear …
Natasha Lennard / Salon:
Why I quit the mainstream media  —  Journalism must break the chains of objectivity and report truth — and the Occupy movement led me to do just that  —  Protesters sit with arms linked on New York's Brooklyn Bridge before police began making arrests on Oct. 1 and author Natasha Lennard.
Discussion: Poynter and Media Research Center
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reporters Say Police Denied Access to Protest Site
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, 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
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY and
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 …
Clint Hendler / CJR:
Does a New York Times-mimicking web ad violate policy?  —  The paper says No. Your eyes may disagree.  —  The New York Times has a policy forbidding advertising that closely appropriates the paper's design elements.  From the paper's advertising acceptability guidelines:
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 …
Gabriella Schwarz / CNN:
Newspaper editor defends Cain interview  —  (CNN) - The editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel criticized efforts by Herman Cain's campaign to discredit the newspaper's interview with the presidential candidate when he stumbled over questions on Libya and collective bargaining.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Politico, Guardian and Poynter
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
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Pete ‘The Punisher’ Wells Named to NYT Dining Critic Position; Susan Edgerley Named New NYT Dining Editor  —  The smoke has cleared, and in the wake of Sam Sifton's departure from his relatively short tenure as the New York Times dining critic, according to Politico's Dylan Byers …
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: Media Decoder, Company Town and Forbes
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Allies Accuse James O'Keefe of ‘Hit Job’ in Undercover NPR Sting  —  The two men who pulled off James O'Keefe's NPR sting are now criticizing the conservative activist for what one calls a ‘hit job.’ They tell Howard Kurtz exclusively why they feel exploited.  —  The fake Muslim donor had played his role perfectly.
Discussion: Mediaite and ThinkProgress
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Fox, WB Near Pact to Offer Shows Online  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s Fox network is near a deal to let the broadcaster stream current Warner Bros. programs on websites and mobile devices, two people with knowledge of the talks said.  —  In exchange, Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s Warner Bros. …
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Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson: School's Not Enough for Media Entrepreneurs
Discussion: Betabeat and MediaShift Idea Lab
David Lieberman /
Should The FCC Crack Down On TV Stations That Cooperate On News, Ad Sales, And Retransmission Deals?
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Community Benched in NBC Mid-Season Shuffle
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Jon Slattery:
Editors say editorial staff down 29% since 2007
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Netflix Outs Redesigned Android Tablet App, New iPad Version Hitting In A Few Weeks
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Newspapers' Digital Apostle
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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
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mensch seeks ‘full disclosure’ over surveillance
Discussion: Tom Watson MP and paidContent
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
Beyond Cat Videos
Felix Salmon / Epicenter:
The Future of Online Advertising
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Hmmm...Greta Gets Exclusive With Gloria Cain
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