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4:20 AM ET, November 16, 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.
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.
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 …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Society of Professional Journalists Denounces Occupy Wall Street Arrests
Discussion: PRNewser and GalleyCat
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reporters Say Police Denied Access to Protest Site
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:
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times runs a cross-platform interactive ad campaign in HTML5  —  Today, for the first time, The New York Times is featuring a single HTML5 interactive ad campaign across its digital platforms.  Coca-Cola is running the ads — an extension of its Arctic Home campaign and its long use …
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.
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.
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.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Gawker's Nick Denton Hints at Product to Rid Sites of Boring Commenters  —  Blog Network Chief Wants to Attract Smart People Wary of Entering Fray  —  Gawker Media chief Nick Denton talked about the image problem that arises from having a conspicuous cohort of fanatical but ill-informed commenters …
Max Read / Gawker:
‘Exclusive’ CBS Interview With Penn State Coach Is Only 20 Seconds Long  —  CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian told his Twitter followers today that he'd spoken with the former quarterback who discovered Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly raping a 10-year-old.
Discussion: CBS News, Forbes and Associated Press
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 …
Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
The Guardian's n0tice Launches to the Public  —  The Guardian Media Group has publicly launched its newest endeavor in the world of open platform media, n0tice.  Access to the community publishing platform, which has been in an invite-only beta since mid-October, is live, but community participation …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New survey: Media among least favored businesses  —  A new survey finds that the federal government is the only sector that people like less than the media.  The survey was about how Americans view big businesses.  Fifty-four percent viewed news media somewhat or very favorably …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
The Daily Caller's growing pains  —  The vision for the Daily Caller was simple: It would be a kind of conservative version of the Huffington Post, doing real reporting but reflecting the quirky irreverence and political leanings of its founder, Tucker Carlson, a household name since his days as a CNN host.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Signs of broader hacking at Murdoch newspaper  —  Evidence is growing that hacking of both telephone voice mail and email was pursued by journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World for years after the arrests of a private detective and reporter who worked for the weekly tabloid.
Joel Gunter /
NI: ‘No guarantees’ that hacking stopped after arrests
Discussion: Guardian, and Guardian
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW owner disputes 28 staff ordered hacking
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry deals with gremlins in the system
Discussion: Press Gazette
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Los Angeles Times Starts Publishing E-Books  —  The Los Angeles Times will publish up to ten e-books over the next year, beginning with the $0.99 A Nightmare Made Real, which is available now.  —  In A Nightmare Made Real, staff writer Christopher Goffard, expands on his coverage earlier …
Discussion: The Vook Blog
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Fox, WB Near Pact to Offer Shows Online
Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson: School's Not Enough for Media Entrepreneurs
Discussion: Betabeat
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Allies Accuse James O'Keefe of ‘Hit Job’ in Undercover NPR Sting
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mediaite
The Independent:
BBC ‘cheap programming’ scandal exposed
Discussion: Guy Fawkes' blog
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Julian Assange seeks to take extradition fight to supreme court
David Lieberman /
Should The FCC Crack Down On TV Stations That Cooperate On News, Ad Sales, And Retransmission Deals?
 Earlier Picks: 
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Community Benched in NBC Mid-Season Shuffle
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
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ - Now Guess Who's Missing
Discussion: MediaFile, Bits and PR Newswire