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9:00 AM ET, November 18, 2011


 Top News: 
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Drone Journalism Arrives  —  Now that cellphone cameras have turned every protester with a Twitter account or a YouTube channel into a potential multimedia journalist, police officers in several American cities appear to be having trouble distinguishing between activists and reporters.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Beaten, Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  As thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets on Thursday, journalists once again found themselves a target of police violence and arrests.  —  Reporters took to Twitter and, in some cases …
Megan McCarthy / The New York Observer:
Bloomberg Spokesperson Admits Arresting Credentialed Reporters, Reading The Awl  —  Stu Loeser, Mayor Bloomberg's spokesperson, just sent out a note regarding an Awl report listing the names of reporters arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests.  In the email, reprinted below …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Pixiq and GigaOM
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
26 Arrested Reporters and What They Do  —  Put together by Josh Stearns, this document has been a great resource to track journalists working on Occupy Wall Street stories around the country who've been arrested.  So who are they?  Only seven of the 25 arrested are full-time employed traditional news-gathering employees.
Will Bunch / Media Matters for America:
How The First Battle Of The Brooklyn Bridge Changed The Media Narrative  —  Today marks the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest — a number of major actions are planned, including a march on Wall Street itself as I write this, and eventually a march on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:   Covering Occupy Wall Street movement day proves to be a risky challenge for local TV
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:   An Oral History of a Vanity Fair Photographer's Arrest at Occupy Wall Street
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
TechCrunch CEO Reported Out After Clashing with HuffPost-ers  —  The resignations keep coming at AOL.  The latest to give notice, according to Business Insider, is TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde.  Harde, a former News Corp. executive who joined TechCrunch five years ago …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Heather Harde's Quitting AOL
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
11% Of Magazine Exposures Are Digital-Only, Survey Shows  —  Eleven percent of U.S. adults' exposures to magazines are exclusively via digital platforms, new data from GfK MRI says.  But with newsstands available on more devices, that number should increase.
Great Speculations / Forbes:
Rehabilitated Netflix Could Rebound To $142 Stock Price  —  In the past couple of weeks, Netflix has made some advancements in signing of content deals and expanding its reach on mobile devices.  Netflix is going through a tough phase and taking it one step at a time “despite the foot with the bullet hole …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Has Netflix Put Its Checkbook Away?
Joel Gunter /
‘Wherever there was news, we went’: Libya's ‘A-Team’ fixers on getting the story out  —  When fighting broke out in Benghazi, Libyan construction workers Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitory began working with international journalists.  Their work was recognised last night when they won the Martin Adler Prize
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Glamour Gets 50,000 “Likes” From Social Media Campaign  —  Interactive mobile tactics drove social engagement for content and advertisers.  —  Conde Nast's Glamour magazine rolled the dice when implementing the new Social SnapTag technology in a recent mobile advertising campaign this past September …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Dan Hirschhorn / AdAge:
Fox News Eyes Bigger Ad Haul in This Election Season  —  Sprawling GOP Primary, Better Ratings and Super PACs  —  Rick Perry's $1 million buy on Fox News may have just been the beginning.  —  Political ad buyers have often viewed Fox News as the best place on cable to reach Republican primary voters …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Major Newspaper Publishers Band Together On Social Shopping Portal  —  A group of eight newspaper publishers—Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett (NYSE: GCI), Hearst, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) …
New York Times:
Reuters Will No Longer Let Reporter Who Worked for Saleh Cover Yemen  —  The Reuters news agency on Thursday stood by its Yemen correspondent amid outrage from opposition activists over his employment by the government as a personal translator to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Discussion: Gawker
Reuters concluded not “appropriate” to have stringer working as gov't employee at same time.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Media treat presidential campaigns like a game show  —  Presidential candidate debates, writes Stuart Rothenberg, “have become a form of reality TV, with moderators and political reporters looking for intriguing storylines to attract more viewers and to force more confrontation among the candidates.”
Discussion: Roll Call
Dana Rubinstein / Capital New York:
War Room: After police flood the Occupy Wall Street protest, the Bloomberg administration floods the media  —  Yesterday afternoon, reporters were summoned to the Blue Room at City Hall, where they gathered in a semi-circle around two deputy mayors and lobbed questions at them.
Tiffany Hsu / LA Times:
San Diego Union-Tribune sold to hotel magnate Doug Manchester  —  The San Diego Union-Tribune is being sold to MLIM, owned by local hotel magnate Doug Manchester, said current owner Platinum Equity.  —  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by Los Angeles-based Platinum …
Matt Potter / San Diego Reader:
Manchester Purchase of Union-Tribune Raises Questions of Timing
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Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
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Discussion: Lost Remote and GeekWire
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WSJ Marginalizes Muller
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: NI asks judge to strike out exemplary damages claims
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CBS Radio to start all-news station in D.C. area
Discussion: City Desk
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
How Amex found the news coverage it wanted; document reveals ties that papers don't mention
Nick Mathiason / TBIJ:
Radical plan to stem losses at the Guardian newspaper
 Earlier Picks: 
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HLN Confirms ‘The Joy Behar Show’ Has Not Been Renewed
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Bullish, Even On Drastically Shrinking Print Market
Discussion: Forbes
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Motoring Into the Motor City: Introducing HuffPost Detroit
Discussion: Medacity and Poynter
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Paper still blocked after three-year freedom of information battle
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Police, News Corp. Question U.K. Hacking Total
Discussion: Guardian and Poynter
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC aired documentary made by TV company in the pay of Mubarak
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Wants Out of the Porn Business