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11:25 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.
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
26 Arrested Reporters and What They Do  —  Put together …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Beaten, Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Protests
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:   Covering Occupy Wall Street movement day proves to be a risky challenge for local TV
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Protesters Shutting Down the Subway? Depends on What You Watch
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:   An Oral History of a Vanity Fair Photographer's Arrest at Occupy Wall Street
John Koblin / WWD:
Tough Times at Newsweek  —  Photo By Jonathon Ziegler/Patrickmcmullan.Com … On Nov. 7, a memo was handed out to Newsweek reporters and editors.  The note detailed a new process in how to pitch stories.  —  “Stories are generated in a variety of ways, from chance conversations with Tina or other senior editors...” the memo began.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Awl, Boing Boing and Felix
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.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jon Stewart: Media can't pick a GOP frontrunner  —  On Thursday night's show, Jon Stewart relived the coverage cycle of the GOP presidential race, pointing out that Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain received the same surge-slump story treatment that Newt Gingrich — now surging again — received.
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 …
Meg James / Company Town:
CBS' Moonves: Political rancor boosts broadcast TV business  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, a seasoned media politician, has long insisted that the broadcast TV business was far from dead.  When others — including Wall Street and some rivals — were ready to stick a fork in it …
Discussion: TVNewser and Media Decoder
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
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?
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
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Patch traffic rides high on local elections and hurricanes, but can a drive-by audience be enough?  —  Events are a cornerstone of journalism, whether planned or unexpected.  Whether it's a World Series run or a flood, the result is often a traffic bump for news sites.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Newsstand's Few Early Adopters Have Stolen A March On Laggards  —  Magazine and news publishers who have not yet joined iOS Newsstand have lost out to the system's early adopters, according to research data. … Company founder Rebecca McPheters explained to paidContent:
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
Discussion: Erik Wemple
New York Times:
Reuters Will No Longer Let Reporter Who Worked for Saleh Cover Yemen
Discussion: Gawker
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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Discussion: Lost Remote and GeekWire
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
WSJ Marginalizes Muller
Discussion: The New York Observer
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CBS Radio to start all-news station in D.C. area
Discussion: City Desk
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Nick Mathiason / TBIJ:
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Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
HLN Confirms ‘The Joy Behar Show’ Has Not Been Renewed
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Major Newspaper Publishers Band Together On Social Shopping Portal
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Bullish, Even On Drastically Shrinking Print Market
Discussion: Forbes
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Motoring Into the Motor City: Introducing HuffPost Detroit
Discussion: Medacity and Poynter