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4:20 PM ET, November 18, 2011


 Top News: 
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What happens when journalism is everywhere?  —  When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt's Tahrir Square and reports were streaming out through Twitter and Facebook and text messages and cellphone videos, it was easy to feel superior to the Egyptian government.
Elizabeth Spiers / The New York Observer:
Notes on the NYPD Press Credentialing Process, from the (Ineligible) Editor-in-Chief of the New York Observer  —  In a note responding to an earlier post from TheAwl detailing the various media organization associations of 26 reporters arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
26 Arrested Reporters and What They Do  —  Put together …
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.
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.
Discussion: Folio and The FJP
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Iger Says No Hurry to Replace Regis Philbin  —  Now that Regis Philbin has completed his long run on his ABC morning show, attention will naturally focus on who might replace him alongside Kelly Ripa.  But Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC …
Discussion: TVNewser and
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The Rumors Are True.  I Am Leaving TechCrunch.  —  This won't come as a surprise to a lot of people, but I am leaving TechCrunch.  —  My departure is something people have speculated about since Michael Arrington's ouster two months ago, but it wasn't an easy decision for me.
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.
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:
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Folio and Poynter
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 …
Joel Gunter /
Jobs at risk as Guardian News & Media reviews printing costs  —  Publisher of the Guardian and Observer says review of printing operations is likely to lead to jobs cuts  —  Guardian Media Group chief executive Andrew Miller told staff today that the company needed to ‘become more efficient and make savings wherever we can’
Discussion: Guardian and TBIJ
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Dennis' The Week Launches iPad App, New Web Site  —  Dennis has relaunched the website for its weekly printed news digest The Week after buying The First Post website to power its rolling daily news ambitions.  But, for its new iPad app, The Week is preferring weekly content.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
The unexpected impact of Facebook's “seamless sharing” on newspaper sites
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Media treat presidential campaigns like a game show
Discussion: Roll Call
Great Speculations / Forbes:
Rehabilitated Netflix Could Rebound To $142 Stock Price
Dana Rubinstein / Capital New York:
War Room: After police flood the Occupy Wall Street protest, the Bloomberg administration floods the media
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Glamour Gets 50,000 “Likes” From Social Media Campaign
Joel Gunter /
‘Wherever there was news, we went’: Libya's ‘A-Team’ fixers on getting the story out
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
NFL Picks Obscure Canadian Publisher for New Magazine
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Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
BreakingNews Goes International with New UK Team
Discussion: Lost Remote and GeekWire
Will Bunch / Media Matters for America:
How The First Battle Of The Brooklyn Bridge Changed The Media Narrative
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
WSJ Marginalizes Muller
Discussion: The New York Observer
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Patch traffic rides high on local elections and hurricanes, but can a drive-by audience be enough?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: NI asks judge to strike out exemplary damages claims
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Covering Occupy Wall Street movement day proves to be a risky challenge for local TV