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12:25 AM ET, November 18, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
AP says safety concern was behind memo about journalists tweeting colleagues' arrest  —  AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has sent a memo to all employees clarifying why staffers were cautioned Tuesday not to tweet about two journalists caught up in the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Protesters Shutting Down the Subway? Depends on What You Watch
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
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Heather Harde's Quitting AOL  —  It has been a rough week for AOL.  —  First came news that Brad Garlinghouse, the west coast product boss, is quitting.  —  Then came news that senior TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy is quitting.  —  And now a source tells us that former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde is quitting.
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 …
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
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Police, News Corp. Question U.K. Hacking Total  —  LONDON—Lawyers for the Metropolitan Police and News Corp. have disputed the suggestion, made at a public inquiry here Monday, that a private investigator's notebook identifies at least 28 employees of News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper unit as people …
Discussion: Poynter
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
British Tabloid Paper Portrayed as Prompting Suicides
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sun's former head of features sues News Corp execs over sacking
Discussion: Adweek and The New York Observer
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) …
Discussion: Hearst Corporation
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Bullish, Even On Drastically Shrinking Print Market  —  Speaking at Liberty Media's annual investor meeting this afternoon, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said the company expects the size of the print book market to decrease by a third by 2015 …
Discussion: mocoNews
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
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Has Netflix Put Its Checkbook Away?  —  If you're waiting to hear about more big Netflix content deals in the near future, you may be disappointed.  —  J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth reports back from a recent huddle with Netflix managers, and says he thinks they're done writing checks for a while …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: NI asks judge to strike out exemplary damages claims  —  Publisher's lawyer seeks to avoid punitive fines in civil actions brought by Steve Coogan, Sky Andrew and other victims  —  News International wants a high court judge to strike out demands from phone-hacking victims …
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.
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
AP Impact: Right-to-know laws often ignored … Satbir Sharma's wife is dead.  His family lives in fear in rural India.  His father's left leg is shattered, leaving him on crutches for life.  —  Sharma's only consolation lies in a new law that gives him the right to know what will happen …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Paper still blocked after three-year freedom of information battle
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