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10:10 AM ET, November 21, 2011


 Top News: 
Hugh Grant gives evidence - live  —  Live coverage as the actor and murdered schoolgirl's parents become the first alleged phone-hacking victims to give evidence  —  2.47pm: Grants says he is curious to know how a story obtained possibly through hacking commissioned by the News of the World appeared in in the Mail and the Mirror.
Discussion: The Independent and Press Gazette
Cahal Milmo / The Independent:
Watchdog asked to investigate NI emails  —  The Government's information watchdog has been formally asked to re-open its investigation into News International's storage of archived emails after the company disclosed that it sends data to India and that some of it was deleted on the orders of executives in London.
Discussion: ABC News
Ian Burrell / The Independent:   Sky News' star reporters angry at scrutiny of reporting practices
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Protest Puts Coverage in Spotlight  —  As police officers cleared protesters last week from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of Occupy Wall Street, they made sure most reporters were kept blocks away, supposedly for their own protection.  —  But in almost every other respect …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Occupy PressThink: Tim Pool  —  “Being a livestream he acts as ‘eyes and ears’ for the viewers.  Literally.  People will tell him to move the camera somewhere and he'll do it.  They'll ask for interviews with someone, and Tim will go over and do so... The viewers will ask him questions …
New Scientist:
Occupy vs Tea Party: what their Twitter networks reveal
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko:
HOW I ENDED UP LEAVING POYNTER … That email pressured me to disclose something I intended to keep to myself for a few more months.  —  My response to Julie: … She came back with this: … The changes she refers to were launched on April 18, the first day of my earlier vacation.
Daily Mail:
News of the World journalists' computers were destroyed by ‘putting them through a grinder and smashing them up’  —  The phone hacking scandal has taken a new twist after it was revealed computers used by News of the World journalists were destroyed by putting them ‘through a grinder’.
James Robinson / Guardian:   Phone-hacking victims must not launch ‘witch-hunt’, says News International
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
At 154, a Digital Milestone  —  The Atlantic Media Company owes its name and legacy to the 154-year-old monthly magazine founded by New England literary greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson.  But in October, the company marked a very modern milestone: digital advertising revenue exceeded print advertising revenue for the first time.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Mashable Fires Editor At Large And Top Writer Ben Parr  —  UPDATE: Mashable has confirmed with us that Ben Parr was fired on Friday.  —  EARLIER: Mashable's editor at large Ben Parr has left the fast-growing news site, Business Insider has learned.  —  Parr had originally intended …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB names new independent directors  —  Le Monde shareholder Matthieu Pigasse and Aberdeen Asset Management founder Martin Gilbert appointed ahead of AGM  —  BSkyB is to appoint Matthieu Pigasse, controlling shareholder of Le Monde and the French edition of Huffington Post …
Nick Summers / The Daily Beast:
Bloomberg's Plan for World Domination  —  With an army of reporters and wonky information services, the media company is expanding from Wall Street to Washington, Where it hopes to control—even more.  —  Bloomberg was everywhere, like Bloomberg likes to be.
Discussion: New York Times
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Study iPad Owners Drive 88 Percent Of Worldwide Web Traffic From Tablets  —  One can argue the semantics over shipped units and sold units when evaluating the state of the tablet market in late 2011, but one thing seems pretty clear: way, way more people are using the iPad than any other tablet device …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Goes Up For Sale  —  Domain name investment company Investments is putting one of the most valuable single-word domains up for sale today:  The company says it feels like now is the perfect time to release the domain for sale, with the tablet industry projected …
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