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11:15 AM ET, December 9, 2011

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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Collegiate Times publishes special edition after Virginia Tech campus shooting  —  When Collegiate Times editor-in-chief Zach Crizer first heard about Thursday's Virginia Tech shooting via a university alert, he ran to the scene with news editor Michelle Sutherland.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage  —  The website of Virginia Tech's independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, is struggling with traffic as people seek information on a campus shooting Thursday.  The home page now redirects to a sparsely designed …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC review clears journalists of hacking  —  Internal BBC review finds no evidence of hacking or bribery, but director general to recommend beefing up journalists' guidelines  —  A wide-ranging BBC review launched in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has concluded …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Private data theft ‘extremely serious’  —  Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry is sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice in London  —  Illegally obtaining personal records can be more serious than phone hacking, the Leveson Inquiry has been told.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
AOL's Patch Gets a Little Less Hyper-Local  —  Consolidates Sites in New Jersey, California  —  At one time, AOL had hoped to reach 1,000 Patch sites by the end of 2011.  But now comes word that Patch is slightly scaling back its efforts in some markets, fueling speculation inside …
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:delrey
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Vogue Launches Content Archive for $1,575 Annual Subscription  —  Includes 120 years of articles, advertisements and photography.  —  For readers who can't get enough Vogue through its website, digital and print issues, Conde Nast announces a searchable database chronicling the magazine's 120-year, 4,800 issue history.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Twitter formalizes news wire service function  —  What started as a simple, chronological Twitter timeline of your friends' short messages is now actively curating the news and information that flows through the social network. … As part of a major redesign, Twitter is launching a new …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Breaking News: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details...  Imagine if the US government, with no notice or warning, raided a small but popular magazine's offices over a Thanksgiving weekend, seized the company's printing presses …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Former Bon Appétit Editor to Run Digital Food Magazine  —  Barbara Fairchild, who stepped down last year as editor of Bon Appétit, was named editor in chief of Real Eats, a weekly digital magazine about food.  —  Ms. Fairchild worked for 32 years at Bon Appétit, which is owned by Condé Nast.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Dodgers Win Bankruptcy Court's Approval to Try to Sell TV Rights Early  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers won a bankruptcy judge's permission try to sell future television rights to the team's baseball games months earlier than their current contract with Fox Sports allows.
Discussion: ESPN and Deadline.com
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo to Launch Original Comedy Channel With Bill Maher Stand-Up Performance … NEW YORK - Yahoo said Thursday it would launch the Yahoo Comedy Channel with a slate of original comedy video content featuring such comedians as Mike O'Brien, lead writer on Saturday Night Live, and Seth Morris …
Discussion: Business Insider
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet … WASHINGTON — News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday for two measures that purport to combat piracy.
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Richard Verrier / Company Town:
Hollywood moguls convene in nation's capitol for a change
Discussion: Deadline.com
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ homelessness statistic was apparently too good to check  —  A “60 Minutes” story that aired on Nov. 27 said that a third of homeless families without any kind of shelter live in Florida.  That includes people who live in cars, under bridges, in parks.
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Leonora LaPeter Anton / St. Petersburg Times:   ‘60 Minutes’ piece on homelessness spawns viral misquote
 
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Daniel O'Carroll / IrishCentral:
Trinity College Dublin bans the Daily Mail newspaper after faking student death story
Discussion: TheJournal.ie and Regret the Error
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Waze Brings Crowdsourced Social Traffic Data To Local Broadcast Stations
Discussion: TVSpy, WebProNews, VentureBeat and GigaOM
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Facebook's Video Views Rising, But Mostly For Discovery
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Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
Adbusters Publisher Kalle Lasn to Write an Occupy Wall Street ‘Textbook of the Future’
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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Why An Investment Firm Was Awarded $2.5 Million After Being Defamed By Blogger
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Hulu's new Face Match: Hey, that's, um, what's-his-name
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