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11:40 AM ET, December 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Pamela Paul / New York Times:
For Anchorwomen, Family Is Part of the Job  —  WHEN Megyn Kelly was starting out in television, a prominent TV newswoman told her, “You're going to need to choose: you can either have a family or you can be a major anchor.”  —  Ms. Kelly — now a Fox News anchor, ex-Jones Day lawyer …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist resigns after plagiarism accusations  —  Jeff Stahler resigned from the Columbus Dispatch Friday, Editor Ben Marrison tells me via email.  “That is all we will have to say on this unfortunate matter,” he wrote.  —  The Dispatch suspended Jeff Stahler …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Weeks after New York police first came under fire for alleged “abuses” of First Amendment freedoms during the apex of the Occupy Wall Street protests here in mid-November, the NYPD's handling of the press remains a topic of scrutinty.  —  On Tuesday, congressman Jerrold Nadler called …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
Next Stop for Cain?  Fox's Door Is Open  —  Fox News is publicly signaling an interest in hiring Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate whose loose-lipped conservative talk always seemed perfectly suited for a cable television round table.
Discussion: PolitickerNY and Business Insider
Jennifer Armstrong / New York Magazine:
Onion News Network's Suzanne Sena on Going From Fox Anchor to Fake Anchor  —  We knew from the start of IFC's Onion News Network that we were going to love to love its ruthless takedown of cable anchors, thanks solely to the spot-on performance of Suzanne Sena as icy newswoman Brooke Alvarez.
Discussion: TVNewser
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Consumer Reports, Going Strong at 75  —  BORN in 1936, Consumer Reports had a very happy 75th birthday this year.  Its business has never been better.  —  Well, “business” is not the right word, as there are no profits or losses to track: it's a nonprofit.
Jack Shafer / Thomson Reuters News & Insight:
The trial of Stephen Glass  —  Is serial fabulist Stephen Glass fit to practice law?  —  That question—first posed in 2002 when Glass applied for admittance to the New York State Bar Association—moved to California in 2007, when Glass applied to join its bar.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google doesn't seem to get how media works now  —  Google launched a news-reading app called Currents on Thursday, something it has been working on for some time — ever since it was a much-rumored skunkworks project called Propeller — and much of the coverage of the new app has called …
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
The Republican Primary Campaign in Iowa Is Right at Home on Fox News  —  There's a reason Fox News is beginning to look like a meet-the-candidate pancake breakfast in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  —  “You don't win Iowa in Iowa, you win it on this couch,” is how the Republican commentator Dick Morris put it on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Caucus and Chickaboomer
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Romney campaign kicks Jose Antonio Vargas out of event for being an activist  —  Jose Antonio Vargas is wearing two hats these days, advocating for immigration reform while writing about it, but that didn't work at a Mitt Romney campaign event Friday.  He was kicked out after he showed …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney spox: Undoc ‘Activist’ Vargas lacked press docs
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Marketers, and Media Companies, Set Their Sights on Latin Women  —  WITH the Census Bureau counting nearly 25 million Latin women in the United States, marketers and media companies have started getting excited about the potential to reach them.  —  Among the most recent initiatives is a new publication …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Joins Facebook, Google, Launches ‘Brand Pages’ for Marketers  —  Brands Get a Home on Twitter With More Functionality  —  Twitter is looking to strengthen its relationship with advertisers by launching brand pages that will be unveiled today as part of a more comprehensive redesign.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
iTunes features best news apps of 2011  —  Even iTunes is doing a year-end list; its staff pick the best and top selling apps of 2011, including news apps.  The New York Times made the list of top iPhone and iPad news apps.  The Daily was one of the top Newsstand apps and also the third top-grossing app of the year.
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