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2:00 PM ET, November 7, 2012


 Top News: 
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why the NYT announced Obama's win 49 minutes after Obama did  —  Last night, as the results of the 2012 election rolled in, millions of Americans were glued to their TVs, computers and smartphones.  But depending on what they were watching and reading, some of them were either breaking …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The US election was a wake up call for data illiterate journalists  —  So Nate Silver won in 50 states; big data was the winner; and Nate Silver and data won the election.  And somewhere along the lines some guy called Obama won something, too.  —  Elections set the pace …
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily Beast:
Revenge of the Nerd: Nate Silver Is 2012's Other Winner  —  Like him or loathe him, Nate Silver is the election's other big winner.  Trevor Butterworth on what that means for political reporting—and why Silver's reign might be short-lived.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Nate Silver's Biggest Critic Blames Botched Prediction, Romney's Loss On Hurricane Sandy
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Dan Rowinski / ReadWrite:
Nate Silver's Model Proves To Be Stunning Portrait Of Logic Over Punditry
Discussion: Slate and The Huffington Post
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
How Karl Rove Fought With Fox News Over the Ohio Call  —  Megyn Kelly in Fox's decision room.  —  Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday, Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes assembled his network's election team in a second floor conference room at Fox's midtown headquarters to discuss the night's coverage.
Will Oremus / Slate:
The Five Stages of Fox News Grief  —  In Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, there was little pretense of fairness or balance.  What there was, from the start, was a glum tone that turned downright funereal by the time Mitt Romney finally conceded, near 1 a.m. To watch the network's anchors …
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Maddow Rips Karl Rove On Fox News
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and Chickaboomer
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Republican Karl Rove calls Barack Obama Fox News projection ‘premature’
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Election Coverage: Questions Turn From President Obama's Victory To 2nd Term Mandate
Discussion: New York Times
Julie Moos / Poynter:
25 election front pages let pictures speak louder with words  —  Photography dominated most of today's front pages, with very few words announcing President Obama's re-election.  Several of the papers below illustrate the power of a single word.  A few papers (shown at bottom) …
Discussion: New York Times
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Ratings: NBC News Wins Broadcast Net Election Night Coverage  —  The first network to call the race for President Obama has a significant margin of victory over ABC and CBS in fast affiliate returns.  —  NBC News looks like it notched two wins last night.
Discussion: The Wrap
Erik Wemple:
MSNBC's Matthews says he's ‘glad we had that storm last week’
Discussion: Mediaite
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills the Great White Fail Whale  —  In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service's election day perfectly:  —  “RIP Fail Whale.”  —  Indeed, all throughout Nov. 6, that cutesy, once-ubiquitous cartoon …
Sam Youngman / Reuters:
Move over, Obama; Twitter had a big night too
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Arrested Sun journalists are between a rock and a hard place  —  Arrested Sun journalists are finding themselves caught between a rock and hard place as they contemplate their dilemma while on police bail.  Some of them would like to help Scotland Yard police who are investigating …
Guardian:   Mirror Group journalists questioned by company lawyers over alleged hacking
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Diane Sawyer Has Read Your Tweets, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Funny’  —  ABC's Diane Sawyer, trending for a time on Twitter last night for what some are calling oddball behavior during election coverage, has taken to Twitter herself, acknowledging the chatter about her.
Discussion: Lost Remote and FishbowlNY
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
ABC's Diane Sawyer spurs jokes from Twitterverse
Discussion: Gawker and The Atlantic Wire
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
DC Comics Announces Deals To Sell Digital Comics In Big Three E-Bookstores, Says Digital Sales Have Grown 197%  —  DC Comics is announcing the next big step in its digital plans today, saying it will sell monthly comics in the Kindle Store, iBookstore, and Nook Book Store.
Discussion: CNET
Samuel Rubenfeld / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp Takes $67 Million Charge on Phone-Hacking Scandal  —  News Corp . said Tuesday that it took a $67 million charge on its quarterly results related to an ongoing investigation into a series of scandals that it initiated when the company closed its weekly tabloid, News of the World.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Earnings Boosted by Gain
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Cable Networks Help Time Warner's Quarterly Profit  —  A strong quarter at Time Warner's suite of cable networks contributed to the company's 1.9 percent increase in third-quarter net profit, but revenue was offset by continued weakness at its magazine and movie divisions.
Fewer Cords Cut but Higher Customer Acquisition Costs for Dish  —  Blames Subscriber Losses on Telecom Rivals, Poor Economy  —  Dish Network, the second-largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, reported a surprise third-quarter loss and revenue that trailed analysts' estimates.
Discussion: Cable Television News
Dish Network reports loss on litigation costs
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
The FT in play  —  This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but the Financial Times is going up for sale, according to Bloomberg, with an asking price of £1 billion.  (Pearson has denied the story, in less than convincing terms.)  —  That's big number.
Michael de la Merced / DealBook:
F.T. Up for Sale, Report Says, but Pearson Says Not So Fast
Discussion: Quartz and Talking Biz News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If Facebook isn't thinking about buying Tumblr, it should be  —  It might seem a little early to start talking about potential Facebook acquisitions considering the social network just completed its $736-million purchase of Instagram, and its share price is still 40 percent lower than it was when the company went public.
Discussion: PandoDaily and Forbes
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories
Discussion: Wired and ReadWrite
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
Obama Makes 11th Hour Election Day Plea to Reddit
Discussion: Betabeat, Forbes, MediaPost and AllThingsD
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Click Facebook's “I'm Voting” Button, Research Shows It Boosts Turnout
Discussion: CNET and The Atlantic Online
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Shadow of 2008 looms over CNN
Discussion: CNN