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5:40 PM ET, November 9, 2012


 Top News: 
Dominic Ponsford / PressGazette:
Guardian journalists opt for strike vote as showdown looms over compulsory redundancies  —  Guardian journalists yesterday voted to hold a strike ballot in response to management proposals to cut up to 100 editorial jobs.  —  The decision was taken at a packed meeting of the Guardian News …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Lord McAlpine given no right of reply on Newsnight film about abuse claims  —  Newsnight chose not to contact peer ahead of film that appears to have wrongly accused a ‘leading politician of Thatcher years’  —  Newsnight chose not to contact Lord McAlpine ahead of broadcasting a film …
Discussion: BBC, Telegraph and The Independent
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Savile scandal has led to ‘loss of trust in BBC’
Discussion: Business Insider
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Election night traffic, trends and strategies from The New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed, and more  —  Video, data, and mobile news were the big themes for election night coverage in 2012.  Though it's no longer unusual to see a media outlet blur the lines between TV, online news …
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times to welcome new CEO Monday  —  Incoming CEO Mark Thompson is scheduled to start work on Monday.  Thompson “missed opportunities” to address a sex abuse scandal while he was director general of the BBC, the paper has reported.  Joe Hagan has written “one senior executive I spoke …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Marcus Brauchli, Washington Post Editor, Rumored To Be Leaving  —  NEW YORK — On Friday night, the Washington Post's executive editor will be throwing a post-election party at his house for staffers involved in the paper's political coverage.  Some wonder, though, if the event could also be an early going-away party.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reddit CEO Asks Users To Buy Revamped Membership Because Ads Are “One Of The Reasons Digg Failed”  —  “We could theoretically load up our pages with ads and probably make enough to cover our costs.  However, that would significantly degrade the experience of using the site,” …
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat and Betabeat
Liau Yun Qing / ZDNet:
Amazon reportedly bringing Kindle to China  —  Summary: U.S. e-commerce giant has Chinese government's approval to sell Kindle devices in China, and is believed to have plans to bring the devices to the country as early as this month.  —  Liau Yun Qing  —  Users in China may finally be able …
Discussion: PC Magazine
Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
Megyn Kelly Can Save Fox News  —  Tuesday night's election results may not have been good for Republicans, but they were very good for Fox.  CNN, riding a tide of normally-cable-avoidant viewers, won the evening, technically, but Fox came in a close ratings second and won YouTube—thanks …
Discussion: The Week
Fruzsina Eördögh / ReadWrite:
Toward A Digital Code Of Ethics For Journalists & Researchers  —  The rise of the Internet has created a real need to define a code of digital ethics and privacy.  I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I attended the second annual International Digital Ethics Symposium last week.
Discussion: @mattbuchanan, Thanks:@michaelroston
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Gawker Paid $1,000 for Jared Loughner's E-mails  —  A day after Arizona shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison and confronted by his victims, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, Gawker has published excerpts of the killer's dream journal, obtained from his hacked Gmail account.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Gawker
Jim Romenesko:
Seattle Times political ads 'didn't appear to move the dial at all'  —  The Seattle Times explained last month that it was launching a $75,000 ad effort on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna to prove that “in-paper advertising is an effective means for campaigns to deliver their messages to voters.”
Dish Seen in DirecTV's Orbit as Growth Stalls, Content Costs Rise  —  Combining Could Provide Leverage Against TV Networks' Demands  —  Stagnating growth and rising content costs are increasing the pressure on Dish Network, the satellite provider in TV networks' crosshairs over its ad-skipping service …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Online viewers start leaving if video doesn't play in 2 seconds, says study  —  As revenues decline for traditional forms of online advertising, video is emerging as a bright spot for many media companies.  It offers an opportunity for long engagement and hefty ad rates — but also a challenge to make it work.
Jonathan Russell / Telegraph:
News International could face charges over bribery allegations  —  News International, the owner of The Sun and The Times newspapers, could face corporate corruption charges over alleged bribery of public officials, it has emerged.  —  Police working on Operation Elveden have been investigating allegations …
Newspapers versus Google: Taxing times  —  IN 2009 Rupert Murdoch called Google and other search engines “content kleptomaniacs”.  Now cash-strapped newspapers want to put legal pressure on what they see as parasitical news aggregators.  In Germany politicians are considering a bill …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Plain Dealer journalists plan pre-emptive campaign against reduced print, staff cuts  —  Advance Publications hasn't said whether it intends to reduce the publication schedule or staff at The Plain Dealer, but journalists at the Cleveland paper want to get ahead of any decision their owners might make.
Discussion: WKYC-TV
Voice Media Group Settles Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Yelp  —  Voice Media Group has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against Yelp.  —  The suit, filed in Arizona on October 25, accused Yelp of a trademark infringement after Yelp's use of the federally registered trademarks …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
PR and the price on a blogger's head
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Agence France Presse:
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Discussion: ZDNet, Ars Technica and Media News
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
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Ben Kersey / The Verge:
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New York Business Journal:
News Corp. buys out ESPN Star Sports venture
Discussion: MediaNama
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