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3:00 AM ET, November 10, 2012

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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
BBC in turmoil as Newsnight's Tory abuse story falls apart  —  Star witness admits he had wrongly accused Lord McAlpine - whom BBC had chosen not to contact - of abuse  —  Newsnight's accusations that a Tory peer had been involved in child abuse have unravelled after its star witness admitted …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Savile scandal has led to ‘loss of trust in BBC’
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
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
Kara Thrace / Business Insider:
UH OH: Forbes Has Stopped Paying Rent At One Of Its Manhattan Offices*  —  UPDATE: The building Forbes has stopped paying rent on is not its headquarters building, but another building nearby.  We apologize for the earlier misunderstanding.  —  EARLIER: Forbes, the publisher of Forbes Magazine …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
Tree Maps and Dwindling Cigarettes: One Hyperlocal Site's Approach to Sandy  —  Two days after Hurricane Sandy last week, The Observer met up with Liena Zagare, the publisher of Brooklyn local news network Corner News Media, at a local coffee shop in Ditmas Park, and found her standing …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Dean Starkman / CJR:
Paywalls are a means, not an end  —  A Toronto Star columnist's belligerence gets me thinking  —  I like paywalls.  I really do.  —  I think it make sense for newspapers that saw the bottom drop out of print ad revenue to now ask readers to pick up a greater share of the cost of news.
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.
Bloomberg:
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 …
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
Digital Book World:
Newsweek/Daily Beast Partners With Vook on Ebook Program  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast will partner with ebook production vendor and publisher Vook on producing ebooks.  —  The partnership officially kicks off tomorrow with the publication of Why Romney Lost: And What the GOP …
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.
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 …
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.”
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: Forbes and @mattbuchanan, Thanks:@michaelroston
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 …
Discussion: New York Post and Capital New York
 
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
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Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
Megyn Kelly Can Save Fox News
Discussion: The Week
Jonathan Russell / Telegraph:
News International could face charges over bribery allegations
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Discussion: TeleRead and Digital Book World
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Beet.TV and Poynter
AAN:
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
PR and the price on a blogger's head
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Agence France Presse:
US sanctions Iran over Internet, media censorship
Discussion: ZDNet, Media News and Ars Technica
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
No More Media ‘Disruption,’ Just Some Slow-Melting Icebergs
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Ex-Cameron Aide Coulson Appeals News Corp. Legal Fees Ruling
Ben Kersey / The Verge:
Google TV brings music and movies to Europe on November 13th
Discussion: CNET, Pocket-lint and The Next Web
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Plain Dealer journalists plan pre-emptive campaign against reduced print, staff cuts
Discussion: WKYC-TV
New York Business Journal:
News Corp. buys out ESPN Star Sports venture
Discussion: MediaNama
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Netflix and the threat to digital media businesses from hostile investors
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don't Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future