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6:15 PM ET, November 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Julian Pecquet / Hillicon Valley:
Gaza violence leads lawmakers to call for shuttering terror groups on Twitter  —  The past week's violence in Gaza has rekindled calls for Twitter to shutter the accounts of U.S.-labeled terror groups such as Hamas.  —  Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Photographs of Gaza conflict bring accusations of media bias  —  In the midst of armed conflict, every photo tells a story.  Just not the one you might think.  —  During eight days of hostilities between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, an argument erupted over the images that documented the fighting.
Jon Mitchell / ReadWrite:
Medium: Why You Should Watch Two Twitter Co-Founders' New Idea  —  Keep an eye on Medium.  I know it's one of those mysterious invite-only things, but the posts are open for everyone with a Twitter account to read, and you should really take a look.  It's very easy to find great stuff …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative  —  Google is working on an open alternative to Apple's AirPlay, and it's hoping to bring a number of device and software vendors on board to provide the industry with an open technology to exchange data between second screens and TV-connected devices.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Peek at TV's Future, Via Google Fiber  —  The Google Fiber experiment/maybe-not-an-experiment in Kansas City is important because it shows Google's ability to compete directly with broadband providers for control of the Internet pipe itself.  —  If Google doesn't need to rely on the Comcasts …
Discussion: Business Insider
Editor resigns over photos of topless Duchess of Cambridge  —  The editor of the Irish Daily Star newspaper has resigned over the publication of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge.  —  Michael O'Kane was suspended from his post in September while an internal investigation was carried out.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Thompson gives evidence to Pollard inquiry  —  Ex-BBC director general flies to London to appear before inquiry into aborted Newsnight programme on Jimmy Savile  —  Mark Thompson has flown to London to give evidence to Nick Pollard inquiry into the handling of Newsnight's aborted investigation …
Sarah Marshall /
Citizen journalists report Sierra Leone elections by SMS  —  Connecting citizens in a country where ‘more people have a mobile phone than have electricity’, with editors and the online world  —  Copyright: Image by kiwanja on Flickr.  Some rights reserved  —  On Saturday Sierra Leone went to the polls.
Chris Hannay / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Citizen journalism across the 49th parallel: How The Globe and Mail used expats to cover the U.S. election  —  Politics in the United States is, for a lot of Canadians, a kind of spectator sport.  Our border is so porous that most Canadians have some kind of link to the United States …
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kon*Fab wants to break the filter bubble by finding location-based news  —  Katy Newton likens it to walking through a coffee shop: You can look around the room and see people reading articles in a newspaper or a magazine — and, within a certain range of politeness, strike up a conversation around the news.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Pardon the disruption: Magine reframes the future of TV to make it broadcaster-friendly  —  Open an app on your phone and start watching live TV with all the channels you'd get from cable.  Pause halfway through and switch to your iPad, then pick up exactly where you left off.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future returns to profitability  —  Metal Hammer and Total Film publisher reports pre-tax profit of £1.1m in the year to 30 September  —  Future Publishing has returned to profitability, despite reporting a 13% drop in revenues for the year to 30 September, thanks in part …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Leveson report to be published next Thursday  —  Lord Justice Leveson confirms date but says he will not field questions from journalists or grant interviews that day  —  Lord Justice Leveson will publish his report on press standards next Thursday and make a televised statement …
Discussion: The Independent
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
All three party leaders ‘want to see action in this Parliament and as soon as possible’ on the press
Discussion: Guardian and Media News
Press Gazette:
Police to probe naming of Lord McAlpine on Twitter  —  Lord McAlpine.  Pic: Andrew Stuart/PA Wire  —  Police are to look into whether any criminal offence has been committed over the Lord McAlpine affair, it emerged today.  —  The peer, who was wrongly named as a paedophile online following …
Discussion: Bloomberg, BBC and @skynewsbreak
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:   Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000
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Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
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