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12:30 PM ET, November 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Broken news: struggling to find facts in the Twitter maelstrom  —  LAX shooting shows that the rules of retraction on Twitter are still unwritten — especially for old media  —  As with Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings, and countless other major stories, news of today's shooting …
Discussion: Gawker and TVNewser
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Are breaking news mistakes even worth covering anymore? … After Aurora, Colo. shooting; after the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling; after the Boston manhunt — should we even bother covering the media's mistakes anymore?  Getting it wrong seems to have become the industry standard.
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Globe and Mail Erroneously Claims Ex-NSA Chief Michael Hayden Killed at LAX  —  In yet another in a long list of major breaking news errors committed by major news outlets, Canada's Globe and Mail falsely reported that ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden was killed in Friday's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
UK: Snowden reporter's partner involved in ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’  —  (Reuters) - British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in “terrorism” when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden through …
Discussion: @ggreenwald and @ggreenwald
Joe Strupp / Media Matters:
Veteran Journalists Criticize 60 Minutes For “Serious Problem” With Benghazi “Witness”  —  Journalism veterans and media ethicists are demanding answers from CBS News in light of the revelation that the key “witness” in 60 Minutes' recent report on the September 2012 terrorist attacks …
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Emily Bell / Guardian:
US journalism makes break with market forces  —  Guardian US, Jeff Bezos's WaPo deal and Glenn Greenwald's new venture highlight the growing power of the non-profit sector  —  Something shocking has happened to US journalism: it has parted company with the free market.
Discussion: @mathewi and The New Inquiry
David Grossman / The Verge:
YouTube Live: a disastrous spectacle Google would like you to forget  —  On the eve of its next attempt, has the company learned from its mistakes?  —  This Sunday, November 3rd, the world will experience the first annual YouTube Music Awards, hosted by Jason Schwartzman and streamed live from New York City.
Jim Romenesko:
GateHouse's Times Herald-Record lays off all four of its staff photographers  —  In early September, News Corp. sold its Dow Jones Local Media Group — 33 newspapers — to the majority shareholder of GateHouse Media.  —  I'm getting reports today of “bloodbaths” at some of the former Dow Jones papers.
Discussion: @maureeneboyle1 and @dankennedy_nu
Devin Leonard / Businessweek:
BitTorrent's Music Industry Team-Up  —  When Moby was planning the September release of Innocents, his 11th studio album, he didn't want to simply put out another collection of danceable songs.  In an innovative maneuver, he open-sourced the drum tracks, guitar parts, and keyboard riffs …
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Student Newspapers Scurry to Make Ends Meet  —  WITHIN a month of taking over as editor of The Hatchet, George Washington University's student newspaper, Cory Weinberg knew that something had to change.  Advertising dollars had been steadily declining.  Printing costs continued to rise.
Discussion: @rebeccatheim
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
New iPad Air comes closer to all-in-one reporting device for mobile journalists  —  Mobile journalists — those who report on the ground and file stories at Starbucks, for instance — should be tempted by the iPad Air.  While it's unlikely to revolutionize on-the-go computing …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
FT Chief Ridding: no plans to kill its pink pages  —  (Reuters) - The Financial Times plans to retain its famously salmon-hued print edition even as it aggressively ramps up digital distribution, its chief executive said in an interview.  —  FT Group CEO John Ridding said a “digital first” …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Andrew Sullivan's Dish hits 30,880 subs and $791k in revenue, with jump thanks to government shutdown
Discussion: @jimmcbee and The Dish
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
FCC may end blackout rules, but games may still be blacked out online
Discussion: Variety and The Hill
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Plans Sweeping Changes to Bolster AM Radio
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newspapers forge ahead with plans for new regulator
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Digital Subs Power Circ Gains For Some Newspapers
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post, Guild reach tentative agreement
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John Kell / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post 3rd-Quarter Net Down 68% on Prior-Year Gains
Benjamin Bidder / Spiegel Online:
Russian News Agency Shuttered Due to Swears
Rhonda Roland Shearer / iMediaEthics:
Columbia Journalism Review Sued for Libel, Invasion of Privacy by Former Newsweek Teen Source
Discussion: Poynter