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1:30 AM 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.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post, Guild reach tentative agreement  —  Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild News Co-Chair Fredrick Kunkle says in a Facebook post that The Washington Post and its union members “have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.”  All Guild members will get a raise under the proposed agreement.
John Kell / Wall Street Journal:   Washington Post 3rd-Quarter Net Down 68% on Prior-Year Gains
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
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: @dankennedy_nu and @maureeneboyle1
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Machinima, the YouTube Giant Looking for New Money, Is Also Looking for a New CEO  —  Machinima, the giant YouTube network that caters to gamers, is looking for a new chief executive — at the same time it is trying to close a big funding round.  —  Allen DeBevoise, the company's co-founder …
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Softpedia News and Guardian
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.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
FCC may end blackout rules, but games may still be blacked out online  —  The FCC may finally get rid of its decades-old blackout rules for live sports broadcasts.  Unfortunately, that still doesn't mean that any of these games will be available online.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: Variety and The Hill
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Andrew Sullivan's Dish hits 30,880 subs and $791k in revenue, with jump thanks to government shutdown  —  Andrew Sullivan, who took his popular politics blog the Dish independent and added a metered paywall in January, hoped to pull in $900,000 in subscription revenues to keep the site up and running in 2013.
Discussion: The Dish and @jimmcbee
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” …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The NYT's paywall overtakes digital ads  —  Meantime, the Globe's drag on the Times, quantified  —  It was only a little more than two years ago that the conventional wisdom said The New York Times shouldn't—or couldn't—charge online.  —  You don't hear that anymore with the massive success …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson was warned that buying palace phone book was illegal, jury told  —  Phone-hacking trial hears that News of the World reporter told editor ‘criminal charges’ could result from payment to police  —  Andy Coulson was warned in an email from a reporter on the News of the World that he could face …
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