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12:25 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
British Tabloid Paper Portrayed as Prompting Suicides  —  LONDON — A lawyer representing 51 people who say they were victims of phone hacking and press intrusion told a hearing on Wednesday that his clients and their families had been followed, spied on, threatened, harassed, vilified …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sun's former head of features sues News Corp execs over sacking  —  Matt Nixson seeks £100,000 in damages after being abruptly fired from his job on 21 July  —  The Sun's former head of features, who was sacked in July, is suing News Group Newspapers and four members …
Discussion: Adweek
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Police, News Corp. Question U.K. Hacking Total
Discussion: Poynter
Julie Moos / Poynter:
AP says safety concern was behind memo about journalists tweeting colleagues' arrest  —  AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has sent a memo to all employees clarifying why staffers were cautioned Tuesday not to tweet about two journalists caught up in the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to AP: Twitter is the newswire now
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
AP Impact: Right-to-know laws often ignored … Satbir Sharma's wife is dead.  His family lives in fear in rural India.  His father's left leg is shattered, leaving him on crutches for life.  —  Sharma's only consolation lies in a new law that gives him the right to know what will happen …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Paper still blocked after three-year freedom of information battle  —  The government is blocking a newspaper from obtaining sight of documents about Nestlé's takeover of Rowntree in 1988.  —  Twenty years later, in November 2008, The Press in York made a freedom of information request …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon KindlePhone for 2012?  —  Amazon just rolled out a full-fledged tablet.  Next year, says Citigroup's research department, it could have its own phone.  Here's the topline from analyst Mark Mahaney's newest note:  —  “Based on our supply chain channel checks in Asia led by Kevin Chang …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Wants Out of the Porn Business  —  Pssst.  Hey.  You.  Want to buy a porn site?  —  Nick Denton has something for you: The Gawker Media owner is pawning off Fleshbot, the porn site he has operated for eight years in addition to sites like Gawker, Gizmodo and Deadspin.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
A Groupon for Newspapers?  —  Newspapers, in danger of having their advertising lunch eaten by Groupon and its ilk, have teamed up to form an online deals platform.  —  Eight publishing and media companies are launching the common digital shopping platform, called Find n Save.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Don't Be Too Disappointed By Google Music's Lackluster Debut  —  The web is less than enthused by Google Music, which made its debut today with the usual fanfare.  The criticism is withering in its somewhat entitled way: “Where's the Spotify killer?”  “Rdio already does this!”  “So it's basically iTunes match?”
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Glenn Peoples / Hollywood Reporter:
Google Music Launch Unveils a Solid Competitor to Apple, Amazon, Spotify
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC aired documentary made by TV company in the pay of Mubarak  —  The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for “nominal” fees aslittle as £1 from a company that was working to promote foreign governments such as the Egyptian regime of the now-deposed Hosni Mubarak.
Discussion: BBC
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable's Marcus Sees HBO Go Agreement ‘Soon’ for Mobile Devices  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), the second- largest U.S. cable-television provider, is nearing a deal with HBO to offer the HBO Go application to subscribers so they can watch shows on mobile devices, its chief operating officer said.
Discussion: Deadline.com
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Public Radio and the Freelance Journalist  —  Should the same code of ethics apply?  —  Caitlin Curran was a freelance web producer for WNYC/PRI's radio show, The Takeaway, which has been covering the Occupy Wall Street protests.  After a picture of Curran holding a sign at a recent OWS protest went viral …
Jessica Roy / 10,000 Words:
How The Stop Online Piracy Act Could Impact Journalists  —  Unless you're wholly entrenched in the daily goings on of Internet and copyright law, SOPA might be one of those things you hadn't even heard of until this morning, when sites like BoingBoing and Tumblr and GigaOm launched posts explaining and condemning it.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Takes Fight Against SOPA Up A Notch, ‘Censors’ User Dashboards
Martin Wilson / The Drum:
Analysis: ABC figures for October 2011  —  The latest ABC figures continued to highlight the decline in circulation for daily printed newspapers across the UK, with some Sunday titles however witnessing an uplift following the closure of the News of the World.
Discussion: Guardian
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Motoring Into the Motor City: Introducing HuffPost Detroit  —  Today marks the rollout of our latest local section: HuffPost Detroit, fresh off the assembly line.  —  We motor into the Motor City with a clear editorial mission: to provide an alternative to the knee-jerk narrative the national media love to tell about Detroit.
Discussion: Poynter
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL's Product Guy, Brad Garlinghouse, Heads For The Exit  —  AOL doesn't have a chief product officer, but if it did, that person would be Brad Garlinghouse, the president of Applications and Commerce who heads up AOL's Silicon Valley office.  As has been widely reported, Garlinghouse has decided to leave AOL.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Can Twitter advertising really work for newspapers?  —  Remember when newspapers debated the value and merits of using Twitter?  Well, there's a new question for news organizations to consider: Can newspapers use Twitter for advertising?  —  In the last few weeks, The Hartford Courant and The …
Greg Marx / CJR:
It Wasn't ‘Liberal Media’ That Froze Out Bachmann  —  And why the press is right to focus on the front-runners  —  Over the weekend, a media micro-controversy broke out: CBS News political director and Slate reporter John Dickerson wrote in an email that he'd rather book a guest …
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
LoveFilm U.K. Signs Multi-Platform Streaming Deal with Warner Bros. … LONDON - The U.K. division of LoveFilm has signed a multi-year, multi-layer deal with Warner Bros. giving the Amazon-owned group streaming rights to titles including The Hangover, Gran Torino and Sex And The City 2.
 
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Foster Kamer / Betabeat:
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Beloved NPR Series Jumping To TV
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Minnesota Independent staffer says news site is shutting down
Discussion: Minnesota Independent and BrauBlog
Megan Carpentier / The Raw Story:
Bank of America hires Malcolm Gladwell to attract small business clients
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The road ahead for The Huffington Post: Nine months and a merger later, 'Capital-J Journalism …
Discussion: Folio and The New York Observer
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Robert H. Estabrook, Post editorial page editor, dies at 93
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
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Discussion: MinnPost and Poynter
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
‘South Park’ Renewed Through 2016; Will Hit Landmark 20th Season