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3:10 PM ET, October 31, 2010

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Fox Returns to Cablevision  —  The Fox network flickered back to life in three million homes serviced by Cablevision on Saturday night, signaling an end to an unusually long and bitter feud between the cable company and Fox's parent company, the News Corporation.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Explains The Purpose Of The Rally To Restore Sanity  —  For a few seconds there, it seemed even Jon Stewart wasn't quite sure what the nature of his beast, the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, was.  “What exactly was this?” he asked the crowd.
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Brian Stelter / The Caucus:
Rally Includes Lesson in Media Criticism 301  —  The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear will be remembered, in part, as an expensive, engrossing act of media criticism.  —  Jon Stewart, the comedian who hosted the Comedy Central rally alongside Stephen Colbert, spoke about the press as an …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and digiphile
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Good advice for journalist entrepreneurs at ONA  —  “If you are a journalist and you want to be an entrepreneur, you need to have a serious, serious attitude adjustment.”  —  That was Michele McLellan's advice leading off the “Turning Bits into Bucks” session here at ONA 2010.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Why Twitter's C.E.O. Demoted Himself  —  AT the annual South by Southwest gathering of techies in Austin, Tex., in March, conference organizers had chosen a hangar-size room to accommodate their star speaker: Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, the messaging and social networking site that had become a digital phenomenon.
Discussion: TechCrunch and SAI
Michael Oneal / Los Angeles Times:
Hedge funds sue banks that funded Tribune Co. buyout  —  They allege the lenders knew the company was being made insolvent.  —  A group of hedge funds has sued the banks that funded Tribune Co.'s 2007 leveraged buyout, alleging that the lenders knowingly rendered the company insolvent and precipitated its 2008 bankruptcy.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Topix Finds Niche In Political Ads  —  Local is fast becoming the biggest part of a company's online social strategy, and politicians are catching on, albeit slowly.  The insight led Topix to create forums based on ZIP codes that let visitors share their views on local and state political issues and candidates.
Hunter Walker / New York Observer:
The Perils of Being a Gawker Media Tipster  —  Gawker Media founder Nick Denton built a multimillion media empire with a ruthless brand of no-holds-barred tabloid blogging often aided by a wide network of anonymous, mercenary spies and tipsters.  Lately, though, Gawker Media's record …
Discussion: The Corsair
ProPublica:
A New Partnership: American Public Media's Public Insight Network  —  Today we are announcing our partnership with American Public Media's Public Insight Network.  —  The Public Insight Network began in 2003 at Minnesota Public Radio as a new way to connect journalists with the community they serve …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Faulty Metrics Make for a Media Guessing Game  —  The irony is keenly felt by virtually every media entity, whether it is a tiny web-native outlet or a giant traditional publisher: The Internet, the most easily — and frequently — measured medium in the history of humanity …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Updated: AOL Lands Obama, Celebs for Series  —  AOL thinks Web users are ready for appointment TV.  —  The beleaguered portal on Monday (Nov. 1) will roll out three new daily series, which will be scheduled much like traditional TV.  The new shows include You've Got, which will consist …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Redbox planning to expand onto the Web next year  —  As more consumers leave DVDs behind for digital downloads, the company that brought movie vending machines to grocery stores nationwide is following the audience.  —  Redbox unveiled Thursday a new digital strategy that by next year …
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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