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9:40 AM ET, November 3, 2010

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Matt Diaz / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's election night: Here's what some news orgs (old & new) have planned  —  It's election day in the United States, and with election day comes election day coverage.  With more media players than ever aiming for their own slice of the audience, here are a few highlights of what they've got planned …
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The Media Desk / Media Decoder:
Election Night: Live Blogging the Media Coverage  —  With issues like health care and the dismal economy on most voters' minds and the emergence of the Tea Party and new political personalities like Carly Fiorina and Christine O'Donnell, tonight's midterm election results are being covered …
Discussion: NPR
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The NYTimes.com Goes Live Tonight with Video News and Commentary, a First  —  Will Frank Rich beat Keith Olbermann in tonight's ratings around the election returns?  Probably not, but in a first, The New York Times is going live from its newsroom with reports and commentary on the mid-term election.
Discussion: New York Times and TVNewser
New York Post:
Newsweek post yet to be filled  —  Tweet  —  Newsweek's new owner, Sidney Harman, now calls the fruitless merger talks involving Barry Diller, Tina Brown and The Daily Beast an “unfortunate dalliance” while he concedes that he is nowhere close to finding a permanent editor-in-chief.
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Felix Salmon takes a blogging fellowship at CJR, has no problem annoying funder, Pete Peterson  —  Felix Salmon, who blogs on economics for Reuters, is heading to Columbia Journalism Review — sort of.  Salmon has signed on to a part-time fellowship covering, as CJR puts it …
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Dean Starkman / CJR:   Felix Salmon is the Columbia Journalism Review's New Peterson Fellow
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
ABC News cuts ties with Breitbart on election day  —  Andrew Breitbart will not be a part of ABC News' election coverage on Tuesday night.  That goes for television, online, or any combination of the two.  —  Andrew Morse, executive producer of ABC News Digital, informed Breitbart on Tuesday …
Erik Wemple / TBD All News:
Washington Post close on new hyperlocal sites  —  There's a new survey out from the Washington Post, and it fills out a pretty detailed picture of what the region's largest news provider has in mind for the Internet.  One of the questions:  —  “Please rate your level of interest in accessing …
The Independent:
The story behind Vogue's iPad app  —  Going from page to screen has been less than seamless.  Vogue's editor, Alexandra Shulman, tells Ian Burrell why it takes time for things to click  —  After 94 years as one of the most beautiful products on the newsstand, Vogue, the magazine that never misses …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Hollywood studios grappling with when and where to release their movies on DVD, digital  —  For consumers already confused about when a movie goes on sale on DVD and Blu-ray versus its availability on video on demand, digital download, Netflix and Redbox rental and Netflix online streaming, life could get even more complicated.
Ryan Nakashima / Canadian Press:
Google TV exec says broadcasters ‘misunderstand’ role of its online TV platform  —  LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Attempts by broadcasters to seek payment for allowing their online video to be viewed through Google Inc.'s new Web-connected TV platform represents a “misunderstanding” of what it is, a Google executive said Tuesday.
Discussion: Canadian Press
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Rap, Parlayed Into Books  —  Publishing Firm Launched by Duo Behind Cash Money Records  —  Ronald and Bryan Williams, two entrepreneurial brothers from New Orleans who run the successful music company Cash Money Records Inc., are turning their attention to the book business.
CJR:
Escape the Silos  —  How the press can help rebuild the American conversation  —  In his wonderful book, The Earl of Louisiana, A. J. Liebling takes many a detour on his way to explaining that state, and in one of them he talks food.  Specifically, he asks why food is so great in New Orleans and so bad sixty miles or so to the north.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
At My Wit's End: Jason Calacanis Threatens To Sue Us  —  Jason Calacanis, our former partner on our TechCrunch50 events, is threatening to sue us.  His demand letter and draft complaint are embedded below.  In a nutshell, he wants part of the proceeds from our sale to AOL.
 
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Dylan Tweney / The Atlantic Online:
The Undesigned Web  —  Design reigned supreme in the 20th century …
Discussion: Wired.co.uk
Julia Moskin / New York Times:
A New Flavor for Bon Appétit
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Federated Media Snaps Up BigTent
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Is that a morning show or an infomercial?
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Allbritton backs broadband reclassification, net neutrality
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Ian Shapira / Post Now:
Washington Times sold to former execs
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
THR's Relaunch Issue Features Vanity Fair-Like Cover
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
BBC Builders: Vicky Spengler prototypes the future of TV
 Earlier Picks: 
Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Getting lapped by innovation abroad? …
Discussion: Garcia Media
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bruce Brugmann: Guardian of influence loved, hated
Discussion: Romenesko
David Kaplan / paidContent:
E.W. Scripps: Print Bundling Continues To Pull Down Online Ad Revs
Discussion: MediaPost
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's Official: News Corp.'s Paywalls Are a Bust
Larry Kramer / American Journalism Review:
Navigating the Future  —  While nostalgia may nudge some of us …
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker:
Don Meek to head reorganized, rechristened Tribune Digital
Discussion: MediaPost, Romenesko and paidContent
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Gold Mine in Attack Ads on Local TV
Discussion: New York Magazine