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6:05 PM ET, November 9, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Schools Chancellor Klein to Join News Corp.  —  New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein is resigning to join News Corp., ending an eight-year reign at the helm of the nation's largest school system.  —  In his place, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce Cathie Black, chairwoman of Hearst Magazines.
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Steve Cohn / MinOnline:
Cathie Black Quits Hearst to Become NYC Schools Chancellor
Discussion: AdAge
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Fake ‘Olbermann’ emails sent to Philly columnist  —  Tucker Carlson boasted last July that his site, The Daily Caller, bought the domain name for liberal MSNBC host Keith Olbermann.  Carlson, a conservative journalist and pundit, even said he would start using the email address keith@keitholbermann.com as a gag.
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Jane Smith / How Publishing Really Works:
Cooks Source Issues A Statement  —  I had a brief look at the Cooks Source website this morning and it was still there in a somewhat truncated version: the home-page was pretty much unchanged, but most of the other links had gone.  —  I just took another look, and all it contains …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Kommons Founder Sees Q&A Site as Way to Hold the Powerful Accountable  —  Social networking services have no doubt opened the lines of communication between citizens and public figures, but Cody Brown thinks they fall short in fostering two-way conversations.  Politicians can easily ignore a voter's question on Twitter.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Same-Day E-Book Sales Propel Grisham's Thriller  —  In recent years, even some of the biggest authors have lost gravitational pull with readers.  But for John Grisham's 24th adult book, “The Confession,” the e-book version has helped propel first-week sales beyond that of his last legal thriller.
Discussion: Poynter Online and TeleRead
Janet Paskin / CJR:
Serious Fun With Numbers  —  We're drowning in data, but few reporters know how to use them  —  The story was already great, even before Daniel Gilbert opened his first spreadsheet.  Thousands of citizens in the southern Virginia area Gilbert covered for the Bristol Herald Courier …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
So you think you're a journalist?  Sell your stories on eByline  —  eByline, an online service that brings together freelance journalists and publishers looking for stories, announced today it has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding from The E.W. Scripps Company.
Discussion: VatorNews and paidContent
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Yahoo! on KKR radar  —  Tweet  —  The list of private-equity firms circling Yahoo! is getting longer.  —  PE giant KKR & Co. is among the parties interested in either taking Yahoo! private or helping finance a deal if the struggling Internet pioneer decides to go that route, The Post has learned.
Discussion: TVWeek.com, Crave and DailyFinance
Clay Shirky:
The Times' Paywall and Newsletter Economics  —  It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.  —  In early July, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation placed its two London-based “quality” dailies, the Times and Sunday Times, behind a paywall, charging £1 for 24 hours access, or £2 a week …
New York Observer:
Woodward, Bradlee Star in Slick WaPo Promotion  —  “Hey, was that Robert Redford?” someone asks as a camera follows Bob Woodward around the offices of The Washington Post.  The recently posted video is meant to promote the paper's iPad app.  We can't speak to the quality of the app but this video sure is polished!
Discussion: CJR
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Conan O'Brien's First TBS Monologue: Still Bitter About The NBC Break-Up  —  Conan O'Brien made his return to late night TV tonight with the first episode of TBS' Conan.  In some ways, the opening monologue of the premiere picked up from where he left off in the two weeks of his former NBC show …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Movieclips Nabs $3 Million To Catalogue And Mashup Scenes From Movies  —  Online movie clips site Movieclips.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital as well as a number of angel investors, including Jeff Clavier, Aydin Senkut, Naval Ravikant …
James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
The Sound of Sanity  —  Not only is National Public Radio a last bastion of calm, reliable reporting, it reaches more people than Fox News.  But as NPR celebrates its 40th anniversary, it suffers from one glaring bias: against the author.  —  It isn't until I leave New York City and turn …
Discussion: Romenesko
Associated Press:
Tribune Co. asks court to approve $43M in bonuses  —  (AP) — The Tribune Co. is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to approve up to $43 million in bonuses for top executives and managers this year.  —  The plan calls for some 640 people to receive bonuses totaling from $16.5 million …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin Returns to Media Business … Gerald Levin is getting back into the media business, though in a far more subdued manner than before.  —  Levin, who once brokered controversial megadeals as CEO of Time Warner, is set to announce Tuesday that he has joined Oasis TV as a senior adviser.
Discussion: Gawker and Company Town
Dave Gustafson / PBS:
Inside the NewsHour's Multi-Platform Election Night Bedlam  —  Elections test how much information a news organization can process and then quickly and accurately share it with an audience.  They're also a good time for news organizations to take stock of how far they've come since the last one …
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
Facebook sues Phoenix Media over patent rights  —  Global social networking site Facebook Inc. is suing Phoenix Media/Communications, which owns The Boston Phoenix and WFNX-FM 101.7, for allegedly infringing on two patents that it says help the media company manage content online.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Deal Journal:
Shhh...Quadrangle's Kinda-Secret Media Pow-Wow Hits the Plaza  —  Media moguls and financiers gathered at New York's Plaza Hotel today for the kick-off to Quadrangle's hush-hush annual media conference, Foursquare.  —  The two-day event, hosted by the New York-based private equity firm …
WWD:
W Film Debuts... Net-a-porter Names U.S. Editor...  COMING ATTRACTIONS: When word got out last summer that W magazine had invited a film crew into its offices, the fashion commentariat took to wondering if Stefano Tonchi and company had their own “The September Issue” in store.  The answer is: Not quite.
Wall Street Journal:
Ads, Politics Blur Media Lines  —  Talk Show Hosts Help Raise Cash and Attention for Advocacy Groups That Advertise  —  Cable-news network MSNBC briefly suspended liberal host Keith Olbermann last week for crossing a line between the media and politics when it learned he donated $2,400 each to three Democratic Party candidates.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet Intersect, where storytelling, time, and location get all mashed up  —  It's near impossible to tell a story that doesn't have a place or a time.  As readers and just as humans we have a difficult time connecting with a story — be it a friendly anecdote or a news article — that doesn't tell us where it happened and when.
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
US TV networks seek to stop FilmOn  —  Four top U.S. television networks have asked a federal court to stop the Internet video service FilmOn.com from offering TV channels over the web and on Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPad for free.  —  FilmOn.com Plc (2F0.BE), which claims to be the first high …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Weather Channel Creates Private Ad Network  —  As Others May Follow, Fair Weather Ahead for Online Publishers?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Online publishers have long suffered under the control of ad networks, criticized as “black-box” trading desks where advertisers have little power …
 
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