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11:25 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: Runnin' Scared and 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.
Matt Thompson / Snarkmarket:
Was Marc Ambinder actually a blogger?  —  Last week, Marc Ambinder reached the end of his tenure as a politics blogger for the Atlantic, and toasted the event with a thoughtful post on the nature of blogging.  The central nugget: … My esteemed coblogger tweeted some terrific observations about Ambinder's post:
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Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Blogger, Reporter, Author
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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.
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 …
Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists:
In France, is Sarkozy spying on journalists?  —  Every Wednesday morning in France, rain or shine, half a million people eagerly wait for the satirical weekly, Le Canard Enchainé.  Some wait for it nervously.  The old-fashioned broadsheet, a venerable media institution …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story  —  Earlier this week, RockMelt, a Facebook browser launched to massive press coverage from most major publications including GigaOM.  —  I was as fascinated by the story of RockMelt cofounders Eric Vishria and Tim Howes as I was by their belief …
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Matt Lauer's George W. Bush Interview Gets Lower Ratings Than Everything Except 90210  —  Last night on network TV, House finally relented and agreed to hire a female doctor to the team, Barney got an important clue in his quest to find his father, Jeff and Audrey got Jeff's lesbian friend …
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 …
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
DailyCandy Wants To Make ‘Deals’ With Local Marketers  —  As the discount shopping space continues to attract attention from media companies, DailyCandy, the Comcast-owned fashion and entertainment e-newsletter operator, has expanded its own reach into that area with its DailyCandy Deals channel.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Sarah Palin, Media Critic  —  The former veep candidate (and journalism major) misleads readers on the WSJ with selective quotes  —  Aw, shucks.  —  Sarah Palin is “just a former governor and current housewife from Alaska, but even humble folks like (her) can read the newspaper.”  —  Reading's one thing.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
MediaShift:
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 …
Brian Deagon / Investor's Business Daily:
Blowing Some Hot Air Works For Some Blogs  —  Ed Morrissey is a news junkie who wants his opinions known.  —  He started blogging in 2003 at his Web site Captain's Quarters, mostly about politics, and in 2008 joined the conservative Web site Hot-Air.com as editor.
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 …
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!
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
 
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