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3:06 AM ET, November 10, 2010

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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
ProPublica:
Read the Leaked P.R. Plan to Spin Our Dialysis Investigation  —  Update (2:39 p.m.): Kidney Care Partners released an official statement.  —  The umbrella group Kidney Care Partners (KCP), an advocacy and lobbying organization for dialysis providers, patient groups, drug companies and others …
Discussion: LA Observed
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ProPublica:
Editor's Note: How We Got the Government's Secret Dialysis Data  —  Today, we are publishing the first findings from our investigation of dialysis, a treatment relied upon by hundreds of thousands of people suffering from kidney failure.  The United States spends billions of dollars annually on dialysis, nearly $80,000 per patient.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Blank Slate: Jacob Weisberg Doesn't Much Care for What Works on the Internet.  Can Slate recover?  —  Slate, the Web site, is 14 years old, an eternity on the Internet.  During that span, its New York offices have moved nine times.  On a drizzly Friday morning, Jacob Weisberg …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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: MediaPost, VatorNews and paidContent
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 …
Discussion: MediaPost
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.
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 …
 
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
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