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6:15 AM ET, November 11, 2010

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Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Fox.com now blocking Google TV devices  —  Another one bites the dust.  A couple of weeks ago, Fox.com was atop our list of Websites that could still be accessed on Google TV to stream full episodes of content.  Well, you can go ahead and cross Fox off that list, as they are now blocking Google TV devices (see the photo above).
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Confirmed: Fox Blocking Google TV  —  Fox has begun blocking the availability of its TV programming from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV, joining ABC (NYSE: DIS), CBS (NYSE: CBS), NBC (NYSE: GE) and Hulu.  —  A source at the network confirmed the move late Wednesday, but declined comment.
Discussion: GTVHub.com and GigaOM
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Video Truce: Free Hulu Goes Away From Boxee, Replaced by Hulu Plus  —  The Hulu-Boxee war is over!  The terms of the truce: Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to get Web video on TV, will remove links to Hulu's free service-but will give users the ability to use the Hulu Plus paid service.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CEO Expects TV Networks To Block Boxee Box, Plans Payment Platform To Win Them Over
Discussion: Co.Design
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers  —  In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times said on Wednesday that it would publish e-book best-seller lists in fiction and nonfiction beginning early next year.  —  The lists will be compiled …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Sorkin talks Dealbook's changes and business journalism  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  New York Times business reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin founded the Dealbook blog and daily e-mail back in 2001, when such dissemination strategies for business news were in their infancy.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
DealBook relaunch triggered N.Y. Times blog shutdown
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Lou Dobbs joining Fox Business Network  —  Just about a year to the day that he left CNN, Lou Dobbs is returning to cable news, this time as host of his own show on News Corp.'s Fox Business Network.  —  Fox Business Network is expected to announce that it has signed Dobbs as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Slate's Traffic Is Gangbusters, Except When It's Not  —  Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg wrote a memo to his staff today in response to this week's Observer cover story, a look at how the 14-year-old site is faring against new and ferocious competition.  He takes exception to our piece …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Editor on the ‘Beauty’ of Readers' Ignorance  —  Gerald Marzorati, center, with Marc Jacobs (L) and Paul Krugman.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  The New York Times cultivates an image as the preferred read of the intellectual elite, but at least one of the paper's higher-ups seems …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Michael Oneal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Tribune judge OKs more than $40M in bonuses  —  The judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case approved more than $40 million in 2010 incentive bonuses for 635 operating managers and executives Wednesday.  —  But based on the company's projected performance through the end of the year …
Discussion: Romenesko
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Plus TV Creates “Social Viewing”  —  Although television has become more fragmented thanks to the web, millions of people still tune in for certain shows, including the Emmys and the MTV Video Music Awards.  The real-time conversation that Twitter allows makes it a perfect companion for those events …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Telegraph to recruit multimedia staff following site redesign  —  Tweet  —  The redesigned Telegraph site, which was launched today  —  The Telegraph is looking to recruit more multimedia staff following the redesign of its website, digital editor Edward Roussel said today.
Media Week:
The Times and Sunday Times attract 75% of online audience from UK  —  News International's paywall around sites for The Times and The Sunday Times has created a more affluent and more engaged digital audience, with a significantly larger UK bias than any other newspaper, according to chief marketing officer Katie Vanneck.
Discussion: Guardian
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
When Good News Is Bad News: Google Reportedly Fires Raise Leaker  —  Some corporate memos are confidential.  —  And some memos are “confidential"-meaning there's no real expectation that they'll stay within the family.  —  You'd assume that Eric Schmidt's memo to “Googlers” announcing big raises falls in the latter category.
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation:
Math Error Skews Nation Ad Numbers In Monday's New York Times Profile  —  The Nation was excited to see that we'd been profiled in Monday's New York Times, in a business section feature, “Bad News for Liberals May Be Good News for A Liberal Magazine.”  But we were surprised to read this:
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Onion Strikes Comic Gold With Biden Spoofs  —  Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has never smashed a Whac-A-Mole game in a drunken fit.  He has never invoked Freedom of Information laws to find out a female federal employee's work schedule.  And to the best of anyone's knowledge …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Lost and Heroes producers: Hollywood still trapped in the past  —  Lost and Heroes seem like two compelling examples of how a vibrant online fanbase can help fuel success on television, but when Carlton Cuse (an executive producer on Lost, pictured center) and Tim Kring (the creator of Heroes …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Joel Klein on Rupert Murdoch, Cathleen Black, and Being a Jerk  —  Yesterday's announcement that schools chancellor Joel Klein was resigning, to be replaced by Cathleen Black, the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines, shocked the city.  This morning John Heilemann caught up with Klein by phone …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and MinOnline
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Alan Rusbridger / Poynter Online:
Openness, Collaboration Key to New Information Ecosystem  —  In 2009 you could smell the fear.  As banks crashed and the recession hit, even the grandest media companies trembled a little.  We had all known for some time that the revolution we're all living through would at some stage get really tough.
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
The Reign of Right-Wing Primetime … I'll name a hit TV show, and you guess if it's more popular among Republicans or Democrats.  —  First, NCIS — investigating military crimes on CBS.  Safe bet conservatives love it, right?  —  How about ABC's Desperate Housewives — a racy soap, female audience.
 
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Jeff Israely / Nieman Journalism Lab:
An idea and a brand come together as Worldcrunch
Discussion: Media News and Editors Weblog
New York Post:
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ROSS KENNETH URKEN / New York | Guest of a Guest:
Blogging Makes Joan Didion Uncomfortable
Discussion: The Awl and New York Observer
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Some Stories are “Un-Webbable”  —  The Washington Post's Mark Luckie …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Talking Points Memo's first developer talks startup life …
Amy Garmer / KnightComm:
Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action
Discussion: KnightBlog
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
ESPN's Skipper: iPad is not print's savior
David Schlesinger / Reuters:
Our need to be in the midst of danger
 Earlier Picks: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Playboy Goes Geo-Local With Scout App, Even as Iconic Media Company …
Discussion: New York Observer
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
David Rosenthal Puts on His Penguin Suit
Ethan Klapper / 10,000 Words:
6 innovative uses of Tumblr by newsrooms
CJR:
Launch Pad: Portland, Oregon
Chloe Malle / New York Observer:
Nora Sticks Her Neck Out: The Author Brings Her Philosophy of Divorce
Discussion: Canadian Press
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Journalists ‘cautiously pessimistic’ about Patch
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and WebNewser
Media Week:
‘Electricity in the newsroom’: the rise and rise of the iPad