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9:40 AM ET, November 18, 2010

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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Bill Clinton's speech can be tweeted after all  —  Did former President Bill Clinton really ban tweeting, live-blogging and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference?  —  No. But it definitely appeared that way over the past 24 hours.
Discussion: Romenesko, Techdirt and SAI
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Rockefeller: News media has surrendered to “forces of entertainment”  —  The 24-hour news cycle has forced the media to embrace hype and rumor-mongering to the detriment of the public interest, according to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Thanks:gnagesh
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video: Reuters Readies Big Expansion in the United States  —  MONACO — Declaring that news providers in the U.S. are not “satifying the needs” of publishers and broadcasters, Reuters will be expanding its offerings in the United States, with major announcements to come over the next couple of months …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Russ Smith / splicetoday.com:
Love the Royals, Hate the Republicans  —  Media celebrity Tina Brown is extraordinarily agile: one day she'll bash wealthy Americans, and the next wax flowery about Prince William and his future bride.  —  There's only one certainty in the event of a nuclear war: Tina Brown will survive.
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Michelle Lodge / CNBC:   A year from now, the marriage Newsweek magazine with the Daily …
Aaron Wiener / The Washington Independent:
The Washington Independent, signing off  —  Nearly three years ago, The Washington Independent was launched as a bold experiment in online journalism.  The idea was to combine hard-nosed investigative reporting with all the web had to offer: the nimbleness of real-time coverage …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Twitter's Official Analytics Product Has Arrived  —  Twitter has started inviting a select group of users to test a new analytics product, Mashable has learned.  Such a product has been rumored for some time, and a Twitter executive said earlier this year that Analytics would debut by the end of 2010.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
NoW: Mulcaire ordered to name names  —  Judge rules that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire must identify journalists who instructed him to intercept voicemail messages  —  The private investigator at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal has been ordered by a high court judge to reveal …
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Patti Smith Wins National Book Award  —  Patti Smith, the musician and artist, won the National Book Award on Wednesday night for her evocative memoir of bohemian New York, “Just Kids.”  —  In the nonfiction category, she beat the finalists Barbara Demick for “Nothing to Envy,” …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and GalleyCat
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Fast Company Editor: ‘We want to have women represented on our covers’  —  Earlier this week, Fast Company magazine asked its readers to help select the most influential women in technology as part of an annual feature aimed at giving women the recognition they deserve.
Discussion: Thought Gadgets
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bewkes: Era Of ‘Media Mogul’ Is Over  —  After trying to determine which seat was the power seat on stage at The Paley Center's International Council conference, the NYT's David Carr asked Jeff Bewkes, Time (NYSE: TWX) Warner's chairman and CEO, about where power resides in the media business today.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Peter Chernin To Old Media: Be Afraid.  Be Very Afraid.  —  That ventures like Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV make traditional media companies justifiably anxious was actually the good news from Peter Chernin, former president of News Corp (NSDQ: NWS).
Discussion: BoomTown and Tech Europe
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
‘The Daily’ is Murdoch's ‘No. 1 most exciting project’  —  On Tuesday, The Cutline's Michael Calderone and I wrote about News Corp.'s rapidly evolving plans for a national “newspaper” that will be available exclusively on the iPad and other tablet devices.  —  Details remain scarce …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Federated Media Acquires FoodBuzz  —  John Battelle's Publishing Aggregator Goes Foodie  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Advertising and publishing company Federated Media has acquired food-blog network FoodBuzz, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  At a time when advertisers …
Discussion: BoomTown, Thanks:edmundlee
Paul Bradshaw / Poynter Online:
Data and Journalism Form a Powerful Combination  —  OnlineJournalismBlog.com and Birmingham City Uni  —  For the past two centuries, journalists have dealt in the currency of information: We transmuted base metals into narrative gold.  But information is changing.
WWD:
Memo Pad: Conde Nast Fights Back... Gap's Give-and-Take  —  FIGHTING BACK: “The gloves are off here at Condé [Nast],” said Wired publisher Howard Mittman, whose magazine will end the year in the number-one spot for ad page growth at the company, up 24 percent.
Discussion: MediaPost
David Kaplan / paidContent:
SNL Kagan: Cord Cutting's A Fact; Other Factors Drive Down Pay TV Subs Too  —  Despite the insistence that there is no meaningful cable TV cord-cutting by media executives like Time (NYSE: TWX) Warner's Jeff Bewkes and Viacom's Philippe Dauman—not to mention research backed up by Nielsen …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Building a Better Explainer: Help Us Out  —  My graduate students and I are embarking a big project that revolves around a particular genre in journalism: the explainer.  And we need your help.  —  An explainer is a special feature that does not provide the latest news or update you on a story.
 
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
TVNewser Acquires TVSpy
Discussion: Romenesko and MediaPost
Chip / Redlights and Redeyes:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Village Voice Media To Handle Portion Of Ad Sales For Gothamist
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:nitwitty
Jonathan Stray:
What's the point of social news?
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
More Nielsen Problems: Under-Counting ‘Unique Visitors’ by 5%
Discussion: New York Observer
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
The Dawn of Like-vertising  —  Social nets are quickly changing the online ad dynamic
Thanks:rawmeet
Joy Mayer / RJI:
What “engagement” means to Lauren McCullough at the Associated Press
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Comcast Joins Sporting News For Electronic Publications
Discussion: paidContent
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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