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3:30 PM ET, November 18, 2010

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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Chief Blasts NPR ‘Nazis’  —  Roger Ailes slams Jon Stewart as a conservative-basher, explains why he rode to Juan Williams' rescue—and sees NPR as taxpayer-funded propaganda.  Part II of Howard Kurtz's interview.  —  When Jon Stewart was appearing on the O'Reilly Factor a few weeks back …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT Gives Its Staff A $480 Bonus To Buy An iPad; CEO's Memo  —  The Financial Times says it will give a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against the purchase of an iPad or other tablet.  —  Newspaper publishers are clearly getting bullish about the prospects of a post-web future …
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, WebNewser, Techdirt and SAI
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Crunching Denton's Ratio: What's the return on paying sources?  —  There was a lot of buzz on Twitter yesterday about Paul Farhi's piece in The Washington Post on checkbook journalism — in particular the way a mishmash of websites, tabloids, and TV news operations put money in the hands of the people they want to interview.
Discussion: Washington Post
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Senators Wants Negotiations Made Public In Retrans Fights  —  At a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Democratic senators suggested there should be more transparency in the tumultuous negotiations between television stations and distributors.  —  At times the hearing, titled “Television Viewers …
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Rockefeller: News media has surrendered to “forces of entertainment”
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Thanks:gnagesh
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video: Reuters Readies Big Expansion in the United States  —  MONACO — Declaring that news providers in the U.S. are not “satisfying 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: WebNewser
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek.com nervously awaits news of its fate  —  Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose—namely, their jobs.  —  As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one …
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Russ Smith / splicetoday.com:   Love the Royals, Hate the Republicans
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Life in the Patch  —  Is AOL's hyperlocal news network an evil slave empire or a boon to hungry journalists?  —  Chris Gray, Sara Fay, and Sofia Resnick  —  CEOs must love it when small folk call them evil—nice guys don't wind up masters of the universe.
Discussion: Romenesko
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,” …
Nikki Osman / Guardian:
Diary of a budding journalist: The highs and lows writing about yourself  —  Attending a panel discussion with top Guardian columnists Charlie Brooker, Zoe Williams and Tanya Gold has given Nikki an insight into the rewards and pitfalls of lifestyle journalism
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Web-Only Service Coming, Probably Not Cheap  —  Hate discs?  Love Web video?  Netflix should have something for you shortly: At the Web 2.0 conference yesterday, CEO Reed Hastings said a streaming-only option for U.S. subscribers should be available “shortly.”
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Related-Links Blog Plugin Zemanta Raises $3 Million  —  Zemanta, a web add-on that injects blog posts and CMS articles with links to related material, has raised its biggest venture round so far in order to bump its sales efforts and product development.  —  The $3 million comes …
Discussion: Z-Blog, SAI and TechCrunch
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to Universally Accessed, paidContent's Staci Kramer  —  MONACO — For publishers to succeed in the fast changing media environment, digital content must be universally accessed, irrespective of the device, says Staci D. Kramer, editor of paidContent, the influential media news site.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
What media companies can learn from Briefing.com's copyright mishap  —  Briefing.com's settlement with Dow Jones is a valuable lesson for media companies about how repurposing content, even with attribution, can backfire.  The news site, which covers market information for investment professionals …
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: paidContent, FM Blog, WebNewser and BoomTown, Thanks:edmundlee
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Economist Hits iPad, Targeting A Million Paying Digital Readers
Discussion: Economist and Poynter Online
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Bloomberg News was the NetApp Earnings ‘Leaker’
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Fast Company Editor: ‘We want to have women represented on our covers’
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Peter Chernin To Old Media: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
Discussion: BoomTown and Tech Europe
Paul Bradshaw / Poynter Online:
Data and Journalism Form a Powerful Combination
WWD:
Memo Pad: Conde Nast Fights Back... Gap's Give-and-Take
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
TVNewser Acquires TVSpy
Discussion: Romenesko and MediaPost
David Kaplan / paidContent:
SNL Kagan: Cord Cutting's A Fact; Other Factors Drive Down Pay TV Subs Too
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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
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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
Nick Davies / Guardian:
NoW: Mulcaire ordered to name names
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bewkes: Era Of ‘Media Mogul’ Is Over