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8:00 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 …
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Fox News chief apologizes to ADL for ‘Nazi’ remark  —  Fox News chief Roger Ailes apologized Thursday to Abraham Foxman, national director for the Anti-Defamation League, after calling NPR executives “Nazis” in an interview with The Daily Beast.  —  Ailes, in a letter, began by following up on …
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.
Chadwick Matlin / CJR:
A Faustian Bargain  —  Slideshows are the scourge, and the savior, of online journalism  —  In May 2009, Thebigmoney.com was shouting into the void.  Slate's business site was eight months old, but it was still averaging only 50,000 page views a day, well below The Slate Group's goal.
Discussion: Romenesko and SAI
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
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.
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
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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NBCU's Zucker: In An On-Demand World, Content Matters More Than Schedules  —  CNBC (NYSE: GE) talker Jim Cramer grilled his out-going boss Jeff Zucker during a quick back-and-forth about his high points and low points, his job prospects and where the TV business is headed as the merger of Comcast …
eMedia Vitals:
Fair use: how much is too much?  —  Fair use: how much is too much?  —  Reactions: 8  —  Page view “journalism” and content aggregation are the cornerstones of the explosive growth of Gawker, Huffington Post and slews of other blogs, but does that growth come at the expense of the publications who conducted the original reporting?
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg:
Cablevision Explores Spinoff of TV Channels Including ‘Mad Men’ Home AMC  —  Cablevision Systems Corp., the New York-area cable-television provider, is exploring a spinoff of its Rainbow unit, which includes cable channels Sundance, IFC and AMC, the broadcaster of “Mad Men.”  The stock jumped.
Discussion: Company Town
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
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,” …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Senators Want Negotiations Made Public in Retransmission 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 and Company Town, Thanks:gnagesh
 
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to be Universally …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Discussion: PC Magazine
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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
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Federated Media Acquires FoodBuzz
Discussion: paidContent, FM Blog, WebNewser and BoomTown, Thanks:edmundlee
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