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7:10 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 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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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Sen. Rockefeller rips media industry at hearing on recent distribution fights
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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
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
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.
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
TVNewser Acquires TVSpy  —  Industry news site grabs industry news site; seeks to get in on station job listings  —  WebMediaBrands, the company that owns the popular Web portal mediabistro.com, is acquiring TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. WebMediaBrands also owns the industry news/gossip site TVNewser.
Discussion: Romenesko and MediaPost
Chip / Redlights and Redeyes:
open letter to newspaper photographers  —  If you think you are safe in your job, you aren't.  —  I say that bluntly to make the point stick.  You are a number.  You are expendable.  Your work will win awards.  Your work will sell papers.  In the end, if they don't sell that ugly ad around your photo, you don't have a job.
Joy Mayer / RJI:
What “engagement” means to Lauren McCullough at the Associated Press  —  How do you build a relationship with a global audience, personalizing a brand and involving users in your coverage?  The Associated Press is going for it, with aggressive social media strategies and a reliance on its 3,000 journalists.
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
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Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
The Dawn of Like-vertising  —  Social nets are quickly changing the online ad dynamic
Thanks:rawmeet
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Comcast Joins Sporting News For Electronic Publications
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Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Scrawl of Duty: Novelists and Journos Defect to Video Game Industry
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ProPublica:
Mexico's Regional Newspapers Limit Reporting of Cartels' Role in Drug Violence
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
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Michelle Lodge / CNBC:
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