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7:50 AM ET, November 19, 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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of news anywhere  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  Facebook isn't trying to replace Gmail or Yahoo Mail …
Discussion: Computerworld
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter and the Power of Giving People a Voice  —  It didn't get as much attention as his comments about generating revenue and fighting with Facebook, but to me one of the most interesting things that former Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams said during his interview at the Web 2. Summit …
Discussion: The Wall Blog
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Comcast-Controlled NBC Names Starting Management Lineup  —  Just like Fox did the day before, the new Comcast-controlled NBC Universal decided to stay inside when it came to promoting its advertising executives in the newly formed company.  —  Longtime senior ad sales executive Marianne Gambelli …
Discussion: AdAge
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
NBC Universal Reorg Gives Bond, Zalaznick New Digital Duties  —  Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) has announced the new executive structure for NBC Universal (NYSE: GE), ending Hollywood's favorite guessing game these past few months.  Few surprises given the endless speculation, but there were shifts worth noting …
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Let the tablet wars begin  —  Samsung's new Galaxy Tab is the first serious competition to Apple's iPad, and it's about time  —  I just bought my first touch-screen computer that's bigger than a phone.  It's the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a device with a seven-inch screen running the Android operating system …
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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
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?
Penelope Cruz / CBS News:
“60 Minutes” iPad App Debuts  —  New App Features Hard-Hitting Reports, Interview and Features Seen on Broadcast And More  —  (CBS) “60 Minutes,” America's number-one news program, is now available on iPad - the first prime time news magazine to have its own stand-alone application for the hand-held device.
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Provider Offers Bare-Bones TV Package  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. is rolling out a lower-priced cable TV package called “TV Essentials” that excludes major cable networks like ESPN, Comedy Central, TNT, Fox News, MSNBC, Fox regional sports networks and MSG.
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
A new breed of journalist fits right in at Forbes  —  I've called myself a journalist for decades.  I've worked for the best and learned from the best.  I've spent exhilarating nights in the newsroom — at newspapers, magazines, TV and a web portal.  I've even been lucky enough to watch and edit Pulitzer prize winners at work.
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: Deadspin
David Shapiro / The Awl:
Snuck Into National Book Awards  —  i am at the National Book Awards at the Cipriani on Wall Street and i am standing fifteen feet away from Tina Brown.  Tina Brown is sitting at her table and she just finished her dinner and i am waiting with my friends Mike and Nate to interview her to ask …
John Koblin / WWD.COM:
Rupert Murdoch Does Another Daily  —  NEW YORK — Some of us count sheep, but Rupert Murdoch spends his sleepless nights dreaming up media properties.  It was late May, around 2 a.m., and Murdoch was in his New York penthouse on Fifth Avenue having a tough time falling asleep when a vision came to him …
New York Times:
A Trailblazer With Her Eye on the Bottom Line  —  She grew up sheltered and privileged, in a middle-class Irish enclave of Chicago at midcentury, attending Catholic schools and riding horses at a country club where blacks and Jews were not allowed.  Yet from age 28, she blazed a trail for working women …
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
House fails to eliminate NPR funding
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NBCU's Zucker: In An On-Demand World, Content Matters More Than Schedules
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Google News Meta Tags Fail to Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg:
Cablevision Explores Spinoff of TV Channels Including ‘Mad Men’ Home AMC
Discussion: Company Town
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Ad That Tells You It's Stalking You
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to be Universally …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Nikki Osman / Guardian:
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Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Life in the Patch  —  Is AOL's hyperlocal news network …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Economist Hits iPad, Targeting A Million Paying Digital Readers
Discussion: Guardian and Economist
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Senators Want Negotiations Made Public in Retransmission Fights
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Web-Only Service Coming, Probably Not Cheap
Discussion: PC Magazine
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
What media companies can learn from Briefing.com's copyright mishap
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Bloomberg News was the NetApp Earnings ‘Leaker’
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video: Reuters Readies Big Expansion in the United States
Discussion: WebNewser and Techdirt