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6:05 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 …
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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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?
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
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.
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
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: GigaOM and Computerworld
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
House fails to eliminate NPR funding  —  The House on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation without voting on a proposal put forth by Republicans to defund NPR.  —  Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the next majority leader, said the vote demonstrates that Democrats “are still not ready to listen” …
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 …
 
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Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Life in the Patch  —  Is AOL's hyperlocal news network …
Discussion: Romenesko
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
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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
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Fast Company Editor: ‘We want to have women represented on our covers’