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4:45 PM ET, November 13, 2011

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Shoshana Walter / New York Times:
Occupy Oakland and News Media Coexist Uneasily  —  Immediately after a man was shot to death Thursday afternoon near the Occupy Oakland encampment, Randy Davis, a cameraman for KGO-TV, turned his lens on a group of protesters helping the victim.  Then part of the crowd turned on him.
Discussion: The Nation
Kevin Sexton / The Verge:
Kobo Touch with Offers costs $99.99, adds ads  —  The Kobo Touch e-reader will soon be available for $40 less thanks to a new version with Offers.  Just like on Amazon's Kindle, ads will populate the lock screen and a sliver at the bottom of the homescreen.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire: ‘Also, Barnes & Noble, We Will Have A Newsstand’  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) have sent out so many press releases about their respective upcoming tablets this week that I have begun to imagine both devices snapping back and forth at each other like squabbling children.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Sky News Deletes Tweet Of James Murdoch Arrest  —  UPDATE: The tweet that reported that James Murdoch has been arrested has now been deleted.  —  According to Sky News' Neal Mann, it's most likely the account was hacked.  —  Sky News reporter Mark White tweets
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Stephen Wright / Daily Mail:
Hacking police find ‘bombshell’ emails: Now detectives may want to question James Murdoch  —  Police investigating phone-hacking at the News of the World have recovered a series of ‘bombshell’ emails which they believe takes the inquiry to ‘a new level’.  —  The emails were among tens …
New York Times:
CNN Sets Off a Debate on Race and Technology  —  For nearly two weeks, a debate ignited by a CNN documentary has raged on the Internet about the obstacles to success in Silicon Valley and whether the technology industry is as meritocratic and as color-blind as it aspires to be.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bachmann Camp Accuses CBS News Of Media Bias After Accidentally Receiving Private E-Mail  —  Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is crying foul after CBS' foreign policy debate yesterday, accusing the network of media bias because of an e-mail that indicated she would not be getting …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
‘Now With Alex Wagner’ Debuts Monday on MSNBC  —  “Now with Alex Wagner,” the newest addition to the MSNBC daytime lineup, will debut on Monday, the network announced today.  —  Wagner's show will replace the 12pmET hour of “MSNBC Live” that has rotated fill-in anchors since Contessa Brewer's departure in August.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Guardian:
The Saturday interview: Wendi Murdoch  —  In her first interview since saving her husband from a foam pie, Wendi Murdoch talks about raising Rupert's children, phone-hacking and that impressive right hook  —  Wendi Deng Murdoch cuts a dainty figure.  Four months after she made headlines around …
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
The Business World Needs Fewer Journalists and More Opinions and Investigative Reporting  —  The other day in a post about Yahoo! (YHOO) I unloaded on some of the reporting that has gone on at large publications on the Yahoo “deal.”  —  I have to get a few other thoughts off my chest.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Erika Fry / CJR:
The Romenesko Saga  —  Some questions for Poynter about recent changes on its fabled site  —  Yesterday, Poynter's Julie Moos published a controversial post on the journalism institute's Romenesko+ blog, which she credited to my “sharp eye.”  —  Her post, which addressed “incomplete attribution” …
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Michael Shapiro / CJR:
The Newspaper That Almost Seized the Future  —  The San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's own daily, was poised to ride the digital whirlwind.  What happened?  —  1. ‘It Was Written’  —  Randall Keith and I are talking about the past when his boss, Dave Butler, slides open a glass door …
Laurie Winer / Los Angeles Review of Books:
Zell to L.A. Times: Drop Dead  —  Since it seemed it couldn't get much worse, Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief James O'Shea decided to look on the bright side.  It was 2007, and the newspaper had a new owner.  He was Sam Zell, an iconoclast, as they call rich older men who ride motorcycles …
 
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