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4:55 PM ET, November 14, 2011

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Adrian Croft / Reuters:
James Murdoch “kept in dark” on hacking: report  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's James Murdoch was “kept in the dark” about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper's former chief reporter said on Monday.
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
British Judge Investigates Journalistic Practices  —  LONDON — After the phone hacking scandal that has seared its way through Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in this country, a senior British judge opened an inquiry on Monday into the way journalists operate and the elusive balance between press freedom and individual rights to privacy.
Discussion: Guardian and @jamesro47
James Robinson / paidContent:
Private Investigator's Notebooks Offer New Details In Phone Hacking Case
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp.: Review in Australia Found No Evidence of Phone Hacking
Discussion: ABC News
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:   Press probe says more papers may have phone-hacked
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Publisher and Two Top Editors Are Out at Newsweek/Daily Beast  —  The publisher and managing editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast are leaving their jobs, two high-level departures that signal distress inside the company as it struggles to turn its fortunes around.
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Newsweek, Mired in Red Ink, Cancels Longtime Political Series
Discussion: Adweek, FishbowlNY and Crikey
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC  —  NBC is to announce on Monday morning that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News.  —  The appointment is immediate.  Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices oon Monday morning, said Steve Capus …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Chelsea Clinton's Hiring At NBC News Prompts Skeptical Reactions From Media  —  NEW YORK — Chelsea Clinton may have officially joined the media on Monday, but several journalists who covered the 2008 election remain skeptical about the press-averse former First Daughter entering their ranks.
Discussion: Poynter, Forbes and Washington Post
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Decides To Ship Kindle Fire And Kindle Touch Early  —  In a move that surely has nothing to do with the impending launch of the Nook Tablet, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is shipping the Kindle Fire today and the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G tomorrow.  —  The Kindle Fire was originally supposed …
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Tom Watson MP:
Society of Editors Conference 2011 #soe11  —  I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend the conference today.  —  Roy Greenslade has just revealed that six months ago, members of the DCMS Select Committee were the targets of covert surveillance by private investigators and journalists working for News International.
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Casting light on the News of the World shadowing of MPs
Discussion: Business Insider
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Morning TV's Tabloid Turn  —  As CBS goes serious for sunrise, stars at rival networks grumble about the fluffy fare.  —  For three frustrating DECADES, CBS has been the biggest loser in the morning.  Now, rather than trying to beat Today and Good Morning America at their own game, the network wants to change the rules.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN iReport Gets Major Relaunch As a ‘Social Network for News’  —  Since launching five years ago, CNN's iReport has become the gold standard when it comes to traditional media companies utilizing user-generated content.  Thousands of videos, photos and stories that began as posts on the site have been featured on CNN's networks.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
George Will: Wife's work on Rick Perry's campaign doesn't pose problem  —  Asked about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's election chances on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday, syndicated columnist George Will disclosed that his wife has joined the campaign, then proceeded to say that candidates can recover …
Discussion: Splice Today and The Politico
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Disney Acquires “Sophisticated” Mommy Blog Platform Babble Media  —  Disney, which has been busy reorganizing its interactive group, is buying Babble Media, a New York-based parenting platform that features several hundred mom bloggers.  —  The entertainment giant declined …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Reality TV's Instant Stars Populate a Magazine  —  Reality television stars tend to lack certain attributes: discretion, shame, gainful employment.  One thing they don't seem to want for is exposure.  —  Yet that is exactly what American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer …
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Authors Guild Voices Concerns with 'Amazon's Library Lending Mess'  —  In a memo posted on its Web site Monday afternoon, the Authors Guild outlined its concerns with Amazon's Kindle Online Lending Library, saying that it is troubled by both Amazon taking some titles from publishers without …
 
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