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5:50 PM ET, November 16, 2011

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
House Judiciary Committee SOPA Hearings Stacked 5 To 1 In Favor Of Censoring The Internet  —  Apparently the folks behind SOPA are really scared to hear from the opposition.  We all expected that the Judiciary Committee hearings wouldn't be a fair fight.  In Congress, they rarely are fair fights.
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Suw Charman-Anderson / Firstpost:
SOPA: The bill that could kill the Internet  —  As the US government's House Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, (SOPA), both supporters and opponents are ramping up their campaigning, with big names getting involved.  And so they should.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Takes Fight Against SOPA Up A Notch, ‘Censors’ User Dashboards  —  Congress is in the process of kneecapping the web as we know it with a House bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (a similar bill, called the Protect IP Act, is in the Senate).  In a misguided attempt to curb piracy on the web …
Jessica Roy / 10,000 Words:
How The Stop Online Piracy Act Could Impact Journalists  —  Unless you're wholly entrenched in the daily goings on of Internet and copyright law, SOPA might be one of those things you hadn't even heard of until this morning, when sites like BoingBoing and Tumblr and GigaOm launched posts explaining and condemning it.
Jennifer Martinez / Politico:   Shootout at the digital corral
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Associated Press Staff Scolded for Tweeting Too Quickly About OWS Arrests  —  A high importance e-mail went out to Associated Press employees early Wednesday morning to remind them of Twitter rules in the wake of staff arrests at yesterday's local protests.  “In relation to AP staff being taken …
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
NUJ warns Leveson about ‘culture of fear’  —  NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet today told Lord Leveson that there was a “genuine climate of fear” among journalists about giving evidence to his inquiry into press standards.  —  The union last week sent out an appeal to members asking …
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
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The Independent:
Leveson inquiry: Dowlers' ‘euphoria’ over voicemails
Discussion: Daily Mail
Fleet Street Fox:   Good ol' Grub Street.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice Claims It Owns ‘Best Of NYC’ Phrase, Sues Rival  —  The Village Voice made its name as a counter culture icon.  Today, though, it pulled a decidedly establishment maneuver by filing a lawsuit against a magazine rival for using the phrase “Best of NYC” without its permission.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The road ahead for The Huffington Post: Nine months and a merger later, ‘Capital-J Journalism’ is still a work in progress  —  On March 3, less than a month after AOL agreed to acquire her eponymous website in a $315 million deal, Arianna Huffington was joined by AOL chairman …
Discussion: Poynter
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Considers Internet Rival to Cable TV  —  Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, people familiar with the situation said, posing the latest threat to the cable and satellite operators that dominate pay TV.  —  The Japanese electronics …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Inc. Magazines Make It to the Kindle Fire, After All  —  It took some haggling, but Time Inc. is going to get its magazines on Amazon's new tablet, alongside titles from many other big publishers.  —  Time Warner's publishing unit told its employees this afternoon that five magazines …
Carlos Miller / Pixiq:
Number Of Journalists Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Raid Rises To Ten  —  As the number of activists arrested during the NYPD's raid on Occupy Wall Street Tuesday morning continues to rise, so do the number of journalists arrested while documenting the eviction.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Society of Professional Journalists Denounces Occupy Wall Street Arrests
Andy Baio / Wired.com:
Think You Can Hide, Anonymous Blogger?  Two Words: Google Analytics  —  Last month, an anonymous blogger popped up on WordPress and Twitter, aiming a giant flamethrower at Mac-friendly writers like John Gruber, Marco Arment and MG Siegler.  As he unleashed wave after wave of spittle-flecked rage at …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
‘South Park’ Renewed Through 2016; Will Hit Landmark 20th Season  —  Comedy Central has renewed “South Park” through 2016, ensuring that cable's longest-running animated series will hit a landmark 20th season.  —  Trey Parker and Matt Stone's deal with Comedy Central calls for them to continue to write …
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Minnesota Independent staffer says news site is shutting down  —  Minnesota Independent editor/reporter Jon Collins says he has been laid off and that the parent organization American Independent News Network will close the local and other state sites.  —  “American Independent executives laid …
Discussion: Minnesota Independent and BrauBlog
The Big Lead:
NFL Seeks To Become Prints Of The City With NFL Magazine  —  The National Football League, which is a ratings behemoth on TV, would like to duplicate its success in print.  Next month, the league will launch its official monthly publication, NFL Magazine, with a focus on the game played …
Discussion: Buffalo Business Post
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon Settles With Discovery Over E-Reader Patent  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) made sure Discovery won't ruin its hopes for the best Christmas ever by settling a lawsuit that accused the Kindle and Kindle 2 of infringing security and copy protection technology.  —  On Monday in Delaware federal court …
Foster Kamer / Betabeat:
Social Media is NOT Just For Interns!  (Says a Disgruntled NPR Social Media Manager)  —  Can a Fail Whale shed tears?  —  Social media!  Some people believe in its power for brands to attain previously unexplored levels of reach and influence while engaging with their audience in a totally new and awesome and visceral way.
Discussion: Adweek, ZDNet and Inside AdWords
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Netflix's Email About DVD Price-Fixing Settlement Leaves Customers Confused  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) subscribers received a surprise e-mail yesterday saying they were eligible to receive cash or a gift card for a price-fixing scheme.  The e-mail left many of them scratching their heads about how and when they would be paid.
Discussion: Forbes and onlinedvdclass.com
The Huffington Post:
Beloved NPR Series Jumping To TV  —  NEW YORK — NPR's “Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me” is coming to TV for the first time.  —  The comedic radio quiz show will debut on BBC America with a year-in-review special Dec. 23.  Host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel including Paula Poundstone …
 
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Megan Carpentier / The Raw Story:
Bank of America hires Malcolm Gladwell to attract small business clients
Discussion: Gawker and Business Wire
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Robert H. Estabrook, Post editorial page editor, dies at 93
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
Reporter Behind Chinatown Dog Meat Story Is a Favorite of WCCO GM, His Frat Brother
Discussion: MinnPost, The Blotter and Poynter
Brian Resnick / The Atlantic Online:
Chart: States Squeeze Funding for Public Media
Discussion: Save the News
Reuters:
Apple, with eye on media, names Disney's Iger to board
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Sun reporter's payments to ‘police contacts’ not what they seem
Discussion: The Independent and Daily Mail
The Wrap:
No NBA This Year? TNT and ABC/ESPN Look to Dodge ‘Nuclear Winter’
Discussion: Multichannel News
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Penguin Adds Self-Publishing To Writing Community Site Book Country
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Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
The Guardian's n0tice Launches to the Public
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New survey: Media among least favored businesses
Discussion: TechCrunch
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Los Angeles Times Starts Publishing E-Books
Discussion: bookforum.com and The Vook Blog
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
The Daily Caller's growing pains
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Gawker's Nick Denton Hints at Product to Rid Sites of Boring Commenters
Discussion: Fimoculous.com and Poynter