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7:35 AM ET, November 17, 2011

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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.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
House Judiciary Committee SOPA Hearings Stacked 5 To 1 In Favor Of Censoring The Internet
Jennifer Martinez / Politico:   Shootout at the digital corral
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to AP: Twitter is the newswire now  —  It's a distributed digital-information network that gives subscribers short news updates in something approaching real time, whether on the web or a mobile device.  If you said Twitter, you would be right.  But that same description …
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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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Key AOL executive Brad Garlinghouse to leave  —  Brad Garlinghouse, President of the Applications and Commerce Group and head of AOL's Silicon Valley operations is leaving the beleaguered online service AOL, according to multiple sources.  Garlinghouse is well known in Silicon Valley …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Sun's former head of features sues News Corp execs over sacking  —  Matt Nixson seeks £100,000 in damages after being abruptly fired from his job on 21 July  —  The Sun's former head of features, who was sacked in July, is suing News Group Newspapers and four members …
Greg Marx / CJR:
It Wasn't ‘Liberal Media’ That Froze Out Bachmann  —  And why the press is right to focus on the front-runners  —  Over the weekend, a media micro-controversy broke out: CBS News political director and Slate reporter John Dickerson wrote in an email that he'd rather book a guest …
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Public Radio and the Freelance Journalist  —  Should the same code of ethics apply?  —  Caitlin Curran was a freelance web producer for WNYC/PRI's radio show, The Takeaway, which has been covering the Occupy Wall Street protests.  After a picture of Curran holding a sign at a recent OWS protest went viral …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Can Twitter advertising really work for newspapers?  —  Remember when newspapers debated the value and merits of using Twitter?  Well, there's a new question for news organizations to consider: Can newspapers use Twitter for advertising?  —  In the last few weeks, The Hartford Courant and The …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
HBO And Sports Illustrated Website To Build Buzz A Year Ahead Of TV Series  —  Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) siblings HBO and Sports Illustrated magazine are collaborating a on a multi-part documentary series entitled Sport in America: Our Defining Stories, that's set to air sometime in 2013.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Regional publishers failed to invest in the future when flush with cash  —  Journalists across Britain toiling away on local and regional newspapers should read Neil Fowler's comprehensive report, Have they got news for you?  —  It's a comprehensive study of the industry's rise and fall …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Fiedler: Police didn't violate journalists' First Amendment rights in Zuccotti Park eviction  —  Tom Fiedler supports journalists whose coverage of the Zuccotti Park evacuations was disrupted by police.  But the former executive editor of The Miami Herald does not think the police violated the media's First Amendment rights.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
3 out of 10 journalism startups don't have a business plan  —  A survey of people leading journalism startups finds that “the typical management team is top-heavy with journalists ... Nevertheless, the respondents said that journalists can make good business people.
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 and Business Insider
Bill Shaikin / Dodgers Blog:
Dodgers sue Fox Sports, alleging interference in team sale [UPDATED]  —  The Dodgers sued Fox Sports on Wednesday, alleging the television company is trying to “interfere with the sale of the Dodgers and their assets in bankruptcy.”  —  The suit was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware …
Megan Carpentier / The Raw Story:
Bank of America hires Malcolm Gladwell to attract small business clients  —  Bank of America announced today that they had contracted with author and New Yorker scribe Malcolm Gladwell to headline a series of lectures designed to attract small business owners to the much-criticized bank.
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 and ZDNet
DealBook:
Brant's SP Newsprint Files for Bankruptcy  —  Greenwich, Conn., is known for being a haven for multi-millionaires.  But even businesses based in the wealthy town aren't immune from bankruptcy.  —  SP Newsprint, one of the country's biggest newsprint makers, filed for Chapter 11 protection …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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, Guardian and Press Gazette
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Fleet Street Fox:   Good ol' Grub Street.
The Independent:
Leveson inquiry: Dowlers' ‘euphoria’ over voicemails
Discussion: Daily Mail
 
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Thar's Money In That Long-Form Non-Fiction: Longreads Founder Headed To Read It Later
Discussion: TeleRead
The Huffington Post:
Beloved NPR Series Jumping To TV
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Minnesota Independent staffer says news site is shutting down
Discussion: Minnesota Independent and BrauBlog
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 and Poynter
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
‘South Park’ Renewed Through 2016; Will Hit Landmark 20th Season
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Netflix's Email About DVD Price-Fixing Settlement Leaves Customers Confused
Discussion: Forbes
The Big Lead:
NFL Seeks To Become Prints Of The City With NFL Magazine
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Resnick / The Atlantic Online:
Chart: States Squeeze Funding for Public Media
Reuters:
Apple, with eye on media, names Disney's Iger to board
Discussion: The New York Observer
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Sun reporter's payments to ‘police contacts’ not what they seem
Discussion: The Independent
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
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon Settles With Discovery Over E-Reader Patent
Discussion: TeleRead