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3:25 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
British Tabloid Paper Portrayed as Prompting Suicides  —  LONDON — A lawyer representing 51 people who say they were victims of phone hacking and press intrusion told a hearing on Wednesday that his clients and their families had been followed, spied on, threatened, harassed, vilified …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
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Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Police, News Corp. Question U.K. Hacking Total  —  LONDON—Lawyers for the Metropolitan Police and News Corp. have disputed the suggestion, made at a public inquiry here Monday, that a private investigator's notebook identifies at least 28 employees of News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper unit as people …
Discussion: Poynter
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
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 …
Discussion: Adweek and The New York Observer
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Beaten, Arrested During Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  As thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets on Thursday, journalists once again found themselves a target of police violence and arrests.  —  Reporters took to Twitter and, in some cases …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:   An Oral History of a Vanity Fair Photographer's Arrest at Occupy Wall Street
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon KindlePhone for 2012?  —  Amazon just rolled out a full-fledged tablet.  Next year, says Citigroup's research department, it could have its own phone.  Here's the topline from analyst Mark Mahaney's newest note:  —  “Based on our supply chain channel checks in Asia led by Kevin Chang …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Major Newspaper Publisher Band Together On Social Shopping Portal  —  A group of eight newspaper publishers, including Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett (NYSE: GCI), Hearst, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE …
Discussion: Hearst Corporation
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
AP says safety concern was behind memo about journalists tweeting colleagues' arrest  —  AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll has sent a memo to all employees clarifying why staffers were cautioned Tuesday not to tweet about two journalists caught up in the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to AP: Twitter is the newswire now
Tiffany Hsu / LA Times:
San Diego Union-Tribune sold to hotel magnate Doug Manchester  —  The San Diego Union-Tribune is being sold to MLIM, owned by local hotel magnate Doug Manchester, said current owner Platinum Equity.  —  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by Los Angeles-based Platinum …
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Matt Potter / San Diego Reader:
Manchester Purchase of Union-Tribune Raises Questions of Timing
Discussion: Poynter and The Wrap
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Wants Out of the Porn Business  —  Pssst.  Hey.  You.  Want to buy a porn site?  —  Nick Denton has something for you: The Gawker Media owner is pawning off Fleshbot, the porn site he has operated for eight years in addition to sites like Gawker, Gizmodo and Deadspin.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Bullish, Even On Drastically Shrinking Print Market  —  Speaking at Liberty Media's annual investor meeting this afternoon, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said the company expects the size of the print book market to decrease by a third by 2015 …
New York Times:
Reuters Reporter Also Works for Yemen's President  —  The Reuters news agency on Thursday stood by its Yemen correspondent amid outrage from opposition activists over his employment by the government as a personal translator to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  —  The reporter, Mohamed Sudam …
Discussion: Gawker
Glenn Peoples / Hollywood Reporter:
Google Music Launch Unveils a Solid Competitor to Apple, Amazon, Spotify … Google did not disappoint in its hotly anticipated launch event for Google Music in Los Angeles this afternoon.  Although the company is relatively late in launching a music-download store, it has put together …
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Don't Be Too Disappointed By Google Music's Lackluster Debut
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
AP Impact: Right-to-know laws often ignored … Satbir Sharma's wife is dead.  His family lives in fear in rural India.  His father's left leg is shattered, leaving him on crutches for life.  —  Sharma's only consolation lies in a new law that gives him the right to know what will happen …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Paper still blocked after three-year freedom of information battle
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Google Tells Congress: Financial Embargo Of WikiLeaks Shows How To Deal With Web Piracy  —  A massive copyright fight is scaling up over the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that Hollywood sees as a panacea for online copyright violation and Silicon Valley sees as a fundamental threat to the Internet itself.
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC aired documentary made by TV company in the pay of Mubarak  —  The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for “nominal” fees aslittle as £1 from a company that was working to promote foreign governments such as the Egyptian regime of the now-deposed Hosni Mubarak.
Discussion: BBC
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable's Marcus Sees HBO Go Agreement ‘Soon’ for Mobile Devices  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), the second- largest U.S. cable-television provider, is nearing a deal with HBO to offer the HBO Go application to subscribers so they can watch shows on mobile devices, its chief operating officer said.
Discussion: Deadline.com
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Has Netflix Put Its Checkbook Away?  —  If you're waiting to hear about more big Netflix content deals in the near future, you may be disappointed.  —  J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth reports back from a recent huddle with Netflix managers, and says he thinks they're done writing checks for a while …
Discussion: rbr.com
 
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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