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2:50 AM ET, November 23, 2011

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Erika Fry / CJR:
Zuccotti Park's Airspace Was Never Closed  —  Did the New York's police close airspace to prevent news helicopters from getting footage of police action against Occupy Wall Street protesters?  —  That is certainly the story—it has been widely reported by outlets including The New York Times …
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
NYPD ‘Loses’ the Occupy Wall Street Wikileaks Truck  —  Life can be difficult when your vehicle has a huge Wikileaks logo and “Top Secret Mobile Collection Unit” emblazoned on the side.  An artist's Wikileaks-themed U-Haul truck is missing after being confiscated by the NYPD.
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Reporters Meet the Fists of the Law  —  In the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Zuccotti Park, a mayoral aide e-mailed reporters.  —  The aide, Stu Loeser, said that he had heard of journalists “supposedly” wearing police press badges who “allegedly encountered problems on the streets of New York.”
Jesse Holcomb / Journalism.org:
Biggest Week Yet for Occupy Wall Street Coverage  —  A series of police crackdowns resulted in the biggest week of Occupy Wall Street media coverage since the protests began two months ago.  And for the second week in a row, the stunning sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University registered as the No. 2 story in the nation.
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Leveson calls for Mail on Sunday journalists to give evidence  —  Newspaper's lawyer tells Leveson that journalists behind a story Hugh Grant alleged was obtained through phone hacking could appear to give evidence  —  Lord Leveson has called for journalists from the Mail and Mail on Sunday …
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John Plunkett / Guardian:   Former News of the World editor wants police to crack down on paparazzi
Gary Sinderson / TVNewsCheck:
Why The Penn State Scandal Stayed Secret  —  WJAC Johnstown, Pa., reporter Gary Sinderson says the university's culture of protecting its reputation and limited time prevented him from investigating the “whispers” about former coach Jerry Sandusky.  Corporate downsizing has eliminated a lot of enterprise reporting.
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog and TVSpy
Washington Post Newspaper Guild:
BEWARE!  Post Quietly Pushing Out Employees  —  As some of you may have already heard or suspected after several cake-less departures this year, the Washington Post has pushed out - or is trying to push out - at least thirteen people through layoffs, coerced buyouts or outright dismissal on dubious charges.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:   Will you get disciplined at the Post for using too many pop culture references in stories?
Reuters:
Netflix shares hurt by bleak 2012 outlook  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's shares dropped as much as 7 percent on Tuesday after it warned of a loss for 2012, a move the prompted several Wall Street analysts to cut their price targets for the online video and DVD rental company.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the Netflix Buyback Strategy Worked Like Magic — Until It Totally Failed
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:   Netflix eases liquidity worries, raises more questions
Ryan Kearney / TBD:
Associated Press' Christopher Walken story proves why their Twitter policy is foolish  —  Last Wednesday, Daily Intel revealed that a leaked internal “e-mail sent from on high” at the Associated Press scolded reporters for violating the wire service's Twitter policy.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   Christopher Walken impression on D.C. radio gets connected to Natalie Wood case
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
TiVo achieves first increase in total subscriptions in four years  —  Summary: TiVo manages to beat Q3 Wall Street estimates as it sees a surge in new subscription rates.  —  TiVo seems to have finally found its groove again as the company saw its first increase in total subscriptions in four years.
Discussion: Market Wire, GigaOM and Multichannel
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. to pay former CEO Randy Michaels $675K in settlement  —  Tribune Co. agreed to pay former chief executive Randy Michaels $675,000 in a settlement stemming from his abrupt resignation from the company on Oct. 22, 2010.  —  The company will also cover $50,000 in Michaels' legal fees …
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Pandora Sales Nearly Double, But Outlook Is Cautious  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Pandora Media Inc. Tuesday posted significant sales and user growth in its second earnings report since going public in June, though the Internet radio firm tempered investors' appetites with a cautious view of the current period.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Glamour Publisher Jason Wagenheim Out After Three Months, Wackermann Resumes Direct Responsibility  —  Conde Nast Said to Seek New Role for Wagenheim  —  Bill Wackermann, the exec VP-publishing director responsible for Glamour and previously Glamour's publisher since 2004 …
David Trilling / Foreign Policy:
Propagandastan  —  BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - When people read a news website, they don't usually imagine that it is being run by a major producer of fighter jets and smart bombs.  But when the Pentagon has its own vision of America's foreign policy, and the funds to promote it …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google News Now Features Limited Social Recommendations Based on +1s  —  Google today announced a small but important new Google+-powered feature for Google News.  While there are currently a plethora of startups that are trying to provide their users with personalized news experience based …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Colarusso Jumps From Bloomberg TV To Reuters  —  Dan Colarusso, who has held top editorial posts at the NY Post, Condé Nast's Portfolio and briefly at Business Insider, is leaving his post as managing editor of Bloomberg Television to join rival Reuters (NYSE: TRI) as the news service's global head of programming.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and TVNewser
 
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