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12:15 PM ET, November 23, 2011

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Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
James Murdoch quits the boards of Sun and Times  —  James Murdoch has dramatically resigned as a director of the companies that publish The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.  —  The surprise move, which has seen Rupert Murdoch's son quit a string of directorships at News International …
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Nicholas Wapshott / The Daily Beast:
Why James Murdoch Might Never Take Over Rupert's Media Empire  —  Rupert Murdoch sees James as his last hope of keeping News Corp. under family control, but the younger man may not be able to withstand attacks from shareholders, investors, and members of Parliament, who accuse him of running a mafia racket.
Discussion: rbr.com and Telegraph
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Penguin Restores Library Lending To Kindle, But Not For New E-Books  —  Penguin is once again making its e-books available to libraries through Kindle, OverDrive reports.  New Penguin e-books, however, remain unavailable to libraries on any platform.  —  OverDrive's statement:
Discussion: The Digital Shift
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail Online Readers Say They Will Pay, But They Won't Be Forced To  —  “We've done qualitative research in the UK that did tend to indicate users of Mail Online would pay something for certain aspects of the content,” DMGT CEO Martin Morgan told City analysts.
Discussion: Daily Mail
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Daily Mail publisher records operating profit drop of £13m  —  Results for the past year report that Associated Newspapers' operating profit fell from £89 million in 2010 to £76 million in 2011  —  Operating profit for Associated Newspapers fell by £13 million in the past year …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Robert Andrews / paidContent:   Mail Online Won't Be Profitable Until 2013, As U.S. Investment Drags
The Independent:
Editor ‘berated’ Madeleine McCann's parents  —  The News of the World's editor “verbally beat into submission” missing child Madeleine McCann's parents after they gave an interview to another publication, they said today.
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Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
NI refutes lawyer's claim over ‘hacking lesson’ journalist
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
The Irish Independent:
Phone hacking was much more widespread than just NOTW - victims'lawyer
Dylan Welch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Investigation of political favours against News Ltd  —  FEDERAL police are investigating allegations that News Ltd offered a then-serving federal senator a “special relationship” involving favourable coverage if he crossed the floor on a vote of financial interest to the company.
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Enda Curran / Wall Street Journal:   News Ltd. Denies Australian Senator's Claims
BBC:
Ex-NoW reporter Sean Hoare ‘died of natural causes’  —  An inquest into the death of former News of the World showbusiness reporter Sean Hoare has found he died of natural causes.  —  Mr Hoare, 47, who claimed phone hacking was rife at the paper, was found dead at his home in Watford in July.
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Chris Hewett / Watford Observer:
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dear Dish Network: Your Spam Makes Me Sad.  Please Stop.  —  I don't know how to say this any other way, so I'll be direct: Please stop with the spam.  —  I'm talking about crud like this, which you left in the comments of one of my stories: … Now, this pitch, written by “Andrew_K_Anderson …
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Times Media Group makes exec changes to focus on new media  —  Los Angeles Times Media Group tasks four executives with increasing advertising and other revenue from digital and emerging media.  —  Andrea Nunn, formerly of HBO, takes on the new position of vice president of media …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Brian Williams' newscast outdraws NBC prime time  —  Some weeks NBC must wish it could start prime time a couple of hours earlier.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Lovefilm Gets Its Defence In Early: Buys Netflix's Ad Slots  —  Amazon's Lovefilm has bought up adverts under its rival's business name, as Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) prepares to launch on Lovefilm's home turf early next year.  —  Lovefilm has bought search keyword ads against searches for the keyword …
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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Thomasi McDonald / Raleigh News & Observer:
Durham newspaper carrier exchanged gunfire with carjacker
Discussion: Poynter
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
TiVo achieves first increase in total subscriptions in four years
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Pandora Sales Nearly Double, But Outlook Is Cautious
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. to pay former CEO Randy Michaels $675K in settlement
Discussion: Media Decoder
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Colarusso Jumps From Bloomberg TV To Reuters
Discussion: TVNewser and FishbowlNY
Gary Sinderson / TVNewsCheck:
Why The Penn State Scandal Stayed Secret
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog and TVSpy
David Trilling / Foreign Policy:
Propagandastan  —  BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - When people read …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Hartford Courant Settles Copyright And Hot News Claims
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Former News of the World editor wants police to crack down on paparazzi
Reuters:
Mediator appointed in Dodgers-Fox Sports dispute
Ryan Kearney / TBD:
Associated Press' Christopher Walken story proves why their Twitter policy is foolish
Discussion: Washington Post