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3:30 AM ET, November 24, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
Jay Rosen / ABC News:
News Corp is Bad News  —  In what is perhaps the most important sentence in his Quarterly Essay, Bad News, Robert Manne writes: … He has given us that.  And I am grateful for it.  —  Though I don't live in Australia, and do not have the same stake in its public culture …
Jill Treanor / Guardian:
BSkyB investors urged to oppose James Murdoch's re-election as chairman  —  Labour MP Chris Bryant writes to shareholders urging them to vote against Murdoch over handling of phone-hacking scandal  —  Pressure continued to mount on James Murdoch before next week's annual meeting of BSkyB …
Jim Romenesko:
College editor: Seeing our work go uncredited is ‘frustrating’  —  Jason Alpert, the 20-year-old editor UC Davis's California Aggie, tells me that 30 or more news organizations have contacted the paper for permission to use its protest photos.  “We let them use them as long as they cite California Aggie and the photographer,” he says.
Andrew Price / The Atlantic Online:
The Life of a Photo: The Pepper-Spraying Policeman  —  An interview with Brian Nguyen, the student photojournalist who took the now-famous picture  —  The photograph of Lieutenant Pike, the now-infamous campus police officer, as he casually unloads a can of pepper spray on the bowed heads …
CNN's Stan Case dies in wreck  —  (CNN) — Stan Case, an anchor for CNN Radio, has died in a car crash in Birmingham, Alabama, a police spokesman said Wednesday.  —  “Stan was a news anchor for CNN Radio and a mainstay of the network since he joined CNN in 1985,” said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.
Discussion: TVNewser
Associated Press:   Longtime CNN radio anchor Stan Case killed in car crash in Birmingham, Ala.
NI under pressure over McCann diaries  —  Madeleine McCann's mother says she felt ‘totally violated’ as father demands investigation into how NoW got hold of diaries  —  News International has come under pressure to explain how it got hold of Kate McCann's private diaries and published …
The Independent:   Editor ‘berated’ Madeleine McCann's parents
Joel Gunter /
NI refutes lawyer's claim over ‘hacking lesson’ journalist
The Irish Independent:
Phone hacking was much more widespread than just NOTW - victims'lawyer
Discussion: and Guardian
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo's Ezra Should Have De-Kleined  —  From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo's liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics.  In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism ethics …
Discussion: Big Journalism
Paul Maley / The Australian:
Dylan Welch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Investigation of political favours against News Ltd
Discussion: Guardian
Enda Curran / Wall Street Journal:
News Ltd. Denies Australian Senator's Claims
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:
The Huffington Post:
Ferzat Jarban Dead: Cameraman Is First Reported Journalist Killed In Syria  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that cameraman Ferzat Jarban was the first journalist killed in Syria since the organization started tracking journalists' deaths in 1992.  He was found dead on Sunday.
Colleen Long / Associated Press:
NYPD orders officers not to interfere with press  —  NEW YORK—The New York Police Department's commissioner on Wednesday sent an internal message to officers ordering them not to unreasonably interfere with media access during news coverage and warning those who do will be subject to disciplinary action …
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.
Chris Hewett / Watford Observer:   Phone hacking whistleblower and former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare died of natural causes, inquest told
Liau Yun Qing / ZDNet:
SPH sues Yahoo for copyright infringement  —  Singapore media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Yahoo for reproducing content from its stable of newspapers.  The Web giant has refuted the charge, however, saying it intends to “vigorously defend” itself.
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 …
Discussion: Adweek
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The candidate from Morning Joe  —  In addition to Joe Scarborough's previously noted dislike of Newt Gingrich, a reader adds that the Morning Joe team has also shown an “unseemly” amount of enthusiasm for Jon Huntsman.  —  Since May, when frequent MJ tablemate Mark Halperin said he was …
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
Rachel McAthy /
Daily Mail publisher records operating profit drop of £13m
Robert Andrews / paidContent:   Mail Online Won't Be Profitable Until 2013, As U.S. Investment Drags
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