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8:55 AM ET, December 7, 2011

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Reuters:
Exclusive: Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   Netflix CEO Compares Company To Bank Of America And Oakland A's
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Netflix's Chief Sees HBO as Its Main Rival
Curtis Cartier / The Daily Weekly:
Crystal Cox, Oregon Blogger, Isn't a Journalist, Concludes U.S. Court—Imposes $2.5 Million Judgement on Her  —  ​A U.S. District Court judge in Portland has drawn a line in the sand between “journalist” and “blogger.”  And for Crystal Cox, a woman on the latter end of that comparison, the distinction has cost her $2.5 million.
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Curtis Cartier / Seattle Weekly:
Unlike Oregon, Bloggers Are Journalists in Washington State, Do Qualify for Legal Protections  —  ​This morning we told you about the troubling case of Crystal Cox, the Oregon blogger who was successfully sued for defamation, thanks in part to a federal court ruling that she isn't a …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Phone hacking: Police arrest 41-year-old man  —  Arrest is 18th by the Metropolitan police's phone hacking investigation Operation Weeting  —  The Metropolitan police arrested the man at an address in London at 7am today  —  Copyright: Alberto OG on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Discussion: Daily Mail
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Sky News:
Sky Sources: Glenn Mulcaire Held Over Hacking  —  Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire has been arrested as part of the phone-hacking inquiry, according to Sky sources.  —  Police said a 41-year-old man was arrested this morning as part of Operation Weeting.
Telegraph:
Andy Coulson sues News Group over refusal to pay phone hacking legal fees  —  Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor, took his ex-employer News Group Newspapers to the High Court today over its refusal to reimburse his legal fees arising from the phone-hacking affair.
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Oliver Duff / The Independent:   Rebekah? ‘We helped choose her police station’
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard launches sleek iPhone app with new ‘Cover Stories’ section  —  Popular iPad news reading application Flipboard has made the move to the iPhone and while it retains its smart and simple design, it also has added a new Cover Stories section to boot.  —  Flipboard's application …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
The aggregator's dilemma: How do you fairly serve your readers & the sources you rely on?  —  When you aggregate content, what obligation do you have to the original source — and to readers?  —  I asked myself this question after seeing how people reacted to the events surrounding Jim Romenesko's departure …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and AllThingsD
David Roeder / Chicago Sun Times:
Sun-Times Media online sites to begin metered pay plan  —  The Chicago Sun-Times and its sister publications in the suburbs will start charging for online access, joining the ranks of newspapers looking for new online revenue sources.  —  Access to web sites controlled by Sun-Times Media LLC …
Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
A Blogger Could Start Russia's Arab Spring  —  The new face of the Russian opposition is a young whistle-blowing, shareholder activist, muckraking blogger by the name of Alexei Navalny.  At 2:15 p.m. on Monday, he called his huge internet following to a 7 p.m. demonstration at the Chistye Prudy park …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Broadcasters Press Supreme Court to Overturn TV, Radio and Newspaper Ownership Rules  —  Broadcasters are urging the Supreme Court to loosen restrictions that prevent companies from owning newspapers, radio stations and television stations in the same market.
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Copps submits notice to resign from FCC
Discussion: rbr.com
David Carr / Media Decoder:
At News Foo, Imagining the End of the World, and How to Cover It  —  Let's say, just for giggles, that the word was ending.  Could be an alien invasion, a pandemic or nuclear annihilation.  If one of those scenarios became a news event, how would it be covered?
Thanks:megan
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Boogaard's brain: How the New York Times got that story  —  Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard, right, punching Calgary Flames forward Brian McGrattan in their fight during a December 2009 game.  —  John Branch isn't completely sure, but he thinks “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” …
Discussion: Poynter
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
T.J. Holmes Leaving CNN  —  CNN weekend anchor T.J. Holmes is leaving the cable channel at the end of the year, TVNewser has confirmed.  Richard Prince first reported the move in his daily media column.  —  Holmes began his career as a producer for KSNF in Joplin, Missouri …
Patrick Meighan / My Occupy LA Arrest,:
My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan  —  My name is Patrick Meighan, and I'm a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.  I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
It's online!  Zombie ‘New York Press’ looks for recruits; owner wants it to be Bloomberg's ‘homepage’  —  Three months after shutting down the 23-year-old newspaper New York Press, the paper's publisher, Manhattan Media, is gearing up for a relaunch of the late alternative weekly's website.
Discussion: Gawker
Buzz Bissinger / The Daily Beast:
How Jerry Sandusky Played The New York Times in His Interview  —  The New York Times gave the ex-Penn State coach free rein to mount a pathetic defense against sexual abuse charges.  Buzz Bissinger on how the paper royally botched the story—which should never have been printed.  —  Why did Joe Amendola do it?
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Star Tribune's paywall is bringing in more money than it's costing in ad revenue  —  The Star Tribune tells David Brauer how its paywall is doing a month after launch.  Ad revenue will suffer from lower traffic, which is down 10 to 15 percent, depending on the metric.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaigns Take Ad War to TV After Months of Holding Fire  —  Newt Gingrich rolled out his first ad in Iowa, top left, on Monday.  Ron Paul's campaign has had a higher profile on the air in early voting states.  Mitt Romney, bottom left, began advertising only recently.
Discussion: The Caucus, Guardian and Daily Dot
Caitlin Johnston / American Journalism Review:
The Naked Retweet Dilemma  —  If journalists retweet information and links without providing any lead-in or context, does that suggest that they endorse it?  —  Caitlin Johnston (cljohnst@gmail.com) is a graduate student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group's ‘Digital-First’ Mondays Bring Some Paywalls Down  —  In the hopes of saving money while avoiding consolidation, MediaNews Group is introducing “digital-first Mondays” at six of its California newspapers.  Of those papers, the three that have paywalls will make all web content free …
 
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