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4:45 PM ET, October 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
‘Great Journalism’ That Has Unwanted Business Impact in China  —  Here's one memorable part of the coverage of the Chinese government's censorship Friday of The New York Times's Chinese-language Web site: the word “harmonized.”  —  The word crops up in a Washington Post story …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Times’ foreign editor says readers in China are finding their way to the site despite government blockade  —  How long might the Chinese government keep up its blockade of The New York Times' main website and that of its Chinese-language offshoot,
Discussion: New York Times, Guardian and WorldViews
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Times’ hits its first hurdle in its quest to capture the Chinese market
Rachel Lu / FP Passport:
Weibo reaction to Wen Jiabao's corruption
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN bans ‘Frankenstorm’ term for Hurricane Sandy  —  Hurricane Sandy, a big storm expected to hit the Eastern Seaboard just shy of Halloween, has taken on the popular nickname of “Frankenstorm.”  A Newsday story takes the moniker to punning extremes, noting, “Meteorologists expect …
New York Times:
Spain's Troubles Catch Up With a Storied Newspaper  —  MADRID — El País established itself as the leading newspaper in Spain in the late 1970s, serving as a frontline witness to the formative period when Spain returned to democracy after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco.
David Weigel / Slate:
The Power of James O'Keefe  —  This is a fact, and it will piss of liberals, but: James O'Keefe has had more of an impact on the 2012 election than any other journalist.  His newest victory occured in Virginia, where a reporter from his Project Veritas approached Patrick Moran …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
BuzzFeed adapts its branded content approach to political advertising, and Obama's in  —  Add this to the signs that BuzzFeed is becoming a serious player in the media business: campaign ads.  —  More specifically, native, BuzzFeed-y, campaign ads.  This month Obama for America became …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and Wired
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The paywall prevents a deeper downturn at the NYT  —  Digital subs keep a weak earnings report from turning into a disastrous one  —  New York Times Company shares plummeted Thursday as ad revenues were worse than expected, pushing down profits from a year ago.  —  That's the bad news.
Discussion: BtoB Magazine and Poynter
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Rupert Murdoch, American publisher  —  State governments finally cracked down on Amazon's sales tax exemption, and Jeff Bezos found a workaround: same-day-delivery of retail ("The newsonomics of Amazon vs. Main Street").  European governments and the European Community …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
In 2012 election, the meme factory hones its assembly line  —  From binders full of women to horses and bayonets, candidates find themselves navigating the first ‘Meme Election’  —  About 100 people had gathered for a generously-catered, open bar party in the West Village offices of Livestream …
Discussion: GigaOM
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary  —  With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet.  —  This abruptly ended January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
ValoBox launches pay-by-the-piece ebooks with O'Reilly and Guardian  —  UK-based startup ValoBox is launching “pay-as-you-go” ebooks, letting readers pay for ebooks in chunks that they can read on the web.  —  The company is working with titles from O'Reilly in the US and Profile …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Boxfish debuts innovative live TV guide on iPhone  —  We review a lot of TV discovery apps here at Lost Remote, and Boxfish has brought something new to the table: a TV guide app with real-time search and “live windows” to let you catch a glimpse of what's airing in real-time.
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Jake Harper / Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group:
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