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6:40 AM ET, November 2, 2012

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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Under Attack, Nate Silver Picks the Wrong Defense  —  “Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they're jokes.”
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Sorry, Margaret, You Need to Get Out More  —  Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has a post up taking Nate Silver to task for daring Joe Scarborough to a bet over who would win the election.  Basically, she says making a bet like this diminishes the Times and he shouldn't have done it.
Discussion: @moorehn and Quote and Comment
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to Lay Off Staff and Reduce Magazines  —  Like many New York companies, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia had a difficult week.  The basement of the company's offices in west Chelsea were flooded by Hurricane Sandy, sending staff members home for the week …
John Cook / Gawker:
Roger Ailes Offered Bush Administration “Off the Record Help” in Private Note  —  Fat a**hole and Fox News president Roger Ailes just re-upped to run his network through the 2016 election, and he continues to maintain the grotesque fiction that he operates an independent news outlet …
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The Huffington Post:   Fox News Focuses On Benghazi Attack While Largely Ignoring Hurricane Sandy
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough  —  The Huffington Post launched an iPad app Thursday that may one day pave the way for tablets to dethrone TV as king of our living rooms.  The app, called HuffPost Live, offers a strong mix of entertainment and social interaction and …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy  —  If there was still any debate about whether serious photojournalism can take place in the context of camera phones and cutesy retro filters, it's over now.  —  To document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast …
Discussion: Folio and Poynter
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Tea Party gets a news site  —  Tea Party conservatives are getting their very own news site.  —  The Tea Party News Network, self-described as “the only trusted news source and the antidote to mainstream media bias,” is already live but will announce its launch tomorrow morning, with plans to start live video on election day.
Discussion: paidContent
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Canada's biggest English-language newspapers will all have paywalls in 2013  —  A paywall is rising across the 49th parallel, Steve Kupferman writes.  The Toronto Globe and Mail hoisted a metered paywall for domestic users last Monday.  —  The Globe's attempts to provide added value …
Mat Honan / Wired:
Twitter Launches Election Map to Track Candidates' State-by-State Messaging  —  Twitter's new election map measures voter engagement on a state-by-state basis.  —  Twitter launched a new interactive map on Thursday that measures the effectiveness of President Barack Obama's and Governor Mitt Romney's tweets on a state-by-state basis.
John Horn / Los Angeles Times:
Film studios starting to release video-on-demand sales figures  —  The ‘creative accounting’ of movies and more recently pay-per-view releases is giving way to some transparency, as seen with the film ‘Arbitrage.’  —  Richard Gere stars in the film “Arbitrage,” which is poised to set video …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Journalist Attempts To Silence Criticism Of Her Ethics By Brandishing The Club Of UK Defamation Laws  —  Defamation is only supposed to apply to cases where there's a factually false statement made about someone.  It shouldn't apply to cases where the facts are accurate, or the statements are opinions.
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
THAT'S CLASSIFIED  —  Facebook seeks to offer alternative to Craigslist, utilizing user networks  —  Facebook is testing a new service that might make Craigslist a thing of the past.  —  Two sources within Facebook, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, have independently told The Daily …
CBS Los Angeles:
Walt Disney Co. To Donate $2M To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts  —  BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday it will donate $2 million to relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy.  —  The company split the donation into two parts — $1 million for immediate relief efforts …
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
NBC Universal, News Corp. Set Plans to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Back on the grid, with the Daily News, Time, Businessweek and Ali Velshi
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content
Brett Wilkison / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Local group to buy The Press Democrat, affiliated publications
Discussion: LA Observed
Naomi Tajitsu / Reuters:
Mega, Kim Dotcom's New Megaupload Sequel, Sticks It To U.S. Authorities
Discussion: Softpedia News and CNET
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Universal Pictures Makes Across-the-Board Layoffs (Exclusive)
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
On Twitter, book titles rewritten as New York Times headlines
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
The Weather Channel Network Taps New President
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch reappointed as BSkyB director with 95% shareholder backing
Discussion: Media Week
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Online paid-content market poses threat to traditional advertising
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and paidContent