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11:15 AM ET, November 1, 2012


 Top News: 
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Online paid-content market poses threat to traditional advertising  —  The rise of tablets and smartphones will help grow the online paid-content market 65% to £8bn a year by 2017, with consumer spending on digital news rocketing 77% to almost £250m, according to a report.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
How to get your readers to love paywalls  —  Okay, maybe “love” is too strong a word, but a new study suggests that newspapers enacting paywalls should emphasize financial need, not profit motives, when announcing them to readers.  —  The study, “Paying for What Was Free …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Telegraph launches limited paywall  —  New York Times-style metered system will charge non-UK users £1.99 a month to visit the site after 20 free page views  —  The Telegraph website has launched its long-awaited digital paywall with a metered system, charging non-UK users £1.99 …
Heidi Moore / Guardian:
Even a superstorm is no excuse for journalists not to check Twitter trolling  —  The rage reserved for @ComfortablySmug's mischievous tweet about a flooded NYSE should be aimed at media professionals  —  “On the internet,” notes one pooch to another in that wise old New Yorker cartoon from 1993, “nobody knows you're a dog.”
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Hurricane Sandy Boosts Local Online News Brands  —  Companies that sell batteries, bottled water and other goods that people rely on to help ride out a storm have an obvious business opportunity during major weather events such as Hurricane Sandy.  Online local news organizations can be added to that list.
Discussion: Street Fight
David Carr / Media Decoder:
How Hurricane Sandy Slapped the Sarcasm Out of Twitter
New York Times:   Storm Sends News Media Scrambling
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Time has two+ covers this week, Businessweek sticks with one  —  Time subscribers in the Northeast are receiving a Hurricane Sandy cover; the photo was taken by Benjamin Lowy and posted on Instagram, Time Editor Rick Stengel writes in an editor's letter.  Time hired five photographers …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch reappointed as BSkyB director with 95% shareholder backing  —  James Murdoch has been reappointed as a director of BSkyB with the support of 95% of shareholders at the company's annual general meeting.  Barring one investor labelling him as “toxic”, Thursday's BSkyB AGM …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Movies Try to Escape Cultural Irrelevance  —  LOS ANGELES — On Feb. 24 Hollywood will turn out for the Oscars.  —  But it's starting to feel as if it might be “The Last Picture Show.”  —  Next year's Academy Awards ceremony — the 85th since 1929 — will be landing in a pool of angst …
David Carr / New York Times:
Chasing Lance Armstrong's Misdeeds From the Sidelines  —  The Web is full of outliers who are constantly posting about vast conspiracies, advanced by powerful interests and enabled by the mainstream media.  The truth, they say, is out there in plain sight.  —  Every once in a while, the outliers are right.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wednesday Q&A: Jake Levine on the fate of, personalized news, and reinventing Digg  —'s announcement last week that it was pulling its iOS apps for iPad and iPhone surprised more than a few.  For over a year, the Betaworks-backed news discovery tool has offered users …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Math Behind Disney's “Star Wars” Deal  —  Disney is paying George Lucas $4 billion for his “Star Wars” empire.  Did it get a good deal?  —  That all depends, of course, on whether people want to see the next three “Star Wars” movies Disney says it is lining up.
Discussion: Speakeasy, Forbes and Softpedia News
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
At Fox News, a Liberal Pundit Finds the Spotlight  —  Sally Kohn is a former community organizer who prefers baggy clothes and doesn't own a television.  She, her partner and their 4-year-old daughter live in the liberal bastion of Park Slope in Brooklyn, and she recently proudly posted …
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