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11:10 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: The Awl, Poynter, @felixsalmon and @moorehn
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV earnings up, print earnings down at Washington Post  —  Third quarter revenue at the Washington Post Company overall was flat compared to the same period last year, as broadcast television and cable businesses rose, but circulation and ad revenue fell at its newspapers.
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
The Washington Post Co. reports higher earnings  —  The Washington Post Co. reported sharply higher earnings in the third quarter of this year, bolstered by cable television profits, political and summer Olympic Game advertising on its local television broadcast stations, and a one-time accounting benefit.
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Social Media Harsh On Presidential Candidates  —  Social media isn't getting behind either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.  In fact, it's downright negative about both presidential candidates, according to a study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Discussion: Journalism.org
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: ‘MSNBC was more negative in its treatment of Romney than Fox was of Obama’
Discussion: Journalism.org
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Quartz Exceeds First-Month Expectations  —  Atlantic Media Company launched the business news site Quartz in late September, aimed at the world's financial elite with a mobile-first approach.  The content designed in an app-like setting ideally performs well enough on smartphone and tablet platforms …
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: NetNewsCheck Latest, Folio and Poynter
PressGazette:
Nick Davies: Leveson is being bullied by ‘spoilt’ Fleet Street  —  Guardian journalist Nick Davies believes Fleet Street is trying to “bully” Lord Justice Leveson and predicts a “dogfight” between the press and Government when his report is published later this month.
Discussion: Hacking inquiry
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
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
George Lucas Will Use Disney $4 Billion to Fund Education  —  Spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR the majority of the sale price will go toward educational philanthropy.  —  By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized.
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 …
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 …
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.
Dow Jones:
Wall Street Journal Launches New Local-Language Site in Asia  —  The Wall Street Journal has expanded its reach in Asia with the launch of an Indonesia website and BlackBerry app.  This closely follows the Journal's launch of a local-language edition in Korea, which surpassed six million page views in its first two weeks.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Netflix inks CBS deal to extend its programming in Canada, Latin America and the UK/Ireland  —  It's almost two years since Netflix last inked its streaming deal with CBS in the States, making the VOD platform the only streaming provider to offer content from the so-called ‘big four’ - ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Back on the grid, with the Daily News, Time, Businessweek and Ali Velshi  —  After spending the past three days with no power, no cell phone service, and no means of transportation into Manhattan, I'm back on the grid today, catching up on some of the news I missed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
NBC Universal, News Corp. Set Plans to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief  —  One-Hour Telethon Friday Night to Feature Bruce Springsteen and Others  —  Major media companies are beginning to set plans to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which has been blamed for more than 70 deaths in the U.S. …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Pirate Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Damages For Sharing 10 Movies
Discussion: Pocket-lint and CNET
Associated Press:
CNN Bomb Threat Closes Streets
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Canada's biggest English-language newspapers will all have paywalls in 2013
John Horn / Los Angeles Times:
Film studios starting to release video-on-demand sales figures
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content
 Earlier Picks: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Tea Party gets a news site
Discussion: paidContent
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)
Julie Moos / Poynter:
On Twitter, book titles rewritten as New York Times headlines
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
The Weather Channel Network Taps New President