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3:05 AM ET, November 3, 2012

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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Twitter to Add Photo Filters to Compete With Instagram  —  Twitter is finally learning a lesson from Facebook: If you can't buy it, build it.  —  In the coming months, Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The Times's Washington Bureau Chief, and Legions of Others, in Defense of Nate Silver  —  Nate Silver, author of the FiveThirtyEight blog on NYTimes.com, may be under attack from some people, as I noted in a post on Thursday but he also has many defenders.  —  Hundreds of them wrote to me in e-mails …
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Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Foxy Nate Silver and why old-media hedgehogs could soon be old news  —  Nate Silver - statistician, analyst, blogger, author, and Xanax for liberals - is a one-man startup, and his brand is on the line.  Aside from the candidates themselves, perhaps no man stands to lose more from this election.
Pew Research Center:
Journalist Alan Murray Named President of Pew Research Center  —  Washington (Nov. 2) — Veteran journalist Alan Murray, currently deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, has been named President of the Pew Research Center, succeeding public opinion expert Andrew Kohut …
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Capital New York:   Who will be the next editor of ‘The Wall Street Journal’? Not Alan Murray
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
The Search Is On for Wired's Next Editor  —  The publishing world got an end-of-the-workweek surprise today when Wired announced that editor in chief Chris Anderson in stepping down after 11 years on the job.  Anderson is leaving Wired at the end of the year to become the full-time CEO of 3D Robotics, a company he co-founded in 2009.
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Erik Maza / WWD:
Chris Anderson to Exit Wired  —  With presidential politics and Hurricane news dominating the day's headlines, Friday could have scarcely been a better day to bury bombshell media announcements.  And so it was that Condé Nast ceo Chuck Townsend said Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson …
Discussion: Style Ledger
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter Releases Numbers Related To Hurricane Sandy: More Than 20M Tweets Sent During Its Peak  —  As you know, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has hit millions.  Many turned to Twitter to discuss what they were going through.  Today, the company shared some interesting facts and numbers having …
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Anna Codrea-Rado / CJR:
It's about the info, not the outlet
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   TV earnings up, print earnings down at Washington Post
Angela Watercutter / Wired:
Updated Anonymous Doc We Are Legion Gets Online Release  —  We Are Legion explores the history of Anonymous and traces the hacktivist group's influence on current political movements.  —  Photo courtesy Luminant Media  —  It's amazing the Anonymous documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists ever saw the light of day.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Sandy Brings Back Prime Time for Original Wireless Network: Radio  —  Amid Continuing Blackout, Medium Is the Only Game in Town  —  Batteries are drained, internet connections long-gone.  For the nearly 5 million households muddling through a fourth day without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy …
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Storm may have cost media industry half a billion dollars  —  Already looking rocky at the start of the fourth quarter, the media economy this week was dealt a staggering blow by Hurricane Sandy.  —  In disrupting local TV and radio broadcasts and putting a halt to all New York media buying …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Telegraph:
New BBC row over Newsnight ‘paedophile’ politician probe  —  The BBC was last night embroiled in a new row over a Newsnight investigation which planned to out a senior political figure as a paedophile.  —  Jimmy Savile  —  The politician told The Daily Telegraph he denied the claims …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
So Far, Clear Channel's Digital Strategy Is Breaking Even  —  The digital future is coming to radio, eventually.  —  For now, Internet radio still represents a small portion of the radio listening audience.  And, according to the latest earnings report from Clear Channel Communications …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
LongTail Raises $5 Million to Take on Web Video Heavyweights  —  Remember the Web video boom?  Most of the venture capital buzz is now directed at mobile ads, a small market that's supposed to grow like a weed.  Meanwhile, video is dominated by Google/YouTube, with everyone else way, way, way behind.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: ‘MSNBC was more negative in its treatment of Romney than Fox was of Obama’  —  Between the last week of August and the third week of October, 38 percent of campaign coverage studied by Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism was “what is typically called horserace coverage …
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Social Media Harsh On Presidential Candidates
Discussion: Forbes, Journalism.org and CNET
 
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
News Outlets Held Back Detail Of Benghazi Attack At CIA's Request
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Associated Press:
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Betabeat:
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Dow Jones:
Wall Street Journal Launches New Local-Language Site in Asia
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PressGazette:
Nick Davies: Leveson is being bullied by ‘spoilt’ Fleet Street
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Netflix inks CBS deal to extend its programming in Canada, Latin America and the UK/Ireland
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Quartz Exceeds First-Month Expectations
Discussion: Folio
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Wired editor Ryan Singel leaves to create Contextly, help publishers integrate ‘related links’
Discussion: Boing Boing, Wired and Context
Associated Press:
CNN Bomb Threat Closes Streets
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Journalist Attempts To Silence Criticism Of Her Ethics By Brandishing The Club Of UK Defamation Laws