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1:55 AM ET, November 4, 2012

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Mark Coddington:
Why political journalists can't stand Nate Silver: The limits of journalistic knowledge  —  The more I think about the rift between political journalism and Nate Silver, the more it seems that it's one that's fundamentally an issue of epistemology — how journalists know what they know.
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Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
In Defense of Nate Silver, Election Pollsters, and Statistical Predictions  —  Nate Silver.  Photo: Brian Finke  —  Nate Silver analyzes poll data on the influential FiveThiryEight blog at the New York Times.  He crunches polls and other data in an electoral statistical model …
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum, Salon and Mashable!
Politico:
Journalists open wallets for Obama and Romney  —  Reporters for Romney?  Editors for Obama?  —  Numerous journalists — self-identified reporters, editors and photographers affiliated with established news organizations — contributed money in September and October to the campaigns of President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
Discussion: @darlin and @escarry
Michelle Atagana / memeburn:
CNN's head of social news: Twitter forces journos to report the news better  —  CNN accounted for about 13% of all social media mentions, according to trend analytics firm Trendrr earlier this year.  That's impressive.  Cable News Network is one of the largest news networks in the world …
Dan Nosowitz / Popular Science:
Meet The Climate Change Denier Who Became The Voice Of Hurricane Sandy On Wikipedia  —  Ken Mampel, an unemployed, 56-year-old Floridian, is in large part the creator of the massive Hurricane Sandy Wikipedia page.  He's also the reason that, for nearly a week, the page had no mention of climate change.
Discussion: The Verge and Gawker.com
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
PRSS aims to be a low-cost iPad magazine factory in the cloud  —  By launching their own iPad-only travel magazine, TRVL, in September 2010, entrepreneur Michel Elings and photographer and writer Jochem Wijnands garnered glowing reviews and a shout-out from Apple SVP Eddy Cue.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
New York Magazine Captures the Look of Post-Sandy New York  —  To the list of New York institutions that saw their operations disrupted by the Superstorm known as Sandy last week, add New York Magazine.  —  With offices on Varick and Canal Streets, it is situated right at the borderline between …
Edward Jay Epstein / CJR:
What journalists miss about the movie business  —  The vast preponderance of news reporting about Hollywood concerns the weekly box-office race.  It is offered free to the media every Sunday afternoon by Nielsen EDI at a low point in its news cycle, packaged with punning headlines and quotes …
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Curated video world news iPad app launches  —  Link TV World News offers videos from 125 sources, including Associated Press, Al Jazeera and the Telegraph, and encourages ‘social activism’  —  A world news video app has launched for iPad which offers video coverage of breaking international news …
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
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
MIT researcher says he can predict Twitter trends  —  A researcher at MIT claims to have developed an algorithm that can accurately predict what topics will trend on Twitter.  But Twitter being a relatively minor business in the grand scheme of things, the algorithm might end up being more useful elsewhere …
Discussion: BetaNews, Engadget and Guardian
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo expands to South Africa to compete against Kindle  —  Ebook retailer Kobo announced its first African launch Tuesday evening: The company is partnering with South African retail chain Pick n Pay to sell the Kobo Touch e-reader and ebooks.  Kobo promises local content available in Afrikaans and English.
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
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   The Search Is On for Wired's Next Editor
 
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Telegraph:
New BBC row over Newsnight ‘paedophile’ politician probe
Discussion: WorldViews and BBC
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
News Outlets Held Back Detail Of Benghazi Attack At CIA's Request
Discussion: Washington Post
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
LongTail Raises $5 Million to Take on Web Video Heavyweights
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Reporter accused of plagiarism tells his side of the story
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Storm may have cost media industry half a billion dollars
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