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5:15 PM ET, November 3, 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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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, Guardian and Poynter
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: WorldViews and BBC
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
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 …
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
 
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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