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1:50 PM ET, November 4, 2012


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John Mahoney / American Photo:
The Story Behind Hurricane Sandy's First Viral Photo  —  On the morning the storm hit New York City, Nick Cope snapped a photo of rising flood waters from the window of his Red Hook, Brooklyn apartment.  Then things got interesting.  —  The view from Nick Cope's window the morning Sandy hit.
Discussion: The Verge
Dan Pacheco / MediaShift Idea Lab:
The Most Innovative Digital Coverage of Superstorm #Sandy  —  While I've been blogging on Idea Lab since 2008, this is my first post since starting my new job as the Peter Horvitz Chair of Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School.  In that role, I'm adopting an Idea Lab …
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
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
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.
Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
In Defense of Nate Silver, Election Pollsters, and Statistical Predictions
Discussion: The FJP, PointOfLaw Forum and Salon
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
New Twitter policy lets users see tweets pulled down for copyright  —  Twitter has made a significant shift in how it responds to copyright complaints.  In the past, such complaints meant that tweets would vanish without a trace but now people can see the place where the tweet once stood — and reaction to its disappearance.
Discussion: @jer and Techdirt
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 …
Jim Romenesko:
AP tells its journalists: Be careful what you tweet on election night  —  The Associated Press has told staffers “not to blindly retweet what others may be saying” about election results on Tuesday night.  " A memo from the news service's standards and social media editors says …
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Stitcher Aims To Build Talk Radio's First Search Engine  —  At one point, “binders of women” and “Mitt Romney's tax return” were among the most discussed election-related topics on talk radio.  With election day less than a week away, focus has switched to the U.S. national debt, the Benghazi attack, and the final presidential debate.
Discussion: MediaShift
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
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.
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 …
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
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   The Search Is On for Wired's Next Editor
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