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4:15 AM ET, November 5, 2012


 Top News: 
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 caused tweets to vanish without a trace but now people can see the place where a tweet once stood — and the reaction to its disappearance.
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
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 …
Dan Pacheco / MediaShift Idea Lab:
The Most Innovative Digital Coverage of Superstorm #Sandy
Discussion: social media and New York Times
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 …
David Carr / New York Times:
Publishers Abroad Take on Google  —  They say you should never take on people who spill ink by the barrel, but your odds are better when you traffic in terabytes of data.  In the United States, Google and big media went at it for several years over Google News and Google won …
Discussion: Monday Note
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Lady Gaga fansite, NBC entities defaced in pre-Guy Fawkes Day hacker stunt  —  Hackers calling themselves Pykic apparently exploited forum software.  —  A number of pages on the website were defaced Sunday with a reference to Guy Fawkes Day and a claim that user names and passwords for the site had been compromised.
Matthew Purdy / New York Times:
As Scandal Flared, BBC's Leaders Missed Red Flags  —  LONDON — Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financed media behemoth that is both treasure and target.  He had successfully navigated eight years …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Upworthy has a recipe for chocolate-covered news broccoli that actually tastes delicious  —  Imagine coming up with 25 distinctly different headlines for each and every story you file.  Insane, right?  —  Maybe, but it's a key part of the strategy at Upworthy, the still-pretty-newish site devoted …
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
The Local News: Now Brought To You By Drones?  —  A program dedicated to exploring the role of unmanned systems in news gathering issues its first report from the field.  —  Drone Journalism At The University Of Nebraska  —  Over at the University of Nebraska, journalism students putting another tool …
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
The UX of publishing for tablets and smartphones  —  This is an essay version of a talk I gave at the Tablet & App Summit at the World Publishing Expo in Frankfurt, October 2012.  —  For nearly all of my adult digital life, people have been telling me that next year is going to be the big breakthrough year for the mobile web.
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
New York newspapers flip for Romney  —  (CNN) - The New York Daily News and Long Island's Newsday endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney for president, switching from their 2008 pick of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.  —  In an article published in the newspaper's opinion section Sunday …
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
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.
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