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10:50 PM ET, November 5, 2012


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Facing an Election Night Clamor  —  This has been the year of the big media gaffe.  —  NBC News edited a 911 tape of George Zimmerman in a way that implied race as a factor in the Trayvon Martin shooting.  CNN and Fox News falsely reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Dueling Bitterness On Cable News  —  As the cable news channels count down the hours before the first polls close on Tuesday, an entire election cycle will have passed since President Obama last sat down with Fox News.  The network's standing request to interview the president is now almost two years old.
Discussion: The Caucus
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
WSJ and New York Times Drop Paywalls for Election Day
Discussion: TVSpy and FishbowlDC
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Murdoch's Anti-Obama Twitter Drive: Christie, Petraeus and More
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How Election Day Will Break Twitter
Discussion: Digits
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
As Instagram Debuts Web Profiles, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Facebook  —  Welcome to the new era of Instagram.  Brought to you by Facebook.  —  Instagram launched Web profiles on Monday morning, the first true attempt from the photo-sharing service to provide users with a more complete version …
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Instagram CEO: Sandy was probably Instagram's biggest moment  —  When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last week, everyone from people trapped in the storm's direct path to New Yorkers observing their dark city pulled out their smartphones (assuming they had power to charge them), and uploaded their photos of Sandy to Instagram.
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The New York Times adrift hands Margaret Sullivan the tiller  —  The New York Times' new public editor has made a splash.  But her impact is largely a sign of the Old Gray Lady's frailty  —  The job of public editor at the New York Times - a position instituted at the paper to fortify …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
From Storm Sandy to the election, speculation dominates the US media
Discussion: Daily Download
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
CBS Finally Does A Deal With Hulu, But Only For Older Shows That Are Off The Air  —  After years of speculation, Hulu has finally done a deal with CBS, bringing shows from the one broadcast holdout into its content library.  Beginning in January, CBS content will become available through Hulu Plus.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Former Spin Editor to Run BuzzFeed's Long-Form Coverage  —  The Web site BuzzFeed gets plenty of attention for its news aggregation, political coverage and pop-culture catnip like “Proof That ‘Gangnam Style’ Is Really Just Illuminati Propaganda” and “7 Photos of Syrian Rebels Hanging Out With Cats.”
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The press, Google, its algorithm, their scale  —  In their fight against Google, traditional media firmly believe the search engine needs them to refine (and monetize) its algorithm.  Let's explore the facts.  —  The European press got itself in a bitter battle against Google.
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
NYT leads coverage on incoming CEO  —  The New York Times continues to provide in-depth reporting on the questions facing its incoming chief executive Mark Thompson over his role in the BBC's Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.  —  In a Nov. 4 piece “As Scandal Flared, BBC's Leaders Missed Red Flags …
Guardian:   Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC, star's estate and hospitals face 43 lawsuits
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Up: Demand Media Handily Beats Wall Street Expectations in Q3 With Strong Revenue Increase  —  Demand Media, the social media and content company, strongly bested Wall Street expectations for the third quarter.  —  Revenue for the quarter was $98.1 million, up 20 percent from the same period a year ago …
Discussion: Forbes and Reuters
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer  —  Last week Carl Icahn took a big stake in Netflix, and announced that he wanted someone to buy the company.  Here's the next step: Netflix has adopted a “poison pill” provision, designed to keep Icahn from acquiring any more of the company.
Discussion: CNET, GeekWire, Guardian and Forbes
Alex Pareene / The Baffler:
Come On, Feel the Buzz  —  Last June, Joe Williams, a reporter for the political newspaper and web news site Politico, said on Martin Bashir's MSNBC talk show that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared comfortable only around white people.
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Current TV could help digital media  —  Current TV, the cable channel started by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2005 with great enthusiasm about how the information age would mobilize the young (that is, the liberal young), last week announced it was for sale.  The company said it was looking …
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Soldier's Widow Sues Fox Over TV Images of Military Families
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Another one bites the dust: Macmillan drops its printed dictionaries to go online only
Discussion: Betabeat and One Man & His Blog
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Fight Builds Over Online Royalties
Discussion: Fortune
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
The UX of publishing for tablets and smartphones
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