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7:10 AM ET, November 6, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
WSJ and New York Times Drop Paywalls for Election Day
Discussion: Lost Remote, ReadWrite and TVSpy
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:   Murdoch's Anti-Obama Twitter Drive: Christie, Petraeus and More
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How Election Day Will Break Twitter
Discussion: Digits
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Samsung Teams Up With Yahoo For Interactive TV Service  —  Samsung has just teamed up with Yahoo, creating a multi-year partnership that will bring the search company's interactive Connected TV platform to Sammy's 2012 lineup of smart TVs  —  Connected TV—software that brings interactive content …
Discussion: Engadget
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Marissa Mayer Will “Talk About Where She Is Taking Yahoo” in First Media Interview Since Becoming CEO  —  Marissa Mayer — the typically press-loving Silicon Valley exec who has avoided much media interaction since she took over as CEO of Yahoo — will be doing her first sit-down interview …
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 …
Amazon eyes original comedy series ‘Browsers’  —  Netco close to greenlight for project originally developed at CBS  —  In a sign that Amazon is getting serious about fielding original programming, the Internet giant is said to be close to greenlighting a musical comedy series dubbed “Browsers.”
Discussion: Gizmodo, CNET, The Verge and The Next Web
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Cablevision and NBCUniversal sign distribution deal  —  Cablevision signed a new distribution deal with NBC, home of “The Voice.”  (NBC)  —  Cablevision Systems Corp. has signed a long-term distribution deal to carry broadcast and cable networks owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal unit.
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Pandora Media Sues Ascap Seeking Lower Songwriter Fees  —  Pandora Media Inc. (P), the biggest Internet radio service, sued the organization representing songwriters and composers to seek lower license fees for playing their songs.  —  Pandora, which is also lobbying the U.S. Congress …
Discussion: The Verge
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.
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: Reuters and Forbes
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.”
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: Guardian, GeekWire, CNET and Forbes
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
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 Earlier Picks: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NUJ supports regulation backed by statute
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Current TV could help digital media
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