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10:50 AM ET, November 6, 2012


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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Major TV News Networks Agree To Shield Early Exit Poll Data On Election Day  —  LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. television networks face a new challenge in covering this year's excruciatingly close presidential election: prevent closely guarded exit poll results from leaking onto Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times will drop its paywall for the third time  —  The New York Times will drop its paywall for the third time since it was introduced in March 2011, allowing free access this week for Election Day coverage.  —  The paper first dropped its paywall in August 2011 as New York prepared for Hurricane Irene.
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 …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Murdoch's Anti-Obama Twitter Drive: Christie, Petraeus and More
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Exclusive: EU regulators to accept Apple, publishers e-book offer  —  (Reuters) - EU regulators are set to accept an offer by Apple and four book publishers allowing Amazon and other retailers to sell e-books more cheaply than Apple to end an antitrust investigation and avoid fines, two sources said on Monday.
Discussion: CNET, The Verge, MacRumors, 9to5Mac and Engadget
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Christmas Coming Early For AOL Shareholders With $445M Dividend  —  Mark your calendar, AOL shareholders: Dec. 14 is your lucky day.  —  On that date, almost exactly three years to the day after the internet giant spun out from Time Warner, AOL will pay out a one-time dividend of $5.15 per share, or $445 million total.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Poynter
Jeff Roberts / @jeffjohnroberts:
Discussion: AllThingsD and Street Fight
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 …
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Samsung Teams Up With Yahoo For Interactive TV Service
Discussion: Engadget
Katherine Fung / Huffington Post:
Tentative New York Times Contract Will Preserve Pension Plan, Health Care For Guild Members  —  The tentative deal between New York Times employees and management will satisfy many of the union's biggest demands, according to the Newspaper Guild of New York.
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.
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 …
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
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: CNET, The Verge, The Next Web and Gizmodo
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Former BBC Boss Expresses ‘Shock and Sadness’ About Abuse Scandal  —  LONDON - Former BBC director general Mark Thompson late Monday reiterated that during his tenure he was not aware of any wrongdoing by former Top of the Pops host Jimmy Savile at the U.K. public broadcaster.
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
NYT leads coverage on incoming CEO
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Up: Demand Media Handily Beats Wall Street Expectations in Q3 With Strong Revenue Increase
Discussion: Reuters and Forbes
Matt Hardigree / Jalopnik:
Motor Trend Journalist Also Taking Money To Be A Spokesperson For An Oil Company
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: Guardian, GeekWire, Forbes and CNET
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Liza Foreman / The Wrap:
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