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10:20 AM ET, November 8, 2012


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rove's On-Air Rebuttal of Fox's Ohio Vote Call Raises Questions About His Role  —  It was 11:13 p.m. on Tuesday, the moment that Fox News had called Ohio for President Obama.  Karl Rove stood just off camera, his phone glued to his ear.  On the other end was a senior Romney campaign official …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File  —  Nate Silver was right.  His ideological antagonists were wrong.  And that's just the beginning of the right's self-created information disadvantage.  —  Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, “What went wrong?” …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Was Slower, but Sure, in Calling the Presidential Election
Discussion: Poynter and The Wrap
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Andy Coulson fights high court ruling over legal fees  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has challenged a high court ruling that News International is not liable to pay his legal fees over the phone-hacking scandal.  Lawyers for Coulson told the court of appeal …
BBC:   Operation Tutela: Woman arrested in privacy breach probe
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
What Nate Silver's success says about the 4th and 5th estates  —  Many are declaring the 2012 presidential election a victory for Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight blog.  His success this political season — in both predicting the electoral college vote and in driving traffic to the New York Times …
Discussion: WBUR and Forbes
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily Beast:   Revenge of the Nerd: Nate Silver Is 2012's Other Winner
Dan Rowinski / ReadWrite:
Nate Silver's Model Proves To Be Stunning Portrait Of Logic Over Punditry
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Book publisher earnings roundup: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster  —  HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster's parent companies both reported earnings Wednesday.  While News Corp shared little about HarperCollins' performance, CBS noted that digital made up 21 percent of Simon & Schuster's revenues for the quarter.
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Crowdfunding Citizen Journalism in Cairo  —  Mosireen, a media collective in downtown Cairo that offers equipment and training to citizen journalists, was born out of the effort by activists to document the Egyptian revolution online.  As the group's mission statement says …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Bradley Manning Offers To Admit To Leaking Secrets To WikiLeaks In Court Plea  —  In the more than 900 days since Bradley Manning was first jailed as the suspected source of the WikiLeaks' bombshell releases of 2010 and early 2011, his legal defense has never disputed that the young Army private leaked …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Elstein calls for breakup of BBC news in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal  —  David Elstein, the former Channel 5 and BSkyB executive, has called for the BBC Trust to be abolished and for the corporation's news and current affairs operation to be broken up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Is Tumblr the new GeoCities?  VC Fred Wilson says no, points to ads  —  In the late 1990s, web-hosting site GeoCities burst into the world's top ten websites and attracted $3.5 billion from Yahoo — then quickly became internet road kill.  As investors drool over a new generation of sites …
Discussion: GigaOM
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Man Behind Anti-Islam Video Gets Prison Term  —  LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the man behind “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam YouTube video that ignited bloody protests in the Muslim world, to one year in prison for violating parole.
Discussion: Deadline, L.A. NOW, Wired and Gawker
Alan D. Mutter / Editor & Publisher:
Newsosaur: Publishers Fail to Diversify Digital Audience  —  Though newspapers have been pretty good over the years at growing traffic on their websites, they are shockingly bad at capitalizing on the social power of digital media to broaden their audiences.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Denies Injunction Against Dish ‘AutoHop Ad-Skipper’ (Exclusive)  —  Judge Dolly Gee makes a secret ruling on a technology that Fox argues will irreparably harm the television industry.  —  On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles refused to grant Fox Broadcasting's …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Arrested Sun journalists are between a rock and a hard place  —  Arrested Sun journalists are finding themselves caught between a rock and hard place as they contemplate their dilemma while on police bail.  Some of them would like to help Scotland Yard police who are investigating …
Mirror Group journalists questioned by company lawyers over alleged hacking
Discussion: paidContent
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L. Wayne Hicks / Denver Business Journal:
Denver Post to sell share of Colorado Rockies
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room
Discussion: TechCrunch
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
CBS posts 15.7% profit increase in third quarter
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
BuzzFeed's First Election Night
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Cord-Keeping: Pay TV Shrinks for the Quarter, Stays Steady for the Year
Matthew DeBord / DeBord Report:
Could Rupert Murdoch buy both the LA Times and the Financial Times?
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
NBC Universal and American Express Try to Bring Dawn of ‘Television Commerce’
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Maria Miller faces calls for independent inquiry into BBC journalist's death
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Candidate who received free ads from Seattle Times won't concede race
Discussion: The Seattle Times and Civil Beat