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2:30 PM 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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the newspaper industry as the Republican Party  —  The pictures told much of the story.  As the networks beamed in live coverage of Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's gatherings on election nights, their anchors made similar observations — some gingerly, some more prominently.
Discussion:, Slate and Reuters
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?” …
Random Pixels:
The hypocrisy of Fox News
Mark Cuban / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Should Watch Dancing With the Stars
Discussion: Mediaite
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Was Slower, but Sure, in Calling the Presidential Election
Discussion: Poynter and The Wrap
Trinity Mirror demands hacking allegation details  —  Trinity Mirror newspapers has demanded alleged phone-hacking victims reveal their case, saying it has received no formal claim from their lawyers.  —  Last month former England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and three others were said to be taking legal action.
Discussion: Guardian
BBC:   Operation Tutela: Woman arrested in privacy breach probe
Jenny Che / NY Daily News:
Sales of Nate Silver's book shoot up post-election  —  Nate Silver is going for the gold.  —  In the 24 hours following the election, sales of Silver's “The Signal and the Noise,” published in September, jumped 850% on Amazon, according to CNNMoney.  It currently stands as the second best selling book …
Discussion: Slate
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 …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran accused of torturing blogger to death  —  Iran has been accused of torturing to death a blogger who was arrested last week for criticising the Islamic republic on Facebook.  Iran's cyber-police, known as Fata, picked up Sattar Beheshti from his home in Robat-Karim last week on suspicion of …
Erik Potter / Mizzou:
Reynolds Journalism Institute Receives $30 Million Endowment  —  The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation was already the largest donor in Mizzou's history with more than $55 million in gifts supporting journalism education, medical research and construction of the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Target to showcase CNET reviews as it courts gadget shoppers  —  (Reuters) - Target Corp is bringing reviews from tech news website CNET into its aisles in time for the holiday season as it tries to stand out from a crowd of stores and websites selling a mix of new gadgets.
Discussion: GigaOM
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
With new HTML5 player, is video finally coming to Wikipedia?  —  It's been a long time coming, but Wikipedia might finally be ready to embrace online video.  The Wikimedia Foundation said Thursday morning that it is deploying a new video player that will make it easier to add videos to the millions of articles on Wikipedia.
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
In Deal With Wiley, Houghton Acquires Cookbooks and CliffsNotes  —  Betty Crocker is moving.  —  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said on Thursday that it had acquired the culinary portfolio of John Wiley & Sons as well as its reference books, including the classic Webster's New World Dictionary and CliffsNotes.
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 …
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.
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Maas leaving as Tampa Tribune's executive editor
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Elstein calls for breakup of BBC news in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Man Behind Anti-Islam Video Gets Prison Term
Discussion: Deadline, L.A. NOW, Wired and Gawker
L. Wayne Hicks / Denver Business Journal:
Denver Post to sell share of Colorado Rockies
Alan D. Mutter / Editor & Publisher:
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Bradley Manning Offers To Admit To Leaking Secrets To WikiLeaks In Court Plea
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Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
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Discussion: Betabeat and
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
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NBC Universal and American Express Try to Bring Dawn of ‘Television Commerce’