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3:30 AM ET, November 9, 2012


 Top News: 
Bill Adair / PolitiFact:
The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign  —  I am a fan of David Carr, the media writer at the New York Times, but he really misfired with his blog post “A Last Fact-Check: It Didn't Work.”  —  Carr's point is that the tremendous amount of fact-checking of the 2012 campaign was worthless …
Discussion: Politico
Jenny Che / NY Daily News:
Sales of Nate Silver's book shoot up post-election
Discussion: Slate
Random Pixels:
The hypocrisy of Fox News … Did the “mainstream” media hand the election to Barack Obama?  —  Fox News likes to say it's the “number one news network in cable television.”  —  A January 2012 Fox News press release proclaimed that Fox News “has now reigned over the cable news universe …
Discussion: Mediaite
Mark Cuban / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Should Watch Dancing With the Stars
Discussion: Mediaite
Al Barbarino / The Commercial Observer:
Daily News's 4 New York Plaza Offices Could Be Uninhabitable For a Year  —  It could be up to a year before the New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report are allowed back into their 4 New York Plaza headquarters, which were “wiped out” by Hurricane Sandy, Mortimer B. Zuckerman said today.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Peter Chernin Rounds Up Another $100 Million, This Time From Qatar  —  Peter Chernin, the longtime News Corp. executive who is now running his own media and technology fund, has landed another slug of investment money, this time from Qatar's sovereign wealth fund.
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.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
What's Going to Kill the TV Business?  —  Two things: The rising cost of making television and enough cord-cutters abandoning the cable bundle to blow up the business model.  The first trend is happening.  The second one isn't.  —  Reuters  —  The first thing to ask when somebody predicts …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Right's Jennifer Rubin Problem: An Information Disadvantage Case Study  —  Conservatives lobbied hard to install one of their own at the Washington Post.  But it didn't work out as they imagined it would.  —  Anyone hoping to fully understand the self-imposed information disadvantage …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Web radio growing faster than on-demand services (study)  —  Webcasters, such as Pandora, saw following increase by 27 percent while on-demand players, such as Spotify and Rhapsody grew by 18 percent.  —  Music listening patterns continue to evolve and not just from analog to digital …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Jury says journalist arrested while videotaping police is not guilty  —  Miami man plans to sue department over unauthorized deletion of his footage.  —  A jury acquitted a Florida photojournalist who was arrested on January 31 while documenting the eviction of Occupy Miami protesters.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
ESPN Spurs Disney Gains, but Forecast Is Cautious  —  LOS ANGELES — Disney reported robust fourth-quarter growth on Thursday, but signaled that its next earnings period would be unusually bumpy.  —  For the fiscal quarter ended Sept. 29, the Walt Disney Company reported a profit of $1.24 billion …
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.
Michael Mechanic / Mother Jones:
Power Down Your Smartphone—the Magazine is About to Begin  —  The hottest ticket in San Francisco turns publishing into performance art.  —  It was in late 2008, with the economy in free fall and magazine publishers ever more desperate for a digital strategy to save their asses …
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Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran accused of torturing blogger to death
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Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Target to showcase CNET reviews as it courts gadget shoppers
Discussion: GigaOM
Trinity Mirror demands hacking allegation details
Discussion: Guardian
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Book publisher earnings roundup: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster
Operation Tutela: Woman arrested in privacy breach probe
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Elstein calls for breakup of BBC news in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Crowdfunding Citizen Journalism in Cairo