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9:00 AM ET, November 9, 2012


 Top News: 
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
New York Business Journal:
News Corp. buys out ESPN Star Sports venture  —  News Corp. has completed the purchase of ESPN Star Sports, a 50-50- venture it had with ESPN Inc.  —  Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.  —  The companies on June 6 announced their agreement on the acquisition, made through a News Corp. subsidiary.
Discussion: MediaNama
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Ex-Cameron Aide Coulson Appeals News Corp. Legal Fees Ruling  —  Andy Coulson, a former editor of News Corp.'s News of the World tabloid and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-press chief, asked an appeals court to make the company pay his legal fees in a criminal phone-hacking case.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
No More Media ‘Disruption,’ Just Some Slow-Melting Icebergs  —  “Be disruptive” is a continued cry for many media companies, both traditional and new.  CBS might be taking much of this to heart.  Years after major TV-based media companies committed to partnering and selling programming …
Agence France Presse:
US sanctions Iran over Internet, media censorship  —  WASHINGTON — Washington unveiled sanctions Thursday against top Iranians and national bodies, including the communications minister and the culture ministry, hitting back for media and Internet censorship.
Discussion: ZDNet, Media News and Ars Technica
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.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don't Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future  —  For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video.  The concise guide is here.  —  My narrative has stayed pretty simple:
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Plain Dealer journalists plan pre-emptive campaign against reduced print, staff cuts  —  Advance Publications hasn't said whether it intends to reduce the publication schedule or staff at The Plain Dealer, but journalists at the Cleveland paper want to get ahead of any decision their owners might make.
Discussion: WKYC-TV
Ben Kersey / The Verge:
Google TV brings music and movies to Europe on November 13th  —  Available in the UK, France, and Germany  —  Google blessed American Google TV owners with the ability to buy or rent content from Google Play last month, and now it's extending the same courtesy to international devices.
Discussion: Pocket-lint, CNET and The Next Web
The new ‘no comment’: F— off  —  The reporter's e-mail was insistent, his questions obviously skeptical.  The State Department official's response was defensive, his mood obviously annoyed.  —  Then the missiles started flying.  —  “Why do you bother to ask questions you already know the answer to …
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Netflix and the threat to digital media businesses from hostile investors  —  This is adapted from our Finance and Deals Newsletter, sent every Friday at 7am to subscribers.  We have newsletters for all media sectors and they're all free - sign up at
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.
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: LA Observed and Mediaite
Mark Cuban / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Should Watch Dancing With the Stars
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
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 More News: 
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
What's Going to Kill the TV Business?
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
ESPN Spurs Disney Gains, but Forecast Is Cautious
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Right's Jennifer Rubin Problem: An Information Disadvantage Case Study
Discussion: Poynter
Bill Adair / PolitiFact:
The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign
Discussion: Politico
Michael Mechanic / Mother Jones:
Power Down Your Smartphone—the Magazine is About to Begin
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Web radio growing faster than on-demand services (study)
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
In Deal With Wiley, Houghton Acquires Cookbooks and CliffsNotes
 Earlier Picks: 
Jenny Che / NY Daily News:
Sales of Nate Silver's book shoot up post-election
Discussion: Poynter and Slate
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran accused of torturing blogger to death
Erik Potter / Mizzou:
Reynolds Journalism Institute Receives $30 Million Endowment
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the newspaper industry as the Republican Party
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, and Poynter
Maas leaving as Tampa Tribune's executive editor
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Target to showcase CNET reviews as it courts gadget shoppers
Discussion: GigaOM
Trinity Mirror demands hacking allegation details
Discussion: Guardian
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Book publisher earnings roundup: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster