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2:25 PM ET, November 11, 2012

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George Entwistle / BBC:
Statement from George Entwistle  —  In the light of the fact that the Director-General is also the Editor-in-Chief and ultimately responsible for all content; and in the light of the unacceptable journalistic standards of the Newsnight film broadcast on Friday 2nd November …
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BBC:
George Entwistle resigns as BBC director general  —  George Entwistle made his statement outside New Broadcasting House  —  The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast.  —  In a statement given outside New Broadcasting House …
John Ware / Guardian:
A personal tragedy, and a hammer blow for an honest institution  —  Paralysis at the top left the BBC's Newsnight exposed.  Will this be rectified following Entwistle's departure?  —  The resignation of George Entwistle as the BBC's director general is both a personal tragedy and a hammer-blow for the BBC.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Newsnight insiders fear it will not survive scandal  —  BBC2 current affairs programme under threat after false claims of child abuse by senior Tory  —  When George Entwistle was announcing his resignation from the BBC on Saturday night, Newsnight staffers past and present were gathered …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC in crisis as George Entwistle resigns  —  Television boss leaves job for abuse story lapses in what Trust chairman Chris Patten laments as his ‘saddest day’  —  The BBC has been plunged into the deepest crisis in its history with the dramatic resignation of its director general, George Entwistle, after just 54 days in the job.
Reuters:
BBC must reform or die, says Trust chairman  —  (Reuters) - BBC director general George Entwistle resigned just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a program denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism.  —  The BBC, reeling from revelations …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race  —  As Americans' modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well.  In last Tuesday's presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results.
Discussion: Pressing Issues
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus  —  Gen. David Petraeus gives the thumbs up with his wife Holly at his retirement ceremony.  Photo: DOD  —  When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked.  “It seems so obvious in retrospect.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
For New York Times' Sake, Mark Thompson Should Step Aside  —  Scandals are the order of the day, from David Petraeus' emergency resignation this week to the implosion of BBC leadership, as its new Director-General George Entwistle announces his own hurried departure today.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
News App Pulse Bets Big on Sponsored Content and Bite-Size Content Subscriptions  —  Brings in More Than $300,000 a Month Off Inbound Interest  —  They both are news-reading apps, they both claim 20 million users, and they're both less than three years old.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can NowThis News Crack Mobile Video?  —  News clearly needs a healthy dose of reinvention.  NowThis News is an ambitious attempt to do just that with news video made for a mobile world.  —  NowThis, founded by former Huffington Post execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau and backed by $5 million …
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Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Spotify Is Having A Good 2012: Revenues Could Reach $500M As It Expands The Digital Music Market  —  Spotify, the streaming music startup, was having serious trouble paying its bills, if you believed reports from earlier this year.  Its 2011 financials showed a loss of nearly $60 million on revenues of $244 million.
 
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