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11:30 AM ET, November 15, 2012


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Blocks Israeli Hamas Assassination Video — And Puts It Back Up Again  —  Israel has gone to war with Hamas in Gaza, and it is using the Internet as weapon, employing services like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr on its behalf.  —  The idea is familiar to anyone who has a message to push in 2012 …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
In Israeli Attack on Hamas: Shock, Awe and Social Media  —  As Israel on Wednesday launched an attack on Hamas, killing a top military commander, the government also took to Twitter to live-tweet the strike as it unfolded.  —  @IDFSpokesperson, the official Twitter account for the Israel Defense Forces …
Baby son of BBC worker killed in Gaza strike  —  The baby son of a BBC worker was among those killed in Israel's air strike on Gaza on Wednesday.  —  Jihad Misharawi, who is employed by BBC Arabic, lost his 11-month-old baby Omar.  —  Mr Misharawi's brother was also seriously injured …
Discussion: Gawker and WorldViews
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today  —  Spotify today plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player, The Verge has learned from sources close to the company.  From the looks of it, the web player looks a lot …
Ben Rooney / Wall Street Journal Europe:
Spotify Valued at $3 Billion, but Where is the Missing Billion?
Discussion: The Next Web
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Brauchli's wife: Washington Post has become 'place where you can't speak truth to power'  —  Former Los Angeles Times reporter Maggie Farley is married to outgoing Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli.  In a public posting on Facebook Tuesday evening, she wrote:
Discussion: City Desk
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Marcus Brauchli's impossible task  —  The Post's ultimate problem is the business side, not the newsroom  —  I can't think of any editor whose last few years ran headlong into the financial collapse of the newspaper industry more than Marcus Brauchli's.  —  Brauchli got the top job …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Media Decoder
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Guy Fieri Responds to Pete Wells: ‘He Had an Agenda’  —  Guy Fieri got his restaurant blasted by Pete Wells in The New York Times, so this morning he went on the Today show to defend his food and American Bar and Grill.  Fieri said that Wells' review was over the top, and that it seemed …
Discussion: Gawker, TVNewser and Eater National
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
BBC Faces Probe Over Abuse Scandal  —  LONDON—Britain's communications regulator is investigating the British Broadcasting Corp. for a recent broadcast of its current affairs program “Newsnight” that improperly accused a former Conservative Party official of child sex abuse …
Discussion: Media Decoder and New York Times
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail:
Lord McAlpine to sue Twitter users who called him a paedophile as BBC agrees taxpayer-funded payout for Newsnight slur  —  Lord McAlpine's lawyer has today issued a chilling warning to anyone who called him a paedophile on Twitter: 'We know who you are and what you've done'.
Discussion: @iankatz1000 and @lisaocarroll
Arif Durrani / MediaWeek:
Audit Bureau of Circulations changes name after 98 years to AAM in the US  —  The Audit Bureau of Circulations in the US has become the first member of IFABC to change its name in an attempt to better reflect the changes sweeping across the publishing business in the digital age, opting for the Alliance for Audited Media.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Will Bourne Named New Editor-in-Chief of The Village Voice  —  Will Bourne has been named the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice.  He replaces Tony Ortega, who left the paper in September.  —  Bourne comes to the Voice from Inc., where he served as editor-at-large since July.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Flipboard teams up with Apple to launch new iBookstore-powered “Books” section in its iOS apps  —  Expanding upon what is now surely one of the most important roles of Flipboard, commerce, the magazine-like app has partnered with Apple (yes, Apple) to launch a slightly surprising new section: “Books.”
Aileen Gallagher / Poynter:
University sanctions journalism student for ‘disruptive’ interview request  —  Alex Myers, an undergraduate journalism student at the State University of New York at Oswego, isn't so sure he wants to be a reporter when he graduates.  —  The Australian exchange student experienced …
Discussion: The Oswegonian and
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Secret of the Obama Victory?  Rerun Watchers, for One Thing  —  Larry Grisolano helped develop a system that permitted the Obama campaign to target advertising to supporters based on the shows they liked to watch.  The campaign placed ads in surprising places, like the TV Land network, that might once have been overlooked.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Is it time for the New York Times to embrace sponsored stories?  —  As news publishers confront a troubled online ad market, many of them are turning to “native advertising” which lets marketers create content that resembles a website's natural content.  The New York Times is resisting …
Discussion: Noted, Poynter and Digiday
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Ads That Get More Love Than the Stories Around Them? Pulse Has Them
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Nate Silver Thinks Voting Is for Pundits  —  There is a 100-percent chance that after spending years and many blog posts predicting the outcome of the election, Nate Silver did not vote, he admitted during a Q&A on Deadspin.  His reasoning: “I don't think that somebody who is observing …
Discussion: Deadspin and Betabeat
Daniel Miller / Hollywood Reporter:
Nate Silver on His Hollywood Future and 'Moneyball'-ing Box Office
Discussion: The Corsair and Los Angeles Times
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Andrew Rice named contributing editor at ‘New York’ magazine
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Reuters and TVNewser
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus
Discussion: FishbowlDC and Capital New York