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2:50 PM 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 …
Max Fisher / Washington Post:
The story behind the photo: Journalist's 11-month-old son killed in Gaza strikes  —  BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi carries his son's body at a Gaza hospital.  (Associated Press)  —  The front page photo on Thursday's Washington Post tells, in a single frame, a very personal story …
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:   The Thin Red Terms Of Service
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC rules out costly search for George Entwistle replacement  —  BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and trustees will not follow lengthy search and interview process for next director general  —  Lord Patten, the BBC Trust chairman, and fellow trustees have ruled out another lengthy and costly search …
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 …
Sky News:
Lord McAlpine And BBC Reach Settlement  —  Lord McAlpine's legal team has reached a settlement with the BBC after he was wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal, Sky sources have revealed.  —  The incorrect claims against the Tory peer came about because of a botched Newsnight investigation.
Discussion: Poynter
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail:
Lord McAlpine to sue Twitter users who called him a paedophile as BBC agrees taxpayer-funded payout for Newsnight slur
Discussion: @lisaocarroll and @iankatz1000
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
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
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: GigaOM, The Next Web and Media Decoder
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Poised to Name Media Mogul Peter Chernin to Board of Directors  —  Twitter is poised to announce the appointment of Hollywood media exec Peter Chernin to the company's board of directors, according to sources familiar with the situation.  —  As AllThingsD has previously reported …
Discussion: CNET
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.
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.”
Erik Maza / WWD:
Condé Nast's Digital Push  —  Condé Nast chief executive officer Charles Townsend at a recent interview with the Paley Center vaguely alluded to an upcoming rate-base hike in four of the publisher's magazines.  “That's an incredible move,” he said.  At the time, only Wired had revealed the circulation increase.
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: Capital New York and GalleyCat
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Viacom posts higher profit; CEO says MTV is not broken  —  (Reuters) - Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) reported a rise in quarterly profit, defying weak box-office sales and a challenging advertising environment.  —  The company said on Thursday that fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 12 percent …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie To Feature Just 3 Scenes In Real-Time Backstage At Product Launches  —  Anyone who has read the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs (or just followed his story over the years) knows there's a lot of source material to draw from when crafting a movie.
Discussion: Business Insider, 9to5Mac and CNET
Penelope Green / New York Times:
The Loft That Mediabistro Built  —  IN 2007, when Laurel Touby, the freelance writers' saloniste, sold her online media company, Mediabistro, for $23 million, she banked a little more than half that amount and looked forward, she said at the time, to having a new car with a driver, a new apartment and a whole new life.
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.
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Aileen Gallagher / Poynter:
University sanctions journalism student for ‘disruptive’ interview request
Discussion: The Oswegonian and
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
News Corp nears deal to buy stake in Yankee sports network
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Turn pirates into customers: a smart approach to the photo problem
Caty Borum Chattoo / MediaShift:
How Link TV + KCET Plan to Give Context to Global, Raw Video
Kevin Loker / 10,000 Words:
Retweeting Without Reading? Yeah, It's Happening- and It Affects Journalism Strategy on Twitter
Discussion: The Next Web and FishbowlNY
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Mashable Gets A Facelift
Discussion: Mashable!
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Is it time for the New York Times to embrace sponsored stories?
Discussion: Noted, Poynter, Digiday and Forbes
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Apples and oranges on Google and publishers
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
NBC's Vivian Schiller: social media has made live TV essential again
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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Discussion: WebProNews
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Andrew Rice named contributing editor at ‘New York’ magazine
Discussion: Folio
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Don Nash Becomes Executive Producer Of ‘Today’
Discussion: Reuters and TVNewser
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