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9:20 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 a 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 …
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Social Media Companies Have Absolutely No Idea How to Handle the Gaza Conflict  —  After announcing their intention to attack Hamas on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Force began military operations in Gaza yesterday.  The Alqassam Brigades, Hamas's military arm, also has a Twitter account …
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
The Thin Red Terms Of Service
Discussion: The Week
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Anonymous Hackers Hit Israeli Sites In Retaliation For Gaza Attacks
Discussion: CNN, Betabeat and The Other McCain
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 …
Sky News:
Lord McAlpine And BBC Reach Settlement
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: @iankatz1000 and @lisaocarroll
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 …
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Brauchli's wife: Washington Post has become 'place where you can't speak truth to power'
Discussion: City Desk
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: Lost Remote and CNET
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?
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Viacom Profit Increases, but Movie Division Hurts Revenues  —  Viacom's net income for its fiscal fourth quarter increased by 12 percent, while its revenue fell 17 percent as a result of a decline in domestic advertising revenue and a corporate strategy to release a diminished slate of movies through its Paramount Pictures studio.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:   Viacom posts higher profit; CEO says MTV is not broken
Jim Romenesko:
How Elizabeth Spiers got Mediabistro noticed - then failed to profit from its sale  —  When Mediabistro was sold in 2007, I told some people that I thought Elizabeth Spiers deserved at least a few of the millions that Laurel Touby took to the bank.  —  Touby (left) and Spiers
Discussion: The Awl
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
A Counterculture Totem to Return as a Leaner Magazine  —  From 2002 to 2008, Arthur was music's version of a literary-minded “little magazine.”  Distributed free in record stores and coffee shops, it celebrated underground culture of all kinds and attracted writers like Alan Moore ("Watchmen" …
Discussion: The Awl and Arthur Magazine
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Variety lays off staff, plans to reduce frequency of publication  —  Variety has laid off nearly 20 staffers and will cut back on its print frequency.  (Variety)  —  The new owner of Variety is laying off nearly 20 employees at the Hollywood trade paper while preparing to cut back on the number of times it prints each week.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Election Night Was a Second Screen Extravaganza  —  If you are reading this there are very good odds that you spent all or part of election night online.  Because, why wouldn't you?  —  Still, here's some data that shows how commonplace that behavior was, beyond your personal filter bubble …
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.
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.
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.
Glynnis Macnicol / Capital New York:
Nate Silver receives the adulation of New York's media demimonde in Nick Denton's Soho loft  —  “It's like we've taken a time machine back to 2007,” remarked one guest as he mounted the staircase to the second-floor loft apartment of Nick Denton, lord of the Gawker Media empire.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Mark Shapiro is candidate for top job at CNN
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
How journalists made sure the truth spread as far as the lie in Elmo accusation coverage
Discussion: The Smoking Gun
Erik Maza / WWD:
Condé Nast's Digital Push
Aileen Gallagher / Poynter:
University sanctions journalism student for ‘disruptive’ interview request
Discussion: The Oswegonian and
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Flipboard teams up with Apple to launch new iBookstore-powered “Books” section in its iOS apps
 Earlier Picks: 
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
News Corp nears deal to buy stake in Yankee sports network
Discussion: paidContent
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Secret of the Obama Victory? Rerun Watchers, for One Thing
Discussion: Mother Jones
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!