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1:50 PM ET, November 21, 2012


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Three journalists killed in Gaza  —  Three Palestinian journalists were killed by Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip yesterday.  —  The Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV reported that two of its cameramen, Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, died in hospital from severe burns after a missile hit …
Associated Press:
Egypt protesters firebomb Al-Jazeera Cairo office  —  300 protesters storm building of satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera, hit studio with firebombs; ‘They accuse our network of being biased,’ reporter says  —  Egyptian protesters firebombed one of the offices of satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera …
Discussion: Daily News Egypt
Chilling live tweets as windows shatter around journalists in Gaza City
Discussion: Tablet Mag
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
What really caused Brauchli-Weymouth breakup?  —  All accounts of the departure of Marcus Brauchli as executive editor of The Washington Post concur on one element of the drama: Brauchli fought with his boss, Publisher Katharine Weymouth, over newsroom resources.
Sara Morrison / CJR:   Martin Baron's plans for WaPo
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
For Nate Silver, the Late Apologies Are Tricking In  —  Three weeks ago, Nate Silver was right.  Very right.  —  He accurately predicted President Barack Obama's reelection, just as he had in 2008.  But in the weeks leading up to election night, the New York Times polling wizard withstood …
Discussion: Mediaite
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Joe Scarborough (Sort Of) Apologizes To The NY Times' Nate Silver  —  Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough took to Politico to offer his (semi) apology to New York Times' polling expert — and the 2012′s election other big winner — Nate Silver.  Silver, Scarborough writes …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Oatmeal sued over trademark by “Oatmeal Studios”  —  It's only been a few months since webcomic Matthew Inman, operating under the name The Oatmeal, was able to put his bizarre legal clash with competing humor website FunnyJunk to rest.  Now Inman is about to be back in court.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Chairman Says Scandal 'Hasn't Made Things Easy'  —  New York Times Co. (NYT) Chairman and Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the lingering scandal at the British Broadcasting Corp. has been a challenge for new Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson, who used to run the BBC.
Ami Sedghi / Guardian:   Newsnight: how have viewing figures been affected by the BBC child abuse scandal?
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Court hears plea from defendant to bar Croydon Advertiser journalist from covering case  —  A London magistrates court is reportedly considering submissions to ban a local journalist from covering a trial because his “heavy reporting” of the defendant's previous cases “intimidates” witness.
Discussion: @gareth_davies09
Helen Lambourne / HoldTheFrontPage:   Weekly reporter fights off bid to ban him from court
This is what the publishing industry will look like if the Big Six become the Big Four  —  News Corp.'s HarperCollins and CBS's Simon & Schuster are discussing a possible merger, according to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), in another move toward consolidation in the book publishing industry.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming  —  A set-top box to compete with Apple TV and others  —  Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box.  Multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce …
Todd Spangler / Cable Television News:   ESPN Reboots Xbox ‘TV Everywhere’ App
Nadine Schimroszik / Guardian:
Financial Times Deutschland expected to close in two weeks  —  Executives tell staff that newspaper will close on 7 December, 12 years after it was founded  —  The Financial Times Deutschland will survive for another two weeks before closing down, executives have told staff on the 12-year-old paper.
Harro ten Wolde / Reuters:
Germany clears way for Murdoch to raise SkyD stake  —  (Reuters) - German financial authorities cleared the way for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to own a majority in German pay-TV company Sky Deutschland.  —  Sky Deutschland said on Tuesday it could still carry forward its losses …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Hollywood Reporter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Big YouTube Bet: Time Warner Leads $40 Million Maker Studios Round  —  Here comes more money for YouTube videos.  But these dollars don't come from YouTube: Time Warner is leading a big round of financing for Maker Studios, a start-up that specializes in creating and distributing clips for the video giant.
Discussion: CNET
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Discussion: paidContent
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