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  1. Some Twitter Users Still Confused by the Whole Tweeting Thing36 percent of them don’t even use the platform.
  2. Fired Social Media Editor Gets Another Social Media Editor FiredEx-Reuters employee Matthew Keys got one of his friends fired today.
  3. Fired Reuters Social Media Editor Says He’s Being ThreatenedWith very Anonymous-like language.
  4. Indictment Probably Wasn’t a Surprise for Reuters Social Media Editor The FBI searched his home in October.
  5. Reuters Social Media Editor Charged With Aiding Anonymous Hack [Updated]Twitter machine Matthew Keys has gone silent.
  6. Jack Welch Departing As Reuters Op-Ed Columnist After Jobs Conspiracy TweetThe former CEO of GE and his wife will no longer have their biweekly pulpit.
  7. Reuters Hacked, Phony Stories Posted on Syrian ConflictAn elaborate ploy to spread misinformation about the Free Syrian Army?
  8. Iran Suspends Reuters Reporters in Fallout Over Ninja StoryFemale ninjas in Iran may have found the pen momentarily mightier than the sword.”
  9. Iran’s Female Ninjas Are Suing Reuters Britain’s next big press scandal.
  10. Will Bloomberg or Reuters Buy the Financial Times Eventually? [Updated]Gossipers say yes.
  11. George Soros Holds No Grudge Against ReutersYesterday’s liberal villain is today’s featured columnist.
  12. Reuters Is Still Stocking Up on WritersBethany McLean and Geraldine Fabrikant join the “Op-Ed” section.
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    Read Reuters’ Delightful Jersey Shore CorrectionTo be fair, their way sounds like more fun.
  14. Two More Reuters Journalists Missing in SyriaA correspondent has been detained and a photographer has disappeared.
  15. Thomson Reuters to Launch AP-Killing U.S. News ServiceA bold move.
  16. Steve Rattner, Reuters, Politico Interested in Newsweek?Some potential buyers are showing interest in the struggling magazine.
  17. Reuters Editors Increasingly Testy Over Hedge-Fund Story QuestionsThey didn’t kill a story about Steve Cohen just because he asked, okay?
  18. White House Dog Barney Copes, BitesWell, how would YOU deal with getting kicked out of your house?
  19. Reuters’ NYC Office Gets the White-Powder TreatmentReuters’ Times Square newsroom was evacuated today after an editor opened an envelope and a “puff of powder” came out.
  20. JPMorgan’s Up, GE’s Down, and Google’s Still Up in the AirPlus law, real estate, and media news in our daily roundup.
  21. Reuters: Bomb Scare Closes Times SquareOnly because it would be selfish not to share our brief moments of paranoia, we’ll point out that Reuters is reporting there’s currently a bomb scare in Times Square. A “suspicious item” — perhaps a red bag — was found, and the southwest part of the square, in front the Reuters HQ, is apparently closed. Interestingly, no other news org seems to be reporting this, which makes us doubt the significance of this bulletin a bit. But, hey, you know the mantra of post-9/11 news editing: We saw something, so we’re saying something. Update: Reuters is now reporting that the “suspicious item” was just “forgotten luggage.” So whoever left a red bag full of clothes on Seventh Avenue, please visit the lost and found at the Midtown South Precinct house. Part of NYC’s Times Square Shut Down in Bomb Scare [Reuters] NYC’s Times Square Reopens After Security Scare [Reuters]
  22. We’re All Going to Die, B-Movie Style • A man carrying a rare, lethal, and contagious form of tuberculosis was thrown into an “isolation unit” at Bellevue after jetting to Paris, Prague, and Montreal despite a CDC order not to travel. [NYDN] • Rudy Giuliani celebrated his 63rd birthday the way presidential candidates do — with a bunch of fund-raisers (in Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn but, oddly, not Manhattan). September 11 victims’ families jeered him at two of the events. [NYP] • After Reuters fetched $17 billion, rumors swirl that Mayor Mike may be putting Bloomberg LP on the block. Of course, that would fit well with the presidential- ambitions theory. A tiny side note: Fox News confuses “eponymous” with “euphonious.” [Fox News] • We’re familiar with the outrage that Martha Stewart’s attempt to trademark “Katonah” caused in the eponymous (watch and learn, Fox News) village, but what about the people the village is named for, Native Americans? Surprise: They’re pissed off, too. [NYT] • And, forget that Park Slope brownstone — what you should have invested in ten years ago was a taxi medallion. The price of the thing tripled in the last six years, hitting $600,000 and likely heading for the $1 million mark. [Metro NY]
  23. Anyone Else Want to Acquire a Media Property?MEDIA • Thomson agreed to buy Reuters for $17 billion, creating the largest financial-news service and the first major rival to Bloomberg LP. [Reuters via CNNMoney] • Murdoch offered the Bancrofts a seat on the News Corp. board and asked to meet with the family personally. After an internal conference call, the Bancrofts seem unmoved. [NYT] • Ron Burkle bought the Primedia Enthusiast unit for $1.2 billion and now owns 70 titles like Dressage Today and Popular Hot Rodding. [NYP]