These are the top stories for Nov. 24, 2009.

Inmate Paroled after Newspaper Investigates Wrongful Murder Conviction
By Al Tompkins

A New York inmate owes his freedom in part to Christine Young of the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., a journalist who would not let go.

News Orgs Starting to Compete More with Marketers for Dollars, Audiences
By Dorian Benkoil
Companies are using marketing funds to attract their own audiences, rather than advertising to others'.

Washington Post Closes Chicago, L.A., N.Y. Bureaus; Editor Explains
By Jim Romenesko
"We are not a national news organization of record serving a general audience. Nor are we a wire service or cable channel," says Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli