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3:30 AM ET, November 30, 2011

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Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Paul McMullan defends Milly Dowler phone hacking  —  Former News of the World deputy features editor tells Leveson inquiry that hacking of missing teenager's voicemail was ‘honourable’ and done by ‘well-meaning journalists’  —  Former News of the World deputy features editor Paul McMullan arrives at the Leveson inquiry today
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:   Jeremy Hunt hints at demise of PCC
Robert Dex / The Independent:   Jeremy Hunt: Police ended hack inquiry
BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Journalist talks of culture of bullying
Discussion: Guy Fawkes' blog
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Parenting Fills Facebook's Most Shared Articles of 2011 List  —  Articles about natural disasters and parenting advice from CNN, Yahoo! News, the New York Times, and Huffington Post topped Facebook's new list of the most shared articles in the US for 2011.  Facebook measured which articles were Liked …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Casey Anthony the most searched story of 2011
Discussion: Journalism.org, FishbowlNY and TVNewser
David Cohn / digidave.org:
Spot.Us has Merged with Public Insight Network  —  Spot.Us + PIN = Rocking  —  Spot.Us launched in November of 2008.  Counting the months of planning (and applying for the Knight News Challenge) that went into the launch and I've been working on Spot.Us for almost four years.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
How CNN Landed Herman Cain Interview On New Allegations  —  NEW YORK — When CNN producers booked Herman Cain on Sunday to appear on “The Situation Room” the following day, they couldnât have expected that the Republican presidential candidate would be on air denying allegations …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Media inquiries pushed Ginger White to go forward with story of Cain affair
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Magazines Pull Back on Tablet Bells and Whistles  —  When the iPad launched, magazines rushed to shovel expensive rich-media features into their tablet editions.  But now that they have to create editions for the new Kindle Fire and Nook Color and their ilk, some are downplaying the need for often-expensive enhancements.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Former ‘CBS Evening News’ Producer Dick Meyer Tapped to lead BBC News, America  —  The BBC has tapped former CBS news producer and executive Dick Meyer as its executive producer of BBC News, America.  Meyer was most recently executive editor of NPR, and before that led CBSNews.com.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Brazenly Lies and the Media Lets Him Slide  —  Last week, a lot of media attention was devoted to latest GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich using the word “humane” in a debate answer about illegal immigration, suggesting we should avoid policies that tear families apart.
Discussion: CJR, Capital New York and Metro
Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
US To Pay $2.5M In Photo Editor Robert Stevens' Anthrax Death … Robert Stevens , Robert Stevens Anthrax , Robert Stevens Anthrax Death , Robert Stevens Government , Us Government Robert Stevens , Media News  —  MIAMI — More than a decade after tabloid photo editor Robert Stevens became …
Discussion: ProPublica
Bloomberg:
Lions Gate Said to Be in Merger Talks With ‘Twilight’ Film Producer Summit  —  Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF), the independent film and TV company, is in merger talks with Summit Entertainment LLC, the studio behind the “Twilight” vampire movies, three people with knowledge of the situation said.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Chris Bryant: BSkyB used details from phone hacking to aid lobbying  —  News Corporation passed information obtained by hacking to BSkyB to help it “advance its commercial interests”, Chris Bryant, the Labour MP has claimed.  —  Anti-Murdoch protestors hold placards reading “End the Murdoch Mafia” …
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Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:   James Murdoch suffers severe loss of support as BSkyB chairman
The Sydney Morning Herald:
BSkyB chairman Murdoch re-elected with 19% opposition
Jim Romenesko:
‘Mounting Nittany’ sex column on hold as Penn State deals with Sandusky case  —  The “Mounting Nittany” sex column used to run every Thursday in Penn State's Collegian — typical fare: “Let's talk sex, hugs and handjobs” — but it's been MIA for several weeks now.
Discussion: Deadspin
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: THL eyes buyout of Yahoo's U.S. business  —  (Reuters) - Thomas H. Lee Partners is interested in buying the U.S. operations of Yahoo Inc, breaking away from other bidders that are for now eyeing either a minority stake or teaming up with the Internet giant's partners in Asia, sources familiar with the matter said.
Reuters:
ESPN's Skipper talks NBA, Penn State scandal  —  Sports fans will set aside their outrage over two college sex abuse scandals along with frustration over labor unrest in the NBA, and keep watching games, ESPN's incoming president told Reuters on Monday.
Discussion: MediaFile
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Stephen Colbert On CNN iReporters: ‘This Bold Move Will Help You Get Rid Of Your Remaining Viewers’  —  On Monday night's The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert deftly tore into CNN for laying off dozens of its employees and choosing instead to rely more heavily on free (and …
Discussion: Poynter and TVNewser
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Blogger is not likely to reveal source  —  The name Guido Fawkes was not mentioned yesterday during the hearings into media ethics because - to quote the presiding judge, Lord Leveson - “I am concerned to deprive the particular website of that oxygen”.
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Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Fawkes removes Campbell evidence following order
 
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
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Discussion: TVWeek.com
Reuters:
AOL not chasing Yahoo, but still gets top talent: CEO
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Google launches data journalism awards with GEN
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Analyst: Pay TV Industry to Lose 200,000 Subscribers in 2012
Discussion: Lost Remote
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
FT journalists to ballot on industrial action over 2% pay rise
Discussion: Guardian
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
‘Scared’ governments pressured Al Jazeera, says former director
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 

 
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