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10:20 AM ET, December 20, 2011

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Piers Morgan gives evidence - live  —  • Seven claims against News Group Newspapers settled  —  • Piers Morgan to give evidence by video link to Leveson  —  • NoW TV editor ‘quit after being asked to write untrue story’  —  • Reporter claimed for mileage but he couldn't drive
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BBC:
Piers Morgan to appear before Leveson media ethics inquiry  —  Piers Morgan has denied ever hacking phones or order anyone else to  —  Former Daily Mirror and News of the World (NoW) editor Piers Morgan is set to appear at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics later.
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:   News Corp., Gascoigne Close to Settling Phone-Hacking Lawsuit
Ira Stoll / The Future of Capitalism:
The Times Shell Game  —  The New York Observer's Foster Kamer has a dispatch about how the New York Times has “bought out” several of its veteran employees, while retaining them as “contractors” to do the same jobs they were doing before.  It quotes an email from Times staffer-turned-contractor Diana B. Henriques:
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
More NYT Buyouts: Diana B. Henriques, Eric Dash, Bob Harris, and The Reporter Who Didn't Get One  —  IN MID-OCTOBER, a memo was sent out to all New York Times editorial staffers, from recently-installed Times executive editor Jill Abramson, managing editor Dean Baquet …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   Katy Roberts, Jody Alesandro to leave ‘Times’ in buyout scheme
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Goodbye, Gray Lady: New York Times Legends Take Buyouts, Internal Tributes Follow in Suit
Discussion: Capital New York
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Sale of New York Times regional newspapers a sign of increased dealmaking in industry  —  The New York Times Co.'s clutch of 16 midsized and small newspapers was a relic of the prosperous pre-digital days of the 1980s and 1990s.  Back then, the very comfortable margins at these properties …
Discussion: Mixed Media
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Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Times Co. Negotiating to Sell Regional Newspapers  —  The New York Times Company said on Monday it was in advanced talks to sell 16 regional newspapers, another indication the company was divesting itself of assets to concentrate on its core newspaper business.
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee:   Heads up on @nytimes selling regional media group to Halifax. The unit is headed up by Michael Golden, Sulzbergers cousin and COO
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Record number of journalists killed on ‘dangerous assignments’  —  A report by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that at least 43 journalists were killed this year ‘ in direct relation to their work’, with 16 of those on ‘dangerous assignments’  —  British-born photographer Tim Hetherington …
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Joel Simon / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists killed: Inside the numbers
Discussion: Guardian
Nadira Isayeva / Guardian:   Khadzhimurad Kamalov: a death foreseen
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint:
Netflix signs up BBC for UK launch  —  Auntie on board for streaming fun  —  Netflix has snapped up a digital licensing agreement with BBC Worldwide ahead of its arrival in the United Kingdom and Ireland, meaning access to the wealth of Beeb goodies.  —  The deal means shows such as Spooks …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
On Word of Kim's Death, a Varied Response on Cable News  —  Rarely are the contrasts between CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC as visible as they are on nights like Sunday, when the death of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il was reported.  —  CNN, which is best known for its news credentials …
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Newspapers in Europe cover death of Vaclav Havel, not Kim Jong-Il
Discussion: Inside
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Forensic Examiner Found No Match of Cables on Manning's Laptop to WikiLeaks'  —  FT. MEADE, Maryland — A day after a government forensic expert testified that he'd found thousands of diplomatic cables on the Army computer of suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, he was forced …
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Jolt in WikiLeaks Case: Feds Found Manning-Assange Chat Logs on Laptop
Discussion: PBS
Washington Post:
Soldier's gender identity issues raised in WikiLeaks case
Discussion: The Week, Guardian and Threat Level
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
CNN Looks to Digital Acquisitions to Gain on Fox  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s CNN, the pioneer news network that's fallen behind newcomers Fox News and MSNBC, is looking to acquisitions as part of an effort to regain ground by pushing more programming to tablets and smartphones.
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Publishing Insider Tipped Law Firms About E-Book Price Fixing Conspiracy  —  The decision by major publishers to strike a pricing deal with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has been the source of speculation and several antitrust investigations.  Now, a new court filing suggests someone inside the industry …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Millennium Media Says Kindle Fire Impressions Growing 19 Percent Each Day  —  We still don't have any exact figures from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) for how many Kindle Fire tablets it has sold, but the latest figures out from mobile ad network Millennial Media are the latest to suggest that it is selling very well …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Cable News Finally Realizing That SOPA And PROTECT IP Are Bad News  —  Well, well, well.  We've noted in the past that while the serious concerns about SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA) have been all over the web and newspapers, they've mostly been mostly been absent from cable news …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Election Year, MTV Drops ‘Choose or Lose’ Slogan
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: ABC's Major New Ad Campaign
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Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Ad Spending Slowed to a Crawl in the 3rd Quarter, Report Finds
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Patrick Foster / Guardian:
BBC admits using notorious private investigator to trace paedophile
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Van Dongen, Washington Post Deputy Political Editor, Heads To Politico
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspaper job cuts surged 30% in 2011
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