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5:30 AM ET, November 28, 2012

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Struggling CNN Worldwide Is Said to Be Drawn to Jeffrey Zucker  —  In the days to come, when Time Warner appoints a new leader of CNN Worldwide for the first time in a decade, that person will face an identity crisis unlike any other in corporate America.  —  Though CNN over all is on track …
Jack Shafer:
Fake press releases are a public service  —  Yesterday, an enterprising clown used PRWeb to publish a fake press release about the purported purchasing of WiFi provider ICOA by Google for $400 million.  The Associated Press, Business Insider, Forbes, Techcrunch and other websites ran stories …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jill Abramson's dream epitaph: She kept The New York Times ‘straight’  —  With a team of New York Times reporters aggressively investigating the BBC scandal in which their parent company's brand new C.E.O., ex-BBC chief Mark Thompson, has been implicated, you'd think there might be some awkwardness between Thompson and the newsroom.
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Alex Weprin / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times Wants To Keep Nate Silver, ‘Expand On What He Does’
Discussion: mediabistro.com and AdAge
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:   New York Times Executive Editor Still Betting On Print
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NPR affiliate launches drone program  —  Missouri NPR affiliate KBIA has launched a “Drone Program” in the hopes of building drones to collect media, the station tells POLITICO.  —  “A lot of people are predicting that drone technology is going to really big when commercial and security applications are available.
Discussion: PAPERMAG and Poynter
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
TMZ denies it is seeking a drone  —  TMZ, the Hollywood gossip site, is denying a report that it is seeking a drone from the Federal Aviation Administration in order to track celebrities.  —  The San Francisco Chronicle reported this weekend that the FAA “has been flooded with applications …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Post-Industrial Journalism”: A new Columbia report examines the disrupted news universe  —  There's a big new report out from Columbia Journalism School this morning, entitled “Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present.”  Its authors are a sort of Justice League of New York journalism schools …
Discussion: CJR and Columbia University …
Nieman Journalism Lab:
What kinds of local stories drive engagement?  The results of an NPR Facebook experiment  —  Editor's note: In February, our friends at NPR Digital Services told you about an experiment they were trying to localize content on the network's Facebook page, which has a massive 2.5 million fans.
Peter Vigneron / Boston Magazine:
What Happened To The Phoenix?  —  Thirty years ago, the Phoenix was the essential paper for a new generation of readers: those interested in a smart, countercultural alternative to the offerings of the mainstream press.  Its writers and editors, many of whom are now among the most distinguished …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why Washington Post journalist first wrote about her rape, 28 years later  —  Twenty eight years after being raped, The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger decided to share her story publicly for the first time.  —  She did so after hearing one of the many politically-charged rape comments made this election season.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Publishers brace for authors to reclaim book rights in 2013  —  The book publishing industry, already facing disruption from Amazon and e-books, will confront a new form of turbulence in 2013.  Starting in January, publishers face the loss of their back lists as authors begin using …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Dick Costolo says Twitter is a reinvention of the town square — but with TV  —  Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo gave a lecture earlier this week at his alma mater — the University of Michigan — where he talked to students from the Ford School of Public Policy about how the real …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Old Media, New Tricks  —  “You'll notice we've got lots of electronics around—most of which we've taken apart,” says New York Times R&D Lab creative technologist Alexis Lloyd, casually sidestepping two turquoise exercise balls.  Walking toward Lloyd's desk, where she's working …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
George Entwistle demanded larger payoff from BBC, Lord Patten reveals  —  BBC Trust chairman tells Commons committee that former director general wanted more than 12 months' salary to resign  —  Former director general George Entwistle demanded a larger payoff than the £450,000 …
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Top BBC Figures Acknowledge ‘Errors’ in Reporting Scandals
Discussion: Media Decoder
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Lord Patten: BBC needs ‘sufficient heft’ to take on Google and Apple
Discussion: Media News and Guardian
Nigel Morris / The Independent:
Lord Patten: Licence fee payer will foot the bill for Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation
Discussion: ITV News and PressGazette
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Exec VP: Guest Who Slammed Network Apologized - But Not Publicly  —  UPDATED: Author Tom Ricks accused the network of “hyped” Benghazi coverage; Fox News' Michael Clemente says Ricks apologized but “doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly.”  Ricks disputes.
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:   Tom Ricks: Fox News ‘is making it up’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ron Fournier to step down at National Journal  —  Ron Fournier will step down as editor-in-chief of National Journal, POLITICO has learned.  —  “Ron is going to move over to a role as editorial director of National Journal, where he will continue to oversee decisions and strategy …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Chinese Website Congratulates Kim Jong Un On Being Named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive  —  China's Communist Party newspaper, People's Daily, congratulates the North Korean leader on being named the sexiest man alive by the the satirical American publication.  Seriously.
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Associated Press:   Chinese paper falls victim to The Onion joke about ‘sexy’ Kim Jong-Un
Reuters:
Card firms' block on WikiLeaks did not break rules: EU  —  (Reuters) - A block on processing donations for WikiLeaks by Visa Europe and other credit card companies is unlikely to have violated EU anti-trust rules, the European Commission said on Tuesday.  —  DataCell, a company …
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Guardian:
Julian Assange expresses surprise over EU WikiLeaks decision
Discussion: Reuters and CNET
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Jessica Wohl / Reuters:   Amazon says big weekend Kindle sales more than double 2011 level
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning to speak for first time since arrest in pre-trial testimony  —  Soldier allegedly behind WikiLeaks documents leak to be called as a witness Tuesday in first public statement since 2010  —  Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in US history …
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Associated Press:
GI returns to Fort Meade for pretrial hearing in WikiLeaks case; seeks dismissal of charges
Discussion: PRI's The World and NPR
 
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