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6:00 AM ET, November 29, 2012

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Emily Bell / Guardian:
The Leveson inquiry is irrelevant to 21st-century journalism  —  The judge's findings will address the nefarious behaviour of newspapers but not the vast array of media on the internet  —  Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the internet abhors geo-specific regulation.
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Jim Romenesko:
Memo to Financial Times staff: Don't tweet commentary about the Leveson report  —  Financial Times staffers are told not to tweet commentary or analysis of the Leveson report on media standards when it's released tomorrow.  “We will have commentary but it will stretch beyond 140 characters,” writes editor Lionel Barber.
Guardian:
Leveson D-day dawns as coalition split over press regulation  —  Conservatives accuse Liberal Democrats of playing dangerous game over state regulation of media  —  The threat of a coalition split over future regulation of the press was looming as Conservative cabinet sources accused …
Discussion: BBC
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Vital, scary’: The Leveson report is coming
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Problems With a Reporter's Facebook Posts, and a Possible Solution  —  Start with a reporter who likes to be responsive to readers, is spontaneous and impressionistic in her personal writing style, and not especially attuned to how casual comments may be received in a highly politicized setting.
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John Cook / Gawker:
New York Times Bureau Chief Isn't Chief of Her Own Tweets  —  Jodi Rudoren, the weirdly named Jerusalem bureau chief of the New York Times, likes to keep in touch with friends and readers via the social networking web sites Twitter.com and Facebook.com, as literate human beings in the developed world are often wont to do these days.
Ali Abunimah / The Electronic Intifada:   Responding to New York Times Public Editor's smear against me
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Dear Jeff: a Handy List of Contradictory, Surefire Paths to Success at CNN  —  Try to imagine Jeff Zucker's inbox on Wednesday morning.  —  Along with all the e-mails from friends and former colleagues asking “Is it true?”  — namely that he is the choice to run CNN Worldwide …
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Fires a Rare Public Salvo Over Aggregators  —  BERLIN — Google's imprint on daily life is hard to ignore in Europe, where it reportedly has 93 percent of the Internet search market, more than in the United States.  Yet when it comes to its lobbying of lawmakers, Google prefers a low profile.
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Madeline Chambers / Reuters:   German lawmakers condemn Google campaign against copyright law
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?  —  There's been a lot written over the past few years about the future of the news industry — how the rise of the web and social media have disrupted it, and how traditional players like the New York Times and others can recover …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Song writers remind Pandora: 'You're profiting from our songs'  —  Ahead of a congressional hearing about royalty rates paid by Web radio services, a group of songwriters sing their famous hits and notes that without them, Pandora and Web radio have nothing to sell.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
You're Launching a Digital Music Start-Up? In 2012? Really?
David Pakman / Disruption:   My Congressional Testimony on Internet Music Licensing
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Could Yahoo's move away from media be AOL's big chance?  —  Jon Miller, ex-CEO of AOL, and Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's former interim CEO, think Yahoo's new direction under Marissa Mayer could open up an opportunity for AOL.  —  NEW YORK—Yahoo's new direction under CEO Marissa Mayer …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Atavist begins offering in-app subscriptions to its stories  —  Atavist, publisher of both technology and ebook-esque stories, is taking a cue from the world of magazines and newspapers by getting into the subscription business.  —  Starting today, readers can sign up for a three-month subscription …
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
MPAA's Chris Dodd Says Facebook Rumor Illustrates Need For Copyright Protection  —  If you're on Facebook, you've probably seen a statement loaded with legalese that users post hoping to create a copyright protection for their content.  It's based on a belief that the social network company changed …
Herbert J. Gans / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Citizen news: A democratic addition to political journalism  —  Journalism and the news media are supposed to be a bulwark for democracy.  But through their history, they have more often served as messengers for the high-level public officials whose actions and pronouncements they report regularly.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Reporters Without Borders launches site for censored content  —  Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders has launched a website on which it says it will ‘post content that has been censored or banned or has given rise to reprisals against its creator’  —  Copyright: By rpongsaj on Flickr.
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
Net-a-Porter CEO: It's no secret we're launching a major fashion magazine  —  Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter is planning to launch a printed magazine within the next 12 months, according to CEO Mark Sebba, speaking at the Business Leaders Network's Making it Mobile event.
Ella Delany / The Daily Beast:
The Victims of the Penguin & Random House Merger: Literary Agents  —  The middlemen between writers and publishers are concerned they'll be squeezed by the upcoming merger of giants Penguin and Random House.  —  Literary agents are the middlemen between writers and publishing houses.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing will expand to Europe; Kirshbaum to head U.S. operations  —  Amazon is expanding its original publishing efforts to Europe and is also shaking up its publishing division's structure, Publishing VP Jeff Belle announced in a letter to literary agents Wednesday (the full letter is below).
Los Angeles Times:
‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker sentenced to death in Egypt  —  The California man behind the “Innocence of Muslims” movie that triggered violence in the Middle East was sentenced to death Wednesday in absentia in an Egyptian court.  —  Mark Basseley Youssef was among the seven Egyptian Coptic Christians …
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Porn Copyright Trolls Argue That Verizon Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Trying To Protect Its Users
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Leveson warns Metropolitan police it faces criticism
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
More Than 90 Jobs to be Cut at Bloomberg TV Europe
Discussion: SocialTimes and Talking Biz News
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC Christmas strike threat grows
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washington Times to cut staff for second time in three years [Updated]
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and FishbowlDC
John Koblin / Deadspin:
ESPN Reprimands SportsCenter For Accurately Sourcing A Story: “IMPORTANT: DO NOT CREDIT SPORTS BY BROOKS”
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Publicist confirms it: Fox News banned book critical of George W. Bush
Jim Romenesko:
Brian Tierney sued for using his name in violation of agreement
Discussion: Philly.com
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NLGJA president: ‘The AP is probably correct’ to discourage use of ‘homophobia’
Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
The Associated Press Stylebook Doesn't Approve Of The Words “Ethnic Cleansing”, “Islamaphobia”, “Homophobia”
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer: We're Not ‘Unique Enough’ to Charge for Web Access
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ready for His Close-Up: Ross Levinsohn to Join Zefr Board
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Erik Israelewicz, Editor of Le Monde, Dies at 58
Alex Weprin / FishbowlDC:
Don Graham: Biggest Mistake Was Promoting Brand Instead Of People, Like ‘Appallingly Young’ Ezra Klein
Discussion: TVNewser
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
McDonell moves from Time adviser to exit
Discussion: FishbowlNY