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7:55 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 …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Analysis: Why Jeff Zucker is right for CNN  —  Stagnant news cabler needs leader willing to take big risks  —  Hate Jeff Zucker if you must, but there's a lot to like about CNN hiring him.  —  That's not an easy thing for anyone to hear on the West Coast, where his popularity ranks somewhere between smog and wildfires.
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 …
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.
AFP:
Student avoids US extradition over TV website  —  LONDON — A British student who created a website that let people watch films and television shows for free has struck a deal with the United States to avoid extradition, London's High Court heard on Wednesday.
Discussion: BBC
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
News International must pay Andy Coulson legal fees, appeals court rules  —  Ex-News of the World editor wins appeal over bills arising out of investigations into phone hacking and payments to officials  —  Andy Coulson's legal fees relating to criminal investigations into alleged illegal activity …
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 …
Discussion: Media Nation
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
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Tom Ricks: Fox News ‘is making it up’  —  Author Tom Ricks on Tuesday said Fox News is “making it up” that he apologized after slamming the network during an on-air interview as “operating as a wing of the Republican Party” and hyping Benghazi for political reasons.
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Jessica Wohl / Reuters:   Amazon says big weekend Kindle sales more than double 2011 level
Guardian:
Julian Assange expresses surprise over EU WikiLeaks decision  —  EU commission says credit card company blockade of whistleblowing website unlikely to have broken anti-trust rules  —  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has expressed surprise after the European commission said a block …
Discussion: Reuters and CNET
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Reuters:   Card firms' block on WikiLeaks did not break rules: EU
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ron Fournier to step down at National Journal
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
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Robert Feder / Time Out Chicago:
Sun-Times metro editor jumps to DNAInfo Chicago
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Associated Press:
Laura Ingraham Leaving Radio Network, Going Off Air Temporarily
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
George Entwistle demanded larger payoff from BBC, Lord Patten reveals
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham sells some Facebook shares
Erik Maza / WWD:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY