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8:45 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.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Piers Morgan phone-hacking conversation to air on Channel 4  —  Ex-Daily Mirror editor shown in documentary telling Charlotte Church of stories which came about due to mobile phones  —  Footage of former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan telling Charlotte Church how “a spate of stories” …
Discussion: broadcastnow.co.uk
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Guido Fawkes:
Piers Morgan Discussing Phone Hacking With Charlotte Church  —  Transcript of the footage of Piers Morgan specking to Charlotte Church: … Just in case you have forgotten, Piers claims: … He told Leveson:
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.
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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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 …
Ben Kersey / The Verge:
Deezer lays the groundwork for its own music apps following Spotify's success  —  Deezer recently celebrated its international success by announcing that it had amassed 20 million tracks while serving 160 countries.  Rather than making the anticipated expansion into the United States …
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.
BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Cameron receives report  —  The Leveson Inquiry was established by the prime minister in July last year  —  The Leveson report into media standards has been given to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of its official publication on Thursday.
Discussion: Guardian, Guardian and Telegraph
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 …
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
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’
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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