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11:20 AM ET, November 29, 2012

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Guardian:
Leveson report to be published - live coverage  —  Live coverage as Lord Justice Leveson publishes his long-awaited report into the culture and ethics of the press
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson report: key points  —  Lord Justice Leveson's central findings, from the powers of a new watchdog to the possibility of a UK ‘First Amendment’ and the media's treatment of footballers' wives  —  Recommendations  —  • New watchdog independent of MPs and newspapers, with statutory underpinning
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Leveson says journalists need whistleblowing hotline and conscience clause  —  Leveson backs calls for NUJ-style conscience clause Recommends scrapping the term ‘off-the-record briefing’ between police and journalists Increased snetences for data protection breaches in wake of Operation Motorman press …
Discussion: Guardian
Guardian:
Leveson report calls for new press law  —  Lord Justice Leveson has recommended the introduction of the first press law in Britain since the 17th century - proposing that a statutory body such as Ofcom should take responsibility for monitoring an overhauled Press Complaints Commission.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Oliver Wright / The Independent:
Bad news for the press?  Leveson calls for laws to enforce standards  —  A powerful new regulator supported by legislation and with the power to fine newspapers up to £1 million should be set as part of a “clear and unambiguous” plan to clean up in the press in the wake of the phone hacking scandal …
Rowena Mason / Telegraph:
David Cameron defies Leveson over press laws  —  David Cameron is prepared to block Lord Justice Leveson's key recommendation of new laws to regulate newspapers over fears it could undermine freedom of speech  —  The Prime Minister said he has “serious misgivings and concerns” …
Guido Fawkes:
Leveson Wants Ex-Brown Adviser to Regulate the Press  —  The Leveson Report suggests Ofcom could soon wield considerable power over the press.  It is recommended that the new regulatory body will be ‘validated’ by Ofcom, the government is to consider allowing Ofcom to regulate newspapers …
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:   Leveson report - Statements from Cameron and Clegg, and political reaction: Politics live blog
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN names Jeff Zucker president  —  Jeff Zucker, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, has been named president of CNN Worldwide, the network announced today.  —  “After a careful search process, I picked Jeff because of his extensive experience and track record in broadcast and cable news …
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
It's Official: Jeff Zucker Tapped to Lead CNN  —  The former NBCUniversal chief, who replaces longtime exec Jim Walton, will be charged with lifting the cable news channel out of the ratings basement.  —  Jeff Zucker, the former NBC News wunderkind who climbed the ladder to the top job at NBCUniversal …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Zucker CNN President: Network Officially Hires Former NBC Universal Chief  —  It's official.  Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker will replace CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton, who is retiring at the end of 2012.  The Time Warner-owned cable news network suffered form record low ratings in 2012 …
Discussion: Gawker
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
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Beats Fiscal Q2 2013 Estimates, Reports $1.9 Billion In Revenue And Losses Of $0.04 Per Share  —  Literary retailer Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings this morning, and they're just a bit stronger than some had forecasted in the days leading up to the release.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Researchers mine 2.5M news articles to prove what we already know  —  A group of British researchers has published the results of a data mining experiment that analyzed nearly 2.5 million articles from 498 newspapers on criteria such as topic selection, writing style and sensationalism …
Martin Evans / Telegraph:
Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks appear in court over conspiring to bribe public officials  —  Andy Coulson, the Prime Minister's former director of communications, and Rebekah Brooks, the ex-News International Chief Executive, have appeared in court charged with conspiring to bribe public officials.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Anil Dash and Plagiarism Today
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.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Madeline Chambers / Reuters:   German lawmakers condemn Google campaign against copyright law
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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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
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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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Discussion: Freedom of the Prez and Poynter
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
More Than 90 Jobs to be Cut at Bloomberg TV Europe
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
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
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Jim Romenesko:
Brian Tierney sued for using his name in violation of agreement
Discussion: Philly.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NLGJA president: ‘The AP is probably correct’ to discourage use of ‘homophobia’
Discussion: Baltimore Sun
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Song writers remind Pandora: 'You're profiting from our songs'
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
The Associated Press Stylebook Doesn't Approve Of The Words “Ethnic Cleansing”, “Islamaphobia”, “Homophobia”
Discussion: Politico