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5:35 PM ET, November 29, 2012

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Guardian:
Leveson report published - live coverage  —  Inquiry recommends new regulator with statutory backstop  • Cameron rejects call for statutory body  • Politicians got too close to press owners  • Met criticised for failing to re-investigate hacking  • Hunt gave a ‘perception of bias’ in contacts with News Corp
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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.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Leveson inquiry recommendations undermine free press  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by recommendations to adopt government regulation of the press resulting from the United Kingdom's Leveson inquiry report issued today.  —  “A media regulatory body anchored …
Tom Rowley / Telegraph:
Leveson Report: latest reaction
Discussion: BBC and Media Law Prof Blog
Oliver Wright / The Independent:   Bad news for the press? Leveson calls for laws to enforce standards
Guardian:   Leveson report: the speed read
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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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
New CNN chief Jeff Zucker wants more passion, vitality from network  —  New CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said his priority is to make the cable news channel “relevant, vibrant and exciting.”  —  In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Zucker stressed that he did not want to copy Fox News …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Rebecca Dana / The New Republic:
Jeff Zucker Is Just What CNN Needs: A Theatrical Tyrant
Discussion: TVNewser, Vanity Fair and Chickaboomer
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
It's Official: Jeff Zucker Tapped to Lead CNN
Discussion: Media Decoder
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Zucker CNN President: Network Officially Hires Former NBC Universal Chief
Discussion: Gawker
James Ball / Guardian:
Leveson's distinction between web and print news ‘will undermine regulation’  —  Academics say Lord Justice Leveson has missed opportunity by devoting just one page of report to internet  —  Online journalists and academics have warned that the Leveson report's attempts to draw a distinction between …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Tech Europe
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news  —  The UK's big inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the “press” has recommended a new body to better self-regulate news media — but has overlooked blogs and social networks because they are neither popular nor newsy enough.
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent
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” …
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
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@skynewsbreak:   Government agrees to draft a bill that would implement the Leveson Report's recommendations #leveson
Guido Fawkes:   Leveson Wants Ex-Brown Adviser to Regulate the Press
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Now It's a Race: ComScore Adds Up Web, Mobile and App Eyeballs for the First Time  —  Big news for Web publishers whose users are increasingly visiting them on their phones: They're going to start getting credit for those eyeballs, via a new scoring system from comScore.
Discussion: comScore, Inc.
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Journal announces major reorganization  —  The National Journal will send a memo to staff and hold a meeting today at the Watergate to announce a major reorganization of its newsroom, including news previously confirmed by POLITICO that editor-in-chief Ron Fournier is stepping down.
Kelly Johnson / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy taking on new debt to pay back existing $700 million  —  Sacramento Business Journal by Kelly Johnson, Staff Writer and Social-Media Strategist … The McClatchy Co., which owns The Sacramento Bee, is buying time on hundreds of millions of debt through a refinance.
Discussion: PR Newswire
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Pandora's Web radio bill is doomed — well, for now  —  If yesterday's hearing on Capitol Hill was any indication, Internet Radio Fairness doesn't have enough Congressional support.  —  Linda Perry, the song writer who penned Christina Aguilera's hit tune ‘Beautiful,’ saw the song played …
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.
 
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