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6:25 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.
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 …
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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
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Rowena Mason / Telegraph:
David Cameron defies Leveson over press laws
Discussion: Number 10 and Guardian
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.
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
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
New Comcast IPTV set-top box hits the FCC, could be released next year  —  Products like Dish's Hopper and Joey are letting customers watch programming on multiple TVs without the need for full DVRs in every room, and a new set-top box has hit the FCC that could represent Comcast's latest move in that same direction.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
SCOTUSblog tries again to get credentialed to cover the Supreme Court  —  SCOTUSblog has again applied for press credentials to the U.S. Senate's Daily Press Gallery, the first step for the blog gaining its own press credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.
Discussion: Opinionator and Business Insider
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
 
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Reuters:
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Discussion: Guardian
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