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10:45 PM ET, November 29, 2012

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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
Michael Wolff / GQ.COM:
How Leveson failed  —  Oh, for God's sake seems to me the fairest response to the Leveson report.  —  After nine months of hearings, the inquiry calls for a goopy, bureaucratic, obfuscating oversight board, which could be perilous to the freedom of the press or as likely toothless.
Discussion: Guardian
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In UK, Leveson 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 …
Guardian:
Leveson report calls for new press law
Guardian:
Leveson report: the speed read
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
@skynewsbreak:   Government agrees to draft a bill that would implement the Leveson Report's recommendations #leveson
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
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
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Zucker CNN President: Network Officially Hires Former NBC Universal Chief
Discussion: Gawker
John Cook / Gawker:
A Conversation With Julian Assange  —  We've called him a “seed-spilling sex creep,” a “pale nerd king,” and “a real-life The Matrix extra,” so we figured it was about time to talk to Wikileaks founder and megalomaniacal Bond villain Julian Assange.  In order to promote his new book …
Discussion: Democracy Now
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Reuters:
Ecuador says WikiLeaks' Assange suffering lung problems
Discussion: Guardian
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: CNET and comScore, Inc.
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
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.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Techmeme founder: Give me human editors and the New York Times  —  Gabe Rivera is a quiet high priest of the tech and media world whose websites, Techmeme and Mediagazer, use algorithms to pluck headlines and shape news coverage.  But Rivera himself holds some very traditional views …
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
Publishers Weekly:
Random House Launches New Digital-Only Imprints  —  Random House moved to expand its digital publishing program with plans to launch three new digital-only imprints: Alibi, a mystery-thriller line, Flirt, a YA/New Adult list and Hydra, a new digital-only science fiction line …
 
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
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Discussion: CNET and Engadget
Kelly Johnson / Sacramento Business Journal:
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Discussion: PR Newswire
Robert Booth / Guardian:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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