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8:05 PM ET, December 2, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
John Huey, Editor of Time Inc., Prepares to Leave  —  In the decade I've covered John Huey, I'd never once been to his magisterial office on the 34th floor of the Time & Life building.  It is large and imposing in a way its occupant is not, an unlikely landing spot for an old newspaper hack.
Discussion: @megan
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK's House Of Lords Summons Facebook And Google To Talk Convergence And Media Power  —  The UK's House of Lords has summoned senior figures from Facebook and Google in their ongoing investigation into media convergence, media power and how this should be regulated in the future.
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Jack Shafer:
Britain's press needs more freedom, not more regulation  —  The Leveson inquiry completed its 17-month official investigation into the filth and the fury of the British press today, pulling into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center opposite Westminster Abbey.
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Leveson report: JK Rowling left ‘duped and angry’ at PM's response
Discussion: GigaOM, The Daily Beast and Digital Spy
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
News Corp to split as top executive Tom Mockridge poised to go  —  News Corporation's most senior executive in Britain is to leave the company, as the media behemoth controlled by Rupert Murdoch accelerates plans to split into two, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Bruce Feiler / New York Times:
Maria Popova Has Some Big Ideas  —  SHE is the mastermind of the one of the faster growing literary empires on the Internet, yet she is virtually unknown.  She is the champion of old-fashioned ideas, yet she is only 28 years old.  She is a fierce defender of books, yet she insists she will never write one herself.
Discussion: Gawker, @mathewi and Brain Pickings
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of going deeper  —  The news industry appears to be having another one of its Admiral Stockdale moments.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  —  From Columbia's “Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present” report ("A new Columbia report examines the disrupted news universe" …
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Journal's Top Editor to Run Spin-Off  —  News Corp .'s U.K. newspaper chief Tom Mockridge is resigning, as the media company prepares to name Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson as chief executive of its soon-to-be-created publishing company, people familiar with the matter said.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Atlantic Media Tries Turning Twitter Into a Bigger Ad Platform  —  140 Proof System Gathers Audience From Atlantic Followers and Others  —  Atlantic Media is taking publishers' latest stab at making social media good for something besides gaining traffic.  —  The company …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The Guardian's N0tice platform gets a live-music mapping tool, showing fans' tweets and Instagram snaps  —  N0tice is one of the Guardian's testbed projects, which we've previously noted has real potential to take news reporting, and news gathering, in new directions.
Discussion: Street Fight
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Time Inc. Launches Digital Video Unit  —  More changes are afoot at Time Inc. following the reshuffling CEO Laura Lang kicked off last summer.  Today, in a company-wide memo, Lang announced the launch of a new digital video unit, a recognition that the company's brands need to tap new …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Data Points: Copy That Despite sharing buttons, people are more likely to cut and paste  —  Sharing buttons have been around a while, but cutting and pasting is by far the most popular way of sharing content, according to Tynt, a service that tracks when people cut and paste content from 600,000 publishers' sites.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
The inside story on how Reddit was created: ‘I wanted to make the world suck less’  —  In college, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian told a professor that he wanted to make the world suck less.  A Total Disruption has just released a new video showing exactly how he accomplished that goal.
 
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