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2:40 PM ET, December 4, 2012

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Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate  —  Roger Ailes, the longtime Republican media guru, founder of Fox News and its current chairman, had some advice last year for then-Gen. David H. Petraeus.  —  So in spring 2011, Ailes asked a Fox News analyst headed …
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Erik Wemple:
Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy  —  The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has dropped a nice little headline for the world's media nerds.  “Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate.”  Turns out that Roger Ailes, who runs Fox News …
Discussion: The Week and Pressing Issues
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
Photo of Man's Imminent Demise Covers Front Page of the New York Post, Sparks Outrage  —  A freelance photographer working for the New York Post on an unrelated assignment happened to be standing on the 49th Street station platform when 58-year-old Queens resident Ki Suk Han was suddenly pushed onto …
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Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Vogue Editor Wintour Said to Be Possible Appointee as U.K. Envoy  —  President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why ‘The Daily’ Failed  —  Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily's failure: Audience clarity.  It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily.
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The Onion:   Dunbar Family Forced To Discontinue Print Edition Of Christmas Newsletter
Jack Shafer:
The Daily didn't fail-Rupert gave up
Reuters:
Cameron: clock ticking for newspapers to clean up act  —  (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron demanded newspaper editors come up with an effective system of self-regulation urgently on Tuesday following a damning inquiry into the reporting practices of Britain's scandal-hungry press.
Discussion: Guardian
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Guardian:   David Cameron tells editors: implement Leveson to avoid press law
Guido Fawkes:   Who Has Been Naughty and Nice This Year? MPs on Each Side of the Leveson Debate
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
John McAfee Admits That Vice Accidentally Revealed His Location in Guatemala  —  The photo in question.  (Photo: Vice)  —  Antivirus software king John McAfee finally admitted this morning that an “unseasoned technician at Vice headquarters” royally screwed him yesterday by accidentally revealing …
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Jeremy A. Kaplan / Fox News:
Magazine editors helped John McAfee flee Belize
Discussion: The Next Web and Who is McAfee?
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Cleveland Plain Dealer tells Guild it plans to cut about one-third of newsroom staff  —  In a note posted on Facebook, Guild members say the Advance-owned Cleveland Plain Dealer has told them it plans to eliminate about one-third of the staff in 2013.  The changes would come after the latest contract …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Forecast: Internet ad spend will outstrip all print in 2015  —  2015 is the year when internet advertising spend will overtake combined newspaper and magazine ad spend globally, according to ad group ZenithOptimedia's latest forecast.  —  That mark has already been passed in some countries, but not on a worldwide basis.
Brad Reed / BGR:
Netflix signs deal with Disney to deliver movies to your living room while they're still in theatres  —  Score this as an enormous win for Netflix (NFLX).  The content distribution company on Tuesday announced that it had signed a multiyear deal with Disney (DIS) to deliver major Disney theatrical releases …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Reuters:
News Corp to buy Cleveland Indians sports channel: sources  —  (Reuters) - News Corp is expected to announce as early as this week that it will buy SportsTime Ohio, a TV channel owned by the Cleveland Indians baseball team, for around $230 million, sources told Reuters, marking its second acquisition …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Soundcloud revamps site as users hit 180m  —  The ‘YouTube of audio’ claims to now reach 8% of the world's internet population as mobile audio takes off  —  If the future of the internet is mobile, things are looking very good for Soundcloud, the Berlin-based sound-sharing site.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog and SocialTimes
 
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Les Moonves: '[CBS News] doesn't help the bottom line, but it is very important for the image of CBS'
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Acquires Startup OnTheAir
Discussion: @laureni, Mashable! and WebProNews
Chris Taylor / Mashable!:
Writer Sued for his Twitter Followers Settles Case
Discussion: Daily Dot and CNET
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawyer: Military treatment of Bradley Manning ‘criminal’
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable CEO Lashes Out at Program Costs
Discussion: bizjournals
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
Met Police ignored “vociferous” phone hacking warnings from own detectives
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Apple's ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies
 Earlier Picks: 
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home online
Tony Silber / Folio:
Hearst: Making Headway on Mobile but Still Bullish on Print
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Mashable!
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Whoops: Movie studios ask Google to censor links to legal copies of their films and related content
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
BuzzFeed's latest: Is this the future of magazines?
The Independent:
The Sun paid US serviceman “a substantial sum” for Saddam photo, Parliament told
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
‘Symbolia’, iPad Journal of Multimedia Graphic Journalism, Debuts Today
Discussion: Fast Company, Page-Turner and CJR