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4:35 AM ET, December 5, 2012

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench  —  The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well.  Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network's brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
If Roger Ailes does it, it isn't a scandal  —  Imagine waking up to this breaking news alert: “In spring 2011, Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, advised Sec. of State Hillary Clinton to abandon her plans for life outside the public sector and run for president against Barack Obama in 2012.”
Erik Wemple:
Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?  —  When a news photographer witnesses a tragedy in the making, is his obligation to intervene or to document it?  —  That question has cropped up anew following the New York Post's publication, on its front page …
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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 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tabloid photographers defend colleague who snapped ‘Post’ subway horror shot
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker and Speakeasy
Tom McGeveran / The New Republic:   The New York Post Was Tasteless. That's the Point.
Will Sommer / City Desk:
Washington Post VP: Paper Faces “Urgent Need to Reduce Costs”  —  Cost-cutting continues at the financially troubled Washington Post.  According to an internal memo sent out by Vice President for Human Resources Wayne Connell, the paper is canceling its tuition reimbursement program at the end of the month.
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Eric J. Smith / NetNewsCheck Latest:
CEO: WaPo Looking At Every Kind Of Paywall  —  Washington Post CEO Donald Graham, who has in the past said that the newspaper would eschew paywalls, today during the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference admitted that the newspaper was examining different models to see if any would work for the Post.
Katherine Boehret / AllThingsD:
Custom Magazine Focuses on the Big Pictures  —  When you're hungry for online news, where do you go for a personalized fix?  There's the friend who constantly posts the funniest stories on Facebook before everyone else, or the colleague who shares smart articles on Twitter the second they're published online.
Discussion: Fast Company and The Next Web
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET:   Zite 2.0: A smarter, snappier personalized magazine for iOS
Jordan Kurzweil / GigaOM:
Why I tried to buy The Daily  —  Closing The Daily was a mistake.  It should have been saved.  —  The move to shutter follows the same battiness with which News Corp has been approaching digital ventures since its first foray into the web with iGuide in 1995: ahead-of-the-curve with a grand …
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Los Angeles Times:
Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz  —  Netflix in 2016 will feature recently released movies from Walt Disney Studios.  (Netflix)  —  Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, Net Income Of $2.1M; Q4 Forecast Much Lower Than Expected  —  Internet radio service Pandora released its financial results for the Q3 2013, ending October 31 2012.  Revenue is up 60 percent compared to Q3 2012 to $120 million.
Discussion: MarketWatch and CNET
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Pandora shares plumments after hours on weak earnings
Discussion: Pandora, VentureBeat and Betabeat
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Verizon CEO: Redbox Streaming Video Venture Launch Pushed Back to Early 2013  —  He says Redbox Instant by Verizon, which will compete with Netflix, will be available by early in the second quarter, after previous estimates for a late 2012 start.  —  Verizon and Redbox will bring …
Freek Vermeulen / Harvard Business Review:
Which Best Practice Is Ruining Your Business?  —  For many decades, newspapers were big; printed on the so-called broadsheet format.  However, it was not cheaper to print on such large sheets of paper — that was not the reason for their exorbitant size — in fact, it was more expensive, in comparison to the so-called tabloid size.
Douglas Macmillan / Bloomberg:
No VC: Why Techmeme's Gabe Rivera Resists Investors  —  Gabe Rivera often hears from Silicon Valley's elite, who are eager to invest in his startup Techmeme, the favorite news website of technology industry insiders.  But many of them, such as SoftTech VC's Jeff Clavier, don't get very far.
Discussion: broadstuff
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Les Moonves: '[CBS News] doesn't help the bottom line, but it is very important for the image of CBS'  —  This morning CBS CEO Les Moonves participated in a forum sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, a portion of that conversation focused on CBS News.  Moonves talked about how happy …
Guardian:
David Cameron tells editors: implement Leveson to avoid press law  —  Prime minister gives newspaper editors until Thursday to show progress in agreeing on reformed regulatory structure  —  David Cameron has told national newspaper editors they must implement the Leveson report recommendations …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Guido Fawkes:   Who Has Been Naughty and Nice This Year? MPs on Each Side of the Leveson Debate
Reuters:
Cameron: clock ticking for newspapers to clean up act
Discussion: Guardian
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?
 
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Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Sun-Times union members boycott paper's holiday bowling party
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Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC Media Ownership Rule Vote Pushed to Next Year
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
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Reuters:
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