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1:40 PM ET, December 5, 2012

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R. Umar Abbasi / New York Post:
Anguished fotog: Critics are unfair to condemn me  —  I was on an assignment, waiting for a train at the 49th Street subway platform, when I suddenly heard people gasping.  The announcement had come over the loudspeaker that the train was coming — and out of the periphery of my eye …
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
Train Wreck: The New York Post's Subway Cover  —  “It all happened so fast.”  —  That's what R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer for The New York Post, said of the fatal subway incident on Monday that he caught with his camera.  One man threw another into harm's way, causing him to be run over by an oncoming train.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?
Tom McGeveran / The New Republic:
The New York Post Was Tasteless. That's the Point.
Discussion: The Wrap and Capital New York
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos  —  Welcome to the Photo Wars.  —  Instagram on Wednesday disabled the ability for Twitter to properly display Instagram photos on its Web site and in its applications.  The move escalates tensions between the two companies …
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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Instagram cuts off Twitter cards integration, further souring relationship
Discussion: GigaOM
Rachel Pannett / Wall Street Journal:
Elisabeth Murdoch, Mother of News Corp. Chief, Dies at 103  —  Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp .  Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch and one of Australia's most generous philanthropists, died Wednesday at age 103.  —  She had suffered a fall in September at her home southeast of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Matriarch of Journalism Family, Dies at 103  —  Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the 103-year-old mother of the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, the widow of an Australian newspaper baron and one of her nation's most noted philanthropists, died on Wednesday at her estate near Melbourne.
Discussion: Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why does the paywall debate always have to become a religious war?  —  If there's one topic that is guaranteed to turn a roomful of mild-mannered journalists into a snarling mass of teeth and fur, it is the question of paywalls — specifically, the increasing number of paywalls that are being erected …
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Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
The science of content subscriptions: Understanding lifetime customer value and price power  —  The great media business model debate of our time can be simplified into three words: free versus paid.  —  Can free-to-air websites and apps be monetised through advertising or is paid content the way to go?
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 …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Newspaper editors sign up to Leveson recommendations  —  Bosses of every significant Fleet Street paper back 40 out of 47 measures, but not proposals for statutory intervention  —  National newspaper editors signed up to implement all Lord Justice Leveson's non-statutory recommendations …
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
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Nick Allen / Telegraph:   Wikipedia, the 25-year-old student and the prank that fooled Leveson
Eliza Gray / The New Republic:
Bradley Manning Gets No Love From The New York Times  —  Last week, in a Grisham-like courtroom scene, Bradley Manning—the Army private charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of classified war logs and State Department cables to WikiLeaks—testified publicly for the first time since his arrest in May of 2010.
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David Dishneau / Associated Press:   Bradley Manning Hearing On Confinement Resumes
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Why BuzzFeed Still Doesn't Cover Business News  —  Took Pitches From Business Journalists Earlier This Year  —  “The goal is to build the next great news organization.”  —  That's BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith reflecting this week on his first year at the social-news publisher and the future he sees for it.
Charlotte Cowles / New York Magazine:
Hearst's Lawyers Now E-mailing Former Unpaid Interns  —  Hearst's legal counsel is currently preparing to defend itself against the infamous class-action lawsuit filed earlier this year by Diana Wang, a former intern at Harper's Bazaar who has accused the company of violating federal …
Discussion: Poynter
Erik Maza / WWD:
Ambassador Anna Wintour?  —  with contributions from Samantha Conti, Evan Clark, Lisa Lockwood  —  Wondering what Anna Wintour wants has become a cottage industry of its own.  Does she want to be a diplomat?  A theatrical impresario?  A grand dame?  Have a broader corporate editorial role?
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko:
What you didn't see in the Gov. Brewer ‘where-the-hell-did-that-come- from?’ video  —  A video of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer getting testy with KTVK-TV's Dennis Welch after he asked about global warming has gone viral — “Where in the hell did that [question] come from?” she asked …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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: Business Insider and MacRumors
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Pandora shares plumments after hours on weak earnings
Discussion: Pandora, CNET, Betabeat and VentureBeat
 
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