Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:10 PM ET, December 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Newsweek Layoffs Expected Today, Tina Brown Confirms [UPDATED]  —  Newsweek's print edition is ending in a matter of weeks, and the anticipated staff changes have already begun.  Layoffs are expected to be announced this afternoon, a tipster tells us.  Meanwhile, we hear that a few editors are proactively jumping ship.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
As Newsbeast layoffs begin, some are quitting on their own  —  Earlier this morning, Tina Brown announced the names of three editors who will top the masthead of the Newsweek-Daily Beast company after it replaces Newsweek's print edition with the digital-only title Newsweek Global in another few weeks.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Daily Beast Considers Charging for Website  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast Co., the media company founded by Tina Brown and backed by billionaire Barry Diller, is considering charging readers for access to its Daily Beast website for the first time.  —  The New York-based company …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
How Newsweek Predicted Its Own Demise  —  As we wait for final details of the Newsbeast staff cuts, we came across an impassioned case against layoffs that ran in the pages of Newsweek almost three years ago.  The article, which was published before Tina Brown took over the paper and merged …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:   Layoff season is under way as Newsweek begins notifying staff today
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:   Tina Brown promotes three at Newsweek Daily Beast Company
Julie Moos / Poynter:
George Zimmerman sues NBC over editing of 911 tape after Trayvon Martin shooting  —  Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who has been charged in the murder of Trayvon Martin, announced Thursday that he has sued NBC for its editing of a 911 call that was made after the shooting.
Discussion: Media Decoder, TVNewser and The Wrap
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post Considers a Paywall  —  The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts against the trend of charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to reverse that decision in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  While details are being finished …
John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Erecting a paywall? Make sure everything behind it is better than before
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify pays out more than $500m in royalties since its 2008 launch  —  Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich settle differences, with Metallica agreeing to put their whole back catalogue on streaming service  —  Streaming music service Spotify has now paid out more than $500m (£311m) …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spotify Event Tries to Bury the Old Feuds Between Artists and Napster
Discussion: paidContent
Jim Romenesko:
The National staffers launch Facebook campaign to oust their editor  —  Some journalists at The National in Abu Dhabi have launched a Facebook campaign to force the resignation of editor-in-chief Hassan Fattah, who they contend has “led the paper into oblivion” and “forced a near wholesale turnover of the staff.”
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Huffington Post Media Group Names Jimmy Maymann CEO  —  AOL continued its moving and shaking today with the news that former AOL svp of International Jimmy Maymann will move into a new role as CEO of the Huffington Post Media Group.  —  As CEO, Maymann will focus on the development and growth …
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Top UK publicist arrested in BBC sex abuse inquiry  —  Max Clifford, Britain's most high-profile celebrity publicist, was arrested for alleged sex crimes on Thursday by a special police unit set up in the wake of an abuse scandal involving a former BBC TV star, his lawyer said.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Jimmy Savile scandal: Pollard inquiry to report in week of 17 December
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Victim's family 'couldn't sleep' after seeing ‘traumatic’ NY Post subway photo  —  The family of Ki-Suck Han, the man immortalized in a front-page New York Post photo of his impending death on a subway track, spoke publicly on Wednesday about the impact of the image.  —  The New York Times reports:
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Tim Cook hints that Apple plans to redefine the television set  —  Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has poured gasoline on the growing fire of speculation that his company plans to build a full-fledged television set in the near future, with comments disparaging current television sets as outdated pieces of technology.
Michael Moynihan / The Daily Beast:
Why Did The Daily Die?  The View From Inside the Collapse  —  The Daily is no more, but six former staffers tell Michael Moynihan that the cause of death is more complicated than News Corp. wants you to believe.  —  As staffers of the scuppered iPad “newspaper” The Daily emptied their desks …
Discussion: Poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian steps up pressure for staff to volunteer for redundancy  —  The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers has stepped up pressure on staff to come forward for redundancy, by telling them where the axe is likely to fall if they do not volunteer.
Discussion: @jamesro47 and @jamesro47
Dan Stockman / Poynter:
Suicide by source: What do you do when a story is followed by the worst possible outcome?  —  The Google Alert plopped into my email inbox at 5:44 p.m., and it was a doozy for so late in the day - a local funeral home appeared to be preparing services for Stephen E. Clapp.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune resumes limited usage of Journatic  —  Five months after suspending Journatic for plagiarism and other ethical breaches in its TribLocal suburban newspapers, the Chicago Tribune announced to employees Thursday it will resume use of the hyperlocal content provider on a limited basis for such information as community listings.
John Nichols / The Nation:
FCC Must Not Give Rupert Murdoch More Control Over US Media  —  We now know that top players with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News channel plotted with General David Petraeus about the prospect of using the cable network as a platform for launching a “Petraeus for President” campaign.
Brian Lowry / Chicago Tribune:   Media-ownership rules need new look
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 6:10 PM ET, December 6, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 More News: 
Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
FCC Clams Up on Its Own Transparency Initiative
Jake Levine / Digg:
100 days with the new digg
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How do you pack your bag for a seven-year, 22,000-mile international reporting assignment?
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Nominated For Grammy Award
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New editor for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
Patch Adds COO as Leadership Change Continues
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
 Earlier Picks: 
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks appear at Old Bailey
Discussion: The Scotsman
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Why Is An ESPN Vice President Spreading Rumors That I'm Straight?
Andrew Belonsky / T Magazine:
Oh Snap | Instagram in Print
Jessica Plautz / Investigative News Network:
Investigative News Network Grows to More Than 70 Member Organizations
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
Why journalists should explore the business side of news
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
Julian Assange Bypasses Mainstream To Sell Book