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5:15 AM ET, December 13, 2012


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Marco Arment /
My master plan for revolutionizing the future of publishing and saving tablet-native journalism  —  I have a lot of respect for the publishing industry and the futurists who try to predict where it's heading.  Nobody in that business has it particularly easy.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012  —  If my annual tally of plagiarism and fabrication incidents is the depressing part of “Regret the Error"'s year-end coverage, then this annual collection of the best of the worst in errors and corrections is the highlight.
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Andreessen denies Internet bubble, advises Times to stop printing  —  (Reuters) - Far from experiencing a bubble, Silicon Valley has been in the throes of a “technology depression,” Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen said at the New York Times Dealbook conference on Wednesday.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
The New York Times Names a New Business Editor  —  Dean Murphy, a reporter and editor with The New York Times for the last 12 years, will be the next editor of the business section of The Times.  The announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon in a memo from Jill Abramson, executive editor of The Times.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
From newspaper of the year to Nightjack: The highs and lows of James Harding's five-year Times editorship  —  Reading between the lines of James Harding's statement it is not hard to see that he has been squeezed out of his job as Times editor.  —  Under the terms of Rupert Murdoch's purchase …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Guardian
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Is Harding making way for an older man?
Philip Dorling / The Age:
Assange looks to contest Senate election  —  WIKILEAKS publisher Julian Assange has confirmed his intention to run as a Senate candidate in the 2013 federal election and will announce the formation of a WikiLeaks political party early next year.  —  Nearly six months after he sought political asylum …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Unpaid bloggers lose bid to revive Huffington Post case  —  (Reuters) - Unpaid bloggers have lost their bid to get an appeals court to restore a lawsuit contending AOL Inc owes them a cut of the $315 million it spent last year to buy The Huffington Post.  —  A three-judge panel …
Matthew Chapman / Brand Republic:
Sunday Times to stream live Lance Armstrong scoop outside of the paywall  —  News International is to live stream a discussion about Sunday Times writer David Walsh's battle to prove Lance Armstrong was a drug cheat outside of the Sunday Times paywall.  —  News International will screen …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable  —  Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company's Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Study says half of media buyers will try native advertising in 2013  —  “Native advertising” is being hailed as the ad format of the future by everyone from venture capitalist Fred Wilson to BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti.  Now, a survey suggests brands are ready to put down serious money to try it out.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
More than 2 years after seeking nonprofit IRS status, The Lens receives approval  —  New Orleans nonprofit news site The Lens applied with the IRS for 501(c)(3) status on Oct. 16, 2010.  Twenty-six months later, it has been approved.  —  The Lens' long wait has become typical for nonprofit news sites, and can affect their survival.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Another Portrait of Imminent Death, but One Worthy of Publishing  —  This security-camera still taken moments before the murder of Brandon Woodard, who is looking at his smartphone.  —  Last week, there was a Web's worth of debate about the decision of The New York Post to publish …
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Key David Cameron aide Craig Oliver threatens Telegraph over Leveson  —  David Cameron's director of communications warned the Daily Telegraph that Maria Miller was “looking at Leveson” after being asked questions about her expense claims.  —  In a phone call to the editor of this newspaper …
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
The minister and a warning to The Telegraph before expenses story
Fraser Nelson / Spectator:
Maria Miller's adviser reminds us why politicians can't be trusted with press regulation
Discussion: Guardian
Jim Romenesko:
Kansas City Star tells two reporters to decide which one gets laid off  —  The Kansas City Star has told reporters Karen Dillon and Dawn Bormann that one of them has to leave the paper, and they — not management — have to decide who goes.  —  “Dillon has seniority, so she has the option …
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable!:
Can This Startup Take on Bloomberg as a Real-Time News Service?  —  Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters may dominate the market for real-time financial news, but one startup founded by two high school dropouts is planning to launch a new option in this space next year.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
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Michael Holden / Reuters:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
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Discussion: Reuters, Gawker and Media Decoder
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalist held in Syria faces execution by her kidnappers
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
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