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12:50 PM ET, February 14, 2013

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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Incoming BBC Boss Unveils First Personnel Decisions  —  UPDATED: Tony Hall expands Tim Davie's role as head of BBC Worldwide and names BBC News director Helen Boaden as head of BBC Radio.  —  Incoming BBC boss Tony Hall has made first major personnel decisions.
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Guardian:
Helen Boaden's memo to BBC staff
Tom Brooks-Pollock / Manchester Evening News:
Ex-Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell lands top BBC role
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation regrets paying Lehrer speaking fee  —  On Tuesday, the Knight Foundation paid Jonah Lehrer to speak at a community foundation conference.  In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker's fee was inappropriate.
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Tesla vs. The New York Times: Everyone's A Media Company Now  —  This post was first published at LinkedIn.  Please follow me there for more commentary.  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk shreds the New York Times review of his Model S, using data to argue the writer is telling the wrong story.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble warns investors to expect more bad Nook news  —  It's only been a couple of months since Barnes & Noble downgraded guidance for its Nook business.  Now the company is doing so again.  —  In a press release sent out after the market closed Wednesday, Barnes & Noble said it …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: I might stop blogging if it influences election results  —  New York Times statistician Nate Silver told an audience at Washington University this week that he might stop writing his influential FiveThirtyEight blog were it to start influencing election results.
Discussion: Student Life
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of zero and The New York Times  —  Perhaps zero is the loneliest number.  —  That's the number The New York Times Co. — the United States' second largest newspaper company — ended up with 2012, as it reported revenues last week.  The most accurate number …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Time Inc., the Unwanted Party Guest Being Pushed Out the Door  —  How toxic have print assets become?  This toxic: Media companies have begun to quarantine them.  —  On Wednesday, Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the country, found itself at the wrong end of a 10-foot pole.
Discussion: Adweek
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Fortune:
Time Warner in talks to part ways with Time Inc.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Broadcasters blame zombie hack on easy passwords  —  (Reuters) - Poor password security allowed hackers to broadcast a bogus warning on TV networks that the United States was under attack by zombies, broadcasters said, and one expert in the technology said the emergency channel they broke into remained vulnerable.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App by Buying Echograph  —  Digital media question of the moment: What's your GIF strategy?  —  I don't know why the digital hive mind has fixated on GIFs and GIF-like animations in the last year, and I don't know how much longer they'll be interested in them.  But for now, they are.
Martin Peretz / Wall Street Journal:
The New New Republic  —  I don't recognize the magazine I used to own.  We were liberal but not narrowly partisan.  —  Like many readers of the New Republic, I didn't at first recognize the most recent issue of the magazine.  The stark white cover was unlike anything the New Republic ran during my 35 years as the owner.
 
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Andrew Longstreth / Reuters:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Times’ names Rick Berke senior editor and director of video content development
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