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7:20 AM ET, February 14, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
Press Association / Huffington Post UK:
Helen Boaden, BBC Executive During Jimmy Savile Scandal, Given Job As Head Of Radio Networks  —  Helen Boaden, the executive in charge of BBC News when the Jimmy Savile controversy erupted, is to move to a new role heading the corporation's radio networks.  And former culture secretary James Purnell …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
All change at the BBC: New Director General Tony Hall hires former Culture Secretary James Purnell as he reshapes senior team  —  In a clear signal that he wants to hit the ground running as a the new Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall this morning made a series of changes at the top of the organisation …
Helen Boaden's memo to BBC staff  —  Outgoing director of news thanks her team before she moves over to take over top radio role  —  Today Tony Hall has announced the shape of his new top team and as you will know, I am moving to become director of radio at Easter.  I confess that it is a bitter sweet moment for me.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Time Warner in talks to part ways with Time Inc.  —  FORTUNE — Media giant Time Warner has begun discussions to separate itself from Time Inc., its $3.4 billion (in annual revenue) publishing division, according to three people familiar with the matter.  A serious buyer is in talks with the company, one of the sources says.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Time Warner Shopping Time Inc. Likely Price Tag?  Try $2.5 Billion  —  Time Inc., America's biggest magazine publisher, is for sale — sort of.  Fortune reports that parent Time Warner is in talks with a “serious buyer” to sell most of its periodicals — and who better to know than Fortune, being one of those periodicals?
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines, AdAge and B&C
Wall Street Journal:
Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @peterlauria3
Simone Foxman / Quartz:
Why does Time Warner want to get rid of its most profitable magazine?
Discussion: Fortune and
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
It Sure Doesn't Sound Like Jonah Lehrer Is Donating That $20K Speaking Fee To Charity  —  Jonah Lehrer's appearance at a Knight Foundation event Tuesday was supposed to be the first step in a rehabilitation culminating in his return to the welcoming arms of the journalism profession.
Jonah Lehrer:
My Apology  —  I'd like to begin by thanking the Knight Foundation …
Felix Salmon:
Blogonomics, Maria Popova edition  —  Back in May, Kickstarter looked as though it was moving upmarket.  Following Bob Lefsetz's lead, I said that “while Kickstarter was originally embraced by the undiscovered and impecunious, its greatest potential, in the music industry …
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Maybe Don't Talk S**t About Ads If You Make Money On Affiliate Links [Updated]
Tom Pakinkis / Music Week:
Rightsholders should be paid for online radio plays, says Aussie court  —  Rightsholders should be paid additional fees for plays via online simulcasts - where a radio station is broadcast via the internet as well as on the airwaves, Australia's Federal Court has ruled.
Nicholas Coleridge /
Why magazines' circulations are no longer as easy as ABC  —  Ahead of a raft of six month data for magazines being released today, Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International, warns “bureaucracy, pedantry and timidity” at the Audit Bureau of Circulations is standing in the way of progress.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalism under attack across the globe imperils press freedom  —  An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year, coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship, is jeopardising independent reporting in many countries, according to a report issued today.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry: Sun's Fabulous and northern features editors arrested  —  • Rachel Richardson and Jane Atkinson held for questioning  —  • Other arrestees understood to be Jules Stenson, Matt Nixson, Rav Singh and Polly Graham  —  The two Sun journalists arrested on Wednesday …
Discussion: Crikey and Softpedia News
Jennifer Booton / Fox Business:
Thomson Reuters To Slash 2,500 Jobs, 4% of Workforce  —  Thomson Reuters (TRI) plans to cut 2,500 jobs this year, or 4% of its global workforce, as it continues to axe costs as part of a larger overhaul.  —  The company said on Wednesday that it expects to spend about $100 million on severance costs …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:   Thomson Reuters revenue outlook disappoints
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