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9:00 AM ET, February 22, 2013


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Savile inquiry: Paxman says DJ rumours were ‘common gossip’  —  Jeremy Paxman told a BBC inquiry into Newsnight's axed Jimmy Savile investigation that it was “common gossip” the DJ liked “young” people.  —  The presenter said it was assumed they were girls, but that he did not know “whether it was girls or boys”.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BBC Moves Former Head of News Show That Dropped Jimmy Savile Abuse Report to Archive Post
Discussion: Daily Mail and @skynewsniall
BBC acting like ‘secret service’ by censoring criticism, Lord McAlpine says
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
‘Scared’ Globe staffers press for sale answers  —  Blindsided Boston Globe employees — still reeling after The New York Times Co. put the Hub paper up for sale again — are slated to come face-to-face this morning with a top Gray Lady exec for the start of what could be a messy split …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Who will buy The Boston Globe?
Mat Honan / Wired:
Zendesk Security Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest  —  Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week.  Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Egypt Crowdsources Censorship  —  Egypt's communications ministry is asking citizens to report web pages showing blasphemous content.  —  The Egyptian government is now crowdsourcing censorship efforts.  A new web page created by the country's National Telecommunications Registry Agency …
Discussion: @emilydparker and CNET
Hacking: No charges for ex-NoW deputy editor  —  The News of the World newspaper closed in 2011  —  The former deputy editor at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper will not face any charges regarding phone hacking, the CPS has announced.  —  It said Neil Wallis will not face prosecution …
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
CNBC Buys ‘Nightly Business Report’ From Atalaya  —  “Nightly Business Report,” the pioneer public television series that has struggled in recent years, is getting a new, deep-pocketed commercial owner, the 24-hour business cable channel CNBC, a unit of Comcast's NBCUniversal.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Tell
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
Soledad O'Brien to leave CNN morning show to produce specials for the network  —  CNN is sweeping aside its morning-show host, Soledad O'Brien, to make way for new network chief Jeff Zucker's better idea: a morning show anchored by Chris Cuomo and Erin Burnett.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Asks Judge to Stop Dish's New Ad-Skipper (Exclusive)  —  Six weeks after Dish adds place-shifting to its Hopper service, now called “Dish Anywhere,” Fox files new court papers in another attempt at an injunction.  —  Fox Television is again making an attempt to shut down Dish Network's advertising-skipping DVR services.
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. reports fourth quarter 2012 loss  —  The Washington Post Co. reported a fourth quarter 2012 loss of $45.4 million, or $6.57 a share as it took $113 million of charges for goodwill write downs and restructuring, mostly in its Kaplan education subsidiary.
Discussion: Business Wire and RTTNews
Jean H. Lee / Associated Press:
NKorea to allow mobile Internet for foreigners  —  Associated Press/Jon Chol Jin, File - FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, foreigners speak with sales person at a Koryolink cellphone rental booth, asking about mobile phone service at Pyongyang Airport ...more
Here's the secret list of journalists who start judging the Pulitzer Prizes today  —  Today at Columbia University in New York, deliberations begin to determine which works of American journalism published last year are deserving of Pulitzer Prizes, the most coveted award in news.
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Oscar-nominated shorts pulled from YouTube in response to Hollywood pressure  —  The five films nominated for the Best Animated Short Film were pulled from the web this week, just days ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.  The move was reportedly spurred by Carter Pilcher, CEO of distributor Shorts International.
Discussion: Wired and
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Steven Brill Calls New Republic Owner Chris Hughes A ‘Liar’ After Falling Out Over Cover Story  —  NEW YORK — On Thursday, Time magazine published Steven Brill's deeply reported, 24,000-word cover story on America's health care system, the longest article by one writer the magazine has ever published.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Guess Which Buzzfeed Piece Is An Ad  —  Since I'm going to be discussing forms of new media revenue with Friend of the Dish, Ben Smith, later today, I though it might be worth noting some aspects of Buzzfeed's innovative model, i.e. “sponsored content” or “native advertizing”.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
NBCU Spent $195 Million To Buy Back Half Of  —  Thanks to Comcast's 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, we now know how much NBCUniversal spent to buy back the 50% of that was owned by Microsoft.  —  The total purchase price for Microsoft's stake was $195 million …
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