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11:05 PM ET, December 1, 2011

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Aaron Barnhart / Kansas City Star:
For first time in history, TV ownership declines  —  Nielsen, the TV ratings people, are out with the 2012 edition of their Television Audience report.  Much of this is a repackaging of data previously released by Nielsen.  But as NBC used to say, it's new to me!
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Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Glocer, Chief Executive of Thomson Reuters, Is Being Replaced  —  The chief executive at Thomson Reuters, Thomas H. Glocer, is being replaced, according to people familiar with the executive changes.  —  The company is expected to announce on Thursday evening that Mr. Glocer will be stepping …
Wikileaks:
The Spyfiles  —  Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ‘political opponents’ are a reality.
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
New Newspaper Association CEO Caroline Little on 2012 Priorities, Pay Walls and the British Invasion  —  Why Business Models Need to Catch Up With Anywhere, Anytime Readers  —  In many ways this year for newspapers has unfortunately resembled the one that came before, with a sullen economy …
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Q&A with Next Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang  —  Time Inc. isn't About to Become a Digital Ad Agency, Lang Says  —  Time Warner has named Digitas CEO Laura Lang to become CEO of Time Inc., ending a nearly nine-month search by selecting an outsider with deep digital knowledge but no publishing experience.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Reporters covering Occupy Wall Street protest outside Obama fund-raiser say police barred them  —  Reporters told Capital last night that New York Police Department officers turned them away when they tried to report on an Occupy Wall Street protest outside of a Midtown fund-raiser for President Barack Obama …
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Today is Napster's last day of existence  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Napster, the music-industry scourge that blazed a trail that led to modern digital music services, is about to head off into its final good night.  —  On Thursday, Napster will be merged officially with Rhapsody, the largest on-demand music service in the U.S.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Blagging figures were ‘grossly understated’  —  The Information Commissioner's official figures on the extent of blagging by journalists and private investigators unearthed by Operation Motorman have been “grossly understated” - according to the man who led the investigation.
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The Independent:   Investigator: I was barred from taking on the press
Henry McDonald / Guardian:
Irish gangsters put bounty on head of Dublin crime reporter  —  Irish police say they have uncovered a plot to murder three people, including Sunday World journalist Mick McCaffrey  —  An Irish crime gang has put a bounty of €20,000 (£17,200) on the head of a Dublin journalist …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Michael J. Connor / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Why The Post-Standard didn't give Bobby Davis' tape to police in 2003  —  We don't like to write about ourselves, yet here we are again.  —  On Nov. 20, we published a letter to you explaining why in 2003 we did not run a story after we investigated allegations of sexual molestation …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Bleacher Report
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Amazon Widens Its Kindle Footprint With €99 Device On Sale In Spain, Italy  —  It's taken a few years, but Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has really ramped up the number of countries where it is selling its Kindle products.  Today it's announcing two more countries to the list where it sells …
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Has Some Kindle Book Rentals Beyond Textbooks
Discussion: The Verge
Patrick Foster / Guardian:
Ofcom reverses decision to revoke licence of Iran's Press TV  —  Foreign Office denies government intervened in decision to switch penalty to £100,000 fine as tensions rose with republic  —  Ofcom has reversed its decision to revoke the broadcasting licence of Press TV …
Discussion: Digital Spy
NetNewsCheck Latest:
NAA: Papers' Mobile Traffic Up 65% In Sept  —  Newspapers saw mobile traffic jump 65% in September compared to the same month a year ago, with many papers reporting triple-digit increases in page views across their mobile offerings.  —  Newspapers are seeing a surge in mobile traffic …
Discussion: MediaPost
Warda al-Jawahiry / Reuters:
Pardoned UAE blogger vows to carry on campaign  —  (Reuters) - A pro-democracy blogger who was jailed for insulting UAE leaders, then pardoned and released hours later, Thursday vowed to go on with his campaign work, sounding a rare note of defiance in the Gulf Arab oil state.
Barbara Cochran / The Huffington Post:
Why Federal Support for Public Broadcasting Is the Right Decision  —  When Gary Knell officially takes over today as NPR's new president, he'll find no shortage of ideas about what he should do with an organization that has recently survived bad headlines, turmoil at the top and a near-death experience with federal funding cuts.
 
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