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4:40 PM ET, December 6, 2011

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James Rainey / LA Times:
NBC stations will use content from nonprofit news outlets  —  Ten NBC-owned television stations across the nation will team with nonprofit news outlets in an attempt to beef up their enterprise and analytical reporting, the network announced Monday.  —  NBC affiliates in Los Angeles …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Local NBC Stations, Collaborative Journalism  —  In a sign of increasing collaboration between journalism groups, NBC on Tuesday will announce a series of partnerships between its television stations and nonprofit news organizations.  —  Effectively immediately, NBC's station in Chicago …
Discussion: LA Observed and Deadline.com
Bloomberg:
Apple, E-Book Publishers Probed by EU Agency  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's biggest technology company, and five e-book publishers are being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators over deals that may restrict sales across the region.  —  The probe targets the iPad-maker's deals …
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Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Broadcasters Press Supreme Court to Overturn TV, Radio and Newspaper Ownership Rules  —  Broadcasters are urging the Supreme Court to loosen restrictions that prevent companies from owning newspapers, radio stations and television stations in the same market.
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Copps submits notice to resign from FCC
Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Near Major Media Deals  —  TV Networks in Talks to Extend Pacts for About $3.2 Billion a Year Through 2021  —  The National Football League is close to inking an eight-year extension of three media-rights deals that should earn it a total of about $3.2 billion a year from its broadcast partners …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Angry About Your Cable Bill? Blame the Cable Industry, Not the NFL
Discussion: New York Post
Wall Street Journal:
Cable-TV Honchos Cry Foul Over Soaring Cost of ESPN
Discussion: Company Town and Deadline.com
Reuters:
Exclusive: Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.
Julia Angwin / The Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Associates Seek Injunction on Twitter Data  —  Three WikiLeaks associates are appealing a court order that would force Twitter Inc. to hand over information from their accounts without a search warrant.  —  The WikiLeaks associates - Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Birgitta Jonsdottir …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Buyouts offered at The Gazette, Washington Post's community newspapers in Maryland  —  The buyouts were mentioned at the bottom of a story announcing that Chuck Lyons is moving from CEO to chairman of Post-Newsweek Media, the business division that includes The Gazette: “In an unrelated development …
James Cusick / The Independent:
Watchdog chief faces grilling over failure to act on press's dirty tricks  —  The Information Commissioner who presided over a massive investigation into newspapers' illegal use of a private investigator may have to explain this week why he told MPs no legal action was necessary despite …
Discussion: Big News Network.com and Guardian
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
At News Foo, Imagining the End of the World, and How to Cover It  —  Let's say, just for giggles, that the word was ending.  Could be an alien invasion, a pandemic or nuclear annihilation.  If one of those scenarios became a news event, how would it be covered?
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC's global iPlayer expands to iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Five months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries on iPad, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster has announced that it's making the app available on iPhone and iPod Touch too.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia Merge to Create CNBC International  —  TVNewser has learned CNBC president Mark Hoffman sent out a memo this morning announcing that CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia have merged to form CNBC International.  —  Mick Buckley, who headed CNBC Europe, is leaving the company after eight years.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group's ‘Digital-First’ Mondays Bring Some Paywalls Down  —  In the hopes of saving money while avoiding consolidation, MediaNews Group is introducing “digital-first Mondays” at six of its California newspapers.  Of those papers, the three that have paywalls will make all web content free …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Financial Times Launches Dedicated Android App  —  With mobile readers proving to be very avid readers of the Financial Times, the newspaper has launched a new version of its native Android app that it hopes will bring in more users on the platform on both smartphones and tablets.
Caitlin Johnston / American Journalism Review:
The Naked Retweet Dilemma  —  If journalists retweet information and links without providing any lead-in or context, does that suggest that they endorse it?  —  Caitlin Johnston (cljohnst@gmail.com) is a graduate student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Jeanine Poggi / The Street:
LoveFilm Gives Netflix a Heartache  —  Netflix has another obstacle in its international expansion, as Amazon ramps up distribution of its LoveFilm content in the U.K. The e-commerce giant announced on Tuesday that LoveFilm will be available starting Wednesday on Microsoft's Xbox Live.
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