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7:30 PM ET, December 13, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Amanpour to Leave ABC's ‘This Week’ and Rejoin CNN  —  Updated Christiane Amanpour is leaving the anchor chair of ABC's “This Week” and returning to her old network home, CNN, as the anchor of an evening newscast on CNN International.  —  The changes, confirmed Tuesday evening …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Brian Stelter accidentally tweets tip about Amanpour leaving ‘This Week’  —  Brian Stelter had an awkward Twitter moment this afternoon when he accidentally tweeted to his 97,000 followers that he had heard that Christiane Amanpour would be departing as host of ABC's “This Week.”
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Amanpour Leaving ‘This Week’ for New ABC Role, CNN International Show  —  NEW YORK — Christiane Amanpour will soon step down as host of ABC's “This Week” to take on a new role at the network, where she'll host about six primetime specials a year and appear on ABC News programs …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlDC and TVNewser
Christopher Goffard / Los Angeles Times:
Russ Stanton steps down as Times editor  —  Managing Editor Davan Maharaj will assume the top newsroom job.  Stanton, 52, has led the news organization for four years, a period in which the paper won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the Public Service Award for exposing corruption in the city of Bell.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Trump Bows Out  —  This just in: Donald Trump has bowed out of moderating the NewsMax debate in Iowa later, announcing his decision in a statement saying he will not give up the option of running for president as an independent.  Trump:
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Bobby Bank / ABCNEWS:
Donald Trump Backs Out of Debate, Floating Independent Bid
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: lawyer knew ‘rogue reporter’ defence was untrue in 2008  —  Farrer & Co partner Julian Pike tells Leveson inquiry he knew the ‘rogue reporter’ defence was wrong three years ago  —  A lawyer who advised former News of the World owner News International until two months ago …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Company Town
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Richard Allen Greene / CNN:   James Murdoch warned over phone hacking, e-mail shows
Sam Marsden / The Independent:   Leveson Inquiry: News International ‘tried to influence prosecution’ of jailed royal editor
The Huffington Post:
Dowler Family Insist Police Told Them NotW Journalists Deleted Milly's Voicemails
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and Guardian
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Video of ‘Times’ photographer's confrontation with police touches off another exchange between NYPD and local media  —  An attorney for The New York Times sent an email yesterday afternoon to Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne expressing “disappointment” after officers interfered …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Lamar Smith Proposes New Version Of SOPA, With Just A Few Changes  —  In preparation for his attempt to rush SOPA through Congress, Rep. Lamar Smith has put forth an updated version of the bill (pdf link and embedded below) as a “manager's amendment,” which will be used for the markup, to be held on Thursday.
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Dodd on piracy bill: ‘Hollywood is pro-Internet’
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Wikipedia Mulls Total Blackout to Oppose SOPA
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Launches Strategy To Go Beyond Breaking News, Become More ‘Distinct’  —  NEW YORK — The Associated Press has been getting it first and getting it right for the past 165 years.  —  But as traditional rivals like Bloomberg and Reuters ramp up opinion and analysis — and as competition increased …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
BBC World News to Be Available Through Comcast  —  The BBC will announce on Tuesday a first-of-its-kind deal for Comcast to carry the BBC World News channel, opening the door to wider distribution for the channel within the United States.  —  The carriage agreements come nearly a year …
Alessandra Stanley / ArtsBeat:
The TV Watch: Chelsea Clinton Finally Embraces Her Celebrity  —  Chelsea Clinton gave a perfectly honed and utterly unsatisfying explanation on Monday for why she made her debut as a special correspondent on NBC's magazine show, “Rock Center with Brian Williams.”
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Hulu Latino Content Goes Live … NEW YORK - Hulu on Tuesday launched its previously announced Hulu Latino service, which it says offers “the most robust and complete Spanish-language content library available through an online video service in the U.S.  —  The online video joint venture of News Corp. …
Discussion: Hulu Blog and GigaOM
TorrentFreak:
Busted: BitTorrent Pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox  —  A few days ago we wrote about a new website that exposes what people behind an IP-address have downloaded on BitTorrent.  The Russian-based founders of the site developed the service so people can show their friends how public …
Bloomberg:
Verizon ‘Very Serious’ About Making Bid for Netflix, Banker Says  —  Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-largest U.S. phone company, is “very serious” about a bid to acquire online movie provider Netflix Inc. (NFLX), an investment banker said.  —  Verizon may kick off a bidding war …
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Will Richmond / paidContent:
If Netflix Is In Play, Here's Some Companies That Would Be In The Hunt
Discussion: VideoNuze and WebProNews
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Authors Guild Files for Class Certification in Google Case  —  The Google Book Settlement may be dead, but the litigation lives on.  On December 12, attorneys for the Authors Guild filed a motion for class certification, hitting the deadline set forth by Judge Denny Chin at a September 15 status conference …
Discussion: paidContent, GalleyCat and TeleRead
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Universal: Artists didn't consent to Megaupload video  —  The brouhaha around Megaupload's viral music video continues this week, with Universal Music (UMG) now claiming that several of its artists didn't consent to being used in the video.  Megaupload is disputing these claims in a lawsuit it filed in federal court today.
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
NoW's Ian Edmondson asked Glenn Mulcaire to hack phones, court is told  —  Mulcaire's lawyer says private detective was instructed by News of the World's news editor to intercept voicemail messages  —  Glenn Mulcaire told the chief lawyer at the News of the World in 2007 that he was instructed …
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The Daily Record:   Glenn Mulcaire's breach of contract case against News International begins
 
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