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8:05 PM ET, November 13, 2012

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Vernon Loeb / Washington Post:
Petraeus ghostwriter ‘clueless’ to affair  —  My wife says I'm the most clueless person in America.  —  I never anticipated the extramarital affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, the woman I'd worked with for 16 months on a book about Petraeus's year commanding the war in Afghanistan.
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Confirmed: ABC Denver misnames Petraeus book: “All up in my snatch”  —  Oh my.  —  A reader just sent me something that I didn't believe.  Then he sent me a photo.  Then he sent me a video.  Then I found a comment on ABC Denver's Web site from another viewer who saw the same thing.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Michael Hastings on a mission  —  Last night, Michael Hastings went on CNN and accused Gen. David Petraeus of “manipulating” the White House, accused former U.S. Gen. Mark Kimmitt of lying to the American people, and accused CNN's own Barbara Starr of being “a spokesperson for the Pentagon.”
Patrick Radden Keefe / The New Yorker Blog:
The Surveillance State Takes Friendly Fire  —  Last March, in a speech he delivered at a gathering orchestrated by In-Q-Tel, the venture-capital incubator of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, the Agency's director, had occasion to ruminate on “the utter transparency of the digital world.”
Discussion: Telegraph, The Daily Beast and Wired
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
The Media's Five Stages of David Petraeus Grief
Discussion: Guardian and Business Insider
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Marcus Brauchli to step down as editor of The Washington Post  —  The Washington Post announced Tuesday that Martin Baron, the editor of the Boston Globe, will become its new executive editor, replacing Marcus Brauchli, who is resigning to take a new position within the company.
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
New Top Editor at Washington Post: Marcus Brauchli to Be Replaced by Marty Baron  —  The Washington Post, facing steep financial challenges and striving to find profitability as readers abandon print papers for digital formats, changed its newsroom leadership Tuesday.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Baron: ‘No road map’ yet for the Post  —  Marty Baron, who has just been named executive editor of the Washington Post, says he has “no road map” for the paper's digital future, but promises to position it for success.  —  “I don't have a road map.  I want to spend time talking to the staff.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:   Washington Post Hires New Top Editor; Here Are The Memos
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Brauchli leaving: Another WaPo rumor that turns out to be true
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Newspaper Guild Approves New York Times Contract  —  The Newspaper Guild has approved a contract with The New York Times this afternoon, ending months bumpy negotiations between Guild members and management.  —  But the mood in the newsroom was one of resignation rather than elation.
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Newspaper Guild of New York:
Times contract: More dollars, stable pension, secure medical  —  The Guild and Times management have completed work on a memorandum of agreement that sets forth the terms of a new contract that Guild members will be asked to vote on next week.  —  The agreement, reached with the aid …
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
BBC news chief pleads with staff not to Tweet about ‘our problems’  —  Fran Unsworth, the new temporary head of BBC News, has appealed to staff not to Tweet about “our problems” as she tries to sort out the mess of the Newsnight scandal.  Referring to the “tumultuous and very sad events of the past few days” …
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New York Times:   BBC Begins Disciplinary Action After Reporting Debacle
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Reporter on Newsnight film questioned by BIJ
Discussion: The Times
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
First female editor named at Broadcasting & Cable  —  Melissa Grego, currently executive editor, has been named editor in chief of Broadcasting & Cable, replacing Ben Grossman, who stepped aside as editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable and will join Twitter as head of global operations, Twitter Media.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Andrew Leonard / Salon:
Gallup is very upset at Nate Silver  —  The polling firm complains operations like FiveThirtyEight could spoil polling for everyone  —  Did Gallup just blame Nate Silver for ruining the art and science of polling?  —  You don't have to read too far between the lines of a statement …
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Andrew Romano / The Daily Beast:   How a nerd named Nate Silver changed political reporting forever
Rani Molla / GigaOM:
Privacy to porno: What censorship means around the world [map]  —  Google released data today that shows requests for censorship and surveillance are on the rise worldwide.  Google keeps track of government requests to remove its content (requests it sometimes abides) and releases data biannually.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Inside Forbes: Journalists Need to Understand the Ad Business, Not Sulk and Go Home  —  I can get very frustrated with editors and reporters who prefer to live in their own little world.  When it happens, I do my best to remember I used to be one of them — until their stubbornness makes me incredulous all over again.
Discussion: AdAge and Big News Network.com
The Patriot-News:
Sara Ganim, who won Pulitzer Prize for Sandusky coverage, accepts job with CNN  —  Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News crime reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, has accepted a position as a correspondent with CNN.  —  Ganim started with CNN this week.
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bryan Cranston, Padma Lakshmi, Newt Gingrich, Matt Lauer, Michael Nutter cast non-Obama votes …
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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
L.A. Times Wins $266K From Photographer David Strick
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Reuters:
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Discussion: Gizmodo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wanderful Media Acquires Mobile Newspaper Shopping Ads Platform iCircular From The AP
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Sun investigations chief: Bribery Act has forced us to turn away whistleblowers
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