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12:30 PM ET, November 19, 2012

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Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
GetGlue Acquired by Viggle for $25M, Stock  —  Viggle Inc. has purchased GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares in stock, with the goal of making the merged companies the dominate force in social TV.  Together, the two companies will have more than 4 million users.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
GetGlue + Viggle Is a Big Bet Based On Small Numbers  —  Viggle, which pays users to “check in” to TV shows, says it will shell out more than $70 million for GetGlue, which lets users “check in” to TV shows but doesn't pay them.  —  The combined company, according to a Viggle press release …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Viggle's Deal To Buy GetGlue Hinges On $60M Of Financing ‘From 2 Strategic Investors’, Expected To Close In Next 30 Days  —  A little detail in the 8-K form filed today by TV loyalty service Viggle, announcing its acquisition of social TV service GetGlue for $25 million (embedded below) …
Michael Kinsley / New York Magazine:
In Conversation: Tina Brown  —  Days after the election and a month before she'll retire the print edition of Newsweek, the pioneering editor talks with Michael Kinsley about the future for newsweeklies, American Anglophilia, and personally presiding over the end of the twentieth century.
David Carr / New York Times:
Washington Post's Chief Falters Anew  —  At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the editorial staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to an announcement on the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew — that Marcus Brauchli would be leaving after four years as executive editor.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Dominic Ponsford / PressGazette:
Journalists among 10,000 who could face legal action over McAlpine Twitter messages  —  Journalists are among 10,000 individuals who could face legal action over Twitter messages which wrongly linked Lord McAlpine to the 2 November Newsnight report about child abuse at a North Wales care home.
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Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter is safer in America: lessons from two sex scandals
Discussion: New York Post and Telegraph
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Tom Rosenstiel to leave Pew's PEJ for API  —  Project for Excellence in Journalism director Tom Rosenstiel is leaving the organization to become executive director of the American Press Institute.  API and the Newspaper Association of America announced in January they would merge.
Discussion: @vivianschiller
Rajeev Syal / Guardian:
BBC execs face grilling by MPs over £450k George Entwistle payoff  —  Commons committee to question BBC managers over payoff for former director general who resigned over Newsnight affair  —  MPs are to question BBC executives on Thursday over the £450,000 payoff agreed …
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Reuters:
Israel bombs Gaza media building for second day  —  Israeli missiles blasted a tower block that houses many international media for a second straight day on Monday, targeting a computer shop in the building, witnesses said.  —  Medics said one person died in the attack while several people were wounded.
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera correspondent in Gaza answers questions on Reddit
Discussion: @pdanahar and Reuters
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Slate Scales.  But Is It Too Late to the Game?  —  Since Slate launched in 1996, there's always been the question of whether an online news magazine can attract enough advertising to support high-quality original content without a companion print product.  Signs were pointing to “no” …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dyle Brings Legal, Live TV To Your iPad, With Many Strings Attached  —  Want to watch live TV on your iPad?  You don't have many options.  —  A handful of networks, including Disney and ESPN, will stream shows to your tablet, but you'll need a cable subscription to make them work.
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch and the Jews  —  His Twitter slip about the ‘Jewish-owned press’ was revealing - of prejudice, paranoia and neoconism - and none of it is pretty  —  Whoops.  —  Rupert Murdoch's unchaperoned tweeting was bound to get him into trouble.  On Saturday, he slipped into an antisemitic usage …
Discussion: The Inquisitr and The Raw Story
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rupert Murdoch sorry for Jewish tweet
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Major Garrett Named CBS Chief White House Correspondent  —  Major Garrett, the former veteran Fox News White House reporter, has become the new chief White House correspondent for CBS News, the network announced Sunday morning.  Bob Schieffer made the announcement on Sunday's “Face The Nation.”
Poynter:
Poynter Names Foundation President  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Poynter Institute has named Christine Martin as President of the newly formed Poynter Foundation.  Martin will work closely with Poynter President Karen B. Dunlap and Brian Tierney, Foundation Board Chair …
 
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