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4:55 PM ET, November 28, 2012

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Jim Romenesko:
Memo to Financial Times staff: Don't tweet commentary about the Leveson report  —  Financial Times staffers are told not to tweet commentary or analysis of the Leveson report on media standards when it's released tomorrow.  “We will have commentary but it will stretch beyond 140 characters,” writes editor Lionel Barber.
Discussion: Telegraph and BBC
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Vital, scary’: The Leveson report is coming  —  Tomorrow marks the release of the highly anticipated Leveson report, the result of investigations into UK press standards following hacking scandals at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World, among other outlets.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
John Burn-Murdoch / Guardian:
The Leveson inquiry in numbers
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: the essential guide
Discussion: @gallaghereditor and Hit & Run
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:   Leveson warns Metropolitan police it faces criticism
Rosa Silverman / Telegraph:
News International's Tom Mockridge warns against state regulation
Discussion: Guardian
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Problems With a Reporter's Facebook Posts, and a Possible Solution  —  Start with a reporter who likes to be responsive to readers, is spontaneous and impressionistic in her personal writing style, and not especially attuned to how casual comments may be received in a highly politicized setting.
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Ali Abunimah / The Electronic Intifada:   Responding to New York Times Public Editor's smear against me
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
You're Launching a Digital Music Start-Up?  In 2012?  Really?  —  Question to the people putting money into streaming music start-ups* in 2012: What are you thinking?  —  Yes, public investors value Pandora at something like $1.4 billion.  And private investors think Spotify is worth at least $3 billion.
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David Pakman / Disruption:   My Congressional Testimony on Internet Music Licensing
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Song writers remind Pandora: 'You're profiting from our songs'
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
‘Just the facts’ isn't good enough for journalists anymore, says Tow Center's journalism manifesto  —  Of the dozens of assertions in a wide-ranging “manifesto” about the altered state of journalism from Columbia's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, this one stands out:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Struggling CNN Worldwide Is Said to Be Drawn to Jeffrey Zucker  —  In the days to come, when Time Warner appoints a new leader of CNN Worldwide for the first time in a decade, that person will face an identity crisis unlike any other in corporate America.  —  Though CNN over all is on track …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:   Analysis: Why Jeff Zucker is right for CNN
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
CNN wants you to know: things really are looking up
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Fires a Rare Public Salvo Over Aggregators  —  BERLIN — Google's imprint on daily life is hard to ignore in Europe, where it reportedly has 93 percent of the Internet search market, more than in the United States.  Yet when it comes to its lobbying of lawmakers, Google prefers a low profile.
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Madeline Chambers / Reuters:
German lawmakers condemn Google campaign against copyright law
Discussion: Associated Press
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Piers Morgan phone-hacking conversation to air on Channel 4  —  Ex-Daily Mirror editor shown in documentary telling Charlotte Church of stories which came about due to mobile phones  —  Footage of former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan telling Charlotte Church how “a spate of stories” …
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Guido Fawkes:   Piers Morgan Discussing Phone Hacking With Charlotte Church
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer: We're Not ‘Unique Enough’ to Charge for Web Access  —  Larry Kramer is not opposed to following the lead of the New York Times and others by constructing a paywall around USA Today's website, he just doesn't think the national newspaper has done enough to differentiate itself from the digital herd.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing will expand to Europe; Kirshbaum to head U.S. operations  —  Amazon is expanding its original publishing efforts to Europe and is also shaking up its publishing division's structure, Publishing VP Jeff Belle announced in a letter to literary agents Wednesday (the full letter is below).
Nieman Journalism Lab:
What kinds of local stories drive engagement?  The results of an NPR Facebook experiment  —  Editor's note: In February, our friends at NPR Digital Services told you about an experiment they were trying to localize content on the network's Facebook page, which has a massive 2.5 million fans.
Discussion: Street Fight
Melinda Henneberger / Washington Post:
Tom Ricks to MSNBC: You're just like Fox, only not as good at it … Most of those chortling over Tom Ricks's highly unusual ninety seconds on Fox News this week were wowed by the way he spoke liberal truth to conservative power, informing his astonished interviewer, Jon Scott …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
More Than 90 Jobs to be Cut at Bloomberg TV Europe  —  Bloomberg TV is in the process of laying off as many as 94 people in the network's London bureau, multiple sources tell TVNewser.  —  A spokesperson for Bloomberg TV declined to comment on a specific number of layoffs …
Discussion: SocialTimes and Talking Biz News
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washington Times to cut staff for second time in three years [Updated]  —  This post has been updated.  —  The Washington Times is readying itself for staff reductions.  New Editor David Jackson sent his staff the following memo today.  It comes after a pointed set of questions posed …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and FishbowlDC
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Porn Copyright Trolls Argue That Verizon Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Trying To Protect Its Users
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC Christmas strike threat grows
John Koblin / Deadspin:
ESPN Reprimands SportsCenter For Accurately Sourcing A Story: “IMPORTANT: DO NOT CREDIT SPORTS BY BROOKS”
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Publicist confirms it: Fox News banned book critical of George W. Bush
Discussion: Mother Jones and Change of Subject
Jim Romenesko:
Brian Tierney sued for using his name in violation of agreement
Discussion: Philly.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NLGJA president: ‘The AP is probably correct’ to discourage use of ‘homophobia’
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and Slate
 Earlier Picks: 
Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
The Associated Press Stylebook Doesn't Approve Of The Words “Ethnic Cleansing”, “Islamaphobia”, “Homophobia”
Discussion: Politico, Guardian and Mediaite
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ready for His Close-Up: Ross Levinsohn to Join Zefr Board
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Erik Israelewicz, Editor of Le Monde, Dies at 58
Alex Weprin / FishbowlDC:
Don Graham: Biggest Mistake Was Promoting Brand Instead Of People, Like ‘Appallingly Young’ Ezra Klein
Discussion: TVNewser and Lost Remote
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
McDonell moves from Time adviser to exit
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Marissa Mayer Has A Simple Plan For Yahoo
Discussion: AllThingsD, CNET, Fortune and Today
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Dick Costolo says Twitter is a reinvention of the town square — but with TV
Discussion: Business Week and Softpedia News