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3:25 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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John Burn-Murdoch / Guardian:
The Leveson inquiry in numbers  —  The Leveson Inquiry opened almost 18 months ago, with Lord Justice Leveson declaring “The focus of the Inquiry is the culture, practices and ethics of the press”.  Tomorrow marks the publication of his report, awaited by journalists and media academics across …
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: the essential guide
Discussion: Hit & Run
Rosa Silverman / Telegraph:
News International's Tom Mockridge warns against state regulation
Discussion: Guardian
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  —  Stagnant news cabler needs leader willing to take big risks  —  Hate Jeff Zucker if you must, but there's a lot to like about CNN hiring him.  —  That's not an easy thing for anyone to hear on the West Coast, where his popularity ranks somewhere between smog and wildfires.
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  —  I was invited to testify in front of the IP/Competition/Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on the state of internet music licensing.  I presented the following testimony today:  —  Testimony of David B. Pakman  —  Partner
Greg Sandoval / CNET:   Song writers remind Pandora: 'You're profiting from our songs'
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.
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:
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
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
Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
The Associated Press Stylebook Doesn't Approve Of The Words “Ethnic Cleansing”, “Islamaphobia”, “Homophobia”  —  Politico reports that the Associated Press has decided to ban some controversial words and phrases from its famous Stylebook “in political or social contexts”—including “ethnic cleansing”, and words that end in “-phobia”.
Discussion: Guardian and Mediaite
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NLGJA president: ‘The AP is probably correct’ to discourage use of ‘homophobia’
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and Slate
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
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).
Discussion: PublishersWeekly.com
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 …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washington Times to cut staff  —  The Washington Times is readying itself for staff reductions. new Washington Times editor David Jackson has just sent his staff the following memo.  It follows a pointed set of questions posed to Jackson by the Erik Wemple Blog about plans for reducing the paper's newsroom.
Julie Tate / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks suspect Manning expected to testify for the first time  —  The Army private accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks is expected to testify in court for the first time as early as Wednesday …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Bradley Manning Hearing Shows Military Bosses More Concerned About Media Attention Than Manning's Conditions
 
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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: Change of Subject
Jim Romenesko:
Brian Tierney sued for using his name in violation of agreement
Discussion: Philly.com
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer: We're Not ‘Unique Enough’ to Charge for Web Access
Discussion: FishbowlNY and 10,000 Words
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
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
McDonell moves from Time adviser to exit
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Dick Costolo says Twitter is a reinvention of the town square — but with TV
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Peter Vigneron / Boston Magazine:
What Happened To The Phoenix?  —  Thirty years ago …
Discussion: Media Nation
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ron Fournier to step down at National Journal
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