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2:30 PM ET, December 3, 2012

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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
2 major lessons from the demise of The Daily  —  The publisher of News Corp.'s The Daily said earlier this year that the iPad-only publication might need a few more years to be profitable.  Today the company announced it won't get that chance.  —  Although it has been one of the most-popular …
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News Corp Is Shutting Down iPad-Only Newspaper The Daily  —  The latest News Corp press release says that the Daily, its standalone daily iPad newspaper, will “cease standalone publication”.  —  The newspaper had a high profile launch in February 2011, but had apparently struggled to pay its way …
Felix Salmon:
The impossibility of tablet-native journalism  —  The Daily has reached the end of its life: as News Corp splits in two, its losses, which might have been manageable within the current behemoth, would have loomed far too large in the smaller spinoff.  —  The news is not particularly surprising …
Jim Romenesko:
Why The Daily Failed  —  Trevor Butterworth, who wrote about tech and other matters for The Daily iPad publication, writes on his Facebook wall: … * The Daily to cease publication Dec. 15 (wsj.com)
Discussion: AdAge, Digits, CJR, Quartz and The Awl
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The Daily's Final Day: About 100 Employees In The Newsroom, Little Inkling Of Layoffs  —  I spoke to a person inside The Daily who held a $40,000 reporter position for the now-shuttered “daily iPad newspaper.”  While not completely blindsided, they had little inkling of what was going on inside the paper …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
The Daily Staffers To Meet At 11 AM, 6 PM To Discuss Details Of Closure  —  The Daily's editor in chief Jesse Angelo and publisher Greg Clayman will meet with staff today at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to discuss details of the iPad-only newspaper's closure later this month.
Discussion: App Advice
Peter Ha / Gizmodo:   What It Was Like Launching the Doomed iPad Magazine The Daily
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:   The Daily closes shop: why the news app was doomed from the start
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Leveson blamed for police reluctance to identify high-profile Savile probe suspect  —  Lord Justice Leveson.  Pic: Reuters  —  Journalists are blaming the impact of Leveson for a police refusal to confirm the identity of the latest high-profile suspect questioned in relation to the Jimmy Savile child abuse investigation.
Discussion: BBC
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Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:   British Parliament Debates Leveson Report Findings Into Press Regulation
BBC:
Leveson report: No timetable for draft legislation, says government
Discussion: Channel 4 and Virgin Media …
Telegraph:
Tom Mockridge quit News Corp after major Murdoch shake-up left him with a role 'he didn't want'  —  Tom Mockridge resigned as chief executive of News International, publisher of The Times and the Sun, because a major management shake-up at Rupert Murdoch's media empire has left him with a role he does not want.
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Gerard Baker Named Wall Street Journal Editor; Robert Thomson CEO Of News Corp. Publishing Company
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
George Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp.'s Entertainment Business to Be Called Fox Group After Company Split
Discussion: Deadline.com
Guardian:
BSkyB's Mike Darcey appointed News International chief
Discussion: Guardian, The Wrap and Media News
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Hackers Behind Tumblr Worm Say They Warned Tumblr of Vulnerability Weeks Ago  —  Tumblr has been flooded by a worm that's spamming thousands of user's feeds with an anti-Tumblr rant.  In an interview, a spokesman for the group that's apparently behind the hack claims they warned Tumblr weeks ago …
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Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:   Tumblr hit by cyber worm from group engaged in ‘anti-blogging’ campaign
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Hackers claim 8,600 accounts infected in major Tumblr compromise (update: Tumblr responds)
Discussion: VentureBeat and Gawker
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
The Heiress  —  On Saturday, July 2, 2011, a high-society traffic jam descended on the cobblestoned town square of Burford, a village sixty-eight miles northwest of London, not far from the market town of Chipping Norton.  Hundreds of chauffeured cars approached a gated stone wall …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
30 More Buyouts Coming to the New York Times  —  The New York Times, like the rest of the newspaper industry, went through a painful series of buyouts after the 2008 financial collapse exacerbated the already ongoing collapse of the newspaper industry.  In 2009, they cut 100 positions.
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
These Numbers Show Why The New York Times Is Firing More Journalists
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
CNN set to launch syndicated Latino programming  —  The news network aims to woo bilingual speakers — and ad dollars — with its Spanish-language lifestyle block tailored to broadcast stations.  It'll be competing directly with Univision and rivals.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Pocket partners with Matter, brings deep journalism to its read-it-later platform  —  Read-it-later platform Pocket has closed its first publisher partnership with Kickstarter-funded media outlet Matter, the company announced today in a blog post.  —  Following the agreement …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Buzz Media Swaps Out CEO, Looks for More Money  —  Buzz Media, a pop culture Web publisher with dozens of sites, has a new CEO: President Stephen Hansen has taken the top spot, replacing Tyler Goldman, who moves up to executive chairman after six years.  —  The Los Angeles-based company …
 
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