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12:25 AM ET, December 4, 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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Jack Shafer:
The Daily didn't fail-Rupert gave up  —  When you're as wealthy as Rupert Murdoch ($9.4 billion) and you control a company as resource-rich as News Corp (market cap $58.1 billion), shuttering a 22-month-old business like The Daily doesn't signify failure as much as it does surrender.
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)
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
3 Theses About The Daily's Demise  —  The only way to even *know* what readers might like is to allow them to read and share on the open Internet.  —  Knowing what it's like inside a media company, let me state up front that there are epistemological problems in deciding from the outside why The Daily failed.
Peter Ha / Gizmodo:
What It Was Like Launching the Doomed iPad Magazine The Daily  —  I was the 19th employee hired by The Daily.  My first day as the tech editor was on November 1, 2010, and the plan was to launch the next month.  Needless to say, I was scared s**tless.  —  “You know you're going to go work for the devil, right?”
Discussion: New York Magazine and GeekWire
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:   The Daily closes shop: why the news app was doomed from the start
John McAfee / Who is McAfee?:
Another Apology.  —  I openly apologize to Vice Magazine for manipulating their recently published photo.  I have been ferocioously put my place by Mr. Rocco for “interfering” with the objectivity of their reporting.  I, for my own safety, manipulated the xif data on the image taken from my cellphone …
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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 and Guardian
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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 …
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: Gawker and VentureBeat
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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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 …
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
Tony Silber / Folio:
Hearst: Making Headway on Mobile but Still Bullish on Print  —  Company likely to test new print mag in 2013, despite 800,000 paid mobile subs.  —  Hearst Magazines has 800,000 paying app customers, and 80 percent of them are new to Hearst brands, making mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones …
Discussion: Mashable!
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home online  —  As technology has renewed attention to longform journalism with platforms, apps and sites like Instapaper, LongReads, Byliner, The Atavist, Kindle Singles and The Longform iPad app to name a few, I wondered: Does longform journalism still have a place in print?
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
BuzzFeed's latest: Is this the future of magazines?  —  What happens if you cross the editorial precision of a magazine with the latest bells and whistles of web publishing?  Viral site BuzzFeed hopes the answer looks like the long-form feature it published last week on the history of video games.
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
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Partnership Offers Support For Media Entrepreneurs  —  Can the nascent entrepreneurial ideas bouncing around Silicon Valley help reinvent public media?  —  Matter Ventures, a start-up accelerator that will provide four months of financial and logistical support for budding media entrepreneurs …
Discussion: Matter and @andrewhaeg, Thanks:@patmix
 
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