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9:30 AM ET, December 4, 2012

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why ‘The Daily’ Failed  —  Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily's failure: Audience clarity.  It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily.
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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.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
3 Theses About The Daily's Demise
Discussion: New York Magazine, GigaOM and Poynter
The Onion:   Dunbar Family Forced To Discontinue Print Edition Of Christmas Newsletter
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on the News Corp Split: The Rise of Twenty-First Century Fox and The Daily's Demise
Jim Romenesko:
Why The Daily Failed  —  Trevor Butterworth, who wrote about tech …
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate  —  Roger Ailes, the longtime Republican media guru, founder of Fox News and its current chairman, had some advice last year for then-Gen. David H. Petraeus.  —  So in spring 2011, Ailes asked a Fox News analyst headed …
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Reuters:
Cameron: clock ticking for newspapers to clean up act  —  (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron demanded newspaper editors come up with an effective system of self-regulation urgently on Tuesday following a damning inquiry into the reporting practices of Britain's scandal-hungry press.
Discussion: Guardian
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Guido Fawkes:
Who Has Been Naughty and Nice This Year?  MPs on Each Side of the Leveson Debate  —  It's that time of year again: Guido has drawn up his Christmas naughty and nice list.  The naughty column of MPs who will be lucky to receive any seasonal goodwill are made up of those who signed George …
Jeremy A. Kaplan / Fox News:
Magazine editors helped John McAfee flee Belize  —  John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus company that still bears his name, seen in his hacienda in Belize.JEFF WISE  —  Former tech pioneer John McAfee says he has fled Belize, where he is wanted by police in connection with a murder — and two magazine editors have helped him run.
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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 …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Vice leaves metadata in photo of John McAfee, pinpointing him to a location in Guatemala
Discussion: Gizmodo, @katz and Guardian
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Vogue Editor Wintour Said to Be Possible Appointee as U.K. Envoy  —  President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Forecast: Internet ad spend will outstrip all print in 2015  —  2015 is the year when internet advertising spend will overtake combined newspaper and magazine ad spend globally, according to ad group ZenithOptimedia's latest forecast.  —  That mark has already been passed in some countries, but not on a worldwide basis.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawyer: Military treatment of Bradley Manning ‘criminal’  —  Military commanders committed a crime by keeping Bradley Manning in unnecessarily strict conditions at a Marine Corps brig for nearly nine months, the alleged WikiLeaks source's defense attorney charged Monday in his first public speech about his client's case.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Apple's ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies  —  Google, Facebook and even Yahoo have been hailed as visionary companies that aren't just disrupting old media, they're replacing it.  That conjecture hasn't applied as readily to Apple, which after all deals in high-end hardware, not eyeballs or advertising.
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.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Cleveland Plain Dealer tells Guild it plans to cut about one-third of newsroom staff  —  In a note posted on Facebook, Guild members say the Advance-owned Cleveland Plain Dealer has told them it plans to eliminate about one-third of the staff in 2013.  The changes would come after the latest contract …
 
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Soundcloud revamps site as users hit 180m
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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable CEO Lashes Out at Program Costs
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Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
Met Police ignored “vociferous” phone hacking warnings from own detectives
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home online
Tony Silber / Folio:
Hearst: Making Headway on Mobile but Still Bullish on Print
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Whoops: Movie studios ask Google to censor links to legal copies of their films and related content
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Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
‘Symbolia’, iPad Journal of Multimedia Graphic Journalism, Debuts Today
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Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
Syria Deeply Outsmarts The News, Redefines Conflict Coverage
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Felix Salmon / CJR:
The impossibility of tablet-native journalism
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
CNN set to launch syndicated Latino programming
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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
The Heiress  —  On Saturday, July 2, 2011, a high-society …
 

 
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