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10:40 PM ET, December 4, 2012

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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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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench  —  The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well.  Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network's brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
If Roger Ailes does it, it isn't a scandal  —  Imagine waking up to this breaking news alert: “In spring 2011, Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, advised Sec. of State Hillary Clinton to abandon her plans for life outside the public sector and run for president against Barack Obama in 2012.”
Erik Wemple:
Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy  —  The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has dropped a nice little headline for the world's media nerds.  “Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate.”  Turns out that Roger Ailes, who runs Fox News …
Discussion: The Week and Pressing Issues
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
Photo of Man's Imminent Demise Covers Front Page of the New York Post, Sparks Outrage  —  A freelance photographer working for the New York Post on an unrelated assignment happened to be standing on the 49th Street station platform when 58-year-old Queens resident Ki Suk Han was suddenly pushed onto …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?  —  When a news photographer witnesses a tragedy in the making, is his obligation to intervene or to document it?  —  That question has cropped up anew following the New York Post's publication, on its front page …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tabloid photographers defend colleague who snapped ‘Post’ subway horror shot  —  The New York Post's horrifying cover photo of a man about to be fatally struck by an incoming train at the 49th Street subway station after he was pushed onto the tracks by a yet-to-be-identified assailant following …
Discussion: Gawker and Speakeasy
Tom McGeveran / The New Republic:   The New York Post Was Tasteless. That's the Point.
Jordan Kurzweil / GigaOM:
Why I tried to buy The Daily  —  Closing The Daily was a mistake.  It should have been saved.  —  The move to shutter follows the same battiness with which News Corp has been approaching digital ventures since its first foray into the web with iGuide in 1995: ahead-of-the-curve with a grand …
Discussion: MarketWatch, Guardian and Beyond Search
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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.
Los Angeles Times:
Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz  —  Netflix in 2016 will feature recently released movies from Walt Disney Studios.  (Netflix)  —  Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults …
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Katherine Boehret / AllThingsD:
Custom Magazine Focuses on the Big Pictures  —  When you're hungry for online news, where do you go for a personalized fix?  There's the friend who constantly posts the funniest stories on Facebook before everyone else, or the colleague who shares smart articles on Twitter the second they're published online.
Discussion: Fast Company and The Next Web
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET:   Zite 2.0: A smarter, snappier personalized magazine for iOS
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Pandora shares plumments after hours on weak earnings  —  Pandora's stock price was down more than 20 percent this evening after the company reported that it missed financial targets.  —  Pandora Media, the company behind the Web's largest radio service, saw its share price drop nearly 20 percent in after-hours trading this evening.
Discussion: Pandora, Betabeat and VentureBeat
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, Net Income Of $2.1M; Q4 Forecast Much Lower Than Expected
Discussion: MarketWatch and CNET
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 …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Les Moonves: '[CBS News] doesn't help the bottom line, but it is very important for the image of CBS'  —  This morning CBS CEO Les Moonves participated in a forum sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, a portion of that conversation focused on CBS News.  Moonves talked about how happy …
Guardian:
David Cameron tells editors: implement Leveson to avoid press law  —  Prime minister gives newspaper editors until Thursday to show progress in agreeing on reformed regulatory structure  —  David Cameron has told national newspaper editors they must implement the Leveson report recommendations …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Reuters:
Cameron: clock ticking for newspapers to clean up act
Discussion: Guardian
Guido Fawkes:   Who Has Been Naughty and Nice This Year? MPs on Each Side of the Leveson Debate
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC Media Ownership Rule Vote Pushed to Next Year  —  The Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial review of media ownership rules, already delayed two years, is delayed again.  There will be no vote on the rules until early next year, at the earliest.
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
John McAfee Admits That Vice Accidentally Revealed His Location in Guatemala  —  The photo in question.  (Photo: Vice)  —  Antivirus software king John McAfee finally admitted this morning that an “unseasoned technician at Vice headquarters” royally screwed him yesterday by accidentally revealing …
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Jeremy A. Kaplan / Fox News:
Magazine editors helped John McAfee flee Belize
Discussion: The Next Web and Who is McAfee?
 
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