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1:45 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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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 Wrap 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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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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The Onion:
Dunbar Family Forced To Discontinue Print Edition Of Christmas Newsletter  —  PAULLINA, IA—In an e-mail to readers on Monday, editors of the Dunbar Family Annual Christmas Update announced that due to logistical constraints, they had decided to cease print publication of the newsletter, which will move to a web-only distribution model.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on the News Corp Split: The Rise of Twenty-First Century Fox and The Daily's Demise
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 …
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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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?
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 …
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Acquires Startup OnTheAir  —  Yahoo has acquired a startup called OnTheAir.  —  OnTheAir launched in March of this year.  —  It's been described in the past as a “Skype Meets Google+ Hangouts.”  —  A Mashable review of the product says this is how it works:
Discussion: @laureni and Mashable!
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Soundcloud revamps site as users hit 180m  —  The ‘YouTube of audio’ claims to now reach 8% of the world's internet population as mobile audio takes off  —  If the future of the internet is mobile, things are looking very good for Soundcloud, the Berlin-based sound-sharing site.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog and SocialTimes
Chris Taylor / Mashable!:
Writer Sued for his Twitter Followers Settles Case  —  Remember the curious case of Noah Kravitz, the tech blogger who was sued by his former employer for his Twitter followers — in a lawsuit that set the worth of a Twitter follower at $2.50 each?  —  If so, you can stop being outraged about it.
Discussion: Daily Dot and CNET
 
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Reuters:
News Corp to buy Cleveland Indians sports channel: sources
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawyer: Military treatment of Bradley Manning ‘criminal’
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
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Apple's ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home online
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Tony Silber / Folio:
Hearst: Making Headway on Mobile but Still Bullish on Print
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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
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
BuzzFeed's latest: Is this the future of magazines?
The Independent:
The Sun paid US serviceman “a substantial sum” for Saddam photo, Parliament told
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
‘Symbolia’, iPad Journal of Multimedia Graphic Journalism, Debuts Today
Discussion: Fast Company, Page-Turner and CJR
Anjali Mullany / Fast Company:
Syria Deeply Outsmarts The News, Redefines Conflict Coverage
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 

 
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