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4:25 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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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
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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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 …
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?
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.
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.
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.
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Chicago Sun-Times union members boycott paper's holiday bowling party
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Les Moonves: '[CBS News] doesn't help the bottom line, but it is very important for the image of CBS'
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Acquires Startup OnTheAir
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Reuters:
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Writer Sued for his Twitter Followers Settles Case
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawyer: Military treatment of Bradley Manning ‘criminal’
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Time Warner Cable CEO Lashes Out at Program Costs
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Met Police ignored “vociferous” phone hacking warnings from own detectives
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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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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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Slack raised $120M at $1.12B valuation in a round led by Kleiner and Google Ventures, all previous backers participated too

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Circuit court rules criminal defendant can be forced by police to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

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