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3:15 PM ET, December 12, 2012

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Telegraph:
The minister and a warning to The Telegraph before expenses story  —  Maria Miller's advisers warned The Telegraph to consider the minister's role in implementing the Leveson Report before this newspaper published details of her expenses.  —  Maria Miller  —  The Culture Secretary's special adviser …
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Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Key David Cameron aide Craig Oliver threatens Telegraph over Leveson  —  David Cameron's director of communications warned the Daily Telegraph that Maria Miller was “looking at Leveson” after being asked questions about her expense claims.  —  In a phone call to the editor of this newspaper …
Discussion: National Updates and BBC
Fraser Nelson / Spectator:
Maria Miller's adviser reminds us why politicians can't be trusted with press regulation
Discussion: Guardian
Libby Wiener / ITV News:
PM backs Culture Secretary over ‘threats’ to newspaper
Discussion: Guido Fawkes
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
From newspaper of the year to Nightjack: The highs and lows of James Harding's five-year Times editorship  —  Reading between the lines of James Harding's statement it is not hard to see that he has been squeezed out of his job as Times editor.  —  Under the terms of Rupert Murdoch's purchase …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Is Harding making way for an older man?  —  James Harding, born 1969, has resigned from The Times.  And John Witherow, born 1952, is being tipped to take over.  —  It reminds me of Ken Tynan's famously sarcastic remark, when he was fired as the London Evening Standard's theatre critic, about making way for the older generation.
Guardian:
Times editor James Harding's resignation speech to editorial staff  —  How Harding announced News Corporation's decision to appoint a new editor  —  It has been made clear to me that News Corporation would like to appoint a new editor of the Times.  I have, therefore, agreed to stand down.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Media Week
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Times editor James Harding resigns
Discussion: Telegraph
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Tests Designs for TV  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several TV-set designs, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting the U.S. company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Unpaid bloggers lose bid to revive Huffington Post case  —  (Reuters) - Unpaid bloggers have lost their bid to get an appeals court to restore a lawsuit contending AOL Inc owes them a cut of the $315 million it spent last year to buy The Huffington Post.  —  A three-judge panel …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Felix Salmon:
Why we won't have tablet-native journalism  —  Last week, when the Daily died, I declared that the reason, in part, was that tablet-native journalism was impossible.  And I got a lot of rather vehement pushback, including some smart commentary from John Gruber, taking the other side of the argument.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson warns journalistic standards could slip if bloggers not subject to law  —  Leveson warns journalists might adopt unethical practices in face of competition from internet without level playing field in law  —  Lord Justice Leveson has warned that unless criminal and civil law is enforced …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
TV station says it fired meteorologist for replying to viewer on Facebook  —  Louisiana meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding on Facebook to a viewer comment about her hair.  Her employer, KTBS, says she was fired because responding at all is a violation of company procedure.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Vox Media says the Verge is “very profitable” after one year  —  In late 2011, The Verge arrived on the media scene with grand plans to redefine tech news.  Parent company Vox Media made an expensive bet on brand-name writers and bespoke publishing tools.  —  In the month of October …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Redbox Verizon Movie Service Is Almost Ready to Take On Netflix  —  Here comes the next video service that wants to take on Netflix: Redbox and Verizon are finally ready to launch their long-awaited joint venture.  —  Well, almost ready: “Redbox Instant by Verizon” …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalist held in Syria faces execution by her kidnappers  —  The captors of a journalist in Syria are threatening to execute her tomorrow (13 December) unless their demands for a $50m ransom are met.  —  Anhar Kochneva, a reporter with Russian and Ukrainian dual nationality …
Discussion: SyriaNews and Associated Press
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Ariel Zirulnick / Christian Science Monitor:   Family of journalist Austin Tice struggles with silence on kidnapping
 
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Philip Dorling / The Age:
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