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3:45 PM ET, December 18, 2012

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Mike Brunker / NBC News:
Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria  —  Richard Engel at the end of a reporting trip in Syria in July of this year.  —  NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and members of his network production team were freed from captors in Syria after a firefight …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
How NBC News Kept Richard Engel's Disappearance Secret
Rhonda Roland Shearer / iMediaEthics:
CJR Reporter Lying, Exploiting a Source?  What's happening at Columbia Journalism Review?  —  Bruce Porter, a retired Columbia University journalism professor and the author of the book-turned-movie Blow, decided in 2011 that he would find Marcy, the then-teen source he betrayed …
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:   Trouble at The Columbia Journalism Review?
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Reports of Fox News Barring Discussions of Gun Control Are Premature  —  “It is too soon to talk the politics of gun control,” executive producer for weekends David Clark writes in an email that insiders say has been taken wildly out of context.  —  Much was being made online on Monday …
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Jim Romenesko:
Robin Fields and Eric Umansky Promoted at ProPublica  —  Robin Fields has been promoted to managing editor at ProPublica, succeeding Stephen Engelberg, who becomes editor-in-chief.  He replaces Paul Steiger, who becomes executive chairman.  —  Umansky and Fields
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Vice Purchases i-D, the British Style Magazine  —  Vice, the multimedia company known for its in-your-face journalistic style, is expanding into fashion coverage by buying the British style publication i-D magazine.  —  Vice executives said that fashion was a topic that complemented their existing coverage …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC to publish findings on Newsnight's Jimmy Savile report on Wednesday  —  Corporation readies Pollard report into handling of Newsnight investigation into child abuse by Jim'll Fix It presenter  —  The BBC is planning to publish on Wednesday the much-anticipated Pollard report into the handling …
Discussion: Digital Spy
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC and ITV apologise to Lord McAlpine for sex abuse allegations
Discussion: PressGazette
Adrienne LaFrance / Denver Post:
Newtown to the media: You're making this nightmare worse  —  NEWTOWN - “Enough is enough.”  That's how one local woman summed up the weird and terrible media spectacle that has overtaken her once sleepy hometown.  —  As Newtowners gathered in shock to comfort one another after a 20-year-old resident went …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Nielsen Buys Arbitron, Radio Ratings Service, In $1.3 Billion Deal  —  The digital revolution is blurring the lines between different mediums to the point that having one company that monitors TV viewership and another that measures radio audiences doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Jim Romenesko:
From 1694: ‘News too extraordinary to be believed without farther confirmation’  —  From JASON FEIFER: I've been poking around NewspaperArchive.com recently, and just came across this great nugget from a 1694 dispatch called Account Of The Publick Tranasctions in Christendom.  —  Feifer
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Jack Shafer:
Newtown teaches us, once again, to discount early reports
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed
Eileen Brown / ZDNet:
So Instagram can now sell your photos: Get over it  —  Summary: The Instagram community is complaining about the change to its terms and conditions which allows Instagram to generate revenue from your photos — without compensating you.  —  Eileen Brown  —  Instagram made a change …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Fox's bloody t-shirt: Newtown images shows risks of automated advertising  —  Newspapers are careful about where their ads appear.  They make sure, for instance, that flight specials don't appear beside plane crash articles or that Taco Bell coupons aren't printed beside food-poisoning stories.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
New Leader for Pearson Unit That Includes Financial Times  —  John Ridding will take over as chief executive of the FT Group, a subsidiary of Pearson that includes The Financial Times and half of The Economist, the company said Tuesday.  Mr. Ridding, who has served as chief executive …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times getting another price hike  —  The New York Times subscription rate will increase again next month, a spokesperson at the paper tells POLITICO.  —  As of January 2013, an annual subscription to the Grey Lady will cost $660.40 a year ($12.70 a week) in the greater New York City area and $837.20 …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Reuters:
Three former TheStreet execs settle false reporting claims  —  Three former executives of the TheStreet Inc have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $375,000 to settle accounting fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Forbes
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Guardian launches audio service
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Sharp Increase in Number of Journalists Killed in Line of Duty
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
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