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5:20 PM ET, December 19, 2012

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Guardian:
Pollard inquiry: BBC ‘incapable’ of dealing with Jimmy Savile affair  —  • Newsnight editor Peter Rippon, his deputy Liz Gibbons and 5 Live boss Adrian Van Klaveren to move to new BBC jobs  —  • Deputy director of news Stephen Mitchell retires amid criticism and is to leave BBC after 38 years
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New York Times:
BBC Inquiry Blames Rigid Management for Mishandling Sex Abuse Scandal  —  LONDON — A report into the sexual abuse crisis that has shaken the British Broadcasting Corporation was strongly critical on Wednesday of the editorial and management decisions that led to the cancellation of a broadcast …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Pollard report uncovers culture of distrust at BBC
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
NYT CEO Thompson spared in BBC inquiry
Discussion: Guardian
Guido Fawkes:   Full Tim Davie Email to BBC Staff
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
New York Times tells us to take down screenshot of its interactive graphic (that we praised)  —  Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET with latest Times statement.  —  The New York Times Co. has demanded that we take down a screenshot of an interactive graphic that the Times produced for the recent US presidential election.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   NYT says it was ‘simply asking for proper attribution’ from Quartz
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pakistani teen blogger Malala Yousafzai is Time's runner-up for Person of the Year  —  The Taliban “wanted to silence” Malala Yousafzai when they shot her and several classmates on Oct. 9, Aryn Baker writes.  “Instead, they amplified her voice.”  —  The Pakistani teenager was targeted …
Discussion: TIME, PolicyMic and Gothamist
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Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
At News Conference, Reporters Skip Past Gun Control and Face Instant Criticism  —  President Obama, joined by the vice president, spoke with reporters on Wednesday afternoon.  —  3:34 p.m. |  Updated The harshest judges of those in news media are often others in the news media, and …
Ben Walsh / MediaFile:
In a crisis, Twitter morphs into cable news  —  Twitter calls itself a “real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting.”  That network is defined by its personalization: The person who assembles her feed is the person who reads it.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Reuters Creates Integrated Business Unit  —  Reuters is forming a new business unit which is essentially a combining of existing editorial and news-centric sales and marketing operations.  —  As part of the shift, Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters, will run the business unit and add “president” to his role.
Discussion: @mathewi, SocialTimes, TVSpy and TVNewser
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
DuPont awards bring focus to dangers of reporting from war-torn Syria  —  Two reported series about the war in Syria will receive Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards during a ceremony at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library next month.  —  CBS News is the winner of a 2013 duPont Award …
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Are Newspaper People Really Still Wondering If Journalism Can Exist Without Newsprint?  —  Decades of often awkward interaction with America's “print media” professionals has proven (to me) that writers who talk about their medium are bores, and also bad writers.
New York Times:
Newtown Massacre Changes Plans at Movie and TV Studios  —  LOS ANGELES — When news broke about the massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, the USA cable channel jumped into action.  Using key words like “shooting,” “school” and “children,” executives reviewed scripts and identified problematic episodes …
Discussion: The Week
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Owner of OpenTV slaps Netflix with patent lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - The owner of interactive television pioneer OpenTV sued Netflix Inc on Wednesday, alleging the company infringed on patents that cover technology underpinning the fast-growing Internet video sector.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix-Backed Video-Sharing Bill Moves Ahead, Again  —  Good news for Netflix: Legislation the company has backed, designed to let people share their video-rental history on the Web, passed the U.S. House yesterday.  —  The bad news: Netflix went through the same exercise a year ago, but the bill never made it out of Congress.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Final NBC News Crew Member Escapes Syria  —  The final member of the NBC News production team that had been kidnapped in Syria has escaped the country, NBC News says.  In the firefight that resulted in NBC News correspondent Richard Engel and his team being freed, technician Ian Rivers was separated from his colleagues.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
 
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