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5:15 PM ET, December 20, 2012

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Nieman Journalism Lab:
Brian McGrory named editor of The Boston Globe  —  Not a totally unexpected development — McGrory was viewed as a strong internal contender from the start of the race to replace Marty Baron, despite having moved from more of a management to being a metro columnist a few years back.
Discussion: Poynter, Adweek, FishbowlNY and Media Nation
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Brian McGrory Rises From Boston Globe Paperboy to Become the Paper's Next Editor  —  The Boston Globe announced on Thursday that Brian McGrory, a columnist and former metro editor and a Boston native with deep roots in the community, would be its next editor.  The appointment is effective immediately.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
CNN:
Jake Tapper Joins CNN As Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent  —  Tapper to Anchor New Weekday Program Beginning in 2013  —  Accomplished Washington journalist Jake Tapper, who has served the last four years as ABC's senior White House correspondent and is a best-selling author …
Carl Bernstein / Guardian:
Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency  —  Did the Washington Post and others underplay the story through fear of the News Corp chairman, or simply tin-eared judgement?  —  So now we have it: what appears to be hard, irrefutable evidence of Rupert Murdoch's ultimate …
Steven Greenhouse / Media Decoder:
‘Charlie Rose’ Show Agrees to Pay Up to $250,000 to Settle Interns' Lawsuit  —  Charlie Rose and his production company have agreed to pay as much as $250,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by a former unpaid intern who claimed minimum wage violations.
Discussion: Deadline.com, Mediaite and TVNewser
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC director of news returns with rallying memo to crisis-hit staff  —  Helen Boaden tells journalists that after ‘several bruising weeks’, she will take Pollard review into Jimmy Savile affair seriously  —  The BBC's director of news, Helen Boaden, has issued a rallying cry …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Pollard report: BBC News deputy Stephen Mitchell retires without payout
Emma Gardner / Lean Back 2.0:
The New York Times pushes the limits of online storytelling  —  A few weeks ago, I wrote a post for Lean Back 2.0 on how publishers might rethink long-form reading on the desktop computer.  I had been blown away by an ESPN.com feature called “The Long Strange Trip of Dock Ellis” …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Gawker
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Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
Stunning First Title in NY Times' New E-Book Series Launches Online
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gerard Baker lines up his new masthead at ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ names Murray, Blumenstein deputies  —  Gerard Baker, the recently-named top editor at The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones is lining up his senior editorial team.  —  Baker, who was installed …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, Forbes and FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ cuts a big chunk of photographers from its roster  —  The Daily News is disbanding its pool of photo permalancers, employees who work full-time hours for the tabloid on set day-rates but are not salaried employees with benefits, Capital has learned.
Jim Romenesko:
‘Fox Mole’ Joe Muto wants people to read his book ‘and laugh their asses off’  —  On April 10, Gawker introduced a new columnist: The Fox Mole.  The plan was for him to provide Gawker with “regular dispatches from inside the organization,” but then Roger Ailes & Co. “nailed” him.
Discussion: TVNewser
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Amazon Studios taps the Onion, Daily Show writers, others for comedy pilots  —  Amazon Studios, Amazon's film production division, will produce pilots for six original comedy series, the company announced Thursday — including shows from the Onion, “Doonesbury” writer Garry Trudeau and Daily Show writer David Javerbaum.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With 2 Billion Video Views A Month, Maker Studios Raises $36 Million Round Led By Time Warner  —  There's more big money going into video startups: Maker Studios, which ranks among the top networks of creators publishing on YouTube, announced today that it has closed a $36 million round of financing led by Time Warner Investments.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Atlantic Media Revamps Site, Changes Logo  —  Out with the old, in with the new.  Atlantic Media has revamped its website and updated its clunky old logo (pictured, right), in an effort to show that the company is “digital first.”  The company behind The Atlantic, The Atlantic Wire …
Discussion: Folio, FishbowlDC, SocialTimes and TVSpy
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Amy Walter Leaving ABC News, Returns to Cook Report  —  ABC News political director Amy Walter is leaving the network and joining the Cook Political Report as National Editor.  Walter had previously served as the senior editor of the Cook report from 1997 to 2007.
 
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Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute …:
Rob Parker Suspended for 30 Days
Discussion: CBS DC and WebProNews
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Executive Editor Thomas Goetz is Leaving Wired
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Spikes Pro-Gun Column; Writer Told Issue Is ‘Too Sensitive’
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
White House Reporters Defend Fiscal Cliff Questions After Obama's Gun Pledge
Discussion: Daily Download and Media Decoder
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Cameron considers royal charter on press backed by legislation
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Pocket Sees 240M Saves In 2012 From 7.4M Users, Obama And Gangnam Style Most-Saved Items
Bloomberg:
Watching Searches by Content Fleet Seen Saving Newspapers
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Paywalls Don't Bump Ad Prices
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
House Passes Video Sharing Bill
Discussion: Gawker and Hillicon Valley
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Storify users posted 554,000 stories in 2012 which were viewed 367 million times
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Macmillan CEO: No, we won't settle with the DOJ in the ebooks case