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9:00 PM ET, December 20, 2012

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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 …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Jake Tapper Leaves ABC News for CNN  —  CNN on Thursday said it had hired Jake Tapper, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News, amid talk of new programming for the cable news channel.  —  Mr. Tapper, widely seen as one of the most aggressive reporters in the nation's capital …
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wrap
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.
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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.
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, TVNewser and Mediaite
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: Reliable Sources and TVNewser
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” …
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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
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
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
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu's Fork in the Road  —  As Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. battle it out for dominance in online video, owners of the much smaller Hulu LLC, Hollywood's own online video service, are under pressure to decide which direction to go.  —  Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Executive Editor Thomas Goetz is Leaving Wired  —  Thomas Goetz, Wired's executive editor, announced in a blog post that he is leaving the magazine in the new year to “turn ideas into action.”  —  “I've got an idea, hinted at in the name of this blog here, that I think will help people find powerful ideas …
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:
Journalists Struggle to Locate People Who Think the World Will End; Are Not Deterred from Writing “People Think World Will End” Pieces  —  Oh right: the world is going to end tomorrow.  This is the second time the world was scheduled to end in the past year and a half.
Discussion: New York Post and CNN
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.
 
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Rob Parker Suspended for 30 Days
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Spikes Pro-Gun Column; Writer Told Issue Is ‘Too Sensitive’
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
White House Reporters Defend Fiscal Cliff Questions After Obama's Gun Pledge
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Cameron considers royal charter on press backed by legislation
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Atlantic Media Revamps Site, Changes Logo
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Pocket Sees 240M Saves In 2012 From 7.4M Users, Obama And Gangnam Style Most-Saved Items
Discussion: Pocket Blog, paidContent and App Advice
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
 

 
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