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9:30 AM ET, December 21, 2012

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Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters:
News Corp files with U.S. regulators to split company … (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp formally applied to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to separate its publishing and entertainment assets into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Discussion: Deadline.com and Asiaone
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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Says Publishing Unit Lost Money  —  News Corp . said the publishing company it plans to spin off incurred losses last fiscal year and in the most recent quarter.  —  The media conglomerate, which plans to separate its entertainment businesses from its publishing businesses …
Manuela D'Alessandro / Reuters:
Google executives acquitted in Milan autism video case  —  (Reuters) - An Italy appeals court acquitted three Google executives of charges of having violated the privacy of an Italian boy with autism by letting a video of him being bullied be posted on the site in 2006.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC Daily and Sunday Politics editor tipped to run Newsnight  —  Robbie Gibb emerges as leading candidate to rejuvenate programme in wake of Jimmy Savile and McAlpine scandals  —  The editor of the BBC's Daily and Sunday Politics shows has emerged as the leading candidate to be the next editor of Newsnight.
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC director of news returns with rallying memo to crisis-hit staff
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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN, Planning New Programming, Hires Jake Tapper From ABC  —  8:57 p.m. |  Updated CNN said on Thursday that it had hired Jake Tapper, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News, as new programming for the cable news channel was announced.  —  Mr. Tapper, widely seen …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed  —  Ever since the New York Times rolled out its so-called paywall in March 2011, a perennial dispute has waged.  Anxious publishers say they can't afford to give away their content for free, while the blogger set claim paywalls tend …
Rebecca Greenfield / New York Times:
What the New York Times's ‘Snow Fall’ Means to Online Journalism's Future  —  The New York Times debuted a new multimedia feature Thursday so beautiful it has a lot of people wondering — especially those inside the New York Times — if the mainstream media is about to forgo words and pictures for a whole lot more.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Emma Gardner / Lean Back 2.0:
The New York Times pushes the limits of online storytelling
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 at the newspaper and a Boston native with deep roots in the area, would be its next editor.  The appointment is effective immediately.
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Good News Bears of Atlantic Media announce new China Channel, new hires, promotions  —  ‘The Atlantic’ in print.  Digital revenue at the company is growing.  —  In a cheery year-end staff memo unlike most of the ones we see in the media industry these days, Atlantic Media has announced …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
E-Reader Market Shrinks Faster Than Many Predicted  —  Nearly three years after the first iPad was introduced, the tablet has come a long way.  Now there are plenty of smaller, cheaper tablets that are pretty powerful.  So why buy a more primitive e-book reader?
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Online Publishers Plan a Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook Victims  —  Last January during the SOPA debates in Washington, many publishers and websites joined forces to black out their Web pages for a cause.  Tomorrow, there's a similar plan for a much different, more poignant cause.
Discussion: Softpedia News, CNN and The Next Web
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK copyright laws to be freed up and parody laws relaxed  —  Downloading purchased CDs onto laptop to be legalised, but music industry call for levy on copying devices is rejected  —  The government is to scrap an archaic law that makes it illegal for music fans to download a legally-purchased CD onto …
Discussion: The Verge, news.bis.gov.uk and GigaOM
The Lede:
Syrian Television Journalist Announces Defection  —  In a telephone interview shown on Thursday by the Saudi news channel Al Arabiya, a man who identified himself as Ahmad Fakhouri, a prominent Syrian state television anchor, announced his defection.  —  In the interview …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
VEVO Gets A Roku App, Bringing More Than 50,000 Streaming Music Videos To Your TV  —  Since being launched three years ago, VEVO has quickly grown to be the best place to find music videos online and on various mobile and connected devices.  Indeed, for most major artists, it's the only place to find their content.
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:
Journalists Struggle to Locate People Who Think the World Will End; Are Not Deterred from Writing …
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Jim Romenesko:
‘Fox Mole’ Joe Muto wants people to read his book ‘and laugh their asses off’
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Spikes Pro-Gun Column; Writer Told Issue Is ‘Too Sensitive’
Steven Greenhouse / Media Decoder:
‘Charlie Rose’ Show Agrees to Pay Up to $250,000 to Settle Interns' Lawsuit
Discussion: Mediaite, Deadline.com and TVNewser
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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