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2:00 AM ET, December 21, 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:
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 …
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 at the newspaper and a Boston native with deep roots in the area, 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 …
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
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
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 …
Steven Greenhouse / Media Decoder:
‘Charlie Rose’ Show Agrees to Pay Up to $250,000 to Settle Interns' Lawsuit  —  9:09 p.m. |  Updated 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
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
Haniya Rae / Digiday:
Why Henry Blodget Has a ‘Buy’ on Media (and Slideshows)  —  Publishing models are undergoing challenging reformations as digital technologies continue to aggressively compete against traditional print formats.  —  Business Insider's CEO and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget sat down with Digiday's editor …
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?
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 and Reliable Sources
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
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
 
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McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Letter from parents of missing journalist Austin Tice
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
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
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Amy Walter Leaving ABC News, Returns to Cook Report
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
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Atlantic Media Revamps Site, Changes Logo
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