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12:30 PM ET, February 12, 2013


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Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
Ezra Klein: The Wise Boy  —  A tale of striving and success in modern-day Washington.  The first time I interviewed Ezra Klein, the 28-year-old prince of D.C. media, he brought me a sandwich: prosciutto on a poppy-seed baguette.  (Also, chips and a beverage.)
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Dish Chairman Ergen Doesn't Want To Kill Ads, He Wants To Make Them Better  —  Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen is no stranger to controversy, so it should be no surprise that he has a controversial plan for the future of advertising.  At the D: Dive Into Media conference today …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Dish's Charlie Ergen: “I think people are cutting the cord”  —  Cord cutting is real, argued Charlie Ergen, Chairman and co-founder of Dish Network at All Things Digital's Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Wednesday. “think people are cutting the cord,” Ergen said …
Discussion: Digits, VentureBeat and The Verge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post erroneously reports Sarah Palin joining Al Jazeera  —  The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.
Conservatives publish draft royal charter on press regulation  —  Lord Leveson's report was published in November  —  Prime Minister David Cameron rejected Lord Justice Leveson's recommendation, backed by Labour and the Lib Dems, that a new system be underpinned by statute.
@skynewsbreak:   Culture Sec Maria Miller publishes plans for Royal charter to implement Leveson Report principles to create “toughest press regulation”
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Inkling takes on Amazon, Apple with new e-book publishing tool  —  The startup, founded by a former Apple executive, also has allowed users to search via Google within titles made using its technology.  —  The launch of Amazon's first Kindle e-reader in 2007 upended the publishing industry.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jake Tapper's new show: ‘The Lead’ … CNN has announced the name of Jake Tapper's new show.  —  The program will be called “The Lead.”  CNN has started promoting the show and Tapper confirmed the title via Twitter.  —  CNN announced yesterday that it had hired MSNBC's Federico Quadrani …
Jim Romenesko:
WSJ managing editor: Bloomberg is our biggest competitor  —  When asked who Dow Jones' biggest competitor was, he said, “Competitor or competitors?”  When the questioner kept it singular, Gerry paused for a moment then responded, “Bloomberg.”  He said the answer was based on both what the company …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
James Harding in talks on senior BBC role  —  Former Times editor could join corporation in one of several vacant positions, including director of news  —  James Harding, the former editor of the Times, has been in talks with the BBC's incoming director general, Tony Hall …
Discussion: @benfenton and @lisaocarroll
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Univision and Disney Give Details of Fusion, a Channel for Latinos  —  Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  —  Univision's Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas interviewed President Obama in Coral Gables, Fla., during the campaign.  —  A new 24-hour news and entertainment channel has a name, Fusion.
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Capitol Hill Is Obsessed With “House Of Cards”  —  WASHINGTON — On Sunday night, Beau Willimon, the showrunner, co-creator and executive producer of the new Netflix show House of Cards, received an email from his close friend, Mike Lynch, the chief of staff to Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Alice Baghdjian / Reuters:
BBC journalists to strike over job cuts: union  —  (Reuters) - Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are planning to go on a one-day nationwide strike next week over job cuts, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said on Monday.  —  NUJ members at the BBC will walk …
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