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8:05 AM ET, February 14, 2013

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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Incoming BBC Boss Unveils First Personnel Decisions  —  UPDATED: Tony Hall expands Tim Davie's role as head of BBC Worldwide and names BBC News director Helen Boaden as head of BBC Radio.  —  Incoming BBC boss Tony Hall has made first major personnel decisions.
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Tom Brooks-Pollock / Manchester Evening News:
Ex-Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell lands top BBC role  —  Mr Purnell - culture secretary in the last government - will become director of strategy and digital, reporting to new director-general Tony Hall.  Former Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell has landed a top job at the BBC worth £295,000 per year.
Guardian:
Helen Boaden's memo to BBC staff  —  Outgoing director of news thanks her team before she moves over to take over top radio role  —  Today Tony Hall has announced the shape of his new top team and as you will know, I am moving to become director of radio at Easter.  I confess that it is a bitter sweet moment for me.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Fortune:
Time Warner in talks to part ways with Time Inc.  —  FORTUNE — Media giant Time Warner has begun discussions to separate itself from Time Inc., its $3.4 billion (in annual revenue) publishing division, according to three people familiar with the matter.  A serious buyer is in talks with the company, one of the sources says.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Time Warner Shopping Time Inc. Likely Price Tag?  Try $2.5 Billion  —  Time Inc., America's biggest magazine publisher, is for sale — sort of.  Fortune reports that parent Time Warner is in talks with a “serious buyer” to sell most of its periodicals — and who better to know than Fortune, being one of those periodicals?
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines, AdAge and B&C
Wall Street Journal:
Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @peterlauria3
Simone Foxman / Quartz:
Why does Time Warner want to get rid of its most profitable magazine?
Discussion: Fortune and Deadline.com
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation regrets paying Lehrer speaking fee  —  On Tuesday, the Knight Foundation paid Jonah Lehrer to speak at a community foundation conference.  In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker's fee was inappropriate.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
It Sure Doesn't Sound Like Jonah Lehrer Is Donating That $20K Speaking Fee To Charity  —  Jonah Lehrer's appearance at a Knight Foundation event Tuesday was supposed to be the first step in a rehabilitation culminating in his return to the welcoming arms of the journalism profession.
Jonah Lehrer:
My Apology  —  I'd like to begin by thanking the Knight Foundation …
Felix Salmon:
Blogonomics, Maria Popova edition  —  Back in May, Kickstarter looked as though it was moving upmarket.  Following Bob Lefsetz's lead, I said that “while Kickstarter was originally embraced by the undiscovered and impecunious, its greatest potential, in the music industry …
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Martin Peretz / Wall Street Journal:
The New New Republic  —  I don't recognize the magazine I used to own.  We were liberal but not narrowly partisan.  —  Like many readers of the New Republic, I didn't at first recognize the most recent issue of the magazine.  The stark white cover was unlike anything the New Republic ran during my 35 years as the owner.
Tom Pakinkis / Music Week:
Rightsholders should be paid for online radio plays, says Aussie court  —  Rightsholders should be paid additional fees for plays via online simulcasts - where a radio station is broadcast via the internet as well as on the airwaves, Australia's Federal Court has ruled.
Press Gazette:
Six former News of the World journalists arrested in phone-hacking probe are named  —  The six former News of the World journalists arrested today in a new police hacking probe have been named  —  According to Press Association they are understood to be Jules Stenson, Matt Nixson, Rav Singh …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry: Sun's Fabulous and northern features editors arrested
Discussion: Crikey and Softpedia News
Jennifer Booton / Fox Business:
Thomson Reuters To Slash 2,500 Jobs, 4% of Workforce  —  Thomson Reuters (TRI) plans to cut 2,500 jobs this year, or 4% of its global workforce, as it continues to axe costs as part of a larger overhaul.  —  The company said on Wednesday that it expects to spend about $100 million on severance costs …
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:   Thomson Reuters revenue outlook disappoints
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET:
Julian Assange to run for senate seat in Australia, says report
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Comcast CEO 'Bullish About NBCUniversal's Future,' NBC Turnaround