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11:20 AM ET, February 22, 2013

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BBC:
Savile inquiry: Paxman says DJ rumours were ‘common gossip’  —  Jeremy Paxman told a BBC inquiry into Newsnight's axed Jimmy Savile investigation that it was “common gossip” the DJ liked “young” people.  —  The presenter said it was assumed they were girls, but that he did not know “whether it was girls or boys”.
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BBC Moves Former Head of News Show That Dropped Jimmy Savile Abuse Report to Archive Post
Discussion: Daily Mail and @skynewsniall
Telegraph:
BBC acting like ‘secret service’ by censoring criticism, Lord McAlpine says
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Print advertising revenue at Washington Post was down 14% in 2012  —  Revenue at the Washington Post Co.'s newspaper operations was down 7 percent over 2011, the company said in a release of its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings Friday.  Revenue from print advertising was down 12 percent …
Discussion: City Desk
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. reports fourth quarter 2012 loss  —  The Washington Post Co. reported a fourth quarter 2012 loss of $45.4 million, or $6.57 a share as it took $113 million of charges for goodwill write downs and restructuring, mostly in its Kaplan education subsidiary.
Discussion: Business Wire and RTTNews
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
‘Scared’ Globe staffers press for sale answers  —  Blindsided Boston Globe employees — still reeling after The New York Times Co. put the Hub paper up for sale again — are slated to come face-to-face this morning with a top Gray Lady exec for the start of what could be a messy split …
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Mat Honan / Wired:
Zendesk Security Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest  —  Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week.  Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Ben Smith sets off Andrew Sullivan's ‘Orwell bells’ in Flatiron fracas  —  A standing-room-only crowd packed the hang-out area on the 11th floor of Buzzfeed's Flatiron District headquarters last night, draining plastic wine glasses and beer bottles, but tasting blood.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Guess Which Buzzfeed Piece Is An Ad
Quartz:
Here's the secret list of journalists who start judging the Pulitzer Prizes today  —  Today at Columbia University in New York, deliberations begin to determine which works of American journalism published last year are deserving of Pulitzer Prizes, the most coveted award in news.
Discussion: Poynter
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Asks Judge to Stop Dish's New Ad-Skipper (Exclusive)  —  Six weeks after Dish adds place-shifting to its Hopper service, now called “Dish Anywhere,” Fox files new court papers in another attempt at an injunction.  —  Fox Television is again making an attempt to shut down Dish Network's advertising-skipping DVR services.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
CNBC Adopts Tougher Tactic In Booking Wars … CNBC is far and away the television ratings leader in the financial cable news business.  Now, evidence arrives that its executives, producers and reporters are going to great lengths to maintain its status.  —  The channel has adopted a policy …
Discussion: Politico, TVNewser and Talking Biz News
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Egypt Crowdsources Censorship  —  Egypt's communications ministry is asking citizens to report web pages showing blasphemous content.  —  The Egyptian government is now crowdsourcing censorship efforts.  A new web page created by the country's National Telecommunications Registry Agency …
Discussion: @emilydparker and CNET
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
An inside look at Google's news-ranking algorithm  —  Patent application seeks to refine algorithm for third time since 2003  —  A patent application filed by Google last year provides a detailed look at some of the metrics the company considers when ranking news stories and deciding …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Uncertainty Pervades Time Inc. as Meredith Talks Continue  —  Laura Lang, CEO of Time Inc., has finally discussed the Meredith purchase with her staffers.  As you know, Meredith is going to purchase Time Inc. and spin it off into a new company.  Time Warner will retain Time, Fortune and SI.
Discussion: New York Post and TVNewser
Erik Maza / WWD:
Ken Kurson Staying Busy at The New York Observer  —  SHIFTING SLOWLY: A few weeks ago, Ken Kurson, the new editor in chief of The New York Observer, was at the party for the redesigned New Republic.  He had come to the soiree as his boss and friend Jared Kushner's guest.
Discussion: Capital New York
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
Soledad O'Brien to leave CNN morning show to produce specials for the network  —  CNN is sweeping aside its morning-show host, Soledad O'Brien, to make way for new network chief Jeff Zucker's better idea: a morning show anchored by Chris Cuomo and Erin Burnett.
BBC:
Hacking: No charges for ex-NoW deputy editor  —  The News of the World newspaper closed in 2011  —  The former deputy editor at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper will not face any charges regarding phone hacking, the CPS has announced.  —  It said Neil Wallis will not face prosecution …
Discussion: pressgazette.co.uk
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
CNBC Buys ‘Nightly Business Report’ From Atalaya  —  “Nightly Business Report,” the pioneer public television series that has struggled in recent years, is getting a new, deep-pocketed commercial owner, the 24-hour business cable channel CNBC, a unit of Comcast's NBCUniversal.
 
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Discussion: Wired and Deadline.com
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