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12:40 PM ET, December 10, 2013

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Marcella Bombardieri / The Boston Globe:
New York Times columnist David Carr to join Boston University faculty  —  Times columnist to join BU faculty  —  Boston University has landed star New York Times media columnist David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative business models to support journalism in the digital era.
Fox News:
New York's top court rules Fox reporter cannot be forced to reveal sources in Colorado  —  In a ruling likely to be hailed as an affirmation of laws protecting journalists, New York's top court ruled that FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to reveal to a Colorado court her sources …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The OJR.org saga has a happy ending, with the domain headed back to USC Annenberg  —  OJR.org is going back to its original home.  —  A quick recap for those who haven't been following this tale of wayward domain names (one, two, three): The Online Journalism Review was, starting in the late 1990s …
Discussion: @jbenton
Oliver Laughland / Guardian:
Murdoch is evil: the message hidden in a children's puzzle in one of his papers  —  Third line down says LIVESIHCODRUM (read it backwards) as puzzlemaster has a laugh at paymaster's expense  —  Harry the Dog's weekly kids' word search in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph tabloid
New York Times:
If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating  —  Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet.  But in the stepped-up competition for readers, digital news sites are increasingly blurring the line between fact and fiction, and saying that it is all part …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Fox News Paid Fired Executive $8 Million to Keep Quiet  —  Roger Ailes' secrets command a heavy price.  Last week, the New York Times reported that Fox News had reached an out-of-court settlement with Brian Lewis, the former Roger Ailes aide who was abruptly fired in late July.
Andrew Albanese / PublishersWeekly.com:
Judge Tosses Booksellers' Suit Against Publishers, Amazon  —  Federal Judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed a lawsuit filed by independent booksellers against Amazon and the big six publishers that alleged a murky conspiracy to restrain trade via Amazon's use of proprietary DRM in its Kindle e-reading platform.
Discussion: Gigaom, TeleRead and Publishers Lunch
Lyra McKee / The Muckraker:
Matter had over 10K paying readers but paywall wasn't right model, says co-founder  —  In 2012, tech journalists Bobbie Johnson and Jim Giles raised over $140,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter for their new publication, Matter.  The idea was simple: a digital publishing house that produced in-depth …
Discussion: @niemanlab and @jayrosen_nyu
Guardian:
International bill of digital rights: call from 500 writers around the world  —  In a petition to the United Nations, a group of authors agree that democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space  —  • State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world's leading authors
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The persecution of Apple: is the ebook investigation out of control?  —  Fresh controversy over Apple's role in an alleged ebook conspiracy raises questions about the judge's handling of the case, and even led the Wall Street Journal to say she is a “disgrace” and call for her removal.
Discussion: Melville House Books
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Patch co-founder and AOL exec Jon Brod to leave company  —  Longtime AOL Exec Jon Brod Headed Out  —  AOL executive Jon Brod, who has had multiple roles in the company and was most recently in charge of its venture arm, is leaving AOL.  —  The news isn't a huge shock …
Discussion: Poynter, @vouchey and Business Insider
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune files plan with SEC ahead of publishing unit spinoff  —  Tribune Co. took a key step in the planned spinoff of its publishing business on Monday, filing a Form 10 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The initial filing contains financial statements …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Dailymotion Buys SublimeVideo Developer Jilion To Build Out Video Producing And Customizing Capabilities  —  With a Yahoo purchase very much off the table, France's Dailymotion is making an acquisition of its own: it is buying Jilion, the developer behind the SublimeVideo platform for distributing web videos with customized features.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Scripps Buys Newsy For $35M To Expand From TV And Newspapers To Digital Video  —  Another exit for a new media startup into the arms of the old media industry: E.W. Scripps, the storied owner of 19 local television stations and daily newspapers in 13 markets across the U.S. …
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Linux Voice secures £90,000 crowdfunded launch target  —  The editorial team behind a new computer magazine are busily working on the first edition having secured £90,000 investment on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.  —  Linux Voice is being launched by the former editorial team …
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
After first year online, Tech City News launches print magazine  —  Tech City News outlined print plans when it launched as a website at the start of the year, and has remained committed to that as it publishes new magazine  —  Credit: Image by Jinx! on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Discussion: Guardian and @beckygolland
Dave McNary / Variety:
Netflix Picks Up Mitt Romney Documentary  —  Streaming service will run ‘Mitt’ soon after Sundance preem  —  Ramping up its documentary business, Netflix has acquired theatrical and TV rights to the Mitt Romney documentary “Mitt” with plans to air it exclusively on Jan. 24.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Experiments in viral journalism: Trinity Mirror launches Ampp3d for sharing data-driven stories  —  As we pointed out recently, everyone seems to be trying to come up with an Upworthy or BuzzFeed-style portal that does “viral” content, and that includes media outlets like the Washington Post, with its Know More project.
 
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Agence France Presse:
Two Spanish journalists held by Al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria
Emily Bell / Guardian:
The BBC needs a global news strategy - and Harding's approach seems dated
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP reporter finds bodies in Malian desert
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In suburban D.C., a network of hyperlocal news sites expands and bets on local advertising
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jeffrey Rothfeder out as editor of International Business Times
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Flipboard adds Reuters to its social reader app
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Jim Romenesko:
Anthony Duignan-Cabrera resigns as Patch vice president, editorial director
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Confirmed: Flipboard Raises Another $50 Million To Close Out Its Series C Round
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