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3:00 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  —  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.
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
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
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 …
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Brian Stelter's CNN Debut Gets Bumpy Ratings Start  —  Stelter's premiere as “Reliable Sources” host drops sharply from most recent airing  —  Brian Stelter's debut as the new host of CNN's “Reliable Sources” drew less than stellar numbers on Sunday, drawing an underwhelming 400,000 total viewers …
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.
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
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: Business Insider, @vouchey and Poynter
The Nabe:
Police Restore Access to Crime Reports  —  Last week, The Nabe reported that the city's police precincts would no longer directly provide journalists with the forms detailing crime reports.  On Monday, shortly after CUNY Graduate Graduate School of Journalism Dean Stephen B. Shepard sent …
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, Publishers Lunch and TeleRead
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Yahoo acquires QuikIO, yet another startup to add to its video team  —  Early this morning, the creators of a little known but excellent cross-platform video streaming app called QuikIO sent a farewell note to its users.  After December 31, the “FedEx of media files” would be shut down, the email said.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Apple's iTunes Radio Hires Sales Exec From Cumulus Media  —  Former Cumulus Media Exec Michael Pallad Started Last Week  —  Apple's iTunes Radio has poached a top radio ad exec as it prepares to offer the service widely to advertisers in 2014.  —  Former Cumulus Media executive VP-sales Michael Pallad …
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.
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 …
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
 
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Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Linux Voice secures £90,000 crowdfunded launch target
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
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Agence France Presse:
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