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5:55 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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson aims to create global news brand, says international audiences are key  —  The global ‘New York Times’  —  First The New York Times became the national paper of record for the United States.  Now it is aiming to become a leading news brand globally.
Discussion: AdAge
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
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 …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper.  Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.  —  Most people think of Facebook in a similar way: It's a place to share photos of your kids.  It's a way to keep up with friends and family members.  It's a place to share a funny, viral story or LOLcat picture you've stumbled upon on the Web.
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 …
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 Wallenstein / Variety:
Discovery Mulling Bid for Owner of Food Network, HGTV (Exclusive)  —  Scripps Networks Interactive seen as prime acquistion target as cable consolidation heats up  —  Discovery Communications is mulling a bid for Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and other lifestyle-oriented cablers.
Discussion: @joshdlondon and @brianstelter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Warner CEO Bewkes: Only Comcast and Verizon Do VOD Right  —  Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes gave credit to Comcast and Verizon FiOS for doing a good job of promoting and delivering video-on-demand services — and he criticized other pay-TV operators for failing to deliver on the potential of VOD.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp. puts Brooklyn-based newspaper group up for sale  —  News Corp. is looking for a buyer for its Brooklyn-based local newspaper operation.  —  Capital has learned that the global publishing conglomerate, which also owns The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post …
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
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.
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
Twitchy Sold To Owners Of Townhall And Hotair  —  “Media Matters types would like to paint conservatives as boring, old white guys.  Twitchy ads more fun and humor to our platform,” Townhall's general manager says.  —  Twitchy, the conservative Twitter aggregation site …
Discussion: Townhall.com, @guypbenson and The Wire
 
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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