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3:50 PM ET, December 7, 2010

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BBC:
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London  —  Julian Assange denies sexually assaulting the two women  —  The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police.  —  The 39-year-old Australian denies allegations he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden.
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Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Defend WikiLeaks or lose free speech  —  Journalists should wake up and realize that the attacks on the whistle-blower are attacks on them, too  —  Journalists cover wars by not taking sides.  But when the war is on free speech itself, neutrality is no longer an option.
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Lieberman: NYT may have committed crime by printing WikiLeaks docs  —  Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said the New York Times may have committed a crime by publishing classified documents provided by WikiLeaks and called for the Justice Department to investigate.
Discussion: The Wire and On Media's Blog, Thanks:stiffjab
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks and the trouble with transparency
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Tribune lenders targeting Zell  —  Tweet  —  Tribune lenders are expected to file a lawsuit by midnight against real estate mogul Sam Zell alleging the leveraged buyout he engineered caused the business to quickly collapse, The Post has learned.  —  Lawyers for the lenders …
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New York Post:
John Roberts to leave ‘American Morning’ in the new year  —  Tweet  —  Shake-ups at CNN under new boss Ken Jautz will begin as early as the start of the new year, insiders say.  John Roberts is finalizing a contract to leave “American Morning” and start a new life as a CNN national correspondent …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Which TV Channels Can't Cord-Cutters Live Without?  —  If the never-ending stream of data on cord-cutting has faded into a blur, here's one new finding that may be of actual interest.  In her latest research note, Needham & Co. analyst Laura Martin reported the results of a simple request …
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Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
HBO Could Be Offered Outside of Cable Packages
Discussion: GigaOM
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Bewkes Says Digital Should Help Time Warner
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Graham: Washington Post not ‘going to be a pioneer’ in charging for online news  —  Washington Post Company CEO Don Graham's candid take on trends in the news business has been a staple of the 10 media conferences I've attended each December in New York City.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Agence France Presse:
Washington Post watching online pay experiments  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post is monitoring efforts by The New York Times and other newspapers to charge readers online but has no plans to do the same for now, the Post Co. chairman said Monday.  —  “On pay models, obviously …
Discussion: Cision and The Huffington Post
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
News Foo Camp: where TBD is ‘mainstream’  —  In another context, I might have protested being labeled part of the “mainstream media.”  —  We launched our website in August.  We're trying to be innovative and edgy in our mobile apps, use of social media, breaking-news coverage, blog network and other respects.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Shirky joins NYU as full-time faculty member  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  New media expert Clay Shirky will hold the title Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU's Carter Journalism Institute.  He'll also be Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
How Online Reading Habits Have Changed Over 2010  —  One of the more subtle trends of 2010 has been the way that our reading habits have changed, due to a convergence of other Web trends: mobile apps, real-time Web (mostly Twitter), and social networking as a way to track news (mostly Facebook).
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Bravo Builds Twitter Showcase @BravoTV  —  Bravo has launched @BravoTV, a browser-based dashboard offering fans who use Twitter an enhanced environment for discussing the channel's shows 24/7.  —  It's yet another indication of how aggressive this NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Google ‘cooperating’ with New York Times to prevent paywall abuse  —  At a UBS media conference Tuesday morning, New York Times Co. executives discussed the online metered pay model that the Times website will adopt in 2011.  But when pressed about when the paywall will launch and how much it will cost, they offered no new details.
Henry Blodget / Clusterstock:
You're Not Going To Believe This But The Future Of The New York Times (NYT) May Now Actually Be Bright  —  The New York Times (NYT) almost went bust two years ago.  —  If not for emergency asset sales, cost cuts, debt-restructuring, and an 11th-hour bailout by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Education of Luke Russert  —  Charges of nepotism flew after the NBC reporter stepped on stage following the death of his famous father.  Howard Kurtz talks to Russert about stage fright, weight loss and his critics.  —  For Luke Russert, adolescence was more than a tutorial in Beltway politics …
Discussion: Vanity Fair and FishbowlDC
ProPublica:
Eric Umansky and NYU's Jay Rosen Discuss Explanatory Journalism Project  —  Last week, ProPublica announced a partnership with NYU's Carter Journalism Institute to explore how we can use the Web to do better explanatory journalism.  —  We sat down with the drivers of the partnership-professor Jay Rosen …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
One ambassador's embarrassment is a tragedy, 15,000 civilian deaths is a statistic  —  Few things illustrate the challenges facing journalism in the age of ‘Big Data’ better than Cable Gate - and specifically, how you engage people with stories that involve large sets of data.
Discussion: Media Diary, The Wire and Boing Boing
New York Observer:
Best of 2010: The Year's Biggest Media Launches (Such as They Are)  —  Well...it wasn't a big year for big new media ventures.  But compared to the year preceding it, 2010 actually saw a few media jobs opening up — a Great Media Hiring Thaw, if you will.  And alongside the job openings came …
 
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Arik Hesseldahl / All Things Digital:
Spotify's Daniel Ek: We'll Launch in the U.S., Just Not Sure When [NewEnterprise]
Boston Globe:
Boston magazine editor resigns
Natalia Brzezinski / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post's Ezra Klein: A Millennial Perspectives Interview
Aaron Barnhart / Kansas City Star:
How reality TV took over prime time
Mike Farrell / Multichannel:
Ad Growth Continues At Viacom
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Lotame Raises $11 Million in Funding
Discussion: paidContent
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
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Discussion: PlagiarismToday and Techdirt
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Did Gawker's Attack on Barry Diller Go Too Far?
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. to Reorganize Corporate Sales and Marketing
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and AdPulp
Seeking Alpha:
The Future of Media Gradually Coming Into Focus
Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“An art brand”: Gawker Artists looks at the image beyond the display ad
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
Newsday redesigns website, offers free access through Jan. 7