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5:20 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
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
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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
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
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.
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.
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:
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) …
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
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 …
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 …
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
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 …
Discussion: MediaPost
Russell Adams / Speakeasy:
Tina Brown Taps Talent for Newsweek … Tina Brown is keeping her plans for Newsweek close to the vest, for now.  But the magazine queen is starting to put her stamp on its staff.  —  Tuesday, Brown named Tunku Varadarajan, a writer-at-large for the Daily Beast and a veteran of Forbes …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
 
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