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12:05 PM ET, December 9, 2011

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC review clears journalists of hacking  —  Internal BBC review finds no evidence of hacking or bribery, but director general to recommend beefing up journalists' guidelines  —  A wide-ranging BBC review launched in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has concluded …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Collegiate Times publishes special edition after Virginia Tech campus shooting  —  When Collegiate Times editor-in-chief Zach Crizer first heard about Thursday's Virginia Tech shooting via a university alert, he ran to the scene with news editor Michelle Sutherland.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage  —  The website of Virginia Tech's independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, is struggling with traffic as people seek information on a campus shooting Thursday.  The home page now redirects to a sparsely designed …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
CNN's Zite launches iPhone app for personalized news, and tests a business model  —  Personalized news aggregator Zite, acquired by CNN in September, is going strong.  Today it launches its first iPhone app, and earlier this week it began testing an innovative business model.
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Vogue Launches Content Archive for $1,575 Annual Subscription  —  Includes 120 years of articles, advertisements and photography.  —  For readers who can't get enough Vogue through its website, digital and print issues, Conde Nast announces a searchable database chronicling the magazine's 120-year, 4,800 issue history.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
AOL's Patch Gets a Little Less Hyper-Local  —  Consolidates Sites in New Jersey, California  —  At one time, AOL had hoped to reach 1,000 Patch sites by the end of 2011.  But now comes word that Patch is slightly scaling back its efforts in some markets, fueling speculation inside …
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:delrey
Daniel O'Carroll / IrishCentral:
Trinity College Dublin bans the Daily Mail newspaper after faking student death story  —  See more: Irish media An Irish university has moved to ban a prominent tabloid from its campus after it deliberately published a story falsely claiming that a search subject had been found dead.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Twitter formalizes news wire service function  —  What started as a simple, chronological Twitter timeline of your friends' short messages is now actively curating the news and information that flows through the social network. … As part of a major redesign, Twitter is launching a new …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Former Bon Appétit Editor to Run Digital Food Magazine  —  Barbara Fairchild, who stepped down last year as editor of Bon Appétit, was named editor in chief of Real Eats, a weekly digital magazine about food.  —  Ms. Fairchild worked for 32 years at Bon Appétit, which is owned by Condé Nast.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Dodgers Win Bankruptcy Court's Approval to Try to Sell TV Rights Early  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers won a bankruptcy judge's permission try to sell future television rights to the team's baseball games months earlier than their current contract with Fox Sports allows.
Discussion: Bloomberg, ESPN and Deadline.com
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Sarah Lacy And Mike Arrington Are Starting TechCrunch 2.0  —  Former managing editor of TechCrunch Sarah Lacy is doing what many people expected her to do after she left TechCrunch last month — building a brand new version of it.  —  Lacy is working on starting a new tech news site, according to multiple sources.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Breaking News: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details...  Imagine if the US government, with no notice or warning, raided a small but popular magazine's offices over a Thanksgiving weekend, seized the company's printing presses …
Richard Verrier / Company Town:
Hollywood moguls convene in nation's capitol for a change  —  In a new script for the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Mr. Hollywood goes to Washington.  —  For the first time anyone could recall, studio chiefs trekked to Washington to attend the annual meeting of the MPAA on Wednesday.
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Leonora LaPeter Anton / St. Petersburg Times:
‘60 Minutes’ piece on homelessness spawns viral misquote  —  A recent 60 Minutes piece on homeless families in Central Florida living in their cars generated lots of buzz nationally.  —  The compelling piece, which ran Nov. 27, explored the lives of two teens living with their father …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:   ‘60 Minutes’ homelessness statistic was apparently too good to check
 
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