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3:50 AM ET, December 10, 2011

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Romney campaign kicks Jose Antonio Vargas out of event for being an activist  —  Jose Antonio Vargas is wearing two hats these days, advocating for immigration reform while writing about it, but that didn't work at a Mitt Romney campaign event Friday.  He was kicked out after he showed …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and New York Magazine
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Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney spox: Undoc ‘Activist’ Vargas lacked press docs  —  The Romney camp calls to clarify an incident in Iowa involving Jose Antonio Vargas, the Filipino journalist who has written extensively about his status as an undocumented immigrant.  —  Vargas, who came to the event with a large sign that said …
Discussion: Guardian and The Huffington Post
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google doesn't seem to get how media works now  —  Google launched a news-reading app called Currents on Thursday, something it has been working on for some time — ever since it was a much-rumored skunkworks project called Propeller — and much of the coverage of the new app has called …
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Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Zite Joins Flipboard, Google On The iPhone In Crowded Week For News Apps
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Joins Facebook, Google, Launches ‘Brand Pages’ for Marketers  —  Brands Get a Home on Twitter With More Functionality  —  Twitter is looking to strengthen its relationship with advertisers by launching brand pages that will be unveiled today as part of a more comprehensive redesign.
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Nick Kristof tear gassed, detained in Bahrain (tweets)  —  New York Times columnist Nick Kristof, who is in Bahrain to cover the ongoing protests in the country's 10-month-old uprising, tweeted Friday that he was tear-gassed and then taken into a police car in the eastern island of Sitra before being released by a senior officer.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
YouTube Buys Company That Processes Music Royalties  —  In an effort to streamline its often complex relations with music publishers, YouTube has acquired RightsFlow, an upstart company in New York that processes royalties for the music industry.  —  YouTube, which is owned by Google …
Hunter Walker / PolitickerNY:
Mayor Bloomberg Says Police Didn't Prevent Reporters From Covering Occupy Wall Street  —  On John Gambling's radio show this morning, Mayor Bloomberg once again addressed the controversy over press access at the NYPD's raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park last month.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Daily Mail censured for fictional story about Amanda Knox verdict  —  The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the Daily Mail for publishing the incorrect verdict in the Amanda Knox case  —  The Mail's website reported that Knox has lost her appeal against her conviction …
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Daniel O'Carroll / IrishCentral:
Trinity College Dublin bans the Daily Mail newspaper after faking student death story
Sophia Hollander / Wall Street Journal:
Sex Essay Sparks Uproar at Yeshiva University  —  An essay about premarital sex published in a student newspaper has caused an uproar at Yeshiva University, the Orthodox Jewish college in Manhattan, prompting the student council to withdraw the paper's funding and igniting a campus-wide debate over censorship.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Label Artists & A-List Stars Endorse Megaupload In New Song  —  By now readers will be all too familiar with the rhetoric of the mainstream music and movie industries.  So-called foreign “rogue sites” steal American content, steal American money, cost American jobs and damage the economy, the lobbyists insist.
Rob Davis / Voice of San Diego:
Why Manchester Bought the Union-Tribune  —  The San Diego Union-Tribune's Mission Valley headquarters.  —  Doug Manchester, the new owner and publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune, wants his new media outlet to be a booster.  —  The newspaper's new CEO, John Lynch …
Discussion: Poynter
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Variety to Offer Service Tracking Film Production  —  LOS ANGELES - Can a movie database help save Variety?  —  The venerable trade newspaper is a shadow of its former self, eclipsed in the Hollywood media hierarchy by feisty blogs (principally Deadline.com) and starved of ad revenue by cost-cutting studios.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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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BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Private data theft ‘extremely serious’
Discussion: Guardian
 
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Pulitzer-Winner Don Van Natta Jr. Leaves The New York Times for ESPN
Alicia Shepard / Poynter:
CPI reduces staff to compensate for $2 million budget hole
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Sarah Lacy And Mike Arrington Are Starting TechCrunch 2.0
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
AOL's Patch Gets a Little Less Hyper-Local
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Dodgers Win Bankruptcy Court's Approval to Try to Sell TV Rights Early
Discussion: ESPN and Deadline.com