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11:40 AM ET, December 15, 2011

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BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Myler accepted ‘rogue reporter’ view  —  Mr Myler was News of the World editor from 2007 until its closure earlier this year  —  Ex-News of the World editor Colin Myler has said he feared “bombs under the newsroom floor” in the form of possible widespread wrongdoing in the past.
Discussion: Guardian and @journalismnews
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Nick Davies: Dowler story had ‘very significant’ error  —  Guardian journalist Nick Davies said on Newsnight that there was a “very significant” error in his first 5 July story about the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone by the News of the World.  —  But he said it was a “distortion of the truth” …
Discussion: Guardian
Jon Slattery:
Newsnight: Public say press regulation has failed
Discussion: BBC
Alex Peake / The Sun:   Guardian dodges TV clash with The Sun
Lucy Carne / Herald Sun:   Guardian accused of running ‘false accusations’ about Milly Dowler's voicemails to sink News of the World
Guido Fawkes:
Judgement Day for Piers Morgan  —  It's now been confirmed that Piers Morgan will be before Leveson's show trial next week.  Some weekend reading for Mr Jay...The former Mirror and News of the World editor will be under oath.
Brian Stelter / The Caucus:
MSNBC Apologizes to Romney Campaign for Klan Report  —  Blaming its own staff for an “appalling lack of judgment,” MSNBC apologized on Wednesday for reporting that a phrase used by Mitt Romney on the campaign stump was used in the past by the Ku Klux Klan.  —  The brief report during the 11 …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Tons Of Amendments Proposed For SOPA  —  The “markup” process for SOPA is going to begin shortly (at 10am ET/7am PT), and it's going to be quite a circus.  This is when various amendments can be proposed and debated.  You can watch it stream live, if they can keep the stream up (they had trouble during the SOPA hearings).
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Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
SOPA denounced by newspaper journalists, too  —  As the Stop Online Piracy Act heads to a vote in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow morning, its opponents are lining up to stop it.  The bill's newest foe?  Journalists.  —  People who work on the Internet launched a visual petition to stop SOPA.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
‘The Elements of Style’ reinvented as rap video by Columbia J-school students  —  Jake Heller decided a few months ago to “do for journalism nerds what the Keynes vs. Hayek video did for econ nerds, by transforming ‘The Elements of Style’ into a rap video.”  He told me about the process by email (below), but first here's the result:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Project Orion: Say Media's Plan To Tailor TypePad Into Its CMS And Become The Conde Nast Of The Web  —  I finally caught up with Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez today, after his acquisition of tech blog ReadWriteWeb.  He wouldn't confirm the $5 million price (he didn't deny it either) …
Discussion: Forbes
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Price For ReadWriteWeb Was Around $5 Million
Associated Press:
Newspaper trade group spends $245K on 3Q lobbying … NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. newspaper industry's largest trade group spent $245,241 during the third quarter to lobby the federal government on a range of issues involving journalism and the newspaper business, according to a quarterly disclosure report.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Former NoW journalist arrested over alleged payments to police  —  Lucy Panton, the former crime editor of the News of the World, is believed to have been arrested on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged payments to police officers.
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Tom Watson MP:   John Yates on Lucy Panton
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Occupy Movement Shows Potential of Live Online Video  —  Brad Hunstable started Ustream, an online video platform, with a fellow West Point graduate back in 2007 to help American troops overseas communicate with multiple friends and family members at the same time.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Live Nation Buys BigChampagne, Analyzer of Consumer Data  —  In a bid to expand its ability to analyze large amounts of consumer data, Live Nation Entertainment, the music giant that includes Ticketmaster, is buying BigChampagne, a small but influential company that monitors online media consumption.
Discussion: Company Town, Rolling Stone and hypebot
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Universal has ‘Tech News Today’ episode yanked from YouTube for reporting on MegaUpload promo video  —  We're still not sure what to make of the strange war that's erupted between file sharing service MegaUpload and Universal Media Group after MegaUpload posted a promo video that appears …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Jim Sciutto Leaving ABC News  —  After 13 years with ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto is leaving the network and TV news.  He's moving to China where he'll be Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.  Scuitto spent most of the last 10 years in ABC"s London bureau covering Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: NBC News Plans Latino-Targeted Site  —  New NBCLatino.com English-language news site will launch in early 2012  —  In a move that reflects the growing importance of Hispanic audiences for news divisions, NBC News is planning to launch an NBCLatino.com site targeting Hispanics sometime …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Howard Stern to Join 'America's Got Talent'  —  Howard Stern said Thursday morning that he had signed up to be a judge on “America's Got Talent,” NBC's popular summer series.  —  Mr. Stern claimed to be signing the contract while on the air on “The Howard Stern Show,” which is broadcast by Sirius XM.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
The Top Political Stories On Facebook In 2011 Were Sensationalized, Polarized And Mostly Mainstream  —  Facebook has released a list of the most popular US political news stories among its users over the past year.  It's a pretty depressing read if you're idealistic like me …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Huffington Post dominates Facebook's most-shared politics stories of 2011
Discussion: Editors Weblog
 
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Bloomberg:
Glam Media Plans IPO Filing by End of Q2
Discussion: Reuters
Ioanna Opidee / Folio:
Magazine Launches Up 23.8 Percent in 2011
Discussion: BtoB Magazine
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The value of finding content to link to
Discussion: AllThingsD and TechCrunch
J. David Goodman / Media Decoder:
Times of London Cancels Comedy Podcast That Mocked Murdoch
Discussion: Guardian and New York Times
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Flipboard's Phone Flips Beating iPad 2:1
Aaron Gell / The New York Observer:
Peter Braunstein, WWD Writer Turned Tabloid Monster, Still Has Issues
Discussion: Spiersblr
Caroline Davies / Guardian:
Judge tells reporters: tweet as you wish
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Press Gazette