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9:25 PM ET, November 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Newsnight: executives could face disciplinary action  —  A BBC internal inquiry has concluded that there had been ‘unacceptable’ editorial failings involved in the broadcast  —  Two BBC executives involved with the Newsnight broadcast that wrongly linked a “senior Conservative” …
Discussion: National Updates
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times Company chairman welcomes Mark Thompson as BBC scandal widens
Discussion: Crikey, Guardian and The Daily Beast
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
The New York Times and the Thompson Effect: Blow Over or Blowback?
Discussion: Guardian
Nancy Tartaglione /
NYT Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Welcomes Former BBC Chief Mark Thompson As New CEO
Discussion: Washington Post and GigaOM
David Leigh / Guardian:
Investigative journalism must live on despite the Newsnight crisis  —  The world would be a worse place without investigative journalism, but lack of funding is a real danger for this craft  —  In the wake of the Newsnight catastrophe, people are now talking as if investigative journalism is just too difficult for the BBC to do.
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:   BBC turmoil worsens as Helen Boaden and Stephen Mitchell hire lawyers to deny they willingly ‘stepped aside’
Telegraph:   Newsnight report: basic journalistic checks missing
BBC head of news ‘steps aside’
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
Smearing an innocent man's name is the real tragedy here
Discussion: Guardian
Jessica Elgot / Huffington Post UK:   BBC Newsnight Crisis: Bureau Of Investigative Journalism Editor Iain Overton Quits
Aja Romano / Daily Dot:
Businessweek ranks schools on girls' hotness  —  Why did Businessweek think it was a good idea to poll its users about which college campuses have the hottest female students?  —  Easy: It has done it before and no one noticed.  —  This year, however, coming just after an election season full …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Businessweek: Polls of student attractiveness were “in poor taste”  —  Bloomberg Businessweek unpublished a feature over the weekend that asked the question “Which business school has the most attractive female students?”  —  “We regret issuing two online polls last week that asked our readers …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Moves to Shake Up ‘Today’ Leadership  —  NBC is finalizing a plan to change the leadership at the “Today” show, the longtime first-place morning show that slid to second place this year amid the controversial removal of Ann Curry.  —  Alexandra Wallace, a senior vice president of NBC News …
Discussion: TVNewser and Broadcasting & Cable
John Koblin / Deadspin:
How ESPN Ditched Journalism And Followed Skip Bayless To The Bottom: A Tim Tebow Story  —  In October, Doug Gottlieb, a radio host and basketball analyst who'd decamped for CBS the previous month after nine years with ESPN, went on The Dan Patrick Show and dropped something of a truth bomb about his time in Bristol:
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
MTV Hires New President of Programming  —  MTV made a significant management change Monday, naming Susanne Daniels, an experienced television executive, to the position of president of programming.  —  Ms. Daniels, who is best known for leading the WB network during its most popular period …
Discussion: The Wrap and Broadcasting & Cable
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Vernon Loeb, Washington Post Editor And Co-Author Of Petraeus Biography, Silent On Scandal  —  NEW YORK — Vernon Loeb, a high-ranking Washington Post editor who served as Paula Broadwell's co-author for a favorable 2012 biography of Gen. David Petraeus, would presumably know something about her reporting on the now-former CIA director.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
BBC trustees keen to offer director general job to outsider  —  Sources say group led by Alison Hastings believes BBC Trust should look externally after George Entwistle's failure  —  A group of BBC trustees is understood to be keen to appoint an outsider as director general …
Hélène Mulholland / Guardian:
George Entwistle's BBC payoff is tough to justify, says government
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Google makes more money from ads than print media combined  —  The search giant generated $10.9 billion in ad revenue in the first six months of 2012, while newspapers and magazines in the U.S. made $10.5 billion, according to Statista.  —  Google makes more money from advertising …
Discussion: Smarter Investing
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Look Out, New York: Randi Zuckerberg Is Casting for a New Techcentric Bravo Show Set in the Big Apple  —  With 634,000 viewers tuning in for last week's premiere of Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, newly-minted Bravo TV producer Randi Zuckerberg already has her sights set on New York.
Discussion: Digits and PC Magazine
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google presses fair use case in book scanning appeal  —  Google renewed its claim that scanning 20 million books counts as a “fair use” under copyright law, and asked a federal appeals court to throw out a May ruling that let the Authors Guild go forward with a long-running class action case.
Discussion: CNET and WebProNews
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Wall Street Journal launches The Accelerators and Startup Journal to cover entrepreneurship  —  The Wall Street Journal is launching two new digital offerings to cover entrepreneurship and startups: The Accelerators and Startup Journal, the newspaper announced today.
Discussion: The Wrap
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Finally Breaks Away for Good From Lance Armstrong  —  In the midst of last week's earnings call, after the company had released strong results, Demand Media CEO and co-founder Richard Rosenblatt made an unusual declaration about its once-tight affiliation with now-disgraced professional racing cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Discussion: Forbes, Yahoo! News and VatorNews
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times union members ‘deeply divided’ on contract vote  —  New York Times union members are voting tomorrow on a new contract, and “the membership is deeply divided,” writes Times reporter Donald McNeil.  He shares staffers' comments from his email list.  —  A PROBABLE YES VOTE:
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC rebuts Ezra Klein rumors  —  One rumor floating around town is that Ezra Klein, the Washington Post columnist and blogger, is going to get his own show on MSNBC.  —  Sources have floated the idea that Klein, an occasional guest host on the network, will take over in the 8 p.m. hour, which is currently occupied by Ed Schultz.
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Magazine
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Anti-Fox Gains Ground
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
YouTube Preps Big New Round of Content Investments  —  Some Partners Will Get Another Check; Others May Quietly Go Away  —  Nearly a year after YouTube sprinkled $100 million across the online video ecosystem to create more than a hundred new “channels,” it's doubling down.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Wikipedia's for-profit cousin Wikia unveils its new Lightbox video player and a slew of syndication deals  —  One week after Wikipedia launched its HTML5 video player, its for-profit counterpart Wikia has released its very own new multimedia streaming player, and a slew of content syndication deals.
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