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9:35 AM ET, November 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times Company chairman welcomes Mark Thompson as BBC scandal widens  —  Mark Thompson began his reign as chief executive of The New York Times Company this morning with a warm welcome from the man with whom he will plot the course of the company's future.  —  “Mark will lead us as we continue …
Discussion: New York Times
BBC head of news ‘steps aside’  —  The BBC's director of news and her deputy have “stepped aside”, the BBC understands.  —  The move by Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell comes after director general George Entwistle quit on Saturday.  —  The BBC said it was not commenting yet, but there will be an announcement within hours.
Jessica Elgot / Huffington Post UK:
BBC Newsnight Crisis: Bureau Of Investigative Journalism Editor Iain Overton Quits  —  The crisis surrounding a Newsnight programme, which wrongly implicated Tory peer Lord McAlpine in a child sex abuse scandal has claimed another scalp, the editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism Iain Overton.
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
Smearing an innocent man's name is the real tragedy here  —  The BBC should prove that ‘Newsnight’ was not acting with malice towards Lord McAlpine, argues Boris Johnson.  —  You know, I am afraid that they still don't get it.  The people at the BBC show no real sign of understanding …
Discussion: Guardian
Crisis at the BBC - live updates
Discussion: Media Week and BBC
BBC:   George Entwistle's £450,000 payment 'hard to justify'-No 10
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Newsnight insiders fear it will not survive scandal
Discussion: Telegraph and Guardian
BBC must reform or die, says Trust chairman
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Petraeus' Fallout for NewsBeast  —  The David Petraeus firestorm is having fallout in the publishing world.  —  Petraeus was one of the high-profile speakers originally scheduled to appear at the Newsweek Daily Beast's inaugural Hero Summit, a new confab honoring America's military, on Wednesday night.
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
The Sins Of General David Petraeus  —  Petraeus seduced America.  We should never have trusted him.  —  The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower ranking officer 20 years his junior, after meeting her on a campus visit to Harvard.
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.
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Changing Channels: YouTube Will Pull the Plug on at Least 60 Percent of Its Programming Deals  —  YouTube has helped fund about 160 “channels” as part of a new strategy to make the video site more TV-like.  —  And just like the TV world, YouTube isn't going to renew all of last season's programs.
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.
Discussion: C21Media, paidContent, CNET and The Next Web
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Anti-Fox Gains Ground  —  On Tuesday night, with a minute to go until the polls closed in the battleground state of Virginia, the MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews received word through their earpieces that the state was too close to call, according to the election analysts at MSNBC's parent, NBC News.
David Carr / New York Times:
Fox News's Election Coverage Followed Journalistic Instincts  —  It has been suggested, here and elsewhere, that Fox News effectively became part of the Republican propaganda apparatus during the presidential campaign by giving pundit slots to many of the Republican candidates and relentlessly advocating …
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Luring developers into the newsroom: A new class of Knight-Mozilla fellows tries to bridge a cultural divide  —  The laws of supply and demand are working very differently in two different parts of major newsrooms.  —  In the United States, at least, there's a surplus of people who want to make phone calls …
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