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7:45 AM ET, November 13, 2012


 Top News: 
BBC execs could face disciplinary action over Newsnight error  —  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” …
David Leigh / Guardian:   Investigative journalism must live on despite the Newsnight crisis
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
The New York Times and the Thompson Effect: Blow Over or Blowback?
Discussion: CJR and Washington Post
Telegraph:   Newsnight report: basic journalistic checks missing
Vernon Loeb / Washington Post:
Petraeus ghostwriter ‘clueless’ to affair  —  My wife says I'm the most clueless person in America.  —  I never anticipated the extramarital affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, the woman I'd worked with for 16 months on a book about Petraeus's year commanding the war in Afghanistan.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Moves to Shake Up ‘Today’ Leadership  —  NBC is completing a plan to change the leadership at the “Today” show, the longtime first-place morning show that slid to second place this year during the controversial removal of Ann Curry.  —  Alexandra Wallace, a senior vice president of NBC News …
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:
Discussion: Daily Download
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
The GOP's media cocoon  —  A long-simmering generational battle in the conservative movement is boiling over after last week's shellacking, with younger operatives and ideologues going public with calls that Republicans break free from a political-media cocoon that has become intellectually suffocating and self-defeating.
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”
Discussion: Business Week
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Is Now Live In 17 Countries After Quietly Adding Ireland And Luxembourg Today  —  The music streaming juggernaut that is Spotify continues to gain momentum, although today was possibly more of a gentle acceleration than a turbo charge: today the company quietly launched its service live …
Discussion: The Next Web and hypebot
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
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Bookboard tries Netflix-like model for kids' ebooks  —  Former Adobe executives Fang Chang and Nigel Pegg know that kids love iPads, and they wanted to offer them something more educational than YouTube or Angry Birds.  So they are launching Bookboard, an iPad app that gives parents …
Discussion: AppNewser and Digital Book World
Andrew Romano / The Daily Beast:
How a nerd named Nate Silver changed political reporting forever  —  How a nerd named Nate Silver changed political reporting forever.  —  There was a lot at stake on Nov. 6.  The shape of the economy.  The contours of the tax code.  The survival of Obamacare.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Is more local news in Washington Post's future if Brauchli leaves?  —  The Washington Post's print coverage of local news is “inadequate,” Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton writes.  “On a given day, Metro has five local news stories that start on the front page and two or three other short ones inside, plus some briefs,” he says.
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
The institutional paranoia of the BBC and its unsure future  —  In the midst of a BBC crisis, I remember this exchange: “Just give me the facts - how bad is it for us?” asked the deputy director general from the back of his chauffeur-driven car.  “Do we need to get on the front foot or is this just another Daily Mail hatchet job?
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.
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: PC Magazine and Digits
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
BBC trustees keen to offer DG 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, although it is unclear …
Hélène Mulholland / Guardian:
George Entwistle's BBC payoff is tough to justify, says government
Discussion: Telegraph and Digital Spy
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FilmOn Countersues Fox Over Aerokiller  —  Says company is discouraging app clients; Fox says it is happy to put legal spotlight on business practices  —  FilmOn, the online video service, has sued the Fox for allegedly trying to kill its app business.  —  Fox, which said it had not seen …
Discussion: Cable Television News
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Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
BBC turmoil worsens as Helen Boaden and Stephen Mitchell hire lawyers to deny they willingly ‘stepped aside’
Discussion: BBC
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Wall Street Journal launches The Accelerators and Startup Journal to cover entrepreneurship
Discussion: The Wrap
Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
The Simpsons Mocks Karl Rove, Corporate Partner Fox News
Discussion: and New York Times
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ scrambling to relocate staff as storm-drenched downtown headquarters dry out
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times union members ‘deeply divided’ on contract vote
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico's Mike Allen Profiles New Initiative That Becomes Playbook Sponsor Days Later
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Google makes more money from ads than print media combined
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Discussion: VatorNews, Forbes and Yahoo! News
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Discussion: CNET and WebProNews
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