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10:40 AM ET, November 13, 2012


 Top News: 
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
BBC news chief pleads with staff not to Tweet about ‘our problems’  —  Fran Unsworth, the new temporary head of BBC News, has appealed to staff not to Tweet about “our problems” as she tries to sort out the mess of the Newsnight scandal.  Referring to the “tumultuous and very sad events of the past few days” …
New York Times:
BBC to Begin Disciplinary Action After Reporting Debacle  —  LONDON — Facing the deepest challenge to its status, prestige and self-confidence in years, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported on Tuesday that disciplinary action was beginning against unidentified news personnel linked …
Discussion: Washington Post
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Reporter on Newsnight film questioned by BIJ  —  Angus Stickler, who researched disastrous BBC report, interviewed by trustees of Bureau of Investigative Journalism  —  The chief reporter behind the disastrous Newsnight report that wrongly linked a former Tory peer with allegations …
Discussion: The Times
Brendan O'Neill / Telegraph:
This isn't the first time that Angus Stickler and Newsnight have made OTT claims about secret child abusers
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
The institutional paranoia of the BBC and its unsure future
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
BBC trustees keen to offer DG job to outsider
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
David Leigh / Guardian:   Investigative journalism must live on despite the Newsnight crisis
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
BBC turmoil worsens as Helen Boaden and Stephen Mitchell hire lawyers to deny they willingly ‘stepped aside’
Discussion: BBC
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.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Lesson from Petraeus: Your emails, and Gmail, aren't that private  —  FBI investigators stumbled across Gen. David Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell by tracking harassing emails she allegedly sent to another woman, Jill Kelley.  It's not clear whether those emails were sent from a Gmail account …
Discussion: Wired and WorldViews
NBC Universal Said to Cut About 450 Jobs Across Units  —  Third-Quarter Ad Sales at Cable Networks Grew 1%  —  Comcast's NBC Universal is cutting about 450 jobs at several divisions of the broadcast, film and cable company, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
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 …
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Inside Forbes: Journalists Need to Understand the Ad Business, Not Sulk and Go Home  —  I can get very frustrated with editors and reporters who prefer to live in their own little world.  When it happens, I do my best to remember I used to be one of them — until their stubbornness makes me incredulous all over again.
Discussion: AdAge and Big News
The Patriot-News:
Sara Ganim, who won Pulitzer Prize for Sandusky coverage, accepts job with CNN  —  Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News crime reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, has accepted a position as a correspondent with CNN.  Ganim started with CNN this week.
Discussion: @sganim
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
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.
Dominic Ponsford / PressGazette:
Sun investigations chief: Bribery Act has forced us to turn away whistleblowers  —  Brian Flynn addressing the Society of Editors conference in Belfast  —  Sun investigations editor Brian Flynn has warned that the fear of arrest is stopping journalists from pursuing public interest stories provided by public sector whistle-blowers.
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
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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
The Daily Dot / Mashable!:
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”
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
The New York Times and the Thompson Effect: Blow Over or Blowback?  —  It's not exactly the entrance Mark Thompson had planned for his first day at the Times, but it's an entrance.  —  Call it dis-harmonic convergence.  In the days leading up to and including his first day on the job …
Discussion: CJR and Guardian
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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Vimeo previews upcoming pay-to-view service for creators, coming to PRO members early 2013
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wanderful Media Acquires Mobile Newspaper Shopping Ads Platform iCircular From The AP
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Is Now Live In 17 Countries After Quietly Adding Ireland And Luxembourg Today
Discussion: The Next Web and hypebot
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Is more local news in Washington Post's future if Brauchli leaves?
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Wikipedia's for-profit cousin Wikia unveils its new Lightbox video player and a slew of syndication deals
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FilmOn Countersues Fox Over Aerokiller
Discussion: Cable Television News
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Look Out, New York: Randi Zuckerberg Is Casting for a New Techcentric Bravo Show Set in the Big Apple
Discussion: PC Magazine and Digits
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Wall Street Journal launches The Accelerators and Startup Journal to cover entrepreneurship
Discussion: Talking Biz News and The Wrap
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Discussion: Statista and Smarter Investing
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC rebuts Ezra Klein rumors