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2:15 PM ET, November 22, 2012


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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
New BBC boss should stick with Entwistle's bold online plan  —  When George Entwistle gave his first speech to BBC staff after becoming director general in September, he delighted many in the digital media sector.  —  For some years now, BBC Online has approached online much as a medium …
Discussion: Guardian, and 24/7 Wall St.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Tony Hall is new BBC director general - live coverage  —  Lord Tony Hall, who has been chief executive of the Royal Opera House since 2001, was today announced as the new BBC director general.  In a statement, BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said Hall “has been an insider and is a currently an outsider” …
Discussion: The Independent
John Plunkett / Guardian:
From BBC news trainee via ‘head prefect’ to director general  —  Lord Hall became editor of the Nine O'Clock News at the age of 34 and was seen by some as being too close to John Birt  —  Tony Hall returns to a rather different BBC to the one he left for the Royal Opera House in 2001.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Will the new BBC director general take the heat off Lord Patten?  —  The BBC Trust chairman has finally got the man he wants, but how will Tony Hall's appointment affect his own future?  —  Lord Hall, suddenly, is the man everybody wanted all along.  The 61-year-old Royal Opera House boss …
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
Tony Hall to Take Helm at Scandal-Shaken BBC  —  LONDON—The British Broadcasting Corp. appointed the head of the Royal Opera House, Tony Hall, as its new director general, calling him an “outsider” who can cast a fresh eye on the broadcaster and help it recover from a scandal over its coverage of sex-abuse cases.
Alice Philipson / Telegraph:
Profile: Tony Hall, the new BBC director -general  —  Tony Hall and the BBC share a long history.  Hall first joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1973, before becoming editor of the 9 o'clock News at just 34.  —  Tony Hall the newly appointed Director General of the BBC
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
All three party leaders ‘want to see action in this Parliament and as soon as possible’ on the press  —  All three party leaders met with representatives of the campaign group Hacked Off yesterday and reportedly all said that they “want to see action in this Parliament and as soon as possible” to regulate the press.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Leveson report to be published next Thursday  —  Lord Justice Leveson confirms date but says he will not field questions from journalists or grant interviews that day  —  Lord Justice Leveson will publish his report on press standards next Thursday and make a televised statement …
Richard Alleyne / Telegraph:
Date set for Leveson Inquiry publication
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Press Gazette:
Police to probe naming of Lord McAlpine on Twitter  —  Lord McAlpine.  Pic: Andrew Stuart/PA Wire  —  Police are to look into whether any criminal offence has been committed over the Lord McAlpine affair, it emerged today.  —  The peer, who was wrongly named as a paedophile online following …
Discussion: @skynewsbreak, BBC and Bloomberg
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000  —  Lord McAlpine, the former Conservative Party treasurer, has reached a £125,000 settlement with ITV after the broadcaster inadvertently made public false allegations linking him to child abuse.  —  The peer previously said he would sue …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Nook HD, Nook HD+ Go On Sale In The U.K.: Starting At £159 For 7″ Slate And £229 For 9″ Tablet  —  Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ have gone on sale in the U.K. today, landing on shelves in retailers John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose …
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Softpedia News
Final FT Deutschland to appear on Dec. 7-sources  —  German business daily Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) will publish its last edition on Dec. 7 when owner Gruner + Jahr (G+J) shuts it down, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.  —  The FTD, salmon pink like its British namesake …
Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
Rupert Murdoch sells $10m of News Corp shares  —  News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has sold his non-voting shares in the company for around $10m (£6.3m).  —  Rupert Murdoch remains the largest voting New Corp stakeholder with 40pc of class B shares
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