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9:35 AM ET, November 22, 2012


 Top News: 
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
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 mostly as a medium …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and
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
Lord McAlpine in £125,000 settlement over ITV broadcast  —  Conservative peer Lord McAlpine has reached a £125,000 settlement with ITV and Phillip Schofield, the broadcaster announces.
Andrii Degeler / The Next Web:
The YouTube app for Nintendo's Wii U is now live  —  YouTube has launched an app for Nintendo Wii U platform that allows users to search videos, watch them and get additinal information on their GamePads.  —  Following Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, YouTube has announced its free application for Nintendo Wii U console.
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
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC Battles ‘Pro-Obama’ Label Heading Into President's Second Term  —  NEW YORK — MSNBC President Phil Griffin labels his network's sensibility as progressive, but the cable news channel could also be described these days as simply pro-Obama.  In the final week of the 2012 election …
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Mediaite
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming  —  A set-top box to compete with Apple TV and others  —  Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box.  Multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce …
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