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8:30 AM ET, November 30, 2012


 Top News: 
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Response to Leveson report fills UK front pages  —  Sixteen months in the making, the report and recommendations from Lord Leveson's inquiry into the British press released Thursday were met with resistance from England's Prime Minister and rejected by many media watchers.
David Cameron accused of dismissing Leveson report too quickly  —  Madeleine McCann's father expresses concern over PM's reaction to judge's recommendations  —  David Cameron is facing accusations of being too quick to dismiss the Leveson inquiry's proposals after the culture secretary confirmed …
Michael Wolff / GQ.COM:
How Leveson failed  —  Oh, for God's sake seems to me the fairest response to the Leveson report.  —  After nine months of hearings, the inquiry calls for a goopy, bureaucratic, obfuscating oversight board, which could be perilous to the freedom of the press or as likely toothless.
Leveson report: government prepares draft bill - live coverage  —  Coalition to produce draft bill based on Leveson's proposals - seemingly so that Tories can prove they would not work  —  Sort by:  —  Leveson's proposals could mean jail terms for journalists
Leveson report: the speed read
Leveson report calls for new press law
Rowena Mason / Telegraph:
David Cameron defies Leveson over press laws
Discussion: Number 10 and Guardian
Carla Caldwell / Atlanta Business Journal:
Head of Atlanta-based CNN to be based in New York for first time  —  With the naming of Jeff Zucker as the new president of Atlanta-based CNN Worldwide, the network's president will for the first time ever be based in New York.  —  Since the network was launched more than three decades ago …
Discussion: SaportaReport
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:   Make CNN The Google Of News: Radical Unsolicited Advice For Jeff Zucker
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
New CNN chief Jeff Zucker wants more passion, vitality from network
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Politico
Rebecca Dana / The New Republic:
Jeff Zucker Is Just What CNN Needs: A Theatrical Tyrant
USA Today:
Cleveland paper braces for change  —  Ohio's largest newspaper, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, could soon face the end of its 170-year run as a daily print publication.  But employees and community leaders aren't about to let it happen without protests.  The “Save The Plain Dealer” campaign …
Angie Schmitt / Rust Wire:
“Saving” the Plain Dealer  —  There's a campaign going on right now in Cleveland to preserve the seven-day-a-week print version of the Plain Dealer.  It is led by reporters at the paper with support from their union.  The paper's owner, Advance Publications, has hinted that there are big changes coming …
James Ball / Guardian:
Leveson's distinction between web and print news ‘will undermine regulation’  —  Academics say Lord Justice Leveson has missed opportunity by devoting just one page of report to internet  —  Online journalists and academics have warned that the Leveson report's attempts to draw a distinction between …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news
Discussion: Guardian and Quartz
John Cook / Gawker:
A Conversation With Julian Assange  —  We've called him a “seed-spilling sex creep,” a “pale nerd king,” and “a real-life The Matrix extra,” so we figured it was about time to talk to Wikileaks founder and megalomaniacal Bond villain Julian Assange.  In order to promote his new book …
Discussion: Democracy Now
Ecuador says WikiLeaks' Assange suffering lung problems
Discussion: Guardian
Dave Lee / BBC:
Music industry group BPI demands pirate proxy closure  —  Loz Kaye said he intended to respond to the BPI's request by 6 December  —  The UK's music industry body is demanding that a service offering a workaround to access banned site The Pirate Bay is shut down by its owner.
Naazneen Karmali / Forbes:
Indian Billionaire Battle Exposes Nexus Between Business And Media  —  Two senior journalists working for Zee TV, owned by billionaire media magnate Subhash Chandra were arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to extort close to $20 million in advertisements from Jindal Steel & Power …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
How hedge funders are like journalists - and why we're hated  —  The effort to get Steven A Cohen for insider dealing reveals the irony of the information age: we criminalise those who trade in it  —  If you're a journalist with any kind of honesty and ambition, I don't see how the dubious tactics …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Techmeme founder: Give me human editors and the New York Times  —  Gabe Rivera is a quiet high priest of the tech and media world whose websites, Techmeme and Mediagazer, use algorithms to pluck headlines and shape news coverage.  But Rivera himself holds some very traditional views …
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 More News: 
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Key pricing and launch details of Redbox Instant revealed
Discussion: CNET and Engadget
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
New Comcast IPTV set-top box hits the FCC, could be released next year
Discussion: Cable Television News
Kelly Johnson / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy taking on new debt to pay back existing $700 million
Discussion: PR Newswire
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
SCOTUSblog tries again to get credentialed to cover the Supreme Court
Discussion: Business Insider and Opinionator
Publishers Weekly:
Random House Launches New Digital-Only Imprints
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Pandora's Web radio bill is doomed — well, for now
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Leveson: NoW was not responsible for raising Dowler family's hopes
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Journal announces major reorganization
Martin Evans / Telegraph:
Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks appear in court over conspiring to bribe public officials