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1:10 PM ET, December 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tina Brown promotes three at NewsBeast while staff awaits word of layoffs  —  Tina Brown announced three promotions this morning at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, which is preparing to replace the Newsweek print edition with a digital-only title called Newsweek Global.
Discussion: SPJ
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Newsweek Layoffs Expected Today  —  Newsweek's print edition is ending in a matter of weeks, and the anticipated staff changes have already begun.  Layoffs are expected to be announced this afternoon, a tipster tells us.  Meanwhile, we hear that a few editors are proactively jumping ship.
Dan Stockman / Poynter:
Suicide by source: What do you do when a story is followed by the worst possible outcome?  —  The Google Alert plopped into my email inbox at 5:44 p.m., and it was a doozy for so late in the day - a local funeral home appeared to be preparing services for Stephen E. Clapp.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Tim Cook hints that Apple plans to redefine the television set  —  Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has poured gasoline on the growing fire of speculation that his company plans to build a full-fledged television set in the near future, with comments disparaging current television sets as outdated pieces of technology.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Victim's family 'couldn't sleep' after seeing ‘traumatic’ NY Post subway photo  —  The family of Ki-Suck Han, the man immortalized in a front-page New York Post photo of his impending death on a subway track, spoke publicly on Wednesday about the impact of the image.  —  The New York Times reports:
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Why Is An ESPN Vice President Spreading Rumors That I'm Straight?  —  “I don't know your personal life,” ESPN vice president and executive editor John Walsh told me, on the phone.  “I wouldn't comment on anyone's personal life.”  —  Earlier today, on Twitter, two different journalism students …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
John Walsh asserts a love triangle in Deadspin coverage of ESPN
Discussion: Daily Download
John Nichols / The Nation:
FCC Must Not Give Rupert Murdoch More Control Over US Media  —  We now know that top players with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News channel plotted with General David Petraeus about the prospect of using the cable network as a platform for launching a “Petraeus for President” campaign.
Brian Lowry / Chicago Tribune:   Media-ownership rules need new look
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Huffington Post Media Group Names Jimmy Maymann CEO  —  AOL continued its moving and shaking today with the news that former AOL svp of International Jimmy Maymann will move into a new role as CEO of the Huffington Post Media Group.  —  As CEO, Maymann will focus on the development and growth …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Top UK publicist arrested in BBC sex abuse inquiry  —  Max Clifford, Britain's most high-profile celebrity publicist, was arrested for alleged sex crimes on Thursday by a special police unit set up in the wake of an abuse scandal involving a former BBC TV star, his lawyer said.
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Financial Times Discovers Hip-Hop Slang From Last Century  —  The usually buttoned-up Financial Times took a time machine to the days of jiggy rap in a front-page opinion piece today, declaring — with all the style of parents who say “Fiddy” — “G-Dawg splashes tax cuts like P Diddy with champagne but banks miss out on the bling.”
Jake Levine / Digg:
100 days with the new digg  —  It has now been over 100 days since we launched the new Digg.  In the last couple of months, we launched an iPad app, redesigned the iPhone app, nearly doubled the number of stories on the homepage, and upgraded many of the features we had to skimp on during the six week sprint …
Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
Patch Adds COO as Leadership Change Continues  —  AOL's Patch network of hyperlocal news sites has made yet another significant change at the top, naming former Westwood One operations head Steve Kalin to the newly created position of president and COO.  Kalin will take responsibility …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon and Google both launch Brazilian ebookstores  —  Both Amazon and Google launched digital bookstores in Brazil this week.  The companies join Kobo in an attempt to get a piece of Brazil's nascent but quickly growing ebook market.  Eighteen percent of Brazilian adults with internet access …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Nominated For Grammy Award  —  The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revealed on Wednesday evening that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has been nominated for a Grammy Award.  —  For her audiobook recording of Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power …
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Discussion: AllThingsD, VentureBeat and GigaOM
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Obama: Reporters At Business Roundtable Event ‘Got Enough ... To Spin A Story’