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9:35 PM ET, December 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Key David Cameron aide Craig Oliver threatens Telegraph over Leveson  —  David Cameron's director of communications warned the Daily Telegraph that Maria Miller was “looking at Leveson” after being asked questions about her expense claims.  —  In a phone call to the editor of this newspaper …
Discussion: National Updates, Guardian and BBC
The minister and a warning to The Telegraph before expenses story  —  Maria Miller's advisers warned The Telegraph to consider the minister's role in implementing the Leveson Report before this newspaper published details of her expenses.  —  Maria Miller  —  The Culture Secretary's special adviser …
Fraser Nelson / Spectator:
Maria Miller's adviser reminds us why politicians can't be trusted with press regulation
Discussion: Guardian
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012  —  If my annual tally of plagiarism and fabrication incidents is the depressing part of “Regret the Error"'s year-end coverage, then this annual collection of the best of the worst in errors and corrections is the highlight.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
From newspaper of the year to Nightjack: The highs and lows of James Harding's five-year Times editorship  —  Reading between the lines of James Harding's statement it is not hard to see that he has been squeezed out of his job as Times editor.  —  Under the terms of Rupert Murdoch's purchase …
Discussion: Guardian and New York Magazine
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Is Harding making way for an older man?
Marco Arment /
My master plan for revolutionizing the future of publishing and saving tablet-native journalism  —  I have a lot of respect for the publishing industry and the futurists who try to predict where it's heading.  Nobody in that business has it particularly easy.
Felix Salmon:   Why we won't have tablet-native journalism
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Unpaid bloggers lose bid to revive Huffington Post case  —  (Reuters) - Unpaid bloggers have lost their bid to get an appeals court to restore a lawsuit contending AOL Inc owes them a cut of the $315 million it spent last year to buy The Huffington Post.  —  A three-judge panel …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
The New York Times Names a New Business Editor  —  Dean Murphy, a reporter and editor with The New York Times for the last 12 years, will be the next editor of the business section of The Times.  The announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon in a memo from Jill Abramson, executive editor of The Times.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Philip Dorling / The Age:
Assange looks to contest Senate election  —  WIKILEAKS publisher Julian Assange has confirmed his intention to run as a Senate candidate in the 2013 federal election and will announce the formation of a WikiLeaks political party early next year.  —  Nearly six months after he sought political asylum …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Another Portrait of Imminent Death, but One Worthy of Publishing  —  This security-camera still taken moments before the murder of Brandon Woodard, who is looking at his smartphone.  —  Last week, there was a Web's worth of debate about the decision of The New York Post to publish …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Tests Designs for TV  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several TV-set designs, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting the U.S. company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
TV station says it fired meteorologist for replying to viewer on Facebook  —  Louisiana meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding on Facebook to a viewer comment about her hair.  Her employer, KTBS, says she was fired because responding at all is a violation of company procedure.
Jim Romenesko:
Kansas City Star tells two reporters to decide which one gets laid off  —  The Kansas City Star has told reporters Karen Dillon and Dawn Bormann that one of them has to leave the paper, and they — not management — have to decide who goes.  —  “Dillon has seniority, so she has the option …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Chernin Group Invests in Latino YouTube Channel  —  Here's another bet on YouTube, placed by people who don't work at Google: The Chernin Group is leading an early investment round in MiTú, a Latino-focused YouTube network.  —  Peter Chernin's holding company isn't announcing the amount of the round …
Discussion: The Wrap
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson warns journalistic standards could slip if bloggers not subject to law  —  Leveson warns journalists might adopt unethical practices in face of competition from internet without level playing field in law  —  Lord Justice Leveson has warned that unless criminal and civil law is enforced …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Redbox Verizon Movie Service Is Almost Ready to Take On Netflix  —  Here comes the next video service that wants to take on Netflix: Redbox and Verizon are finally ready to launch their long-awaited joint venture.  —  Well, almost ready: “Redbox Instant by Verizon” …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
More than 2 years after seeking nonprofit IRS status, The Lens receives approval  —  New Orleans nonprofit news site The Lens applied with the IRS for 501(c)(3) status on Oct. 16, 2010.  Twenty-six months later, it has been approved.  —  The Lens' long wait has become typical for nonprofit news sites, and can affect their survival.
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