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12:10 PM ET, December 12, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
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: BBC
Fraser Nelson / Spectator:
Maria Miller's adviser reminds us why politicians can't be trusted with press regulation
Discussion: Guardian
Nick Cohen / Spectator:   Lord Justice Leveson and the baby killers
Ned Simons / Huffington Post UK:   Maria Miller's Office Accused Of Using Leveson Role To Try And Suppress Expenses Story
Libby Wiener / ITV News:
PM backs Culture Secretary over ‘threats’ to newspaper
Discussion: Guido Fawkes
Times editor James Harding's resignation speech to editorial staff  —  How Harding announced News Corporation's decision to appoint a new editor  —  It has been made clear to me that News Corporation would like to appoint a new editor of the Times.  I have, therefore, agreed to stand down.
Discussion: Media Week
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
James Harding steps down as editor of The Times  —  James Harding has stepped down as editor of The Times, News International has confirmed.  —  Mr Harding told Times staff on Wednesday that he had stepped down at News International's request, according to reports.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Times editor James Harding resigns  —  Youngest ever editor of the Murdoch-owned newspaper says it was made clear News Corp wanted to make new appointment  —  James Harding has resigned as Times editor after five years, telling journalists on the paper that he was leaving because News Corporation had made it clear it wanted him to go.
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.
Felix Salmon:
Why we won't have tablet-native journalism  —  Last week, when the Daily died, I declared that the reason, in part, was that tablet-native journalism was impossible.  And I got a lot of rather vehement pushback, including some smart commentary from John Gruber, taking the other side of the argument.
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.
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 …
Discussion: PressGazette and Guy Fawkes' blog
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Vox Media says the Verge is “very profitable” after one year  —  In late 2011, The Verge arrived on the media scene with grand plans to redefine tech news.  Parent company Vox Media made an expensive bet on brand-name writers and bespoke publishing tools.  —  In the month of October …
Rebekah Brooks took £10.8m compensation from News Corp  —  Accounts at Rupert Murdoch's firm reveal payoff to former chief executive of News International  —  Rebekah Brooks walked away with £10.8m from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation as compensation after she resigned …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalist held in Syria faces execution by her kidnappers  —  The captors of a journalist in Syria are threatening to execute her tomorrow (13 December) unless their demands for a $50m ransom are met.  —  Anhar Kochneva, a reporter with Russian and Ukrainian dual nationality …
Discussion: SyriaNews and Associated Press
Ariel Zirulnick / Christian Science Monitor:   Family of journalist Austin Tice struggles with silence on kidnapping
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” …
Owners of Southern California dailies eye Tribune papers-sources  —  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Dec 11 (Reuters) - San Diego Union-Tribune owner Doug Manchester and Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner are interested in acquiring Tribune's stable of newspapers, according to people familiar with the situation.
Tribune Said to Seek Bankers for Newspaper Sale
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