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12:05 PM ET, December 14, 2012

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Sam Kennedy / Morning Call:
Warren Buffett eyeing Allentown Morning Call?  —  Ownership of Lehigh Valley newspaper in question, and one of the world's richest men has something to say about it.  Tribune Co.'s imminent emergence from an epic bankruptcy has fueled a flurry of speculation about the future …
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Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Buffett Is Latest Billionaire to Struggle With Newspaper Revival
Felix Salmon:
The transparent DealBook conference  —  Margaret Sullivan, the NYT public editor, has mixed feelings about the first DealBook conference, which took place on Wednesday.  Her job is to worry about such things, but it's worth taking her post seriously, because conferences and other live events …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
DealBook Conference Was Impressive, Lucrative and Chummy  —  There was a lot happening at the inaugural DealBook conference on Wednesday — and much of it was undeniably impressive.  —  Here is what the invitation-only conference had going for it: Big Wall Street names, flashy graphics …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Around the World in 80 Ways: Huffington Post Now Lands in Japan  —  As part of what is beginning to feel like a global takeover, the Huffington Post Media Group said it will be launching a Japanese-language version of the service in that country.  —  The AOL-owned content arm will be partnering …
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
The rise and #fail of the Guardian Facebook app  —  This week the Guardian has announced they are changing the way that they integrate with Facebook, by closing the app that I helped design and launch.  It is the perfect moment to reflect on what did and didn't work, and why the app was designed as it was.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian kills its Facebook social reader, regains control over its content
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
This is What Newsweek's Digital Future Will Look Like  —  It's been quite a year for Newsweek.  —  As the magazine plans for its transition to a digital-only future, you can count the remaining print editions of the storied publication on one hand.  It's without question that this fall …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and @jorcohen
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Daily Says - And Sings - Goodbye  —  The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's attempt to make a tabloid newspaper for the iPad age, shuts down this week.  Anyone - and everyone - can tell you why the Daily didn't work, and they've already done so.  —  So instead, watch this video …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Bloom is off the rose for Time Inc. CEO Lang  —  The honeymoon appears to be over for Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang.  —  As employees await a new round of cuts that seems all but certain to shake the nation's largest publisher in mid-January, morale is plunging.
Bloomberg:
Murdoch Son Seen Vying to Reclaim Ten Network: Real M&A  —  For buyers as diverse as Rupert Murdoch's eldest son Lachlan and rural broadcaster Southern Cross Media Group Ltd., there's no cheaper media target in Australia than Ten Network Holdings Ltd. (TEN)  —  The country's third-ranked …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Lord Smith, Simon Jenkins and Lord Phillips named press regulator advisers  —  Ex-Labour culture secretary, Guardian columnist and ex-supreme court president to help establish new appointments  —  Lord Chris Smith, the former Labour culture secretary, the Guardian columnist …
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
How the UN's ‘Game-Changing’ Internet Treaty Failed  —  German delegates on the fourth day of the 12-day-long World Conference on International Telecommunications (ITU/Flickr)  —  Did you know that, for the past two weeks, the future of the Internet has been at stake?  —  Yes, it has.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fast Company
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Internet may soon beat TV as main source of national news  —  Internet users already rely more on the network than newspapers and magazines for their national news.  Now the net is also on the verge of overtaking television, according to research.  —  In fact, more connected Italians already …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
“Mobile Video” Means “Video You Watch at Home”  —  Yes, you can use your iPhone to watch movie clips and music videos while you're in a car or on your way to work.  —  But you're probably using it watch stuff when you're sitting on your couch or in your bed.
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
U-T San Diego Wants Reporters to Increase Year-to-Year Web Traffic  —  We never get tired of reading about the ways Southern California newspapers are trying to marshal website metrics.  And to the credit of the new management of U-T San Diego, they have been very open about how their efforts in this regard are progressing.
 
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