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6:05 PM ET, December 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Did NPR's Andy Carvin overreach his Twitter calling on Newtown shooting?  —  Carvin became a one-man social media hub on the Arab spring, but the school shooting exposed flaws in his retweet method  —  If it bleeds, it leads - that most reliable axiom of journalism - may be nowhere as true as on Twitter.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
In real-time journalism, declaring what you won't report can be just as important as what you will  —  It started with confusion at the scene of the crime.  A source told CNN the killer was named Ryan Lanza.  —  Soon several news organizations published images from a Facebook profile belonging to a man with that name.
Discussion: GigaOM
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Sandy Hook coverage: Is ‘good enough’ good enough?  —  Adam Lanza was not buzzed in to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday.  His mother, Nancy, did not work at the school.  He didn't have an altercation with school officials the day before.
Eric Deggans / Tampa Bay Times:
Understanding Newtown shooting coverage: Accepting errors in breaking news seems the biggest mistake
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Connecticut shootings: Not a media story
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:   Errors in Newtown Shootings Coverage Reflect Growing Pressures
Chloe Sladden / Twitter Blog:
Coming Soon: Nielsen Twitter TV Rating  —  Today Nielsen announced an agreement with Twitter to create the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating,” an industry-standard metric that is based entirely on Twitter data.  —  As the experience of TV viewing continues to evolve, our TV partners have consistently asked …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:   The Nielsen Twitter TV Rating just made Twitter the first purely social ranking of US TV program popularity
John Cook / Gawker:
Richard Engel is Missing in Syria; NBC News Enforces News Blackout  —  NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing in Syria, according to Turkish news reports.  The reports also say that Aziz Akyava, a Turkish journalist working with Engel, is unaccounted for.
Michael Kelley / Business Insider:
REPORTS: NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Is Missing In Syria
Discussion: Twitchy
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Baron: It's ‘probable’ Washington Post newsroom will shrink  —  Incoming Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron tells Paul Starobin “It's probable” the paper's headcount will go down, but that he hopes the Post can do more on local reporting.  “I don't think for a minute that local journalism …
Paul Starobin / The New Republic:
Martin Baron's Plan to Save The Washington Post  —  Martin Baron, the incoming executive editor of The Washington Post, is bespectacled and scruffily bearded, a nice Jewish boy from Tampa and an itinerant survivor of America's imploding newspaper industry.  For the past eleven and a half years, he has edited the Boston Globe.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Nat Ives / AdAge:
A Look at Newspapers Turning a Profit — Yes, There Are Some — and Those That Are Not  —  Speculation surged last week that Michael Bloomberg, New York's billionaire mayor and founder of Bloomberg LP, might buy The Financial Times, after The New York Times reported he'd been thinking about it.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:   Print in 2013: Newspapers cut costs and seek tablets of salvation
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Why we all have a stake in the Freedom of the Press Foundation  —  This new nonprofit to protect WikiLeaks and other whistleblowers from payment systems blocking deserves our support  —  Two years ago this month, the major online payment systems - Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and more …
The Huffington Post:
Crowd Funding the Right to Know
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
87% of U.S. magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app, survey says  —  A large annual survey of magazine and newspaper publishers finds that 90 percent have some sort of mobile presence — whether it's on a tablet, smartphone or e-reader.  And while less than a quarter (22 percent) …
Discussion: Folio and NetNewsCheck Latest
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
News Outlets Send Letter To Romney Campaign Contesting Expenses  —  Nine news outlets that covered the election sent a joint letter Monday to former Romney campaign officials to contest expenses billed to their reporters.  BuzzFeed, which is among the outlets that signed the letter, first reported on the dispute last week.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu's Year-End Report: We're Pretty Darn Big!  (And We're Not Saying Anything Else.)  —  Hulu has put out its 2012 numbers and, boy, are they good for a company that everyone said would never work: Almost $700 million in revenue, and “more than” three million paying customers for its Hulu Plus subscription service.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Hulu's 2012: Revenue up 65% to $695M, subscribers double to 3M, 28% more advertisers
Discussion: GigaOM and Reuters
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Participant Media Acquires Documentary Channel, Halogen TV  —  Participant Media has acquired cable networks Documentary Channel and Halogen TV and will combine them into a single as-yet unnamed cable network to launch next summer with a distribution of some 40 million households …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Washington Post signs up with NewsCred in push for dollars, exposure  —  NewsCred, which offers publishers and brands a growing library of elite news content, announced this week that the Washington Post is the latest to join its syndication service.  —  According to NewsCred CEO Shafqat Islam …
Discussion: Business Insider and AllThingsD
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