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5:55 AM ET, December 19, 2012


 Top News: 
Brian Keegan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting?  A frenzied start gives way to a few core editors  —  If you follow me on Twitter, you're probably already well acquainted with my views on what should happen in the wake of the shooting spree that massacred 20 children and 6 educators …
Adrienne LaFrance / Denver Post:
Newtown to the media: You're making this nightmare worse  —  NEWTOWN - “Enough is enough.”  That's how one local woman summed up the weird and terrible media spectacle that has overtaken her once sleepy hometown.  —  As Newtowners gathered in shock to comfort one another after a 20-year-old resident went …
Aaron Hicklin / Out Magazine:
Nate Silver: Person of the Year  —  Nate Silver wants to know if I've seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the much-praised documentary about Japanese sushi legend Jiro Ono.  “It's about this guy in Japan who makes the best sushi, probably in the world, and you're, like, What's the secret?”  Silver says.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Ranking Nate Silver's Trashiest Post-Election Trash Talk  —  Ever since discovering math and using it to very accurately predict the presidential election, Nate Silver has been on something of a score-settling media tour.  Over the past six weeks, Silver hasn't been shy about letting …
Discussion: The Awl
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Penguin settles with Department of Justice in ebook pricing case  —  Penguin, which is merging with Random House, has settled with the Department of Justice in the ebook pricing lawsuit, the DOJ announced late Tuesday afternoon.  The DOJ sued Apple, Penguin and four other publishers in April for conspiring to set ebook prices.
News Ltd hit by $476m loss as mastheads lose value  —  NEWS CORP'S Australian operation, News Ltd, posted a $476.7 million loss for the financial year ending June 30, after slashing the value of its newspaper mastheads after a double-digit decline in revenues.
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Are Newspaper People Really Still Wondering If Journalism Can Exist Without Newsprint?  —  Decades of often awkward interaction with America's “print media” professionals has proven (to me) that writers who talk about their medium are bores, and also bad writers.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Fox's bloody t-shirt: Newtown images shows risks of automated ads  —  Newspapers are careful about where their ads appear.  They make sure, for instance, that flight specials don't appear beside plane crash articles or that Taco Bell coupons aren't printed beside food-poisoning stories.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Instagram changes terms of service, but will pro photographers flee anyway?  —  Instagram's new terms of service are causing widespreading out-freaking across the Internet.  The photo-sharing service might not need to worry about losing food-snapping schmoes, John Paul Titlow writes …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
Time Inc. Names Martha Nelson First-Ever Woman Editor-in-Chief  —  Martha Nelson has been named Time Inc.'s seventh editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to fill the position, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Nelson, the founding editor of InStyle and former editor of People Group …
Jim Romenesko:
Robin Fields and Eric Umansky Promoted at ProPublica  —  Robin Fields has been promoted to managing editor at ProPublica, succeeding Stephen Engelberg, who becomes editor-in-chief.  He replaces Paul Steiger, who becomes executive chairman.  —  Umansky and Fields
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Reports of Fox News Barring Discussions of Gun Control Are Premature  —  “It is too soon to talk the politics of gun control,” executive producer for weekends David Clark writes in an email that insiders say has been taken wildly out of context.  —  Much was being made online on Monday …
Rhonda Roland Shearer / iMediaEthics:
CJR Reporter Lying, Exploiting a Source?  What's happening at Columbia Journalism Review?  —  Bruce Porter, a retired Columbia University journalism professor and the author of the book-turned-movie Blow, decided in 2011 that he would find Marcy, the then-teen source he betrayed …
Discussion: @craigsilverman
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:   Trouble at The Columbia Journalism Review?
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