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7:55 AM ET, December 19, 2012

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Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Pollard report: Former BBC Director-General George Entwistle ignored warnings of Jimmy Savile's ‘dark side’  —  George Entwistle, the former BBC Director-General, did not heed warnings in emails alerting him that Jimmy Savile had a “dark side” before going ahead with tribute programmes …
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Guido Fawkes:
Full Tim Davie Email to BBC Staff  —  This email is going to everyone at the BBC
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Guardian:
Pollard inquiry: BBC ‘incapable’ of dealing with Jimmy Savile affair  —  Peter Rippon, the editor of Newsnight, to be replaced after report into scandal is published criticises leadership at corporation  —  Chaos and confusion, a lack of leadership from senior executives and an adherence to …
Discussion: Telegraph and Telegraph
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 …
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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.
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Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Ranking Nate Silver's Trashiest Post-Election Trash Talk
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.
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.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jacob Weisberg: ‘The confusion about paywalls is bad for sites like ours’  —  Jacob Weisberg reacted so swiftly to Forbes reporter Jeff Bercovici's suggestion Friday that Slate might put in some sort of pay model because “the confusion about paywalls is bad for sites like ours,” …
WAtoday:
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.
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
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:   Trouble at The Columbia Journalism Review?
 
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times getting another price hike
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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