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11:40 AM ET, December 19, 2012

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New York Times:
BBC Inquiry Blames Rigid Management for Mishandling Sex Abuse Scandal  —  LONDON — A report into the sexual abuse crisis that has shaken the British Broadcasting Corporation was strongly critical on Wednesday of the editorial and management decisions that led to the cancellation of a broadcast …
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Guardian:
Pollard inquiry: BBC ‘incapable’ of dealing with Jimmy Savile affair  —  • Newsnight editor Peter Rippon, his deputy Liz Gibbons and 5 Live boss Adrian Van Klaveren to move to new BBC jobs  —  • Deputy director of news Stephen Mitchell retires amid criticism and is to leave BBC after 38 years
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
NYT CEO Thompson spared in BBC inquiry  —  A BBC inquiry into the spiked investigation concerning allegations of sexual abuse by TV presenter Jimmy Savile appears to largely absolve Mark Thompson, former BBC director general and current New York Times chief executive, of responsibility for the poor handling of the scandal.
Guido Fawkes:   Full Tim Davie Email to BBC Staff
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
New York Times tells us to take down screenshot of its interactive graphic (that we praised)  —  Updated at 11:11 a.m. ET with comment from the Times.  —  The New York Times Co. has demanded that we take down a screenshot of an interactive graphic that the Times produced for the recent US presidential election.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pakastani teen blogger Malala Yousafzai is Time's runner-up for Person of the Year  —  The Taliban “wanted to silence” Malala Yousafzai when they shot her and several classmates on Oct. 9, Aryn Baker writes.  “Instead, they amplified her voice.”  —  The Pakistani teenager was targeted …
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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,” …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix-Backed Video-Sharing Bill Moves Ahead, Again  —  Good news for Netflix: Legislation the company has backed, designed to let people share their video-rental history on the Web, passed the U.S. House yesterday.  —  The bad news: Netflix went through the same exercise a year ago, but the bill never made it out of Congress.
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
First look: The Foreign Affairs redesign  —  Foreign Affairs, the 90-year-old magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, is getting a makeover.  As part of an effort to expand its appeal beyond the foreign policy establishment, every issue of Foreign Affairs will now feature …
Jennifer Hicks / Forbes:
Digital Media's Citizen Kane  —  Out of the London tech scene comes a 28-year-old journalist/entrepreneur surrounded by controversy whereever he goes.  Whether it was the publishing of his private dispute between himself and the tech editor of The Guardian or numerous public arguments …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
DuPont awards bring focus to dangers of reporting from war-torn Syria  —  Two reported series about the war in Syria will receive Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards during a ceremony at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library next month.  —  CBS News is the winner of a 2013 duPont Award …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Editorial Director Mark Miller Leaving Tina Brown at Newsweek  —  With the last paper version of Newsweek due out December 31, Tina Brown's team continues to shrink.  The latest big name out the door is her No. 2, veteran editorial director Mark Miller, who is leaving voluntarily amid layoffs …
 
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