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1:20 PM ET, December 26, 2012


 Top News: 
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip  —  The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC's David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cops told NBC not to use gun clip  —  NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was “not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sunday's “Meet the Press,” according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.  —  “NBC contacted [the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department] …
Robert Feder / Time Out Chicago:
Wire cutters: Tribune Co. newspapers dropping AP  —  The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January.  —  In addition to the flagship Tribune, other company-owned papers cutting ties …
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
BBC faces official investigation after giving 200 managers £100,000 pay-offs  —  Almost 200 senior BBC managers have received payoffs of more than £100,000 each in the past three years, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  The National Audit Office is to examine the scale …
Discussion: BBC
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
The O'Reilly Factory  —  “Abe would have liked this book,” the Fox News television host Bill O'Reilly said confidently of his blockbuster best-seller “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever.”  Even the ending?  —  Mr. O'Reilly reasoned that Lincoln …
Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewser and Politicker
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Local New York Newspaper Publishes Names And Addresses Of Gun Owners In Area  —  A New York newspaper is under criticism for publishing the names and addresses of local gun owners on Monday.  In a piece titled, “The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Amazon Pulls Self-Published Memoir About Star Wars Because It References “Star Wars”  —  After months of selling a self-published memoir about the effect Star Wars has had on his life, author Gib Van Ert found that Amazon has pulled the title because it references the words “Star Wars” and …
Discussion: and Boing Boing
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The pros and cons of newspaper paywalls: a Twitter debate  —  Debates over newspaper paywalls break out all the time, but not all of them involve a former Dow Jones chief executive, a former Wall Street Journal publisher, the current head of the Wall Street Journal's digital arm …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Influential investor Gordon Crawford has left his mark on media  —  ‘Gordy’ Crawford, who is ending a four-decade career at Capital Group, became something of a trusted advisor to media magnates.  His new focus: journalism.  —  Gordon Crawford of Capital Group is shown at KPCC-FM (89.3) in Pasadena.
David Carr / New York Times:
John Miller of CBS, at Home on Both Sides of the Police Tape  —  On the day of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., reporters were struggling and failing to get their arms around a story too horrible to fathom.  At our house, we stared at the incremental television coverage and came to realize that no one really knew anything.
Discussion: TVNewser and Los Angeles Times
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why 2012 was the year of the e-single  —  What did you read this past weekend?  I sat on my in-laws' living room couch and read “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” a longform story in the New York Times by John Branch.  The web version is packed with interactive features …
Huffington Post UK:
Piers Morgan Deportation Row: Counter-Petition For USA To Keep Chat Show Host Begins  —  The petition to deport Piers Morgan is still going strong, with nearly 70,000 signatures.  But who knows for how long, after a counter-petition to keep the former Mirror editor in the USA was started on the White House website.
Discussion: Mediaite, Guardian and Politico
Andrew Romano / The Daily Beast:
An Oral History of Newsweek Magazine  —  For the last print issue of Newsweek, Andrew Romano compiles an oral history of the storied magazine.  —  Peter Goldman should be famous.  As the voice of Newsweek from 1962 to 1988—the ace writer at a magazine read by as many as 20 million people each week …
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