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7:35 AM ET, December 28, 2012

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Gun owner: Newspaper ‘put me on the same level as a sex offender’  —  Veronica Hash resides on an eight-acre spread in Dutchess County, N.Y. She is a registered to own a handgun — something that visitors to the Web site of the Journal News could ascertain with little trouble.
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Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
In Retaliation for Map of Gun Permit Holders, Blogger Lists Names and Addresses of Newspaper Staff  —  In response to the controversy surrounding the interactive map of local gun permit holders published by a Lower Hudson Valley newspaper, one blogger decided to punish the paper's staff members …
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite, Yahoo! News and Newser
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Where The Journal News went wrong in publishing names, addresses of gun owners
Howard Kurtz / Daily Download:
Why David Gregory Shouldn't Be Behind Bars  —  David Gregory will not be moderating Meet the Press this Sunday.  —  He must be on the lam!  —  The Twitterverse has exploded over the news that Washington's Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the NBC newsman for brandishing …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
White House Petition To Arrest David Gregory Nears 10,000 Signatures  —  The crusade to stop logic-violence against NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has reached a new level.  After Meet The Press host David Gregory helped LaPierre embarrass himself on national television …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC News and David Gregory: A legal problem or a journalism problem?
Jim Romenesko:
More than 3.5 million page views for New York Times' ‘Snow Fall’ feature  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson tells her staff that the paper's “Snow Fall” interactive feature received around 2.9 million visits for more than 3.5 million page views.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
The music industry dropped DRM years ago.  So why does it persist on e-books?  —  Experts say it may have to do with the size of the two markets, for one thing.  —  The American e-book market is about 100 times smaller than the digital music market.  —  shiftstigma
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
In Boost to U.S. Plans, BBC World Service Is Added to Time Warner Cable  —  In a sign of progress for its push to get on cable and satellite systems across the United States, the BBC World News channel is now available in about 10 million homes that subscribe to Time Warner Cable.
Anne Allmeling / Deutsche Welle:
Suliman: ‘Al Jazeera plays the piper, but Qatar calls the tune’  —  The long-time Berlin correspondent for Al Jazeera, Aktham Suliman, recently resigned from his post.  The journalist tells DW that the Qatari government is exercising undue influence on Al Jazeera's reporting.
Discussion: Guardian
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press:
Orange County Register Owner Eyes Tribune Papers  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. — The publisher of the Orange County Register said Thursday that at an investor group he leads may want to buy Tribune Co.'s newspapers after the media conglomerate emerges from bankruptcy.
Associated Press:
Myanmar To Allow Daily Private Newspapers  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Friday it will allow private daily newspapers starting in April for the first time since 1964, in the latest step toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation.
Jim Romenesko:
Patch partners with Starbucks on ‘Come Together’ initiative  —  Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that baristas in his D.C.-area stores will write “Come Together” on cups to encourage compromise “to solve the tremendously important, time-sensitive issue to fix the national debt.”
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
Netflix ‘Social Features’ Coming In 2013, Once President Signs Bill  —  Netflix will introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013, the company told TPM Wednesday, following a bill passed by Congress just before the holiday break that removes previous restrictions that prevented companies from sharing customer video rental history.
 
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