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4:40 PM ET, November 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Departures Heighten Concerns About Staff Retention  —  NEW YORK — When New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was in negotiations this past summer to keep stats guru Nate Silver at the paper, his agent remarked that his client was “the prettiest girl at the party.”
Discussion: @sulliview and @dkthomp
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Times’ masthead 'hasn't had a chance to huddle yet' about Stelter's exit  —  With Brian Stelter heading to CNN, who will take over The New York Times' TV news beat?  —  “No successor yet,” media editor Bruce Headlam told Capital.  —  Stelter's move to CNN has been percolating since the summer …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Brian Stelter Jumps To CNN To Host ‘Reliable Sources’
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Editor of Times Magazine to Step Down at Year's End  —  Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine, told his staff in a brief meeting on Tuesday that he would be leaving The Times at year's end.  —  In the noon meeting, attendees said that Mr. Lindgren choked up and described the last few days as difficult.
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
14 People Who Should Run The ‘New York Times’ Mag  —  With the news that editor Hugo Lindgren will be leaving the top slot at the New York Times magazine at the end of the year, it's incumbent on all of us to dream of who we'd like to take the helm next.  Last time around Daniel Zalewski came close …
Discussion: @alexmleo and @moorehn
The Huffington Post:
Richard Cohen Defends Column: ‘Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful’  —  Richard Cohen says that his latest piece was not intended to be and shouldn't be read as racist.  —  “The word racist is truly hurtful,” he told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.  “It's not who I am.  It's not who I ever was.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Dish-DirecTV Merger ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense,’ Says Ergen  —  DirecTV's CEO may believe regulators would never allow a merger of the two big American satellite TV companies, but Charlie Ergen's ardor for such a deal remains undimmed.  —  “There's obviously a business case that [consolidation] …
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
At newspapers, photographers feel the brunt of job cuts  —  Citing “new technologies” and “economic realities,” the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., laid off its four remaining staff photographers earlier this month, joining the growing ranks of newspapers that are shrinking or eliminating their photography staffs.
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Why we are moving our media coverage over to Gigaom  —  This is the last post we'll publish on paidContent as we move our media coverage under one Gigaom umbrella and a new Media channel.  —  As one of the last remaining independent tech media startups, we have a keen interest in the future of the media business.
Discussion: @sdkstl, @msbrumfield and @thestalwart
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CBS News and reporter Lara Logan face brutal criticism on flawed Benghazi report  —  Lara Logan, CBS News' hard-charging chief foreign correspondent, has repeatedly risked her life in pursuit of the story.  She's been shot at, arrested, blindfolded by militiamen, and physically assaulted …
Nina Mandell / USA Today:
IOC spokesman: Journalists free to Instagram at Sochi Olympics  —  Journalists will be allowed to use Instagram, Twitter and other social media to post still photos and news from the Sochi Olympics, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams confirmed to For The Win in an email on Monday.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Google Glass Will Expand Its Features Into Music  —  To sell Glass, its augmented-reality form of eyewear, Google has already tried to make it a fashion accessory and a must-have video device for any parent or sky diver.  Now it is also presenting this $1,500 piece of wearable technology as a way to interact with music.
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Metropolitan Police confirms investigation into the Guardian over Snowden files in letter to Tory MP  —  The Metropolitan Police has tasked a team of detectives to investigate the Guardian over the Edward Snowden leaks, it has been claimed.  —  Conservative MP Julian Smith …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Hearst executive to ‘lead and advance’ its digital business  —  The Daily News has made two new appointments on the digital side of its business operations.  —  The paper has dipped into Hearst's talent pool to hire Grant Whitmore, who is leaving his post as the magazine …
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Vice Media Bulks Up News Division  —  Company With Knack for Reaching Young Adults Ads More Journalists  —  Vice Media Inc., known for its edgy, youth-oriented online and TV programming, is more than doubling the size of its news operations, the latest sign that digital-media outlets see growth potential in news.
Discussion: @gabbystern, @manoushz and @kobrako
Ted Johnson / Variety:
News Corp Reports 3% Drop in Revenue in First Quarter  —  News Corp, the recently spun off publishing side of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, reported that its revenue fell in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, due to lower advertising revenue and foreign exchange fluctuations.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
In first ‘new’ News Corp. earnings call, lower numbers and a shift to mobile
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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
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