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2:55 PM ET, November 26, 2013


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CBS News' Lara Logan Taking Leave Of Absence Over Discredited ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report  —  NEW YORK — Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of '"60 Minutes," informed staff Tuesday that Lara Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, would be taking a leave of absence following …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Lara Logan No Longer Hosting CPJ Dinner  —  NEW YORK — CBS News correspondent Lara Logan will no longer be hosting the annual press freedom awards dinner hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday night, as she had long been scheduled to do.  —  Logan's appearance …
Richard Johnson / Page Six:
Pack your bags, Alec!  MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs  —  Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say.  The rage-aholic's weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor's foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.  “The decision has been made.
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Julian Assange unlikely to face U.S. charges over publishing classified documents  —  The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Julian Assange lawyer calls on US to make formal decision on prosecution  —  The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the US criminal investigation into his publication of hundreds of thousands of state secrets has called on the Department of Justice to make a formal statement …
Discussion: @rupertmurdochpr and @jasonleopold
Rachel Bartlett /
CNN shares Instagram images from the ground on new Scenes platform  —  Broadcaster CNN has launched a new online platform where it will share Instagram images from its journalists across the world, giving a glimpse of life on the ground, and behind the headlines.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Corynne McSherry / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Girls Against Boys: What's Wrong With the (Latest) Beastie Boys Lawsuit  —  “Oh no!” said the email that went round the EFF office on Friday.  Could it be true that the Beastie Boys had unleashed the legal hounds to shut down a parody ad that uses the group's classic misogynistic ditty, “Girls”?
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Error in WHO report sparks media storm; wrongly said half of Greek HIV cases “self-inflicted”  —  Claim of ‘Self-Inflicted’ H.I.V. in Greece an Error, W.H.O. Says  —  LONDON — A claim by the World Health Organization that “about half” of new H.I.V. cases in Greece are …
Jim Romenesko:
David Skok is named Boston Globe Digital Adviser to the Editor  —  David Skok, director of and co-author of “Breaking News: Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism,” is joining the Boston Globe as digital adviser to the editor.  —  David Skok
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
In Myanmar, Newly Free Media Struggle to Turn a Profit  —  YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's journalists celebrated this year when the government lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers.  —  But six months after a dozen dailies rushed into production, journalists who had withstood the wrath …
Emily Brill / ChinaFile:
Former Committee to Protect Journalists Honoree Says Bloomberg Chief Should Not Chair Press Freedom Dinner  —  A prominent Hong Kong-based journalist has called on Daniel Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., to step down from his role as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists' …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Hacked Off warns local paper publishers not to join new regulator  —  A battle for the hearts, minds and pockets of small and medium-sized newspaper publishers is being fought over the new system of press regulation.  —  The large publishing companies who created the Independent Press Standards Organisation …
Global News:
Former Reuters news executive Chrystia Freeland wins election to Canadian parliament  —  Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland wins Toronto-Centre byelection  —  TORONTO - Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland has defeated her New Democrat rival Linda McQuaig in Toronto-Centre, ensuring the longtime Liberal riding remains red.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Barnes & Noble's Nook business falls more than 32%  —  Barnes & Noble's Nook business continues to struggle in its competition with Amazon, with revenues in the segment declining more than 32 percent in the company's most recent quarter, according to numbers released this morning.
Jina Moore / Columbia Journalism Review:
Hearing (new) voices  —  An innovative financing model may change the face of public radio  —  Sue Schardt wants to mess with your mind.  Specifically, she wants to mess with how you think about public media.  A public radio veteran, Schardt is the executive director of the Association …
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