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4:10 PM ET, December 10, 2013

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Marcella Bombardieri / The Boston Globe:
New York Times columnist David Carr to join Boston University faculty  —  Boston University has landed star New York Times media columnist David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative business models to support journalism in the digital era.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson aims to create global news brand, says international audiences are key  —  The global ‘New York Times’  —  First The New York Times became the national paper of record for the United States.  Now it is aiming to become a leading news brand globally.
Discussion: AdAge
Oliver Laughland / Guardian:
Murdoch is evil: the message hidden in a children's puzzle in one of his papers  —  Third line down says LIVESIHCODRUM (read it backwards) as puzzlemaster has a laugh at paymaster's expense  —  Harry the Dog's weekly kids' word search in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph tabloid
Fox News:
New York's top court rules Fox reporter cannot be forced to reveal sources in Colorado  —  In a ruling likely to be hailed as an affirmation of laws protecting journalists, New York's top court ruled that FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to reveal to a Colorado court her sources …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The OJR.org saga has a happy ending, with the domain headed back to USC Annenberg  —  OJR.org is going back to its original home.  —  A quick recap for those who haven't been following this tale of wayward domain names (one, two, three): The Online Journalism Review was, starting in the late 1990s …
Discussion: @jbenton
New York Times:
If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating  —  Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet.  But in the stepped-up competition for readers, digital news sites are increasingly blurring the line between fact and fiction, and saying that it is all part …
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Brian Stelter's CNN Debut Gets Bumpy Ratings Start  —  Stelter's premiere as “Reliable Sources” host drops sharply from most recent airing  —  Brian Stelter's debut as the new host of CNN's “Reliable Sources” drew less than stellar numbers on Sunday, drawing an underwhelming 400,000 total viewers …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper.  Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.  —  Most people think of Facebook in a similar way: It's a place to share photos of your kids.  It's a way to keep up with friends and family members.  It's a place to share a funny, viral story or LOLcat picture you've stumbled upon on the Web.
Lyra McKee / The Muckraker:
Matter had over 10K paying readers but paywall wasn't right model, says co-founder  —  In 2012, tech journalists Bobbie Johnson and Jim Giles raised over $140,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter for their new publication, Matter.  The idea was simple: a digital publishing house that produced in-depth …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @niemanlab
The Nabe:
Police Restore Access to Crime Reports  —  Last week, The Nabe reported that the city's police precincts would no longer directly provide journalists with the forms detailing crime reports.  On Monday, shortly after CUNY Graduate Graduate School of Journalism Dean Stephen B. Shepard sent …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The persecution of Apple: is the ebook investigation out of control?  —  Fresh controversy over Apple's role in an alleged ebook conspiracy raises questions about the judge's handling of the case, and even led the Wall Street Journal to say she is a “disgrace” and call for her removal.
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Aereo says it turned a profit in some markets, wants partners  —  The chief executive of closely watched Internet TV startup Aereo said on Tuesday that the controversial company had turned a profit in some of its markets, and is also looking for broadband partners to pair with its service.
Guardian:
International bill of digital rights: call from 500 writers around the world  —  In a petition to the United Nations, a group of authors agree that democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space  —  • State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world's leading authors
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Patch co-founder and AOL exec Jon Brod to leave company  —  Longtime AOL Exec Jon Brod Headed Out  —  AOL executive Jon Brod, who has had multiple roles in the company and was most recently in charge of its venture arm, is leaving AOL.  —  The news isn't a huge shock …
Discussion: Business Insider and @vouchey
Andrew Albanese / PublishersWeekly.com:
Judge Tosses Booksellers' Suit Against Publishers, Amazon  —  Federal Judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed a lawsuit filed by independent booksellers against Amazon and the big six publishers that alleged a murky conspiracy to restrain trade via Amazon's use of proprietary DRM in its Kindle e-reading platform.
Discussion: Gigaom, TeleRead and Publishers Lunch
 
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Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
After first year online, Tech City News launches print magazine
Discussion: Guardian and @beckygolland
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Linux Voice secures £90,000 crowdfunded launch target
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Experiments in viral journalism: Trinity Mirror launches Ampp3d for sharing data-driven stories
Discussion: @greenwellys
Agence France Presse:
Two Spanish journalists held by Al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
The BBC needs a global news strategy - and Harding's approach seems dated
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP reporter finds bodies in Malian desert
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In suburban D.C., a network of hyperlocal news sites expands and bets on local advertising
Discussion: Street Fight
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jeffrey Rothfeder out as editor of International Business Times
Discussion: Talking Biz News
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Fox News Paid Fired Executive $8 Million to Keep Quiet
 

 
From Techmeme:

Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

 
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