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Hollywood to journalism: Delete, delete, delete

Good morning. My name is Kristen Hare and I’ll be driving this thing for awhile. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Hollywood is concerned about the ethics and morals of journalism

    Sony's lawyer sent a letter to news organizations demanding that the documents stolen from the company in the recent hack be "avoided, and destroyed." (The New York Times) | Aaron Sorkin totally agrees. (The New York Times.) | Dan Kennedy does not. "Dear Sony: Stealing information is a crime. Receiving stolen information and publishing it is protected by the First Amendment." (@dankennedy_nu) | RELATED: Here's a pretty good explainer if you're not sure how we got to the place where the creator of a show about a fictional newsroom is doling out advice to real ones. (Fusion)

  2. The Sydney siege continues

    Chris Kenny, associate editor of The Australian, left the Lindt cafe with a coffee just before the gunman took over.

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2014′s best in photos include Ebola, selfies and Ferguson

Time | Getty Images | Associated Press

This year in images includes people in hazmat suits both in the U.S. and in West Africa, protests in Ukraine, Ferguson and Hong Kong, the Sochi Olympics, the World Cup in Brazil, wars, death and selfies. The Associated Press and Time have released their choices for photos of the year, and if you’d like to take part in that choosing, Getty Images lets you vote in their current search for the most moving images.

Here are a few from the AP:

 Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel’s President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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Kathy Gannon: ‘I’m going back to Afghanistan, for sure’

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“I’m going to go back to Afghanistan, for sure,” Kathy Gannon says in an interview with Susan Ormiston. Gannon and fellow AP journalist Anja Niedringhaus were shot in Afghanistan in April; Niedringhaus “died instantly,” Gannon says.

“I just feel more just sad that she’s not here,” Gannon says about Niedringhaus. “I just miss her all the time.”

Gannon has had “had 14 surgeries on her arms, shoulder and hand,” the CBC reports. “I’ve done some writing using just these fingers, and I’m getting really fast,” Gannon says.

“I’m definitely going back,” Gannon says. “And I know Anja would be exactly the same. I am not going to let some crazy gunman decide my future.” She says, “there are wonderful stories to be told, still, and I want to tell them.” Read more

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It’s ‘Bah! Humbug!’ and other holiday style advice from the AP

British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in “Scrooge,” at Shepperton Studios, near London, Jan. 15, 1970. (AP Photo/R. Dear)

British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in “Scrooge,” at Shepperton Studios, near London, Jan. 15, 1970. (AP Photo/R. Dear)

The Associated Press held a style chat Tuesday on holiday terms with lifestyles editor Julie Rubin. Taken in their parts or as a whole, these style chats always feel useful and a bit funny: “Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus would also be known as the Clauses.”

Here are some tweets from the holiday style chat.

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Fergus Bell leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify content

Fergus Bell, who helped the Associated Press develop standards for verifying user-generated content, will become the head of newsroom partnerships and innovation at Social Asset Management Inc. SAM sells software to newsrooms that helps them build verification of UGC into their workflows.

“Moving to a startup was something that was pretty difficult, but I think it was a natural extension of the work I’ve been doing,” Bell said in a phone call. He’s SAM’s first employee with a news background and will visit newsrooms considering its product, as well as help his coworkers figure out what newsrooms need.

Bell will remain in London. He said SAM’s small size (he’ll be its sixth employee) was a major enticement to move from AP, where he was international social media and UGC editor — “I’m really excited to be a part of a team where an idea can come up in the morning and be executed in the afternoon,” he said. Read more

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BUTTERBALL TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

Here’s why food editors don’t mess with Thanksgiving (but some would like to)

You can always call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, which is still a thing, at 1-800-BUTTERBALL.  (PRNewsFoto/Butterball Turkey Company)

You can always call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line(TM) at 1-800-BUTTERBALL. (PRNewsFoto/Butterball Turkey Company)

It was around the Jewish High Holy Days, actually, when Sheryl Julian learned not to mess with people’s recipes. The menu was pretty much the same for the Jewish community in Boston, Julian said, who were then largely Ashkenazi.

“One year I found a Sephardic Jewish woman raised in north Africa and she gave me this wonderful menu,” said Julian, food editor for The Boston Globe.

About a month later, a woman stopped Julian after she gave a talk “and she said, ‘I have a bone to pick with you. What where you doing printing that recipe on the High Holy Day? That’s not what the Jews in Boston make.’”

Yes, Julian replied, but wasn’t it interesting?

“And she said, ‘it was different and i wasn’t interested.’”

Don’t you have your own recipes? Julian asked the woman.

“And she said, ‘of course i do, I just want to read everyone else’s.’”

Julian realized something just then. Read more

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Washington Post looks toward national audience with Kindle Fire app

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Washington Post looks toward national audience with new Kindle Fire app

    This is important: It will not provide local news. Updates every day at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free for six months, a buck for the next six months. (WP) | Post people said owner Jeff Bezos "had made it clear, through meetings with executives and through feedback on ideas and proposals, that The Post’s broad strategy should shift toward growing its national and international audience — in direct contrast to its previous mission of narrowing its focus to local news." (NYT) | The Post also launched "BrandConnect Perspective" Thursday, a native advertising initiative for opinion pieces. First up is Bayer, with "Modern Agriculture is Based on Sound Science." (WP) | Related: Former Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli's North Base Media is an investor in Inkl, a "Spotify for media content." (StartupSmart)

  2. Bill Cosby and the media

    "I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious, it will not appear anywhere," he warns Brett Zongker after declining to comment on rape allegations.

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NYT corrected Gary Hart story after source’s recollection changed

Good morning. Thanks, veterans. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. NYT corrects Gary Hart story

    Former Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler disputes the chronology he gave Matt Bai about when he saw Gary Hart's challenge to prove his infidelity. "Therefore, it is likely that the original version of this article, based in large part on Fiedler’s account, referred incorrectly to the point at which any of the Herald journalists first saw the Times article quoting Hart as saying, 'Follow me around,'" the correction reads. "The text has been adjusted accordingly." (NYT) | Bai: "I find it particularly disturbing that Fiedler, someone I'd very much admired, has now invented a new version of events after repeatedly and recently reconfirming his own longstanding account, which is something we as journalists often condemn in the people we cover." (HuffPost)

  2. Journalists and lawyers: A special legal mini-roundup

    ACLU sues St. Louis County police on behalf of Bilgin Şaşmaz, a Turkish journalist arrested in Ferguson in August.

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FBI impersonated an AP reporter

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. FBI impersonated AP reporter

    FBI director James B. Comey wrote a letter to The New York Times saying an undercover officer investigating some bomb threats "portrayed himself as an employee of The Associated Press, and asked if the suspect would be willing to review a draft article about the threats and attacks, to be sure that the anonymous suspect was portrayed fairly." (NYT) | Statement from AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll: "This latest revelation of how the FBI misappropriated the trusted name of The Associated Press doubles our concern and outrage, expressed earlier to Attorney General Eric Holder, about how the agency's unacceptable tactics undermine AP and the vital distinction between the government and the press." (AP) | Previously, we learned the FBI "created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect." (The Seattle Times) | Comey says the operation "was proper and appropriate under Justice Department and F.B.I.

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AP Stylebook: Holiday eating edition

On Tuesday, while you were likely out voting or covering people out voting, the Associated Press had a style chat on Twitter, and it was about food. AP’s food editor, J.M. Hirsch, joined the chat, which was useful from both a journalism and holiday eater perspective. I’ve added in links to some AP holiday recipes, too, found thanks to Hirsch’s Twitter feed.

Let’s start with the drinking:

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