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Alec Baldwin’s Show Will Not Return to MSNBC (TVNewser)
Alec Baldwin‘s Friday night show Up Late has been pulled from MSNBC. The network and Baldwin’s representative Matthew Hiltzik released a short statement: “We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC.” An MSNBC spokesperson adds, “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.” NY Post / Page Six Baldwin was suspended — supposedly for two weeks — after he screamed at a Post photographer, calling him a “c*cksucking f*ggot.” The 30 Rock star was supposed to resume his weekly show Friday. But his latest rant, which drew fire from gay-rights organizations, gave the NBC Universal bosses a great excuse to cancel a show that wasn’t working anyway, after just four episodes. Gothamist “Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air!” Baldwin said to Gothamist. “I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘c*cksucking maggot’ or a ‘c*cksucking motherf*cker’… ‘f*ggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know.” TVNewser As for Bashir, he is off for the week on a “pre-planned vacation.” New York Daily News Behind the scenes, there were clashes between staffers on the show and the anger-prone actor. “Both sides seemed to not be able to work with each other,” an insider said. “He told them he didn’t want to work on the show, and they said well, we don’t want you working on it,” a source close to the situation said.

Lara Logan Takes Leave of Absence From CBS (TVNewser)
Lara Logan, the correspondent on the discredited Benghazi 60 Minutes story, will be taking a leave of absence from the program in the wake of the release of an internal report on the matter. In an email to staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News chairman Jeff Fager writes, “I have asked Lara Logan, who has distinguished herself and has put herself in harm’s way many times in the course of covering stories for us, to take a leave of absence, which she has agreed to do.” HuffPost / The Backstory “When faced with a such an error, we must use it as an opportunity to make our broadcast even stronger,” Fager wrote. “We are making adjustments at 60 Minutes to reduce the chances of it happening again.” NYT CBS did not specify the length of the leave of absence for its two staff members, nor whether they would continue to be paid. In general, television correspondents do not lose salary unless they are suspended. HuffPost / The Backstory Logan stepped down from hosting the annual press freedom awards dinner hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday night. “Given the circumstances, Lara Logan did not want the fact that she was hosting the dinner to take attention away from our award winners,” CPJ chair Sandy Rowe said through a spokesperson. CJR / The United States Project CBS and 60 Minutes have compounded the original mistake by scrubbing their digital files of the retracted segment. A press release issued by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) called the news organization’s handling of the error “a case study in how not to correct an inaccurate report in the digital age.”

Agencies Ordered to Pay $1.2 Million for Photographs Taken From Twitter (The Guardian / Greenslade Blog)
A U.S. jury has ordered two agencies — Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images — to pay a total of $1.2 million for photographs they acquired through Twitter. The case is one of the first to address how images that individuals make available to the public through social media can be used by third parties for commercial purposes. And it could well prove to be a landmark decision, though the judgment in favor of freelance photographer Daniel Morel is open to appeal. AllTwitter This ruling brings the question of who owns what on Twitter. It sets a precedent that the original creator of photos (and possibly other multimedia) actually owns them, and must be contacted before their photos are taken off Twitter and published — despite the fact that they were first published on the very public forum that is Twitter. SocialTimes In an era where 24-hour news has become a minute-by-minute breakdown of every excruciating detail, the issue of copyright attribution has felt rather murky. This decision has brought the issue into sparkling clarity. As much as speed is of the essence in modern reporting, old school research and image attribution is still important.