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Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News (TVNewser)
Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime for Fox News Channel, the network announced Tuesday afternoon. But to which hour is not known. Since 2010, Kelly has anchored the two-hour afternoon show America Live. “Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network,” Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple Just how Fox News will install Kelly in primetime is a matter of great mystery, given that its stars in the various time slots — including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — appear to be locked down on contracts. NYT Fox did not announce a specific show for Kelly or whose place she would be taking in the network’s primetime lineup. However, speculation has centered on Van Susteren, the 10 p.m. anchor. Van Susteren recently signed an extension of her Fox contract but her future role is not certain at this point. TheWrap / MediaAlley According to an insider with knowledge of the situation, Van Susteren approached CNN chief Jeff Zucker about a possible job at her former cable network last spring. Though they met several times, CNN ultimately wasn’t interested in her. The Atlantic Wire The only option we see is a co-hosting gig, or perhaps they dump the 11 p.m. O’Reilly Factor re-run for a brand-new late night show. But late-night is not primetime and any way you slice that (8-to-11 or 6-to-11), it seems Fox News has more highly-paid hosts than there are hours in the day. Let the battle begin.

Washington Post‘s Edward Snowden Editorial Draws Incredulous Reaction (HuffPost)
The Washington Post‘s editorial board drew catcalls on Tuesday for calling for the leaks from Edward Snowden to be stopped — even though the Post itself had benefited from those leaks. The editorial board, which is run independently of the news division, allowed that the scoops published by the Post and other outlets had “shed useful light on some NSA programs and raised questions that deserve debate.” But, the board said, “The first U.S. priority should be to prevent Mr. Snowden from leaking information that harms efforts to fight terrorism and conduct legitimate intelligence operations… The best solution for both Mr. Snowden and the Obama administration would be his surrender to U.S. authorities, followed by a plea negotiation.” Gawker Take note, potential leakers and whistleblowers inside the U.S. government: The official stance of the Washington Post‘s editorial board is that you should shut up and go to jail. Would-be Washington Post sources may wish to take that information into consideration when choosing where to leak to. With such a welcoming attitude at the WaPo, it’s crazy that Snowden ultimately chose to leak to The Guardian, right? Salon / David Sirota From David Gregory to Andrew Ross Sorkin to David Brooks, the ranks of Washington’s hottest new club continues to swell. Call it Journalists Against Journalism — a group of reporters and pundits who are outraged that whistle-blowers and news organizations are colluding to expose illegal government surveillance. To this club, the best journalism is not the kind that challenges power or even merely sheds light on the inner workings of government; it is about protecting power and keeping the lights off.

Amy Chozick to Join New York Times’ Political Team (Poynter / MediaWire)
The New York Times announced Tuesday that Amy Chozick, who covers corporate media, will be joining the political team. She’ll focus on a specific beat: covering Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family. FishbowlNY As a media blog, we’ve become quite familiar with the work of Amy Chozick, who has been covering corporate media for The New York Times since 2011. So we’re sort of sad to hear that she’s moving to the paper’s political team, but also happy for her.