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Tamron Hall to Host New Crime Show (Chicago Sun-Times / Voices)
Tamron Hall, the MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent — and former morning show co-anchor of Fox 32 News in Chicago — will host Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, a new weekly crime investigation series for Discovery’s ID (Investigation Discovery) network. The announcement was made by the peacock network at the semi-annual Television Correspondents Association meetings in Los Angeles. Hall has a direct, personal connection to violent crime. Her older sister was a murder victim in a case that is still officially unsolved. Deadline Hollywood In each one-hour episode, Hall will be joined by other correspondents to explore crimes. Among them: journalists Michelle Sigona and Angeline Hartmann and veteran America’s Most Wanted correspondent Tom Morris Jr. The new series also will feature appearances from ID regulars Aphrodite Jones (host of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones) and Keith Beauchamp (host of The Injustice Files). HuffPost Hall will host the program while continuing to anchor NewsNation on MSNBC. The first episode will look at the murder of a mentally ill wife and mother of two, and Robert Chambers, otherwise known as the “Preppie Killer.”

Journalists at Bradley Manning Trial Report Hostile Conditions for Press (BoingBoing)
Journalists and bloggers covering closing arguments in the military trial of Wikileaks source Bradley Manning were reporting a far more intense security climate at Ft. Meade Thursday, as compared to the past 18 months of pre-trial hearings and court proceedings. @carwinb, @kgosztola, @nathanLfuller, and @wikileakstruck have tweeted about armed guards standing directly behind them as they type into laptops in the designated press area, being “screamed at” for having “windows” open on their computers that show Twitter in a browser tab, and having to undergo extensive, repeated, invasive physical searches. Christian Science-Monitor Closing arguments in the court-martial of Manning began Thursday, with the Army intelligence officer facing a potential sentence of life in prison for releasing some 700,000 classified government documents online. But decisions in the courtroom have already echoed beyond the realm of national security into the world of journalism. Indeed, the case has significant implications for the media today, communication experts say. HuffPost Reporters have become accustomed to running a gauntlet of bomb-sniffing dogs and court-record declassification procedures to cover the trial of Manning. But secrecy and security may have reached new heights during closing arguments on Thursday.

New York Post Editor Col Allan Being Sent to Australia to Guide News Corp. Papers (Capital New York)
New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan is leaving the paper — temporarily at least. The tabloid’s top man is being shipped off to his native Australia to provide “extra editorial leadership” for News Corp.’s papers there, according to an internal company memo that was distributed Thursday evening and obtained by Capital. “It will be invaluable for our papers in Australia to have the benefit of his insight, expertise and talent,” said News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson, also an Australian, in the memo. Sydney Morning Herald / Business Day Murdoch’s Australian newspapers, like others worldwide, have been going through a difficult period due to falling advertising, decreased circulation and increased competition from more digitally focused competitors. “I have asked Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the New York Post, to spend the next two or three months working with (News Corp. Australia CEO) Kim Williams and providing extra editorial leadership for our papers, which are in the midst of an important period of transition in our key markets,” Thomson said.

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Fired KTVU Producer in Asiana Gaffe: ‘My Hard-Earned Reputation Is Intack’ (TheWrap / MediaAlley)
Three producers at the KTVU Fox affiliate in Oakland have lost their jobs over a racially offensive report of Asiana pilot names on a newscast about a crash landing that left three dead, and one of them insisted to TheWrap: “My hard-earned reputation is intack [sic].” Reached by TheWrap via email, investigative projects producer Roland De Wolk wrote: “My hard-earned reputation is intack. There are lawyers, so eager as I am to anser [sic] all questions, I must refrain.” FishbowlNY Still. Of all the times to calibrate two separate sentences with two separate typos… TheWrap’s Sara Morrison goes on to write: “TheWrap presumes the spelling errors were unintentional.” Ouch.