Front page of the day. News Limited’s Cairns Post won Regional Newspaper of the Year at Friday night’s News Awards. With front-page stories like today’s, we have them as an early favourite to take out next year’s gong as well …

Headline of the Day. Meanwhile, fellow News title The Sunday Territorian fired an early salvo for next year’s newspaper of the year with its front-page headline yesterday:

Ex-NotW editor Brooks given $2.6m as part of payout

“News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks reportedly received $2.6 million in cash, the use of a London office and a chauffeur-driven limousine as part of her severance package from the newspaper group.” — The Australian

Controversial NZ presenter to join Ten’s Breakfast

“Controversial New Zealand television presenter Paul Henry is set to join the Ten Network’s new morning programme Breakfast when it launches next year.” — Media Spy

Former US 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney dies

“Mr. Rooney, who died Friday night at age 92, was a reporter and writer-producer for television for decades before landing in 1978 on 60 Minutes. To his consternation, the show made him into a celebrity.” — Wall Street Journal

Seven to launch TV4 datacasting

“Seven is set to extend datacasting channel TV4, which has been screening branded content in rural areas on Prime Media, into metropolitan markets.” — TV Tonight

What Facebook’s new features mean for journos

“Most of the changes that Facebook announced at its f8 conference have gone into effect (even though we’re still waiting for Timeline). In general, new Facebook tools create opportunities for journalists to evolve their personal brands and beats.” — Mashable