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12:30 PM ET, December 14, 2010

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New York Post:
Denton's disgrace  —  Tweet  —  A Manhattan woman's life was turned upside down yesterday, one day after hackers gained access to Gawker Media's servers, exposing her e-mail account, password and other personal information.  —  Within hours, the hackers had used her Gawker information …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
An Interview with Gnosis, the group behind the Gawker hacking  —  The chances are you already know about the Gawker Media security breach, a network-wide attack that compromised over a million registered accounts across Gawker's web properties.  Internal memos were accessed …
YouTube Blog:
Double rainbows, annoying oranges and bed intruders: the year on YouTube … Email This  —  BlogThis!  —  Share to Twitter  —  Share to Facebook  —  Share to Google Buzz
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Kevin Allocca / YouTube Trends:
Welcome to YouTube Trends  —  Sometimes waiting for popular new videos to hit your inbox / chat window / wall / feed / mobile / pager / two-way radio can be frustrating.  Sometimes keeping up with the latest YouTube fad can be hard to do.  Sometimes you want to know more about what's happening from where it's happening.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters America Gets News Service Deep Into Aggregating  —  As part of Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) expansion into more general news service in addition to its financial reports, the company has launched Reuters America, it's most direct challenge to the Associated Press position as a supplier of articles and photos to newspapers.
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:   Reuters America Claims New Territory; First Stop, Chicago & Tribune
The Atlantic Online:
The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage  —  When historians look back at WikiLeaks and how the world's pundits tried to make sense of what was happening, they'll see a familiar list of sources: Foreign Policy's Evgeny Morozov, The Guardian's John Noughton, The New York Times' David Carr …
Discussion: The Independent and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Service Combines Web, TV  —  Comcast Corp. is testing a new service that knits together television and the Internet, as the U.S. cable giant goes after rivals that threaten to undermine its business.  —  Under the new system, which is being tested in Augusta, Ga. …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Examiner.com is World's Largest ‘News’ Organization...67,000 Writers Under Contract in the U.S. — Inks Content Deal with Reuters  —  While not a conventional news organization, Denver-based Examiner.com may be the world's largest by the sheer size of its writing stable and the amount of content being produced.
Discussion: Gawker, Market Wire and mediabistro.com
Gillian Reagan / Bookish:
The Making of the Times' 10 Best Books of 2010  —  Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, insists that getting on the Times' 10 Best Books of 2010 list is not a prize.  There's no ribbon.  No ceremony.  No giant check handed to a weeping recipient.
Steven Brill / Nieman Journalism Lab:
2011 will bring ebook battles, paywall successes, and a new model for long-form articles  —  Editor's Note: We're wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring.  —  Here, Journalism Online cofounder and long-time journalism entrepreneur Steven Brill lays …
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Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The great paywall debate: Will The New York Times' new model work?
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Journalism of the Web, not just on it: Jim Brady discusses how he got to TBD, and where he's going next  —  By Robert Hernandez: In the Web journalism world, it is hard to find someone who has been more of a pioneer than Jim Brady.  From being a print sports reporter to becoming the executive editor …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Viacom Raises Red Flags On Comcast/NBCU  —  Viacom, according to an ex parte filing, expressed concerns that the proposed merger of Comcast with NBC Universal would impact independent programming during meetings with Democratic Federal Communications Commission commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn.
Discussion: GigaOM
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Rules Against ‘First-Sale’ Copyright Doctrine  —  The Supreme Court on Monday said Costco could be liable for copyright infringement for selling foreign-made watches without the manufacturer's authorization.  —  The high court — ruling 4-4, with Justice Elena Kagan recused …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
By securing Howard Stern, Sirius XM Radio avoids static  —  The satellite radio company's new five-year deal with the talk show host gives Wall Street a strong signal that it will remain competitive with over-the-air stations.  —  Talk radio host Howard Stern agreed to a new five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio last week.
Discussion: Company Town
Scripting News:
A Web Trust to publish and store our creative work  —  The discussion at this weekend's flash conf in NYC on WikiLeaks raised the question of where we can store our web writing and photos so that they are as safe as they possibly can be.  Trusting corporations to manage this is obviously not a good idea.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Dan Gillmor's Mediactive: masterclass in 21st century journalism demands a net-native news-media  —  Dan “We, the Media” Gillmor's latest book, Mediactive is a master-class in media literacy for the 21st century.  Gillmor, a former star reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, serial entrepreneur …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Time Inc. Opening Up On Digital Initiatives  —  Q+A with CEO Jack Griffin and New Digital Officer Randall Rothenberg on Apps, Acquisitions and Pay Walls  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin and new chief digital officer Randall Rothenberg, formerly CEO …
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John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Ivi Blows Into Windy City
Discussion: Company Town
Brad Wellen / mediabistro.com:
Harper's Magazine Released on iPad
Ameet Sachdev / Chicago Tribune:
Creditors sue to get money back from Tribune Co. executives, managers
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Report: 193 New Mag Launches, 176 Closures in 2010
Discussion: Gawker and Media Buyer Planner
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Daily News Undercuts Post with Dirt-Cheap iPad App
Jason Salzman / The Big Media Blog:
Bloggers and legacy media deserve fair credit for stories
 Earlier Picks: 
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
GROUPON CLIPPING  —  The history of the Internet is, in part …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Warren Watson / SABEW:
SABEW survey: Freelancers make $25,000 to $30,000
Guardian:
Digital media can herald a new golden age for foreign reporting l Richard Sambrook
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Internet Now as Popular as TV, Survey Shows
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public Broadcaster Is to Sell Current, a Trade Publication
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Poynter and On Media's Blog
Crain's New York:
AOL tries a do-it-yourself reinvention
Discussion: Search Engine Land and SAI