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5:20 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 …
Daniel Kennedy / The Firewall:
Discussing Gawker's Breach With Founder Nick Denton
Discussion: Duo Security, TechSpot and DailyFinance
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
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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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The Awl to start paying its writers in January  —  The Awl, Choire Sicha and Alex Balk's irreverent and idiosyncratic two-year-old journalism start-up, will as of Jan. 1 start paying the writers who have helped turn the site into a culture and media must-read with half a million monthly visitors.
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. …
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
Ari Samsky / splicetoday.com:
A Subject of Astonishingly Small Importance  —  The New York Times, out of touch and incoherent.  —  ReservasdeCoches.com  —  I always enjoy reading Arthur Brisbane, the recently appointed public editor of The New York Times.  Brisbane supposedly acts as a representative of the Times' readership …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Ex-NBC Chief Resurfaces With Digital Venture  —  Fred Silverman, who ran each of the three broadcast networks over the course of the 1970s, is trying his hand at programming on the internet.  His production company will launch Blip City, which is billed as “the world's biggest live-video get together,” next month.
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.
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: Market Wire, Gawker and mediabistro.com
New York Times:
Larry King Prepares to Sign Off, and Everybody's Talking  —  Famous people liked talking to Larry King, and for many of them, there was one reason: His program was the place to go for unhurried, agendaless conversation.  —  “I consider Larry one of a kind, absolutely one of a kind,” …
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
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: rbr.com and GigaOM
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.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
More Signs Pointing Towards Hearst Buying Hachette  —  Sources say Hearst and Hachette execs are scheduled to meet in coming weeks  —  More signs are pointing to a possible sale of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., publisher of Elle and Woman's Day, to Hearst Corp.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
 
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Ameet Sachdev / Chicago Tribune:
Creditors sue to get money back from Tribune Co. executives, managers
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
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Discussion: Gawker and Media Buyer Planner