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4:30 AM ET, January 1, 2011

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Elinor Comlay / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable, Sinclair yet to reach deal  —  (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc have yet to renew a carriage agreement ahead of an end-of-year deadline, but the second largest U.S. cable operator agreed to carry the four broadcast networks despite the dispute.
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Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
Time Warner Cable: We Hold Big 4 Programming Cards In Sinclair Retrans Dispute  —  Negotiations Continue As Midnight Deadline Nears  —  As a midnight deadline nears, Time Warner Cable, armed with Big 4 programming, says it is continuing to negotiate a retransmission-consent renewal deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Nonprofit News May Thrive in Comcast Takeover  —  Included in Comcast's promises regarding its acquisition of NBC is a little-noticed plan that may stimulate the growth of nonprofit news organizations.  —  Comcast is pledging to establish partnerships between news nonprofits and at least five …
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Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast Should Provide Program Contracts to the FCC, Groups Say
Discussion: MediaPost
Nick Davies / The Huffington Post:
The Julian Assange Investigation — Let's Clear the Air of Misinformation  —  Bianca Jagger last week launched a fierce attack on the Guardian for carrying my story about the evidence collected by Swedish police who have been investigating the claims of sexual assault by the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Alicia Shepard / NPR:
NPR Apologizes for WikiLeaks Mistake; Nina Totenberg and Teena Marie  —  Thanks to one persistent listener, NPR published a correction admitting that it has mistakenly - and more than once - inflated the number of State Department diplomatic cables released recently by WikiLeaks.
Discussion: The Nation, Poynter and Yahoo! News
Steven Bulwa / Mediaite:
Does Fox News Make You Invest Stupider?  How Partisan News Sources Can Limit Porfolio Performance  —  Everyone likes to be right and the easiest way to be right is to surround oneself with people and opinions that are predisposed to be similar to ours.  When investing, it pays to be contrary.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun:
Judge questions whether nonprofit's Web posting harmed R-J  —  A judge was skeptical Tuesday about claims the Las Vegas Review-Journal was harmed when an entire Review-Journal story was posted without authorization on an Oregon nonprofit's website.  —  U.S. District Judge James Mahan commented …
Discussion: MediaPost
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Borders Delays Payments  —  In a potentially ominous turn of events for the book business, Borders Group Inc. said Thursday that it is delaying payments to some publishers, a sign that its financial troubles are worsening.  —  The nation's second-largest bookstore chain by revenue …
Reporters Sans Frontières:
JOURNALISTS IN 2010 TARGETS AND BARGAINING CHIPS  —  Figures in 2010  —  57 journalists killed (25% fewer than in 2009)  —  62 countries affected by Internet censorship  —  Fewer killed in war zones  —  Fifty-seven journalists were killed in connection with their work in 2010, 25% fewer than in 2009, when the total was 76.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Shaping a Network With Oprah's View  —  For decades cable channels have been built around specific interests like news, sports or classic movies.  Beginning this weekend, there will be something altogether different: a cable channel shaped around a person, Oprah Winfrey.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press  —  Attorney General Dominic Grieve warns UK media not to prejudice any future trial with its coverage of murder suspect Chris Jefferies  —  The Attorney General issued a warning to newspaper editors today not to prejudice any future trial with their coverage …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
The 50 biggest tech stories of 2010  —  If the year is winding down, and real tech news is slowing to a trickle, you know it's time to reflect on the past 12 months in tech.  Again this year we crunched Techmeme's historical data, cancelling out the influences of our editors …
 
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