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7:30 PM ET, January 6, 2012

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Dow Jones Digital Departure: WSJ.com Head to Atlantic Media for New Project  —  According to sources close to the situation, Dow Jones is losing its top online editor.  —  Kevin Delaney, managing editor of The Journal Online — or WSJ.com, as it is better known — is taking a job at the Atlantic Media Company, sources said.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Atlantic Media Launching Global Business Site  —  Atlantic Media's stop-and-start plans to launch a new digital brand centered on business news are once again moving ahead.  The company has begun hiring in preparation for a mid-2012 launch.  The site doesn't yet have a name, but …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How Google beat AP with Iowa caucus results (and why it matters)  —  WNYC's John Keefe decided to use Google's election results for his map tracking the results of Iowa's GOP caucus for three reasons:  — Google's data were easier to deal with than the files provided by the Associated Press.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Contently Raises $2 Million to Play Matchmaker for Journalists and Brands  —  Series A Led By Groupon Founders' Investment Firm  —  Contently, a New York City-based startup that runs an online marketplace for freelance writing and editing work, has closed a $2 million Series A round led by Lightbank.
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Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
New Lawsuit Means All Major Labels Are Suing Grooveshark  —  Grooveshark, a popular digital music service that is being sued for copyright infringement by three of the four major record companies, now has problems with the one big label that it has a licensing deal with.
Philip Bump / Mediaite:
What BuzzFeed's New Politics Team Is Doing Right  —  Several months ago, Politico reporter Ben Smith lamented that his blog at the site was being trumped by his Twitter feed.  Where once people would refresh his blog for updates, now they could simply follow him on Twitter and know what he was going to post before he posted it.
Discussion: Poynter
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks's former PA arrested  —  Woman arrested by detectives on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice understood to be Cheryl Carter  —  The long-serving personal assistant to former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is understood to have been arrested …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Ron Burkle, Magic Johnson Acquire BlackBook Media  —  Ron Burkle and Magic Johnson have teamed up once again, this time to acquire BlackBook Media.  Last February the duo purchased Vibe Holdings, a deal that saw Johnson becoming the Chairman of the company.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Lovefilm Adding More ITV, BBC Worldwide Archive TV  —  Amazon's Lovefilm is extending existing deals with ITV (LSE: ITV) and BBC Worldwide to gain a larger catalogue of their shows for online streaming, as it begins to defend against Netflix's imminent UK arrival.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
ECU journalism profs support fired student newspaper adviser  —  East Carolina University journalism professor Cindy Elmore is standing by her former colleague, Paul Isom, who was fired this week after serving as an adviser for three years to the student newspaper.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Dick Cheney's Daughter Liz Joins Fox News  —  So it isn't just NBC making a run on political daughters.  —  Fox News has hired Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, as a contributor for the 2012 election cycle.  —  Cheney is a former State Department official under …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
NYT, Huffington Post settle parenting blog case  —  (Reuters) - Goodbye, Parentlode.  —  New York Times Co, which has a parenting blog known as Motherlode, has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the Huffington Post after that website decided to change the name of its new Parentlode blog.
 
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