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7:55 AM ET, January 9, 2012

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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
BuzzFeed Raises $15.5 M Series C and Reunites HuffPo Dream Team  —  Just a few weeks after bringing on star political reporter Ben Smith and scooping CNN at the Repulican Primaries, Buzzfeed announced a big new round of funding to build out their operation.  The company is raising …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Guardian:
Sun picture editor gives evidence  —  Full coverage as present and former Sun executives give evidence to the inquiry into phone hacking and media standards  —  12.40pm: Edwards says paparazzi photographers are effectively self-employed freelancers.  “I do think paparazzi is not a great name …
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Ned Simons / The Huffington Post UK:
Kelvin MacKenzie: Guardian Was Protected By ‘Broadsheet Snobbery’ Over Milly Dowler Mistake  —  The Sun newspaper could have been shut down if it had got the facts wrong about the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone wrong in the same way the Guardian did, the tabloid's former editor has claimed.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
WaPost digital ME: ‘I actually wish it were true that we have too much innovation’  —  In his most recent column, Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton wondered whether “there's just a bit too much innovation, too fast” at the paper.  He cited two reader emails to suggest at least some readers feel the same way.
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John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
The importance/irrelevance of news ombudsmen
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David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: At Current TV, Keith Olbermann Is Trapped Inside His Show  —  When I saw the story last week about Keith Olbermann and Current TV lawyering up, I couldn't help thinking, My, that was quick.  —  It was just six months ago that I wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine …
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Keith Olbermann Agrees to Anchor Current Election Coverage (Exclusive)  —  “I am pleased that I'll be running the election coverage on Current, following this Tuesday's New Hampshire primary,” said Olbermann in a statement on Sunday.  “However, I don't think those participating in the New Hampshire primary will share my satisfaction.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Inside Cable News
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BSkyB Buys Stake In Social TV Start-Up Zeebox  —  News Corp-controlled pay-TV firm BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) is buying itself a foothold in the looming social TV field by acquiring 10 percent of the startup Zeebox for a sum that is “double-digit millions” in both pounds and dollars.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can newspapers also be tech incubators?  —  We've written before about the need for newspapers to be “digital first” and to think like startups as they try to adapt to the evolution of the media industry.  Can a traditional newspaper take an even bigger step and actually help give birth …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Patrick Buchanan's Future at MSNBC Is Murky, Network's Chief Says  —  PASADENA, Calif. —The days of Patrick J. Buchanan as a commentator on the news channel MSNBC may be over.  —  Phil Griffin, the president of the network, said in an interview here on Saturday that Mr. Buchanan might …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At ABC, CBS and NBC News, Accentuating the Differences  —  There was a time when each of the Big Three nightly newscasts on American television tended to open with the same story — the latest campaign speech, a new government study or perhaps a big snowstorm.  That time is gone.
Keith Weir / Reuters:
London volunteers warned over social media use  —  Volunteers working at the London Olympics have been warned not to give away breaking news about athletes or disclose the location of politicians and celebrities through online comments or pictures posted on social media sites.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix officially announces UK, Ireland launch  —  While it was already live for many, Netflix has made its launch in the United Kingdom and Ireland officially official, streaming its catalog of entertainment for 5.99 pounds / 6.99 euros a month.  Residents can queue for a one month free trial …
 
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Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
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