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6:30 PM ET, January 10, 2012

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nico Pitney to leave The Huffington Post  —  Nico Pitney, executive editor at The Huffington Post and one of Arianna Huffington's top lieutenants, is leaving the website, Capital has learned.  —  The news was announced in a staff meeting earlier today.  —  According to a source …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Huffington Post Losing Key Editor and Top Tech Wizard  —  Nico Pitney, center, in the White House briefing room, asking a question that the gentleman on the left seems to approve of.  —  It's a familiar story: Hot company gets acquired; then, one by one, many of the talented people …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Business Insider
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Building New Startup and Incubator With Lerer Ventures
Thomas Penny / Bloomberg:
Cameron Will Be Questioned at Media Ethics Inquiry, Times Says  —  U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will be summoned to testify to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics, the Times of London newspaper reported, citing an unidentified person close to the inquiry.
Discussion: @skynewsbreak, Guardian and Bloomberg
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Lord Justice Leveson signals he expects substantial regulatory reform  —  Judge says press ‘drifted off’ despite wakeup calls, as Financial Times editor claims PCC ‘misstepped badly’ over phone hacking  —  Lord Justice Leveson has signalled that he expects the newspaper industry …
Press Gazette:
Former Met officer arrested in phone-hack leaks probe  —  A former Scotland Yard officer was arrested today over allegations of unauthorised leaks to a journalist.  The 52-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of misconduct in public office after being detained at his Berkshire home …
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
Press Gazette:
Times journalist was disciplined for computer hacking  —  A Times journalist was disciplined in 2009 for involvement in “computer hacking”, the Leveson Inquiry has been told.  —  News International interim director of legal affairs Simon Toms said in written evidence to the inquiry …
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court To Consider FCC Indecency Case … Dirty words return to the usually staid Supreme Court Tuesday.  For a second time in three years, the justices are hearing arguments about a Federal Communications Commission regulation adopted during the Bush administration that allows …
Discussion: @jbflint and Free Press
Wall Street Journal:
New Republic Explores Sale  —  The owners of the New Republic, long a fixture in political journalism, are exploring a possible sale of the publication and have hired a financial adviser, people familiar with the matter said.  —  Blackstone Group is expected to reach out to various media companies …
Discussion: Gawker and Business Insider
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Pat Buchanan Denies Being Suspended By MSNBC, Says He's On Medical Leave  —  Pat Buchanan is disputing reports he was suspended from MSNBC and contends that he was instead on medical leave.  “Well, you know I've had some medical issues at the end of the year which were pretty problematic …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Economist Tries A Flipboard-Like Election App All In HTML  —  The Economist has given HTML web apps another shot in the arm by packaging its U.S. presidential election material in to a new Flipboard-like tablet content offering that works entirely in the web browser.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Myspace — Yes, Myspace — Says It's Going to Sell You Web TV  —  Lots of folks are waiting for Google, or Apple, or Verizon or someone to offer a Web video subscription service that would rival cable TV.  —  None of those guys have announced their plans for that, yet.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the Future of TV Won't Be Here Soon
Discussion: PC Magazine
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘The Daily’: No Longer Just For iPads (But Not For All Androids, Either)  —  The Daily is finally available in Android, sort of.  The News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) tablet tabloid, which has been iPad only since birth, is not being offered in the Android Marketplace but instead will start life …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian Starts Charging 280,000 iPad Readers From Friday; How Will It Go?  —  Starting Friday, The Guardian, a stalwart of free content, will find out just how many people will pay to read its news on tablets.  —  Free since its mid-October launch thanks to a Channel 4 sponsorship …
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
Patch Traffic Triples Year-Over-Year, Claims Growth Across Network ‘Consistent’  —  Aol has been taking heat in recent months for its sizable investment in its Patch network of hyperlocal sites.  The company, which was built around a play for local banner advertising, reportedly cost …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A test for AOL's Patch proposition in primary states, as hyperlocal network dispatches little green truck
Discussion: Street Fight and Nashua, NH Patch
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
Paul Cuts Off CNN, Again  —  HOLLIS, N.H. — What's left of Ron Paul's patience with the news media appears to be running out.  —  During a campaign stop here Monday morning, Mr. Paul abruptly cut off a brief interview with the CNN reporter Dana Bash when she asked about his ability to connect with voters in New Hampshire.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
John Solomon to Leave NewsBeast Editor to devote himself to startup By Lucia Moses  —  John Solomon, the muckraking journalist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast who secured an exclusive interview with the DSK maid, is leaving the company.  —  Solomon was a big get for NewsBeast editor Tina Brown …
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Magazine Ad Pages Fell 3.1% in 2011, With a Weak End to the Year  —  Declines in the second half of last year resulted in a overall drop in advertising pages in magazines for 2011 compared with 2010, according to a report distributed on Tuesday by the Publishers Information Bureau.
Jim Romenesko:
Courant hires ad director it skewered in its news pages  —  A reader sends this email: Hartford Courant Rips Businessman as Shady, Hires Him as Ad Director Except for being true, it's practically Onion copy.  In 2008, The Hartford Courant ran a detailed story about a local vanity publisher …
 
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David D. Burstein / Fast Company:
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
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Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
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Steve Yelvington:
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Melissa Ulbricht / MediaShift Idea Lab:
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Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Nielsen: One-third of mobile users downloaded news apps in past month
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Was NYT CEO's Golden Parachute Really That Excessive?
Jon Bruner / Datanaut:
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Discussion: CJR