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8:15 AM ET, January 18, 2012

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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
SOPA Rep Blasts Wikipedia Blackout, Says Law To Go Forward In Feb.  —  Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx), who is leading a push to pass a controversial anti-piracy bill, issued a statement today scolding Wikipedia over its plan to go dark with its English-language website for 24 hours in protest of the legislation.
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David Beard / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Blackout: An #altwiki Band-Aid  —  When Wikipedia goes dark on Wednesday, The Washington Post is joining several other media organizations, including the Guardian and NPR, to encourage a one-day crowdsourcing solution for those left searching for answers: #altwiki.  —  That's basically it.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Wikipedia Is Dark, But Mobile Site/Apps Stay Bright In SOPA Protest  —  A small loophole for Wikipedia's SOPA and PIPA protest, in which the English-language version of the site has gone dark for 24 hours: the mobile site and apps are still working.  —  As of the the time of writing …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Sources: Four More Board Members Will Be Following Yang Out the Door  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo Co-founder Jerry Yang is just the first shoe to drop in what is shaping up to be what looks like a large exodus of board members from the Silicon Valley Internet company.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Jerry Yang Leaves Yahoo  —  Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company's board of directors and all other positions, the company announced today, marking the start of what may be a series of changes in the boardroom.  —  Yang, who co-founded the Web giant in 1995 …
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Rosie Nixon, Lucie Cave, Lisa Byrne - live  —  Full coverage as magazine and local newspaper editors give evidence at inquiry into media standards and phone hacking  —  10.04am: Three celebrity magazine editors are giving evidence together.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
In Britain, Calls To Regulate A Freewheeling Press  —  The 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World, was closed last July after a widespread scandal that involved phone and voice mail hacking.  Now there's a debate about placing new regulations on the British press.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Editors warn of regulation's ‘chilling effect’
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Sarah Palin slams Newsweek for giving ‘conspiracy kook writer’ Andrew Sullivan cover story  —  Like many conservatives, Sarah Palin is up in arms over this week's controversy-baiting Newsweek cover story by Andrew Sullivan, who asks, “Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?”
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Tina Brown and the Newsweek covers
Valerie Block / Crain's New York:
Huffington Post is developing a new video offering  —  Al-Jazeera could contribute content to the project.  —  Arianna Huffington, the president and editor in chief of Huffington Post Media Group, was quite the social butterfly during a recent trip to Doha, Qatar.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   Howard Fineman explains the relationship between The Huffington Post and Patch
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube  —  The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from the news and media division of Thomson Reuters.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
What Politico's Beltway cash cow, its print edition, wants from New York (and what it doesn't)  —  Mike Allen's influential daily Playbook email blast this morning had news of special interest to Politico's New York readers: The politics brand was now exporting its print edition to Manhattan.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Politico Comes to New York
Discussion: FishbowlDC, GalleyCat and 10,000 Words
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
AP tells staff how to correct erroneous tweets in new social media guidelines  —  The Associated Press updated its social media guidelines today, adding sections about correcting erroneous tweets and deleting tweets.  The guidelines, which have been updated three times in the past year …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A GarageBand for ebooks: Simplifying publishing could mean a flood of new content  —  It's not just the platform — it's the tools.  —  That's the line that kept coming to mind this morning as I read this Ars Technica scoop on what Apple has in store for its press event in New York Thursday.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Times Plans Social Sharing Upgrade, Real-Time iPad News  —  News International's The Times may solve its social media invisibility problem by letting subscribers gift paywalled articles to friends.  —  It is also considering introducing micropayments and may add rolling news to mobile editions.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jenkins on Paterno story: 'I certainly didn't walk away from the interview satisfied'  —  Sally Jenkins interviewed former Penn State coach Joe Paterno twice and walked away unsure whether he was telling her the truth about Jerry Sandusky.  “It was tough, tricky interview …
Discussion: Jerry Sandusky
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Confessions of a Publisher: “We're in Amazon's Sights and They're Going to Kill Us”  —  When you see Snooki's book on the New York Times Best Seller List, you know publishing is in trouble.  —  You can blame readers and say publishing is just giving the public what they want.  But that's only half the problem.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is NBCUniversal Threatening To Report Commenters They Disagree With To Their Employers?  —  This one is a little bizarre.  David Seaman, a contributor to Business Insider, claims that he lost his contributor status at the site following a dispute he had with an NBCUniversal employee …
Discussion: David Seaman
Press Association:
Brown impersonated for Sunday Times  —  Someone working for The Sunday Times called Abbey National pretending to be Gordon Brown to obtain details about the former prime minister's finances, the paper's editor has said.  —  John Witherow confirmed that the paper “blagged” …
Discussion: Press Association
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David Allen Green / New Statesman:
The Times admission about computer hacking
Discussion: Reuters and FleetStreetBlues
 
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Dominic Basulto / Endless Innovation:
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David Bauder / Boston.com:
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time.com Names Managing Editor
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Clear Channel hires executive to lead company beyond radio
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Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
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