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2:25 PM ET, January 19, 2012

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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring  —  Apple's Roger Rosner, VP of productivity software, showed off Apple's new iBooks Author on Thursday at Apple's special media event in NYC. iBooks Author is a Mac app that provides tools to help anyone publish …
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Apple Unveils App and Tools for Digital Textbooks  —  Updated Adding more details as the press conference progresses.  —  NEW YORK — Apple wants students to bid farewell to the days of lugging around backpacks of heavy textbooks, and to welcome the iPad tablet as their new all-in-one reading device.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The day the bookshelf shook: Four lessons for news orgs from today's Apple iBooks announcements
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill, Pearson First Textbook Publishing Partners For Apple's iBooks 2
Reuters:
News Corp pays out over hacking claims, said to admit coverup  —  (Reuters) - The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has acknowledged to victims that executives covered up the scale of illegal activity by destroying evidence and lying to investigators, victims' lawyers said on Thursday.
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Ben Fenton / @benfenton:
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:   NoW illegally intercepted emails of Harold Shipman's son
Neville Thurlbeck:
News International's Crisis of Trust - The Staff
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking settlements: full list of who got what
Discussion: paidContent and @michaelwolffnyc
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President's Piracy Stand: “Not Give A Dime Anymore”  —  EXCLUSIVE: Internet sites on their SOPA-Strike may be conducting a blackout but Hollywood studios are conducting a boycott.  I've learned that Hollywood studio chiefs individually …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Drudge Gets Exclusive, But When Will ABC Air Interview With Marianne Gingrich?  —  Earlier this evening, the Drudge Report teased an exclusive with the single most vague headline in modern journalism history: “Network Holds Bombshell Campaign Interview.”  Accompanied with the legendary …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
HuffPo Partners With L'Espresso For 'L'Huffington Post Italy'  —  The Huffington Post Media Group (NYSE: AOL) is partnering with Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso for the launch this year of an Italian edition, paidContent has learned.  The partnership, to be announced today …
Eric Savitz / Forbes:
Amazon Kindle Fire: More Profitable Than Expected?  —  The Amazon Kindle Fire might be a more profitable product than you think.  —  RBC Capital analyst Ross Sandler reached that conclusion in a research note this morning, after he assessed the results of a proprietary survey of 216 Kindle Fire owners.
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Why Amazon's Plagiarism Problem Is More Than A Public Relations Issue
Discussion: Crikey
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Atlantic Tries A Business Site Again; WSJ's Delaney Will Lead Editorial  —  Nearly two years after Atlantic Media Company suspended plans for a business site, the company is back at it with nothing less that what Justin Smith calls “our most important new launch since The Atlantic Monthly in 1857.”
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Hearst Names First-Ever CTO  —  Publisher and broadcaster Hearst Corp. has hired its first-ever chief technology officer as it tries to expand its digital footprint.  Former Sony executive Philip R. Wiser will start in the new position Feb. 1.  —  Wiser was CTO of Sony Corp. of Americas from 2004 to 2006 …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires, Shuts Down Social News Startup Summify  —  Summify, a startup that uses social data to create a personalized news digest, just announced that it has been acquired by Twitter.  —  This sounds like a talent acquisition on Twitter's part — in other words …
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
WikiLeaks' 16th minute  —  This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine, a special edition publication ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  —  In late October, a deflated Julian Assange called a press conference in London to announce he may have to mothball WikiLeaks.
Discussion: Poynter
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Michael Hastings / Rolling Stone:
Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Lovefilm lands on LG, Roku up next
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
‘PBS NewsHour’ to Make Election Coverage Accessible to Diverse Audiences
Haaretz:
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
About 7,300 reporters and editors are among the 1 percent
Discussion: Guardian
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Washington Post photo spurs debate over use of HDR technology
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Three Iranian journalists arrested in fresh crackdown
Discussion: Global Voices
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Boston Globe mistake raises questions about how media cover sex offenders
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The New York Times Bits Blog Gets a Billboard
Discussion: Mashable! and Forbes
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
On TV, Antipiracy Coverage May Include a Disclosure
Discussion: The New York Observer and TVNewser