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12:10 PM ET, January 21, 2012

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Dodd Calls for Hollywood and Silicon Valley to Meet  —  WASHINGTON — When Jack Valenti walked the halls of Congress, friends by the dozen gripped, grinned and took note of what was worrying the movie industry's dapper chief lobbyist.  —  Christopher J. Dodd now fills Mr. Valenti's shoes.
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Pick up the pitchforks: David Pogue underestimates Hollywood  —  Writing in his blog on the New York Times yesterday, David Pogue, one of the Times' tech columnists, advises toning down the alarmist rhetoric over SOPA, suggesting that opponents of the bill (and its Senate cousin PIPA) should Put Down the Pitchforks.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Europe Says It Won't Adopt ‘Bad’ Digital Policy Like SOPA  —  Don't expect the European Commission to introduce its own version of America's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  —  Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes, who, in a previous life as antitrust commissioner, fined Microsoft (NSDQ …
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The struggle against Sopa and Pipa is not over  —  Online protest against Sopa and Pipa has worked well but the corporate interests behind the copyright lobby won't let it rest  —  • See the Guardian's interactive explainer: understanding Sopa  —  Has Sopa, the draconian copyright …
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Leaders In House And Senate Postpone Anti-Piracy Efforts
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Polarized news market has altered the political process in South Carolina primary  —  We follow three South Carolina voters and profile their media consumption, matching up their habits against national survey data.  Watch a video of their activity and take a quiz to see which shows …
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Erika Fry / CJR:
What I Saw at the South Carolina Debate  —  Or, how campaign coverage is like industrial farming  —  SOUTH CAROLINA — The campaign media horde congregated in Charleston Thursday night for the Republican presidential debate, eagerly billed by host network CNN as the “First in the South.”
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Has phone hacking changed attitudes at the top of News Corp?  —  Payouts to phone-hacking victims and new executive appointments show an attempt to move on  —  Rupert Murdoch was in London on Thursday in time to follow the coverage of the 37 News of the World phone-hacking settlements …
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News International faces FBI phone hacking probe
Tim Carman / Washington Post:
And that's why we test  —  The storyout of Chile was enough to make a publisher's blood turn colder than a liquid nitrogen milkshake.  In late December, the country's Supreme Court ruled that the newspaper La Tercera had to shell out more than $160,000 to 13 victims who were burned while trying to fry churros in hot oil.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Paywalls: Maybe Not So Complicated After All  —  Thinking over Clay Shirky's piece on the success of the NYT model  —  Clay Shirky, a leading paywall skeptic, deserves credit for grappling with what is now generally conceded to be the clear success of The New York Times's digital pay model.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chuck Todd Rips Stephen Colbert's Presidential Run (VIDEO) … NBC News , Stephen Colbert , Video , Chuck Todd , Stephen Colbert 2012 , Chuck Todd Stephen Colbert , Stephen Colbert President , Media News  —  NBC's Chuck Todd lit into Stephen Colbert on Thursday, accusing the Comedy Central host …
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
What Doesn't Marty Peretz Know About the TNR Sale?  —  Despite part-owner Martin Peretz implying that a sale of The New Republic was not happening, sources at the liberal opinion journal tell The Atlantic Wire that the magazine is weeks away from a deal.  And the process of bringing in Chris Hughes …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Editor overhears councilwoman's phone conversation, tweets about it  —  While on a train Thursday, Bob Salladay, a senior editor at California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting, realized he was sitting near Santa Ana City Council member Michele Martinez.
 
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