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11:05 AM ET, January 28, 2012


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Reporters Without Borders:
Letter to Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey urging him not to cooperate with censors  —  Reporters Without Borders has written to Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey voicing deep concern about yesterday's announcement that Twitter will introduce geolocated censorship …
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Twitter isn't censoring you.  Your government is.  —  It's barely been a day since Twitter made the announcement that, going forward, tweets could be censored based on the local laws that govern a user's location, and the rumour mill is hard at work trying to figure out the reasons behind the decision.
Jillian C. York:
Thoughts on Twitter's Latest Move
Police search News Intl offices in London, arrest four  —  Police said on Saturday they were searching the London offices of Rupert Murdoch's News International and had arrested four people in an investigation into inappropriate payments to police officers.  —  The probe is linked …
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Bloomberg Executive Is Said to Be in Talks to Lead Dow Jones  —  News Corporation is said to be in advanced talks to hire Lex Fenwick as the chief executive of Dow Jones, filling a six-month vacancy created when the publisher's top executive resigned amid the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.
Discussion: Moneycontrol and Wall Street Journal, Thanks:@beet_tv
Adveith Nair / Reuters:
James Murdoch to quit GSK board
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
As Goodreads Ends Sourcing From Amazon, Users Fear Lost Books  —  Book-centered social networking site Goodreads, which allows users to keep records of the books they read and share the information with others, has long sourced most of its basic book data from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN).
Discussion: Future of Journalism and TeleRead
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter to Roll Out More Brand Pages for Advertisers Who've Committed $25K  —  New Pages Next Week Restricted to Those Buying Promoted Tweets, Trends  —  Twitter will start rolling out more brand pages next week for some brands and partners who have already committed to spending at least $25,000 …
David Skok / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Aggregation is deep in journalism's DNA  —  Below are a few quotes.  Can you guess when each was written, and to what they refer? … Sounds a bit like an online aggregator, doesn't it, pulling a few salient points from much longer work?  One more:
Discussion: and Time, Thanks:@dskok
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Adam Jacobi says CBS fired him over Paterno death report  —  In a series of tweets, Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died.  Jacobi tweets:
Paul Miller / The Verge:
Debate rages as Spotify, MOG, and Rdio kill / save the music industry  —  For the conscience-laden music consumer, streaming music services present an interesting quandary.  By separating the concept of “legal access to music” from the age-old paradigm of “paying the artist for an entire song or album …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Sitting on Quarterback Sex Assault Story, Yale Daily News Considered Seeking a Private Jet for Witt  —  This morning we read how Yale Daily News, “Gutsiest Campus Newspaper of 2011,” sat on the story of perfect Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's sex assault scandal for two months.
Discussion:, and Forbes
Who next for BBC director general role?  —  Mark Thompson has signalled that he is ready to step down, but who will take over from him?  We look at the main contenders  —  Peter Fincham, ITV director of TV  —  Has led a creative revival at ITV, with hits such as Downton Abbey, since joining the commercial broadcaster in 2008.
Discussion: Guardian and
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Dan Abrams on Profitability, a New Food Site and Impending Fatherhood  —  Plus Why Jane Dough, the Rebranded and Refocused Mogulite, Is Already Doing Better Than Its Predecessor  —  TV host.  Entrepreneur.  Friend of David Zinczenko.  Acceptor of Andrew Breitbart.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @romenesko, Thanks:@matt_creamer
Steve Myers / Poynter:
In another election challenge to AP, Nevada GOP to release caucus results via Twitter, Google  —  The Nevada Republican Party announced Friday afternoon that it will release up-to-the minute results of its Feb. 4 caucus on Twitter, enabling anyone to get the latest information without relying …
Discussion: Guardian and The Newspaper Guild
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