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3:00 PM ET, January 31, 2012

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Meena Hart Duerson / NY Daily News:
Facebook Subscribe exposes journalists to spam, pornography, some users complain  —  Some women say they are overwhelmed by inappropriate content  —  Journalists have begun to voice complaints about Facebook's Subscribe feature.  —  When the Travel Channel's Nisha Chittal launched …
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Fox News Channel set to make ratings milestone with 10 years atop the Nielsen charts  —  Shepard Smith says the station can stay No. 1 as long as it takes care of its product  —  Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith.  —  Amid the day-long coverage of the Florida primary vote Tuesday …
Steven Mikulan / Frying Pan News:
LA Times: Layoffs, Sabotage and Suicides?  —  Ed Padgett was driving in the rain to a union meeting when the L.A. Times called to tell him he was fired.  The pressman, a third-generation Times employee, listened in shock last December to an HR woman's voice explain he was being dismissed for …
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:   Suicides and Sabotage at the LA Times
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
As Sky Growth Slows, Can Internet Defend It From Downturn And New Rivals?  —  BSkyB's financials are still improving, but the company is now flaunting a range of new internet upgrades to try containing subscriber growth slow-down and potential threats from newcomers.
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Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
BSkyB to Start Movie Service Rivaling Netflix
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
Amazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com  —  MediaNama has learned from multiple, reliable sources that Amazon is launching in India as Junglee.com.  At the time of writing this report, Junglee.com doesn't load, but sources in at least two Amazon partners have confirmed the development.
Discussion: WebProNews
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Says “Mob Mentality” Doomed SOPA and PIPA  —  The “mob mentality” and “unfortunate rhetoric” around the protest of SOPA and PIPA earlier this month unnecessarily polarized the copyright debate between the technology and entertainment industries, said Viacom President …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Wrap
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Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: state regulation of the press “offensive”, says Sir Christopher Meyer
Discussion: Guardian
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Clear Channel to Invest in Company Run by TV's ‘Idol’ Host  —  Ryan Seacrest, who already is a host, producer and spokesman for Clear Channel, will soon be an investment partner as well.  —  On Tuesday, the radio conglomerate is expected to announce its acquisition of a minority stake …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Sorry Dick, but Twitter is definitely a media entity  —  At the Dive Into Media conference on Monday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said the company doesn't see itself as a media entity, although he admited it is in the media business.  It's not surprising Twitter wouldn't want to come right …
Discussion: Forbes and AllThingsD
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Dara Kerr / CNET:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talks censorship
Discussion: AllThingsD, The Wall Blog and GigaOM
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama finds virtual end-around to bypass the White House press  —  President Obama is finding ways to get his message to the public without going through the White House press corps.  —  Obama on Monday held his “first completely virtual interview” as part of an event hosted by Google+ …
Guardian:
Julian Assange to appear on The Simpsons  —  The WikiLeaks founder will play himself in the show's 500th episode, which airs on 19 February  —  Julian Assange will be a guest character and voice on The Simpsons, playing a neighbour of the family after they move from their home in fictional Springfield.
Discussion: mnilive.com
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
One Of Demand Media's Founders Left With An Amusingly Slim Payout  —  On Monday afternoon, news got out that Demand Media was parting ways with three of its founders and EVPs at once — though the timing, they said, was “just coincidence.”  —  According to SEC filings by the company …
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Barry Leibowitz / CBS News:
Backpage.com targeted by Wash. lawmakers over escort ads, child sex trade  —  (CBS/AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state lawmakers on Friday heard impassioned pleas to clamp down on classified-advertising companies that don't require ID, before allowing sex-related ads to be posted online.
Sarah Maslin Nir / The Caucus:
Colbert's Super PAC Raises More Than $1 Million  —  Stephen Colbert's quasi-satirical presidential bid has raised serious cash — over $1 million, as of Tuesday morning, the comedian announced.  —  An announcement on the Web site of Mr. Colbert's political action committee said the “super PAC” …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
BuzzFeed Bulks Up Again, With a Tech Section Run by Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan  —  Do we need more Web sites writing about tech?  Yes, yes we do.  —  Which is good, because here's another one: BuzzFeed, the online publishing start-up that's the toast of people who like to write …
Discussion: Betabeat and FishbowlNY
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Patriot-News submits Sara Ganim's Penn State sex abuse reporting for Pulitzer  —  Daily News columnist John Baer reports that The Patriot-News has submitted Sara Ganim's stories about the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse allegations for a Pulitzer Prize.  (The deadline to enter was last week.)
Discussion: South Bend Tribune
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable!:
Jonathan Franzen Is Wrong: Ebooks Are Good for Everyone  —  Mashable OP-ED: This post reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of Mashable as a publication.  —  I love books, especially old ones.  Recently I learned a simple dinner table trick from a 110-year-old magic book.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa:
. @michaelwolffnyc will be joining @GuardianUSA to cover media, tech, publishing and politics. First column starts tomorrow.
Discussion: @michaelwolffnyc
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Study: As E-Readers Increase, So Does Resistance
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Hollywood Copyright Dispute: The Skirmishing Resumes
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Set To Relaunch OnePass, Halting French Papers' Kiosk
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Goodreads Gave Up on Amazon
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
The Future of the Book Is the Stream
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Citing Concerns About Backpage.com, Film Forum Pulls Advertising from Village Voice
John McQuaid / Forbes:
The Yale Rhodes Scholarship Quarterback Story Is Not About Sexual Assault
Jim Romenesko:
Tribune bankruptcy bill hits $231 million
Discussion: Chicago Business and LA Observed
Gavin Aronsen / Mother Jones:
Journalists—Myself Included—Swept Up in Mass Arrest at Occupy Oakland
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newt's promise: No reporters as moderators