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10:35 AM ET, February 8, 2012

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Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Amazon Prime subscribers will get access to Viacom TV shows  —  Amazon has closed a deal with the media conglomerate Viacom that will let its Prime subscribers stream new TV shows, the company announced today.  —  This announcement doesn't come as a surprise, and confirms recent rumors …
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Ryan Lawler / Gigaom:
With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix  —  Amazon continues to ramp up the amount of video content it offers for free to its Amazon Prime subscribers.  On Wednesday it announced a deal with Viacom that will bring the number of titles available as part …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Nice Guy, Finishing Last: How Don Graham Fumbled the Washington Post Co.  —  In the next few months Facebook will go public at a rumored valuation of up to $100 billion, one of the most keenly anticipated business events ever.  The instant that trading opens, Mark Zuckerberg and a handful …
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Washington Post Will Further Reduce Staff  —  The Washington Post announced a new round of buyouts on Wednesday, the latest in a series of staff reductions that have lowered the newsroom staff by more than 200 people in the last three years.  —  Marcus Brauchli, who took over the executive editor job …
Brian Farmer / The Independent:
More phone-hacking claims settled  —  More high-profile figures have settled their phone-hacking damages claims, the High Court heard today.  Ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, comedian Steve Coogan, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes and football agent Sky Andrew are among …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use  —  Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news stories  —  Sky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.
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Ben Fenton / blogs.ft.com:   Sky's the limit on retweets
Fleet Street Blues:
Sky News opts for old-fashioned content creation over curation with Twitter clampdown
Discussion: The Wall Blog and The Next Web
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
AOL hires chief content officer for troubled Patch  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc, which has been investing heavily in content to make up for declining revenue from dial-up Internet access, has hired an executive for the newly created position of chief content officer at its struggling Patch hyperlocal news network.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Greg Kelly ‘thankful’ to be cleared of rape charges, will return to ‘Good Day’ soon  —  Fox 5 anchor Greg Kelly issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night following news reports that the Manhattan D.A. will not charge him with rape.  —  “I am thankful that the investigation established …
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Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: TV anchor Greg Kelly ‘will NOT be charged with rape’
Discussion: New York Times and Gawker
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Le Huffington Post Québec Launches  —  Le Huffington Post Quebec, the second French language version of HuffPost, is live.  HuffPost France launched in late January, with Anne Sinclair editing.  Since you already know what to expect out of the 15,457th HuffPost vertical, we'll just tell you the nuts and bolts of the launch.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Spokesman Mark Block says he asked Philly.com to remove sale story from website  —  A Philadelphia Daily News reporter's blog post about a potential buyer for his paper was removed from the company's news site Tuesday because it was misleading, according to the spokesman who requested it be taken down.
Peter Lewis / The Bay Citizen:
Bay Citizen, Center for Investigative Reporting Announce Intent to Merge  —  The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting have signed a formal letter of intent to merge the two award-winning Bay Area nonprofit news organizations, the directors of both companies announced Tuesday afternoon.
Discussion: California Watch
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail Online Income Quickening After U.S. Expansion  —  Mail Online's annual revenue growth rate has accelerated to a high of 70 percent following its big push in to the U.S., its publisher DMGT reported in Wednesday's interim disclosure for its October-to-January earnings.
Patrick Thornton / Poynter:
How Siri, if opened up to third-party apps, could enhance news consumption  —  Apple's Siri voice technology is one of the must-have features of the iPhone 4S, and has become one of the phone's biggest selling points.  —  Voice technology is not new.  What makes Siri and similar technologies different …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
McClatchy Revenues Dip Nearly 8%  —  Major newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. reported that total revenues decreased 5% to $351.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The decline was attributed to weak print advertising demand, as total advertising revenues fell 5.7% to $270.9 million …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
GOP Primary Show: Non-Stop News And Noise In The Age Of Twitter  —  Last week, Jon Ralston, a veteran Las Vegas Sun columnist, dared reporters to ignore Donald Trump's unveiling of his presidential endorsement — with low expectations about how that might play out.
Discussion: Poynter
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Elizabeth Spiers / spiers.tumblr.com:
The New York Observer, One Year In  —  I started at the New York Observer a year ago this week as editor in chief and editorial director of Observer Media Group, and it's been a fantastic year.  We introduced a lot of changes, launched several new properties and gained some nice momentum …
Discussion: Felix Salmon
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
In latest report, circulation is up for ‘New York,’ ‘New Yorker’  —  During a six month period in which the magazine industry continued to see decreases in subscriptions and newsstand sales, New York's hometown glossies still eked out small circulation gains.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Magazine Newsstand Sales Still In Freefall
 
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Helena Williams / The Huffington Post - UK:
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
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Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
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Jim Romenesko:
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