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4:20 AM ET, December 23, 2012

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Getting It First or Getting It Right?  —  THE media critic Jack Shafer wrote recently that, in the age of Twitter, the public had better get used to a new fact of life: News stories, especially the early reports of breaking news events, are very likely to be inaccurate.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Louisiana newspaper war  —  The Advocate picks up 23,500 readers in less than three months in New Orleans  —  The Baton Rouge Advocate is making a run at a weakened Times-Picayune in New Orleans.  —  The paper, which started a daily New Orleans edition in October as the Newhouse family slashed …
Marianne McCarthy / MediaShift:
Can You Still Spot.us?  Crowdfunding Pioneer Slumps Under APM  —  Crowdfunding has skyrocketed in the past couple of years as entrepreneurs bypass traditional keepers of the purse and instead appeal to individual donors to help get their projects off the ground — and journalists have taken notice.
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
San Diego Newspaper Makes $3M ‘TV’ Play  —  Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day.  The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment …
Suw Charman-Anderson / Forbes:
Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption  —  Amazon, the great disintermediator that put a spanner — in fact, a set of 25 spanners in a handy case, yours for just $9.99 — in the businesses of many a retailer, is going to face exactly the same fate if it doesn't start to address its weaknesses soon, particularly in the area of publishing.
Discussion: @janefriedman and @tcarmody
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Snow Fall: Finally an articulation for the digerati of what a big, expensive newsroom can do  —  The Web is buzzing about the New York Times' epic , , ... let's just say multimedia extravaganza, “Snow Fall,” today.  Those of us who like to get paid well to do good work- wherever …
Matt Waite / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The year responsive design starts to get weird  —  Over the past year, the idea of responsive web design has taken hold in a growing number of newsrooms.  The Boston Globe launched a paywalled version of the Globe as a responsive experience at the end of 2011.
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Talk radio host Dana Loesch files suit in St. Louis against Breitbart.com  —  Conservative talk radio host and commentator Dana Loesch sued the owner of the conservative website Breitbart.com Friday, claiming that although her relationship with the news and opinion aggregating website had gone …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Medium Becomes A More Full-Featured Writing Platform, Adds Stats And Explains Lack Of Commenting  —  We've told you a bit about the latest writing and blogging platform from Ev Williams' new product, Medium, and the team has been incrementally adding things, and talent, to the service to make it a full-featured interactive service.
Discussion: @ksablan
Sam Hananel / Associated Press:
Appeals court sides with newspaper in labor fight  —  WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press in a long-running labor dispute between the newspaper and reporters who were fired after they complained about its editorial practices.
Discussion: LA Observed and Politico
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon launches Kindle Singles in the UK  —  When Amazon launched Kindle Singles in the United States in January 2011, the format was new: Ideas “expressed at their natural length,” in a format longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book, and sold for a couple dollars apiece.
The New York Observer:
Spin Stops Print Edition  —  Just in time for the holidays, Spin's printing presses have officially stopped spinning.  The music magazine, which started way back in 1985, announced today that print edition is officially no more.  —  After the magazine was acquired by Buzzmedia in July …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood's January Violence Spree: Half of Films Show Guns Amid NRA Criticism  —  The entertainment industry is bracing for an outcry about violence in movies following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting; the NRA is already blaming film, TV and video games for portraying life as a “joke.”
Discussion: bizjournals
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