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3:45 PM ET, December 28, 2012

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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Where The Journal News went wrong in publishing names, addresses of gun owners  —  In the days since The Journal News published and mapped the names and addresses of local citizens who hold gun permits, outraged critics have published the names and addresses of journalists at the paper.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Gun owner: Newspaper ‘put me on the same level as a sex offender’  —  Veronica Hash resides on an eight-acre spread in Dutchess County, N.Y. She is a registered to own a handgun — something that visitors to the Web site of the Journal News could ascertain with little trouble.
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
In Retaliation for Map of Gun Permit Holders, Blogger Lists Names and Addresses of Newspaper Staff  —  In response to the controversy surrounding the interactive map of local gun permit holders published by a Lower Hudson Valley newspaper, one blogger decided to punish the paper's staff members …
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite, TechCrunch and Newser
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
How a bogus claim about Instagram losing users made Facebook's stock drop nearly 3%  —  Facebook's stock dropped 2.9% in its first minutes of trading this morning.  Investors were likely responding to a report in the New York Post that Instagram, the photo-sharing that Facebook acquired this year …
Jim Romenesko:
Patch editors say staff and budgets are being cut in 2013  —  I asked Patch staffers Thursday to comment on a report that editors are being given more communities to cover and freelance budgets are being cut in 2013.  Here are two responses that came in:  —  From a Patch editor:
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Cape Cod Newspaper Apologizes for Reporter's Misdeeds  —  HYANNIS, Mass. — When an editor at The Cape Cod Times was reading the newspaper last month, she thought an article about the Veterans Day parade from the day before seemed slightly off.  —  The article, written by Karen Jeffrey …
Discussion: @penenberg and @bobbymacreports
Jim Romenesko:
More than 3.5 million page views for New York Times' ‘Snow Fall’ feature  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson tells her staff that the paper's “Snow Fall” interactive feature received around 2.9 million visits for more than 3.5 million page views.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution  —  Talk about vertical integration.  Pearson is taking a five percent stake in newly-reconfigured ebook device and retail brand Nook Media in order to gain favourable distribution for its education books.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Talking about paywalls without talking about tablets is just wrong  —  Mike Masnick published a piece on Tech Dirt yesterday about how the better-than-expected success of the New York Times “paywall” doesn't mean it's actually “working.”  —  In March, when the Times re-introduced its subscription element …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NYT Paywall Working Better Than People Expected, But That Doesn't Mean It's Working
Discussion: Smart News and @rajunarisetti
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
In Boost to U.S. Plans, BBC World News Is Added to Time Warner Cable  —  Updated In a sign of progress for its push to get on cable and satellite systems across the United States, the BBC World News channel is now available in about 10 million homes that subscribe to Time Warner Cable.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
The music industry dropped DRM years ago.  So why does it persist on e-books?  —  Experts say it may have to do with the size of the two markets, for one thing.  —  The American e-book market is about 100 times smaller than the digital music market.  —  shiftstigma
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Elliot Spagat / Associated Press:
Orange County Register Owner Eyes Tribune Papers  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. — The publisher of the Orange County Register said Thursday that at an investor group he leads may want to buy Tribune Co.'s newspapers after the media conglomerate emerges from bankruptcy.
Howard Kurtz / Daily Download:
Why David Gregory Shouldn't Be Behind Bars  —  David Gregory will not be moderating Meet the Press this Sunday.  —  He must be on the lam!  —  The Twitterverse has exploded over the news that Washington's Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the NBC newsman for brandishing …
Aye Aye Win / Associated Press:
Myanmar To Allow Daily Private Newspapers  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Friday it will allow private daily newspapers starting in April for the first time since 1964, in the latest step toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation.
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