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10:50 PM ET, January 10, 2013

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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why Amazon Won't Give You Free Digital Copies of Your Movies and Books  —  Amazon announced Thursday morning that any customer who purchases a CD will receive a free digital copy of that album.  The offer is valid not only on present and future purchases, but on any one of 50,000 CDs purchased from the retailer since 1998.
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John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Every Tech Journalist's Worst Nightmare  —  At 4:05 PM on Wednesday, Dish Networks notified its Twitter followers that it had been chosen as a finalist for CNET's “Best of CES” awards for its new DVR product.  This was not a surprise — the Hopper was given a best-of award by nearly every publication …
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Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
A.J. Daulerio Out As Gawker Editor; John Cook to Step Up  —  Gawker editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio will no longer run the site after a year on the job, Daily Intelligencer has learned.  Daulerio jumped across the Gawker Media network from Deadspin and took over for Remy Stern at the start of 2012.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Homicide Tracking Site Expanding to Chicago  —  Homicide Watch, the Washington, D.C., Web site that tracks murders, has found another crime-ridden city to cover.  —  The Chicago Sun-Times is partnering with Homicide Watch's co-founders, Laura and Chris Amico, to launch a Chicago edition.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newseum says it laid off 16  —  The Newseum says it “eliminated 16 positions” this week.  —  The Gannett blog reported the Freedom Forum, which funds the Newseum, “laid off 20% of approximately 150 employees at the Washington museum and other programs financed by the foundation”:
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Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
Freedom Forum paid new CEO Duff $1.6M in 2011, documents show, amid signs of more fiscal distress
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Beats' New Music Subscription Service Gets a New Boss: Topspin's Ian Rogers  —  There are a ton of digital music services out there, with more on the way.  —  So how will Beats Electronics, the headphone maker, stand out when it rolls out its own version this year?  —  The company won't spell that out quite yet.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Time Inc. Prepares for Layoffs  —  Time Inc. staff are on eggshells as they await news of layoffs and smaller bonuses than in years past as the company faces declining revenue.  —  CEO Laura Lang, in a memo yesterday, has already told employees she would eliminate the usual 3 percent merit increase …
Discussion: New York Post
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times received 1,644 applications for 13 summer intern positions  —  After posting the Oregonian's summer internship rejection letter, which noted that the paper received nearly 200 applications, I wondered about the numbers from other newspapers and fired off some emails.  Here's what came back:
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Chicago Business Journal:
Warrant issued for former Tribune executive … Stephanie Pater missed a second scheduled court appearance in as many weeks, and so a warrant has been issued for her arrest, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.  —  The Tribune said Pater sent an email to an official at the court saying …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
As Grantland Grows Up, It Looks to New York Magazine as a Model  —  Sees to Create Successful Blog Brands Such as Vulture, Daily Intel  —  No one knew what quite to expect in June 2011 when ESPN introduced Grantland.com, a sports and pop culture website helmed by Bill Simmons, ESPN's longtime “Sports Guy” columnist.
Erik Wemple:
A future for news at high-brow restaurants?  —  Leland Schwartz is trying to feed news to a tough crowd.  He knows that they're on top of the goings-on in Washington.  That's because they're the ones who are influencing the goings-on in Washington.  —  They're diners at the Old Ebbitt Grill …
Discussion: Washington Post, All and Poynter
Peter Van Allen / Philadelphia Business Journal:
Inquirer, Daily News owners threaten drastic action, union memo says … Tension rose between the owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the labor union representing newsroom employees, according to a memo released on Thursday.  —  The owner of the Inquirer and Daily News told union members …
 
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Matt Yoder / Awful Announcing:
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Google's Gingras: Journalists need to focus on invention, not transformation
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Janet Stilson / Adweek:
Why do community news sites, once hailed as the future of journalism, so often flop?
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Online radio will start serving ads based on your web browsing
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NYT public editor: Sometimes transparency triumphs over objectivity
 

 
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