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12:05 PM ET, January 14, 2013

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Legal Case Strained Troubled Web Activist  —  Just days before he hanged himself, Internet activist Aaron Swartz's hopes for a deal with federal prosecutors fell apart.  —  Two years ago, the advocate for free information online, who was known to have suffered from depression …
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MIT Responds to Death of Activist Aaron Swartz, Begins Internal Investigation  —  Two days after Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued a public response and will launch an internal investigation looking …
Micah Allen / Neuroconscience:
Researchers begin posting article PDFs to twitter in #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz
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Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won ‘Best in Show’ at CES  —  The Dish Network's Hopper wasn't simply in the running: it had actually taken the top prize  —  On Friday, news broke that CNET had been forced by its parent company CBS to remove the Dish Network's Hopper set-top box …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times to launch electronic corrections form  —  The New York Times website is to launch a new electronic corrections submissions form, to try and improve the reader's ability to report an error.  Speaking to Journalism.co.uk for a podcast on best practice in online corrections …
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David Carr / New York Times:
Guns, Maps and Data That Disturbs  —  Should data have a conscience?  —  As a journalist, I am trained as an absolutist in matters of open data.  Public records should be just that, public, and as agents of transparency, news media outlets should help cast sunlight on those records.
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Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?  —  A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars' target was the homeowner's gun safe.  —  At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Condé Nast Contracts Cut Author's Share in Film Deals  —  It's a dream tucked in the backs of many journalists' minds: the article they write becomes a blockbuster movie and they reap a healthy share of the profits, a walk on the red carpet and — who knows? — maybe even an Oscar.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
3 journalists get Golden Globe shout-outs  —  During Sunday night's Golden Globe awards, journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann received thanks from Jay Roach, whose HBO adaptation of their book “Game Change” won best miniseries/TV movie.  Halperin and Heilemann are working on a sequel …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Robin Roberts Plans February Return to ‘Good Morning America’  —  Robin Roberts, the “Good Morning America” host who signed off the show last August to receive treatment for a life-threatening bone marrow disorder, says she intends to return to work in February.
Discussion: Gawker, The Wrap and Politico
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
News as games: immoral or the future of interactive journalism?  —  Apple's decision to reject an iPhone game exploring the conflict in Syria reflects wider unease about playing with news  —  Picture this.  One morning, you visit the Guardian home page to find a headline article about …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viggle Isn't Buying GetGlue After All  —  Last fall, social TV company Viggle announced that it was buying competitor GetGlue in a deal that could have been worth $70 million or more.  —  But that deal never closed, and tonight GetGlue says that it never will.  —  A blog post by GetGlue founder Alex Iskold doesn't say much.
Cornelius Rahn / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Wins Control of German Unit After Failed BSkyB Bid  —  Sky Deutschland AG (SKYD) agreed on a $1 billion financing deal with shareholder News Corp. (NWSA) and a group of lenders that allows Rupert Murdoch's company to increase its stake in the German pay-television unit to 54.5 percent.
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