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9:10 PM ET, January 14, 2013

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Lindsey Turrentine / CNET:
The 2013 Best of CES Awards: CNET's story  —  The true story of what happened before last week's Best of CES Awards unveiling  —  Last week, about 40 members of the CNET editorial staff met in the CNET trailer in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center to vote on our official Best of CES winner.
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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
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 …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
What's Next For CNET After The Dish Debacle?
Discussion: The Verge and Talking Biz News
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Lance Armstrong Interview Could Be Worth Millions to Oprah Winfrey Network  —  Oprah Winfrey: She gets it.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  —  Considerable as it may be, Oprah Winfrey's personal celebrity isn't enough to build a cable network on, as the early struggles of OWN showed.
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Buzz Bissinger / The Daily Beast:
I Was Deluded to Believe Lance Armstrong When He Denied Doping  —  Buzz Bissinger says he relied on a manipulative liar who insisted he didn't win his cycling championships through doping.  A Pulitzer Prize winner's mea culpa.  —  “I Still Believe in Lance Armstrong.”
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Guardian
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Armstrong and Winfrey: Familiar Names in a Time-Honored Ritual
Discussion: Yahoo! News and New York Times
Isaac Rauch / Deadspin:
The Sunday Times Put An Ad In The Chicago Tribune About What Questions Lance Armstrong Should Answer On Oprah
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Justice drops charges against Swartz after activist kills himself  —  The Justice Department dropped its charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz on Monday, citing his death.  —  Swartz, who was facing computer hacking charges, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday.  He was 26.
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:   Iranian Government Promotes Aaron Swartz Conspiracy Theories
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times shakeup: Rick Berke to leave masthead, head new video effort  —  New York Times assistant managing editor Rick Berke will be leaving the masthead to take on a leadership role in video content, POLITICO has learned.  —  Berke, a former Washington editor, will join video …
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Joyce Wadler Takes NY Times Buyout  —  Joyce Wadler, the original bold-faced name columnist, has decided to take a buyout, a source tells us.  The announcement was included in a longer email to Times staff, noting that Ms. Wadler would leave the Times to pursue her passion: humor writing.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Politico
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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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:   ‘No pattern’ of crime related to Journal News maps, says police official
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
Digital Reading on the Rise for Children (With a Qualifier)  —  David Maxwell for The New York Times Alexis White, 7, a second grader in Green, Ohio, using an iPad during class.  The iPad is gaining popularity as a reading device.  —  Digital reading is rising fast among children ages 6 to 17 …
Discussion: PublishersWeekly.com
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report
Discussion: Scholastic Media Room
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The problem with BuzzFeed's sponsored posts  —  BuzzFeed is not just upending conventional wisdom on how Internet publishers can make money with its innovative digital ads; the lists, quizzes and posts it creates with advertisers show brands they can “actually create something people will engage with …
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 …
Discussion: Poynter and Kirk LaPointe's …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Netflix Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With Turner Broadcasting And Warner Bros. Television  —  Netflix isn't all about movies, as you know.  The company has been adding more television to its on-demand service and today announced multi-year licensing agreements with both Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Television Group.
 
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC World News goes upmarket with move to £1bn London headquarters
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Celebrity photo theft was a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions”

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