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9:30 AM ET, January 22, 2013

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Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Inside the Te'o story  —  The two-paragraph email from the anonymous tipster arrived at Deadspin's New York headquarters at 4:31 p.m. ET on Jan. 11.  At the time, Tim Burke, the 34-year-old video and assignment editor for the website, was picking tangerines with his wife at an orange grove near …
Discussion: Poynter, Fox News and Globe and Mail
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Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Pulitzer Prize-winners discuss Manti Te'o  —  I asked a pair of recent Pulitzer Prize winners, Ken Armstrong of the Seattle Times and Amy Nutt of the Newark Star-Ledger — both have extensive experience covering sports — for their thoughts on the Manti Te'o story.
Guardian:
Lionel Barber's email to FT staff outlining digital-first strategy  —  Editor's email to staff outlines detailed proposals for reshaping the paper for the digital age  —  In my New Year message, I said 2013 would test our resolve to move further and faster to support top quality journalism in a rapidly changing media landscape.
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Financial Times editor announces digital-first strategy
Discussion: mediabistro.com, Mashable! and Crikey
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
The Financial Times to axe staff in digital shift
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Guardian
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon developing ‘Zombieland’ series as part of push into original programming  —  Amazon may be lagging behind Netflix when it comes to delivering original programming to users, but the company just scooped up a fairly recognizable brand in Zombieland.  A TV series set in the same zombie-filled universe …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch in London to meet Times independent directors  —  News Corp chief may lead meeting over appointment of John Witherow and Martin Ivens as Times and Sunday Times editors  —  Rupert Murdoch has flown into London and is expected to hold a summit with the independent directors …
Discussion: Deadline.com and Guardian
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Sun defence editor Virginia Wheeler charged over alleged payments to police  —  The Sun's defence editor Virginia Wheeler has been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office along with a former officer from the Metropolitan Police.  —  The Crown Prosecution Service …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Report: Google made €50 million copyright offer, French publishers want €100 million  —  Google proposed an annual €50 million payment to news publishers to resolve a long-simmering copyright dispute, but the publishers decided to hold out for more, according to a report Friday in Le Monde.
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Meet Ethan Sattler, 13 Years Old, White House Reporter  —  Perhaps no reporter faced more scrutiny from guards at the White House gate Monday morning than Ethan Sattler.  —  Mr. Sattler, 13 years old, does not have a driver's license.  His Virginia child ID card lists his height at 4 feet 3 inches …
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Jim Romenesko:
Sinclair Broadcasting ‘owns’ social media accounts of its on-air talent  —  WHAM-TV (Rochester, NY) reporter Rachel Barnhart tells her followers that Sinclair Broadcasting, which recently acquired WHAM, has a policy of “owning” the social media accounts of its on-air talent.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and teens  —  Amazon is expanding its children's publishing footprint with two new imprints based out of New York, the company announced ahead of the American Library Association's annual meeting this week.
Discussion: PublishersWeekly.com
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Searching for Relevance: Yahoo Aiming to Be the “Google of Content”  —  Earlier today in Germany, new Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro pretty much told a crowd at the DLD conference in Munich that the portal — which he is now responsible for helping run — needs a drastic overhaul.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and TechCrunch
Jessica Hanks / The Huffington Post:
Silicon Valley Business Journal Redesign: Local Publication To Be Model For National Update  —  Print journalism may be dwindling, but one local publication is doubling down.  The Silicon Valley Business Journal unveiled a dramatic redesign of its print publication earlier this month …
Discussion: Garcia Media
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Swarming a Book Online  —  Reviews on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.  —  In the biggest, most overt and most successful of these campaigns, a group of Michael Jackson fans used Facebook and Twitter to solicit negative reviews of a new biography of the singer.
Discussion: New Yorker and GeekWire
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Observer Names CEO  —  Jared Kushner has tapped his brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer, to be the first chief executive of the Observer Media Group, the Kushner-owned entity that houses the New York Observer and other publications.  —  The move comes as part of a broader overhaul of the leadership of Observer Media.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Why the Prosecution of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Matters to You, Personally  —  Last week a friend asked me to explain why the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz has become such a media sensation.  What he knew is what's been commonly reported since Swartz's suicide in New York on Jan. 11 …
Discussion: Media News and Betabeat
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture
Discussion: emptywheel and Media Nation
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Random House's new Facebook app: If you liked Evelyn Waugh, you'll love the Berenstain Bears  —  Online book discovery doesn't work very well.  Random House is attempting to address that problem with a new Facebook app, BookScout, that gives users book recommendations from multiple publishers, not just Random House.
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Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:   An App to Sift Through Books
 
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Gina Hall / L.A. Biz:
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Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press ‘most unruly and irreverent in world’
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