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4:10 PM ET, January 23, 2013

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New York Times:
As ESPN Debated, Manti Te'o Story Slipped Away  —  On Jan. 16, a fierce debate raged inside ESPN.  Reporters for the network had been working for almost a week trying to nail down an extraordinary story: Manti Te'o's girlfriend — the one whose death from leukemia had haunted and inspired …
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Barbara Goldberg / Reuters:
Te'o tells Katie Couric he lied to maintain hoax  —  (Reuters) - Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o told ABC News' Katie Couric that he had lied to keep up a hoax involving a nonexistent dying girlfriend once he learned he had been duped two days before the Heisman Trophy winner was announced.
CBS News:
Diane O'Meara, woman in fake Manti Te'o girlfriend photo, speaks out
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Untitled:
X-Surface: Don't believe everything you read.  —  I am a gamer.  I don't work for Microsoft.  —  I, like most other gamers, am sick of seeing endless rumours and speculation citing “anonymous sources” or “insiders” with no evidence, no proof, no guarantee that they've been fact-checked or can be relied on.
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Dave Thier / Forbes:   Random Gamer Punks Major Blogs on Xbox Rumors
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Gawker Expects at Least 10% of Revenue From E-Commerce This Year, Says Denton Memo  —  Seeking ‘Commerce Specialists’ for Gawker Sites  —  Apparently, Gawker Media is serious about its e-commerce business.  In a memo to his employees today outlining some business-side promotions and departures …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
CBS' Hopper Award Knock Could Set Back Media Ownership Rules  —  When CBS torpedoed CNET's planned “best of show” award for Dish's Hopper, it may have also blown to bits broadcasters' best chance for looser media ownership rules at the Federal Communications Commission.
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Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
CBS claims Dish hid commercial-skipping Auto Hop feature during contract negotiations
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Emily Bell and Alex Graham appointed Scott Trust non-executive directors  —  Guardian News & Media's former digital director and TV producer join the 12-strong board of Scott Trust directors  —  Emily Bell, Guardian News & Media's former digital director, and Alex Graham …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Many Reuters editors, reporters won't recive raises in 2013  —  Many Reuters editors and reporters will not receive any pay raises in 2013, according to a memo from human resources distributed on Tuesday.  —  The memo, obtained by Talking Biz News, says that all Reuters editorial staffers …
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs
Discussion: Forbes
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
The story behind DIAL: How Netflix and YouTube want to take on AirPlay  —  Netflix and YouTube have teamed up to launch DIAL, a protocol that helps developers of second-screen apps to discover and launch applications on smart TVs and connected devices.  The effort is already getting support …
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Trump: Interest in New York Times in ‘Evaluation Stage’  —  With Donald Trump, you can never tell where the TV show ends and reality begins.  Is he serious about buying the New York Times?  —  In a brief interview this afternoon, Trump said he wouldn't comment on his intentions or strategy …
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Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
Tweeting the news: Andy Carvin test-pilots Twitter journalism  —  NPR's “one-man Twitter news bureau” on his process, the Arab Spring, and online literacy  —  Andy Carvin's official title is Senior Strategist, Social Media Desk at National Public Radio, but that bureaucratic fog undercuts the scale of his work.
Jim Romenesko:
No insurance for you, investigative reporter! … Lee van der Voo tells Romenesko readers: I was just informed by State Farm here in Oregon, where I'm an independent investigative journalist, that they are dumping my office rental policy because of the kind of journalism I do.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
More Than 20 Million Viewers Watched Coverage of Inauguration  —  A total of 20.552 million viewers tuned in on 18 separate television networks to watch coverage of the second inauguration of President Obama, the Nielsen company reported Wednesday.  —  The number, which measured …
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
How Twitter's new embeds will make social media's copyright issues even weirder  —  “What is a Tweet anymore?”  That's the question posed by Buzzfeed's Matt Buchanan today in response to Twitter's latest update to its embedded Tweets.  While text and uploaded photos have for some time been included …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Mark Miller Leaves Newsweek/The Daily Beast for The Hollywood Reporter  —  Mark Miller is — once again — leaving Newsweek.  The New York Post reports that Miller, who returned to Newsweek/The Daily Beast in 2011 after leaving it in 2010, is departing to join The Hollywood Reporter as its deputy editorial director.
Reuters:
Thai magazine's former editor gets 10 years for insulting king  —  (Reuters) - A former Thai magazine editor was jailed for 10 years on Wednesday for insulting the royal family under the country's draconian lese-majeste law, a sentence that drew condemnation from international rights groups and the European Union.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
The story of the Times' most-read stories of 2012  —  The New York Times, in defiance of a growing media trend, doesn't generally expose much about the size and character of its audience to the reading public.  —  It was only grudgingly that the Times even revealed its most popular online stories …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
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