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11:25 PM ET, January 26, 2013

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Truth, Money, Right, Wrong  —  Yesterday I wrote about the ongoing CNET editorial independence issue.  I said that the editors and journalists at CNET were part of the problem, and suggested that they either publish their (assumed) dissent, or resign, or both.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
“We Are Supposed To Be Truth Tellers”  —  A couple of weeks ago CNET was put into an absurd situation - they could not favorably cover a technology product because the company behind that product was in litigation with CNET's parent company, CBS.  —  I wasn't all that interested in the story at the time.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET forbidden from reviewing Aereo following CBS-Dish controversy  —  Editorial policy after CES Awards nightmare leads to fancy footwork by news team  —  This week, live-TV startup Aereo released an update to its Roku app, adding a new visual interface and enabling full control with the Roku remote.
Jim Romenesko:
At CNET, ‘morale is plummeting and people are pissed off’  — A disclosure attached to a CNET story posted on Thursday.  —  There had been hints around CNET that the edict might be overturned.  During a meeting last Friday, Reviews editor-in-chief Lindsey Turrentine sounded optimistic.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Why It's Hard for Trump — or Anyone — to Buy the N.Y. Times  —  Ridicule of Donald Trump has become an almost daily occurrence.  This week, the mockery came after he was revealed to be the latest billionaire interested in owning the New York Times.  Again, and again, and again.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Buyout Situation Still Unclear  —  Although the New York Times buyout deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday has come and gone, the situation remains fluid.  Winnie O'Kelley, deputy editor for Business Day, confirmed to The Huffington Post on Friday afternoon that she is still considering whether …
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Lessons from The New York Times' app graveyard: When an app has an expiration date  —  The election is over.  Even the inauguration is over.  So it makes sense, perhaps, that The New York Times this week discontinued its Elections 2012 mobile app.  —  The Times launched the app some 13 months ago …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox Says Its 3-Year Relationship With Palin Is Over  —  “Sarah, where are you?” one of Sarah Palin's 3.4 million Facebook fans wrote on her wall last week.  “Has your contract with Fox ended?” another fan asked the day before.  —  Fox News has indeed parted ways with Ms. Palin …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says  —  The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors.  But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Twitter suspends account of Somali Islamist militants linked to Al-Qaeda  —  Two days after a group of Somali islamist militants vowed to execute Kenyan hostages, and tweeted a video of a captive pleading for the Kenyan government to help free them, the Al-Shabaab Twitter account @HSMPress was suspended.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rising TV Fees Mean All Viewers Pay to Keep Sports Fans Happy  —  For a glimpse of how out of control sports bidding wars have become, look no further than your cable television bill.  —  Time Warner Cable subscribers in Southern California will eventually see their monthly bills increase thanks …
Scott Sayare / New York Times:
Amid Algeria Siege, 2 Mauritanian News Agencies Get Scoops  —  PARIS — There were no reporters on hand when Islamist militants emerged from the sands of eastern Algeria last week to storm a gas facility full of international workers, and Algerian security forces cordoned off the site during …
Discussion: @mlcalderone
New York Business Journal:
American Media teams with USA Today on magazines  —  American Media Inc., publisher of “National Enquirer” and “Men's Fitness” is joining with newspaper USA Today to publish 12 special magazines using a “Best Of” theme in 2013.  Editorial will be developed by both companies with the goal of providing …
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