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4:35 PM ET, January 28, 2013

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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
The New Republic Reimagines Its Future  —  WASHINGTON — There are not many firsts for a politically savvy, 98-year-old publication like The New Republic.  But Franklin Foer, its 38-year-old editor, experienced one recently when he passed a Hudson News store at Union Station here and saw …
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Chris Hughes / The New Republic:
Welcome to Our Redesign - A letter from The New Republic's publisher and editor-in-chief  —  This is the age of endless facts.  Every question is now seemingly answerable; just swipe your finger over the device in your pocket.  Want to know every important opinion about the question of the moment?
Discussion: Adweek and Kirk LaPointe's …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   New Republic, Old Pay Wall
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
B&N Aims To Whittle Its Stores For Years  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. expects to close as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, the bookseller's top store executive said, offering the most detailed picture yet of the company's plans for the outlets.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reading the new New Republic  —  Last week, I attended a panel in New York City on “the unexpected future of media” hosted by The New Republic.  Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old owner, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the magazine, said a few introductory words.
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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
TNR's new owner crosses a line with Obama interview
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
The Price of Palin: $15 per Word Spoken During FOX Contract  —  Sarah Palin uttered more than 189,000 words over 150 appearances on various FOX broadcasts during her three years as an analyst at the network, or $15.85 per word  —  With the three-year contract now expired between FOX News and Sarah Palin …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Nick Denton Is Resurrecting Valleywag  —  Valleywag, a Silicon Valley gossip blog Gawker killed off in 2009, is making a comeback.  —  Nick Denton, Gawker's CEO and founder, says he'll be bringing the site back to life, and he's currently hunting for an editor or two to run it.
Discussion: @megan
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Hardcore porn briefly climbs to the top of Vine's 'Editor's Picks,' Twitter blames it on ‘human error’  —  The launch of Twitter's video-sharing service Vine has brought with it another look at pornography on Apple's tightly-controlled iOS platform, and that scrutiny may be about to increase …
Jim Romenesko:
Ben Yagoda claims The New Republic ‘borrowed’ from his ‘lady resurgence’ piece  —  From BEN YAGODA: The new-look New Republic may be cool and rich and everything, but the extent to which its piece (posted yesterday) about the resurgence of the word “lady” borrowed (that is the polite word) …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
HuffPo's new ‘Conversations’ will improve comments — and make money for AOL  —  I'm not a regular reader of the Huffington Post but when I go there, I'm astounded how many people leave comments on a given story.  Last week, for instance, more than 20,000 readers offered their two cents …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Ends 2012 With A Solid Q4: $1.22 Billion Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS 32 Cents  —  Yahoo today released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, marking the end of a key year for the long-running web portal.  Q4 2012 was Yahoo's second full quarter with Marissa Mayer at the helm as CEO …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Murdoch apologises for ‘offensive’ Scarfe cartoon in Sunday Times denounced as anti-Semitic  —  Rupert Murdoch last night personally apologised for a “grotesque, offensive” cartoon in the Sunday Times which has provoked a wave of protest from Jewish organisations who have declared it anti-Semitic.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Start-Up Puts Streaming TV on Campus  —  At Harvard, resident students do not have to borrow their parents' HBO GO passwords to watch “Girls” and “Game of Thrones” online.  They can log in with their own college credentials, getting in the habit of having a cable subscription at an early age.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Stephen Cohen / Poynter:
Inside Advance's Post-Standard newspaper as it transforms this week to digital first  —  There's a small statue of a paperboy inside Stephen A. Rogers' plush corner office overlooking Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse.  In his right hand, the paperboy holds a colorful miniature newspaper …
Ken Wheaton / AdAge:
For a Master Class in Trolling, Just Turn to The New York Times  —  Forget Buzzfeed or Gawker, Times' Real Estate and Lifestyle Sections Are Have the Formula Down  —  It's become fashionable to complain about the state of online “journalism” as various sites do what needs to be done to boost page views and goose the most-emailed list.
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