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10:50 PM ET, January 28, 2013

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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.
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
After Staff Reductions, New Appointments at The Times  —  9:06 p.m. |  Updated The New York Times announced on Monday a restructured masthead and some significant newsroom appointments, while also saying that the staff reductions the company was seeking had been accomplished primarily through voluntary buyouts.
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
Discussion: Adweek and Kirk LaPointe's …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   New Republic, Old Pay Wall
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Ends 2012 With A Solid Q4: $1.22 Billion Ex-TAC 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 …
Discussion: The Wrap, AllThingsD and Forbes
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David Carr / New York Times:
“South Park” Creators Fortify Their Content Empire  —  When it comes to success stories in the entertainment world, it doesn't get much better than the one about a pair of regular guys from Colorado, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who took cutout paper dolls, animated them and triumphed on cable television …
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 …
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.
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
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Print Media Bastion May Be Giving Way  —  MUNICH — Long after newspaper audiences started defecting to the Internet in other Western countries, Germany still looks like a bastion of print.  —  On any train, plane or bus, readers unfurl broadsheets that still do justice to the word, thick with advertising.
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) …
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
How Two Newspapers Wound Up Staging The Same Sob Story About The Ray Lewis Murder Case  —  Richard Lollar was one of two men killed in the 2000 Super Bowl week stabbing outside an Atlanta nightclub that led to Ray Lewis's pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.
Discussion: Poynter
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 …
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Media Firms Probed on Data Release  —  Investigators Examined if Economic Figures Were Given Early to Clients; No Criminal Charges Seen  —  WASHINGTON—Law-enforcement authorities have conducted a wide-ranging investigation into whether media companies facilitated insider trading on Wall Street …
Discussion: @spenchey and @daschles
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.
Discussion: @morning_joe and Daily Download
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Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Whoops!  Google Map Of Gun Permit Holders Was Woefully Inaccurate  —  When the Journal News caused a national uproar and endangered the lives of its staff to create a Google Map of gun permit holders in New York, it was justified for the cause of transparency and civic dialog.
Discussion: Newser, CNET and The Verge
Abe Epton / Chicago Tribune:
From Google News to the Chicago Tribune: Observations after a month in the newsroom  —  In my five years at Google News, I'd barely ever heard anyone use the phone or raise their voice.  But the newsroom at the Chicago Tribune, a 165-year-old urban stalwart, is a much more boisterous cubicle suite than anything at the Googleplex.
Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
German rights holders sue YouTube in escalating royalty fight  —  German music rights group GEMA has filed a lawsuit against YouTube, alleging that the video site is misleading users about the details of an ongoing licensing dispute between the two parties.  The lawsuit is the latest escalation …
 
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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Warner Bros. New CEO Brings Digital Know-How
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Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Conrad Black Getting Own TV Talk Show in Canada
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom CEO's 2012 Total Pay Fell 22%
Discussion: bizjournals
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Andrew Sullivan, Nate Silver and the shifting balance of power for media brands
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Buyer interested in Advocate, which now sells about 22,000 copies a day in New Orleans
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Stephen Cohen / Poynter:
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Guido Fawkes:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Gina Chon, WSJ reporter who resigned after McGurk affair, lands at Quartz
Discussion: Talking Biz News and FishbowlNY
William Wan / Washington Post:
Police visit Chinese blogger who exposed sex scandal