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7:40 PM ET, January 29, 2013

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
James Carville, Mary Matalin leaving CNN  —  CNN contributors and political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the network, Carville told POLITICO today.  —  The decision was CNN's, Carville told POLITICO: “I was told that they wanted the contributors to be more available …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN to launch new morning show  —  CNN plans to launch a new morning show to replace the poorly-rated “Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien,” sources at the network tell POLITICO.  —  The new show will be co-hosted by Chris Cuomo, who has just joined the network from ABC News …
Discussion: Media Decoder and Poynter
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
This Is Jeff Zucker's CNN Overhaul  —  As news arrives today that some of its most familiar (and familiarly loud) faces are on the way out and some new (and potentially household-name) anchors may be on the way in, the future of CNN is starting to take shape under its powerful new boss, Jeff Zucker.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Cuomo Moving To CNN To Host Morning Show
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
CNN's managing editor Whitaker to leave network
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Rdio opens up free music streaming to the U.K., Canada, Australia, & 11 other countries  —  Streaming music service Rdio has finally launched its free-streaming option in countries outside of the United States, a sign it is serious about fishing for new users around the world.
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow to a Trickle
Discussion: Quartz and Business Insider
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:   Streaming and Micropennies: The Footnotes
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring  —  A New Revenue Model For TV Networks and Video Producers  —  A new chapter in online video is about to begin.  YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt …
Anshel Pfeffer / Haaretz:
Four reasons why U.K. cartoon of Netanyahu isn't anti-Semitic in any way  —  A cartoon that appeared in this London's Sunday Times this week depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall with blood-red colored cement, trapping in between the bricks Palestinian-looking figures …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sunday Times editor apologises over Benjamin Netanyahu cartoon
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Bezos: With ebook sales up 70% in 2012, Amazon has hit “transition” it expected  —  Amazon announced fourth-quarter earnings slightly below investor expectations Tuesday afternoon — but operating income, widely viewed by investors as an important measure of the company's overall health, rose, driving shares up in after-hours trading.
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Amazon rides a razor-thin wave back to profit in first full quarter of new Kindles
Discussion: Business Wire, Forbes and ZDNet
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Why an ‘average’ journalism grad's salary might not be an average salary where you work  —  After I blogged Monday about a survey that said 2012 j-school grads' average starting salary was $40,900, lots of Poynter readers took to Twitter or emailed me to complain about how out of line that number …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Starting salary for j-school grads rises to $41K, on average  —  NACE's annual report on college grads has good news for 2012 communications majors: Their starting salaries were up 4 percent on average over 2011 grads'.  Reached by email, NACE Employment Information Manager Andrea Koncz …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New Republic Takes Manhattan
Discussion: Reuters, FishbowlNY and AllThingsD
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Washington Post gets closer to real-time fact checking with new Truth Teller prototype  —  Politicians lie.  —  Journalists try to point out those lies, but usually at some later time and in a different medium.  That gap in time and distance is just enough to let the original lie take root …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Sportswriters Go Long Online  —  As any literary-minded technophile will tell you, the Internet has become a haven for lengthy, high-quality prose, with sites from the Awl to BuzzFeed regularly churning out 4,000-word stories.  But it's not just rambling book reviews and art-world treatises.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Sir Harold Evans: Murdoch should sell The Times rather than merge it with the Sunday  —  Sir Harold Evans suggested that Rupert Murdoch should sell The Times rather than merge it with its Sunday stablemate.  —  In December Times editor James Harding resigned saying: “It has been clear …
Discussion: Guardian
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sir Harold Evans accuses press of cynicism over Leveson report
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Post’ getting a web overhaul from the team that brought you the new ‘New Republic’  —  The New York Post's website will soon be getting a much-needed makeover.  —  Design firm Hard Candy Shell is working on a sweeping overhaul of nypost.com that's expected to debut sometime in the coming months …
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Elizabeth Spiers Now Editorial Director at Flavorpill.com  —  Elizabeth Spiers, who ran The New York Observer as EIC from January 2011 to August 2012, has announced the first of her new gigs after leaving the paper: She'll now be the editorial director for Flavorpill.com …
 
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Most newspaper stories are still too long
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Jim Romenesko:
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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Press Gazette:
Met makes 20th arrest in computer hacking probe
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Martin Belam / GigaOM:
How Facebook comments affect trolling for news websites
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Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable!:
Billboard's Website Redesign Makes Music Charts Playable
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Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate
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