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2:30 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: Poynter and Media Decoder
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Cuomo Moving To CNN To Host Morning Show  —  ABC's Chris Cuomo is headed to CNN to host a new morning show, the network announced Tuesday.  New CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement that Cuomo, currently the anchor of “20/20,” will “have a major role in a new CNN morning show …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
CNN's managing editor Whitaker to leave network
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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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New Republic Takes Manhattan
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jill Abramson to staff: ‘We had to layoff far fewer people than we anticipated’  —  New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson tells staffers the paper's most recent round of buyouts limited layoffs: “In the end, we had to layoff far fewer people than we anticipated, having achieved …
Discussion: @rajunarisetti
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
After Staff Reductions, New Appointments at The Times
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
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.
Martin Belam / GigaOM:
How Facebook comments affect trolling for news websites  —  Whether news sites should or shouldn't use the Facebook comment plug-in or Facebook identity seems to have been a recurring theme in the last few days.  —  The Nieman Journalism Lab called it a “movement”, which seems quite …
Discussion: Poynter and Journalism.co.uk
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Raises More Money for Originals Like “House of Cards”  —  Fresh off a gangbusters earnings report, Netflix is asking investors to bet on it again: The streaming video company is raising money that it may use to invest in its own TV shows.  —  Netflix says it intends to raise $400 million in debt …
Discussion: The Wrap and Home Media Magazine
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 …
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Most newspaper stories are still too long  —  The news cognoscenti gasped when the Columbia Journalism Review recently reported that the nation's leading newspapers aren't writing as many long stories as they used to.  But I think most stories are still way too windy.
Discussion: The Buttry Diary and @nikkiusher
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.
Susan Heavey / Reuters:
Gore says tough U.S. network competition forced sale of Current TV  —  WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore said on Tuesday that tough competition from major U.S. television networks forced him to sell Current TV, a struggling progressive cable channel, to Al Jazeera, and he praised …
Jim Romenesko:
Baltimore Sun's Robert Little named NPR investigations senior editor  —  Baltimore Sun investigations and enterprise editor Robert Little has been named NPR senior editor for investigations.  —  “We have serious ambition for NPR's investigative work and Bob brings a powerful set of skills to the task …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups  —  The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company's headquarters.  The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff …
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Met makes 20th arrest in computer hacking probe
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Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable!:
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Emily Greenhouse / The New Yorker:
Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate
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German rights holders sue YouTube in escalating royalty fight
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Warner Bros. New CEO Brings Digital Know-How
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How Two Newspapers Wound Up Staging The Same Sob Story About The Ray Lewis Murder Case
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Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Conrad Black Getting Own TV Talk Show in Canada
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William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom CEO's 2012 Total Pay Fell 22%
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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Ends 2012 With A Solid Q4: $1.22 Billion Ex-TAC Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS 32 Cents
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software
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