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2:15 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
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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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hitler Alive and Well, Owning Liberal Magazine  —  The Washington Free Beacon has a report, sourced to “Washington Free Beacon Staff,” that Chris Hughes is purging Jews from The New Republic.  (Occasionally the Free Beacon publishes stories too embarrassing for any staffers to be associated with by name.)
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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
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 …
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
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.
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: Home Media Magazine and The Wrap
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
Connor Simpson / The Atlantic Wire:
What Old Valleywags Think About the New Valleywag  —  Nick Denton surprised some when he revealed he was relaunching Gawker's old tech rumor blog Valleywag this morning, as reported by Business Insider's Alyson Shontell.  We asked a pair of old Valleywag editors what they think of the resurrection.
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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
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Met makes 20th arrest in computer hacking probe
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Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable!:
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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Print Media Bastion May Be Giving Way
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Whoops! Google Map Of Gun Permit Holders Was Woefully Inaccurate
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Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Conrad Black Getting Own TV Talk Show in Canada
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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
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