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10:55 PM ET, January 30, 2013


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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Inc. Said to Eliminate About 6% of Workforce  —  Time Inc. (TWX), the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., is eliminating about 500 positions, or 6 percent of its workforce, according to two executives with direct knowledge of the firings.  —  The job cuts occurred across …
Matt K. Lewis / The Week:
Why I hate Twitter  —  The social sharing tool was once a vision.  Now it's a prison  —  S  —  oren Dayton and Rob Bluey — two conservative tech geniuses — talked me into joining Twitter during a lunch Ed Morrissey organized at an Iraqi restaurant in Minneapolis during the 2008 Republican convention.
Al Jazeera America Has Received More Than 8,000 Applications  —  Lots of competition for just 160 positions.  —  Within 24 hours of posting openings for the majority of their new positions, Al Jazeera America received 5000 applications for open positions, a number that has grown to 8,063 …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
After Scientology Debacle, The Atlantic Tightens Native Ad Guidelines  —  A little over two weeks after The Atlantic got egg on its face over a sponsored Web post by the Church of Scientology, the media brand has issued new guidelines for so-called native advertising.  They're live on the brand's site now.
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon's ebook transition  —  Nobody can predict the future, but Amazon thinks that when it comes to ebooks the writing is on the wall.  —  “We're now seeing the transition we've been expecting,” CEO Jeff Bezos said in the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday.
Jim Romenesko:
SPJ kills print edition of conference newspaper  —  Buried in the Society of Professional Journalists president's winter meeting notes is news that SPJ will no longer produce a print version of its Working Press newspaper at SPJ's annual conference. … SPJ will still offer …
Discussion: Freedom of the Prez
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Afghan Media Faces Uncertain Future As U.S. Withdraws  —  Danish Karokhel, like all Afghan journalists, couldn't report freely during Taliban rule in the 1990s.  The Islamic fundamentalist regime allowed only a single, state-run outlet, Radio Sharia, on the air.
The Huffington Post:
Fox News Ratings Hit 12-Year Demo Lows In January Cable News Figures  —  At the end of each month, cable news ratings are released to the public.  And, like clockwork, Fox News dominates the top 13 or so programs, far outstripping its competitors.  —  January was ... a little different.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Vimeo announces content ratings: Videos will now be marked for All Audiences, Mature, or Not Yet Rated  —  On Wednesday, Vimeo announced it is bringing content ratings to its videos.  As of today, videos on Vimeo will have a little badge next to their title, labeled as one of three types: All Audiences, Mature, or Not Yet Rated.
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post gives scholarships to computer programmers at Medill  —  The Washington Post announced today that it's giving scholarships to computer programmers studying at Medill.  The paper joins the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in supporting the Northwestern University scholarship program.
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