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5:50 PM ET, February 1, 2013

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Ed Koch's grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl's last words  —  Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88.  He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008.  His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009 …
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The Huffington Post:
NY Times Revises Ed Koch Obit After Outcry  —  The New York Times revised its Friday obituary of former mayor Ed Koch after several observers noticed that it lacked any mention of his controversial record on AIDS.  —  The paper's obituary, written by longtime staffer Robert D. MacFadden, weighed in at 5,500 words.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Capus, Head of NBC News, Is Departing  —  Updated Steve Capus, the president of NBC News for almost eight years, said Friday that he was leaving the network news division in the coming weeks.  —  “It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Steve Capus leaving NBC News  —  This just in: NBC News president Steve Capus is leaving the network.  —  POLITICO's Mike Allen passed on Capus's memo to staff; more details to follow:
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post considers relocating its headquarters  —  Washington Post staffers received this memo this morning:  —  From: Katharine Weymouth  —  Reply-To:  —  I wanted to let everyone know that we are actively exploring relocating our headquarters.  —  This building has given us so much and has watched history unfold.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. explores the sale of its downtown headquarters
Discussion: mediabistro.com, Politico and Poynter
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to Step Down  —  Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt will step down at the end of the year, said a person familiar with the matter.  —  “Glenn Britt is currently under contract with Time Warner Cable.  If and when that changes we will announce it …
Discussion: Deadline.com, Light Reading and @sdkstl
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AdAge:
TV Networks Have No ‘Birth Right’ to Carriage: Time Warner Cable Boss
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Washington Post was hacked in 2012  —  The Washington Post has everything a Chinese hacker could hope for: A Beijing bureau, stories that could cheese off authorities, a disagreement with the government about granting one of its China bureau chiefs a visa.
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
New Yorker to Launch New Online Verticals  —  The New Yorker, which has launched several new Web channels over the past year, is continuing its digital expansion with the launch of two new channels—one dedicated to Science and Technology and the other to Business—in the coming months.
Discussion: paidContent
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corp's Will Lewis takes senior New York role  —  Executive who handled fallout from phone-hacking scandal to become chief creative officer of demerged publishing company  —  Will Lewis, one of the executives running News Corporation's controversial management and standards committee dealing …
Discussion: Media Week
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   ‘New’ News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
Exclusive: Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book … Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is brutally clear: China is the most dangerous superpower on Earth.  —  Corporate Intelligence reviewed preliminary galleys of Schmidt's new book, “The New Digital Age,” (Random House) which debuts in April.
Discussion: Business Insider
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tinkerer-in-Chief Bolts Times: Joe Sexton's Innovative, Profane Reign  —  “Do s**t you're not supposed to do.”  That's how Joe Sexton, who as New York Times sports editor has been behind some of the paper's most groundbreaking recent work, describes his guiding philosophy.
Bora Zivkovic / Scientific American:
Commenting threads: good, bad, or not at all.  —  Proposed alternative title: “This post is not about climate change” … A couple of weeks ago, an article was published in Science about online science communication (nothing new there, really, that we have not known for a decade, but academia is slow to catch up).
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
New Owner for Manhattan Newspaper Group  —  Publisher Purchases Group That Owns Titles Such as Our Town, West Side Spirit  —  Manhattan Newspaper Group, which counts the West Side Spirit, NYPress.com and Our Town among its collection of community publications, has been sold to Straus News …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
Erik Maza / WWD:
W Magazine to Reduce Frequency  —  DOWN TWO: It appears even healthy ad pages aren't enough to keep magazines from reducing frequency.  Condé Nast said Thursday it was scaling back W magazine, which had been performing relatively well among advertisers, to 10 issues a year from a monthly.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New Way to Deliver a Drama: All 13 Episodes in One Sitting  —  Television producers have turned bingeing, hoarding and overeating into successful prime-time shows for years, but now they are having to turn their attention to another example of overindulgence — TV watching.
Jim Romenesko:
‘Bloodbath’ at Dow Jones' MarketWatch? … - a tweet from USA Today's editor-in-chief and MarketWatch's former editor.  —  Is there a bloodbath today at Dow Jones' MarketWatch?  Spokeswoman Sara Blask's response to my email: … UPDATED: Longtime MarketWatch media writer Jon Friedman (left) has been laid off.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Netflix CEO Says Won't Retreat From SEC on Facebook Posts  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he will keep posting on Facebook as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission weighs whether to file a lawsuit over a disclosure he made on the social network.
Discussion: WebProNews
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gov. stats: Median salary for reporters $35K, $52K for editors  —  Fourth in an apparently ongoing series on journopay  —  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics spotlights the media and information industries in a series of delightful charts, including one that outlines salary information for employed journalists.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 
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Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
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Sam Thielman / Adweek:
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google sidesteps France link-tax, reaching a €60m deal to help publishers move to the digital age instead
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Newsweek Is Now NewsBeast, and That's the End of That Chapter
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Daily paper guaranteed for two years in deal between Philly owners, Guild
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
U.K. Won't Charge Australian Radio DJs Over Kate Middleton Hoax Call
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
Reuters:
Journalist fights request to testify in Colorado shooting case
Discussion: New York Magazine
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