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5:35 PM ET, February 14, 2013

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Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation regrets paying Lehrer speaking fee  —  On Tuesday, the Knight Foundation paid Jonah Lehrer to speak at a community foundation conference.  In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker's fee was inappropriate.
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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Conflicting Assertions Over an Electric Car Test Drive  —  Updated Let me get this out of the way up front: This blog post will not be the definitive word on the contentious subject of a Times article in Sunday's Automobiles section.  It's just an early effort to put some claims and counterclaims out there …
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Tesla vs. The New York Times: Everyone's A Media Company Now  —  This post was first published at LinkedIn.  Please follow me there for more commentary.  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk shreds the New York Times review of his Model S, using data to argue the writer is telling the wrong story.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Incoming BBC Boss Unveils First Personnel Decisions  —  UPDATED: Tony Hall expands Tim Davie's role as head of BBC Worldwide and names BBC News director Helen Boaden as head of BBC Radio.  —  Incoming BBC boss Tony Hall has made first major personnel decisions.
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Tom Brooks-Pollock / Manchester Evening News:
Ex-Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell lands top BBC role
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of zero and The New York Times  —  Perhaps zero is the loneliest number.  —  That's the number The New York Times Co. — the United States' second largest newspaper company — ended up with 2012, as it reported revenues last week.  The most accurate number …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: I might stop blogging if it influences election results  —  New York Times statistician Nate Silver told an audience at Washington University this week that he might stop writing his influential FiveThirtyEight blog were it to start influencing election results.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Time Inc., the Unwanted Party Guest Being Pushed Out the Door  —  How toxic have print assets become?  This toxic: Media companies have begun to quarantine them.  —  On Wednesday, Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the country, found itself at the wrong end of a 10-foot pole.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble warns investors to expect more bad Nook news  —  It's only been a couple of months since Barnes & Noble downgraded guidance for its Nook business.  Now the company is doing so again.  —  In a press release sent out after the market closed Wednesday, Barnes & Noble said it …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Broadcasters blame zombie hack on easy passwords  —  (Reuters) - Poor password security allowed hackers to broadcast a bogus warning on TV networks that the United States was under attack by zombies, broadcasters said, and one expert in the technology said the emergency channel they broke into remained vulnerable.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The AP's Budding Ad Business  —  This is the era of going direct to consumer.  From HBO to brands in general, companies that rely on intermediaries are now forging direct relationships with people.  —  The Associated Press is no different.  Its primary syndication business …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court  —  Landmark ruling that tech giant could be liable for comments if it has been notified of them and failed to remove them  —  Google may have to act quicker to remove potentially libellous posts from its Blogger platform following …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App by Buying Echograph  —  Digital media question of the moment: What's your GIF strategy?  —  I don't know why the digital hive mind has fixated on GIFs and GIF-like animations in the last year, and I don't know how much longer they'll be interested in them.  But for now, they are.
Jim Romenesko:
Why newspaper sports journalists don't like Deadspin  —  From TIM MULLIN: It's worth considering that the whole Toledo Blade reaction to the Deadspin piece may be about something else.  —  Deadspin really breaks the unspoken, but long-standing tradition that sports reporters only cover what goes on between the lines.
 
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