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7:15 PM ET, December 30, 2013

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Al Jazeera:
Al Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt  —  Egypt's security forces have arrested three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo.  Correspondent Peter Greste, producer Mohamed Fahmy and cameraman Mohamed Fawzy are being held in custody after arrested by security forces on Sunday evening.
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
As Time Inc. prepares to spinoff from Time Warner, newsrooms will begin to report to business executives  —  Time Inc. Is Preparing to Head Out on Its Own  —  Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the United States, with properties like People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune …
Scott Timberg / Al Jazeera America:
How the Village Voice and other alt-weeklies lost their voice in 2013 … LOS ANGELES — There was something else there, but you couldn't see it.  There were notes coming from somewhere — maybe adding up to a melody — but you couldn't quite hear them.  Growing up in and around this sprawling …
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Andrew Rosenthal / Taking Note:
NYT opinion editor responds to allegations of “clearing the decks” for Clinton on Benghazi  —  Republicans React to Benghazi News  —  The article The Times published on Benghazi this weekend infuriated many Republicans, who ran screaming to television studios.
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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
The Information committed three journalistic sins in interview with Paul Graham  —  The Disinformation  —  When Jessica Lessin's The Information launched a month ago I was an enthusiastic supporter, paying the $400 yearly subscription fee right away to get access to quality tech content.
Tom Krazit / Gigaom:
Authors Guild files appeal of sweeping Google Books decision  —  This won't come as a surprise to those who have watched the Google Books saga drag on for years, but Publishers Weekly reported Monday that The Authors Guild, which sued Google almost a decade ago over its Google Books project …
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Michael Rondon / Folio:
Cross-Platform Magazine Advertising Up 6 Percent  —  Magazines saw combined ad units for print and tablet products grow 6 percent in 2013, according to a joint study by Kantar Media and the MPA—The Association for Magazine Media.  Measuring 69 publications that have both print and tablet products …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Gets Wall Street's Silver Medal in 2013  —  Only one company in America had a better stock market performance this past year.  —  As the year on Wall Street closes to an end, Netflix can boast that red is the new black.  —  The company's stock surged 296 percent this past year …
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
In Year-End Message of Gratitude, Robin Roberts Thanks Longtime Girlfriend  —  Robin Roberts surprised her Facebook followers this afternoon in an end-of-year post.  She came out publicly for the first time, mentioning her longtime girlfriend Amber Laign.  Roberts has been out to her family …
Calvin Reid / PublishersWeekly.com:
Marvel Halts Sales of Periodical Comics in Bookstores  —  According to published reports, the Books-A-Million bookstore chain will no longer offer copies of Marvel's single-issue print comics or its print graphic novels for sale.  The reports also said that Barnes & Noble …
Min-Jeong Lee / Digits:
LG to Unveil webOS-Powered TV  —  South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the “webOS” operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating system for so-called smart TVs.  —  LG bought webOS …
 
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