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8:50 PM ET, January 9, 2014

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Valleywag:
Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch  —  One half of the duo operating Silicon Valley's industry blog of record is making his exit.  After a little over two years at the helm alongside Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch co-editor Eric Eldon will soon depart the site.  He planned to make the news official next week.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Matthew Panzarino replacing Eric Eldon as TechCrunch co-editor, Leena Rao becomes managing editor  —  And Now For Something Completely Different, Leadership Changes  —  As you may have read, our beloved co-editor Eric Eldon is moving on to do other things.
Discussion: @kluo, @anthonyha and @adamnash
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
It's Never Too Early To Say Goodbye  —  “You can't just quietly slip out the door,” I've been told by too many people I trust.  So okay, fine, here's this post about my departure!  —  Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good place right now.  —  The various numbers we use …
Erik Wemple:
New Jersey's Record used persistent reporting, records requests and leaks for Christie story  —  The Record nails Christie story  —  Martin Gottlieb, editor of the (Bergen, N.J.) Record, has a lot of great things to say about his employer.  Though his newsroom has had to deal with a bit …
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Luke O'Neil / Mediaite:
Fire All the Headline Writers: A Bridge Too Far over Troubled Waters to Nowhere  —  Yesterday a series of uncovered emails from his staff implicated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a politically-motivated act of retribution.  The emails, first reported by the Bergen Record …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Dow Jones cites the hot news doctrine in new lawsuit  —  Dow Jones is suing Ransquawk, a London-based news service that delivers real-time updates on financial markets.  In the suit, Dow Jones accuses Ransquawk of illegally accessing one of the company's financial news and analysis products.
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Jason Conti / Dow Jones:
Dow Jones' Jason Conti explains why it sued Ransquawk claiming “hot news” doctrine  —  Jason Conti on Protecting Our Journalists' Work  —  We devote a lot of time, energy and money to having the best newsroom in the world.  We produce scoops, uncover wrongdoing and aim to keep …
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Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Roger Ailes Fights Back: CNN ‘Out of News Business’; Megyn Kelly Critics ‘Jealous’; Dismisses New Book (Q&A)
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Excerpt from the new biography of Fox News exec Roger Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room”
Rob Suls / Pew Research Center:
Who is this man?  Many Americans don't recognize top news anchor  —  Can you identify today's top news anchors?  For many Americans, matching names with news faces is tougher than it was roughly 30 years ago.  FT_anchor-recognitionIn an online survey about Americans' knowledge …
Ravi Somaiyajan / New York Times:
Jason Calacanis's mobile news startup Inside.com has hired former The Wire editor Gabriel Snyder, launches Jan. 23  —  Gabriel Snyder, Former Editor of The Wire, Joins Mobile News Start-Up  —  Gabriel Snyder, the former editor in chief of The Wire, a website owned by Atlantic Media …
Discussion: @jason
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble Reports Steep Drop in Holiday Sales  —  Barnes & Noble, the nation's last remaining major bookstore chain, experienced steep sales declines in its digital division during the nine-week holiday period, the company announced on Thursday.  —  Revenue in the Nook division …
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Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
Why Michael Huseby For Barnes & Noble CEO Job?
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FTC Tries to Put Brakes On Deceptive Auto Ads  —  Takes action against 10 dealerships; says media outlets need to read fine print, too  —  The Federal Trade Commission Thursday announced settlements with nine new car dealerships and ongoing litigation with a tenth over deceptive advertisements …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen to Purge Unlicensed Music Videos from YouTube Under Legal Settlement  —  Multichannel network will compensate music publishers under deal with industry org  —  Fullscreen, one of the top YouTube multichannel network companies, reached a deal with the National Music Publishers' Assn …
Discussion: The Wrap
William Wan / Washington Post:
China renews Western journalists' visas after months-long standoff  —  BEIJING — Several Western journalists who faced expulsion from China were issued renewed visas by the Chinese government Thursday, ending a months-long standoff with the government.  —  But China is still on track …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's Monopoly - Hulu, Amazon, & More Studios Still Won't Let It Happen  —  Netflix is the big cheese of subscription VOD.  There's no argument that Reed Hastings and company have built a huge lead in the sector, with more than 40 million global subscribers.
Discussion: Forbes
Gail B. MacDonald / Poynter:
College papers dropping arrestee names from crime blotters  —  Those arrested on the University of Connecticut campus this academic year may not feel lucky, but actually they are catching a break.  Their arrests are being published in the student-run campus daily newspaper as has been typical for decades …
Al Jazeera English:
Al Jazeera Cairo team's detention extended  —  Network condemns Egypt's delay in release of its journalists as three of them are remanded to 15 more days in custody.  —  Three Al Jazeera journalists who have now been detained without charge for 12 days in Egypt have been remanded to 15 more days in custody …
Discussion: Associated Press
David S. Cohen / Variety:
FCC Chairman Voices Clear but Cautious Support for Net Neutrality  —  CES 2014: Tom Wheeler says commission will act if markets get out of balance  —  Speaking at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler offered cautious but clear support for net neutrality.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks ‘protected from media’ after Dowler phone-hacking revelation  —  News International former security director tells Old Bailey that plan was also to help her deal with ‘police concern’  —  News International put a plan into action to protect Rebekah Brooks from the media and help her deal with …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Pirate Bay unveils ambitious new software scheme to foil anti-piracy measures  —  The Pirate Bay has announced a surprising new tool to foil copyright enforcers, moving the entire site to a distributed network accessible only through Pirate Bay's own unique software.
Discussion: SPIN and Security Watch
The Canadian Press:
Postmedia posts first quarter loss of $11.8M as ad revenues decline  —  TORONTO — The company that owns the National Post and other big-city Canadian newspapers has reported an $11.8-million net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.  —  Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B) …
 
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Ipso, the new press regulator, is just the PCC with extra bells and whistles
Discussion: @michaelwhite
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Nic Hodges / Press Gazette:
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Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
CIA Cuts Off Public Access to Its Translated News Reports
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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Arianna Huffington teams with Berggruen Institute, will launch global news site during Davos