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2:40 PM ET, January 13, 2014

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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Bill Keller Criticized For Op-Ed About Cancer Patient Lisa Bonchek Adams  —  UPDATE: The Guardian has taken down Emma Keller's piece about Adams, writing, “This post has been deleted with the agreement of the subject because it is inconsistent with the Guardian editorial code.”
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Zeynep Tufekci / Medium:
Social media is a conversation, not a press release.  —  How @nytkeller and @emmagkeller flunk understanding @adamslisa.  —  Last week was a curious one.  First, Guardian writer Emma G. Keller wrote a cancer-shaming article [archived here] on metastastic breast cancer sufferer Lisa Adams' social media presence.
Discussion: Mediaite, Pressing Issues and Mashable
Poynter:
Guardian deletes Emma Keller post about cancer patient  —  The Guardian has removed a post by Emma Gilbey Keller about Lisa Adams, who blogs and tweets about her cancer.  —  “Following an investigation by the Guardian's independent readers' editor, we have removed the article in question …
Discussion: @anthonyha and @jeffjarvis
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
NBC's News Unit Teams With Video Clip Start-Up  —  Broadcasting executives realize that viewers increasingly get their news by glancing on their smartphones instead of spending a half-hour in front of the television.  —  Reacting to that shift, NBC's news division has invested in a company …
David Carr / New York Times:
Roger Ailes' Permanent Pushback Campaign  —  Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News Channel, has little left to accomplish in a remarkable television career.  He has made billions for his owners, created an entirely new genre of TV and, in doing so, he has changed the way politics is conducted.
Matt Mullenweg:
In role swap, Matt Mullenweg becomes Automattic's CEO, Toni Schneider to focus on new products  —  Toni Schneider & Automattic CEO  —  Eight years and one day ago I blogged about Toni Schneider joining Automattic as CEO, as I said then: I first met Toni shortly after I moved to San Francisco …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman Extends Contract  —  John Hogan, the head of the company's radio division, is retiring.  —  Clear Channel Media Holdings announced on Monday that chairman and chief executive Bob Pittman has extended his contract an additional five years.
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Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
52 journalists including Ben Smith sign letter calling for release of Al Jazeera reporters  —  Journalists Show Sign of Support for Imprisoned Al Jazeera Reporters  —  Imprisoned for over two weeks in Egypt, Al Jazeera reporters held captive received support from 52 reporters and editors who signed a letter calling for their release.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg returns to headquarters for his day job  —  With his 12 years as mayor of New York behind him, Michael Bloomberg received a warm welcome-home this morning from the chief executive of Bloomberg L.P., the financial information and media company founded by the 71-year-old plutocrat in 1981.
Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review:
LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists and newsrooms  —  LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists and newsrooms  —  Email, that daily workflow staple, is becoming a real problem in this post-Snowden era.
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
As informal English flourishes online, Standard Written English limits old media's appeal  —  Such DFW.  Very Orwell.  So Doge.  Wow.  —  Let's talk about doge, but first let's talk about the late great David Foster Wallace, who 13 years ago wrote a classic essay about modern English* entitled …
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
CNN consolidates tech coverage  —  CNN and CNNmoney.com will merge their respective tech desks into one team headed by New York-based editor David Goldman.  —  CNNMoney.com executive editor Chris Peacock and CNN Digital managing editor Meredith Artley made the announcement in an email to staffers this morning.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Adam Boulton to step down as Sky News political editor  —  Boulton to leave role after 25 years to become anchor of new evening show at broadcaster's Westminster studio  —  Adam Boulton, British television's longest serving political editor, is to step down from his role at Sky News after 25 years.
 
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Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard aims for 150 million users
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In Scandal, Turkey's Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media
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Wall Street Journal:
TPG-Led Group Closes $450 Million Investment in Airbnb

Deep Nishar / Official LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn hits 300M members, 100M in US, says mobile traffic will overtake desktop later this year

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