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4:35 PM ET, January 13, 2014

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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.
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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.”
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Readers Lash Out About Bill Keller's Column on a Woman With Cancer  —  Bill Keller's column in The Times on Monday about Lisa Bonchek Adams has generated a great deal of negative response.  Xeni Jardin, the well-known writer who blogs on Boing Boing, sometimes about her own experience with cancer, was outraged, calling it bullying.
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 …
Mike Allen / Politico:
Katie Couric makes Yahoo debut  —  Katie Couric made her debut Monday as Yahoo's global anchor, sitting down with Robert Gates the day before publication of his memoir, “Duty,” which will be published Tuesday.  —  Couric — who once was an NBC News Pentagon correspondent …
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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Charter Makes $61.3 Billion Offer to Acquire Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) for about $132.50 a share, valuing the second-largest U.S. cable provider at more than $61 billion, including debt.
Discussion: BGR and Variety
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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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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
HBO to end ‘The Newsroom’  —  Aaron Sorkin's “The Newsroom,” widely seen by Twitter's chattering classes and yours truly as the worst show to ever grace the godsend that is HBO, will come to an end after its third and final season airs this fall.  —  ‘The Newsroom’ will begin production …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
Philadelphia Newspaper Staff Plan Joint Bid Against Feuding Owners  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After another tumultuous year on the job, frustrated workers at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers vowed Monday to bid against feuding owners if the company again goes on the auction block.
 
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In Scandal, Turkey's Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media
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