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11:00 AM ET, January 14, 2014

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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.
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.
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Zeynep Tufekci / Medium:
Social media is a conversation, not a press release.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Skimping on Fees and Avoiding Journalists: Are Publishers Doing Native on the Cheap?  Could be moving toward an advertorial model By Lucia Moses  —  From publishers to creative agencies to writer networks, many seem to be making money from native advertising.
Discussion: @raju and @butchward
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast For $5-10M To Radionomy, Takes 12% Stake In Belgian Digital Audio Company  —  Returning from the brink of death, music services Winamp and Shoutcast are now officially with a new owner: Digital audio business Radionomy has acquired the both media player and radio platform from AOL.
Jon Passantino / BuzzFeed:
DirecTV Drops The Weather Channel In Dispute Over Carriage Fees  —  The network was pulled from 20 million homes at midnight Monday and replaced with competitor Weather Nation.  Updated 2 a.m. ET Tuesday.  —  The Weather Channel launched a website featuring a video message …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Why transparency matters: better copyright policy emerges with the public involved in planning  —  Transparency Is Fundamental to Good Copyright Policy  —  In the week leading up the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protests, EFF and others are talking about key principles that should guide copyright policy.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Dell Cameron / Daily Dot:
EFF, other groups launch ‘Copyright Week’ campaign today to support reform of laws
Discussion: Policy Blog, Mashable and Boing Boing
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Breaking: Court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules  —  An appeals court in Washington on Tuesday ruled that the FCC's “net neutrality” rules, which forbid prevent companies like Verizon from favoring some type of internet traffic over others, are invalid.
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
AP's Carvin: News Battle Near For Twitter, FB  —  Twitter and Facebook are setting themselves up for a battle for news supremacy among social media networks.  Twitter, though, holds the upper hand, according to Eric Carvin, social media editor at the Associated Press.
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study shows decline in quality at Times-Picayune since shift to digital, cut in print schedule  —  Tracking news quality declines in the digital era  —  A Tulane student project tracks the Times-Picayune before and after a digital overhaul  —  When the New Orleans Times-Picayune announced …
Jason Deans / Guardian:
BBC news chief: problems facing local newspapers ‘not our fault’  —  James Harding responds to calls for BBC to rein in coverage, telling press to focus on web rivals such as Google or Facebook  —  James Harding, the BBC News director, believes the corporation has an obligation to deliver local news …
Discussion: BBC
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail announces deal with talkSPORT radio  —  The Daily Mail has announced a partnership deal with talkSPORT radio which will feature several of the newspaper's journalists and columnists appearing on the radio station.  —  Chief sports writer Martin Samuel will be among the names giving …
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
Oyster, a Start-Up for E-Reading, Raises $14 Million  —  With Netflix soaring, investors are betting that a start-up based on the same business model — but for e-books — will succeed as well.  —  Oyster, which gives customers access to more than 100,000 books for $10 a month, has raised $14 million in a new round of financing.
Discussion: Bookseller news
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Protecting a Source, James Risen Takes His Case to the Supreme Court  —  The Times reporter James Risen took his case to the Supreme Court on Monday, asking that his effort to protect his confidential source be protected.  —  It has been a long road for Mr. Risen, as I wrote in a column last year.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The end of tabloid papers and the new quest for media respectability  —  As New York City's new mayor prepared to take office late last year, a local tabloid decided to show him who really ran the town.  In a series of outrageous covers, the New York Post humiliated one of the mayor's longtime aides …
Discussion: @zimbalist, @emmamayalex and @niemanlab
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gawker editor says he was told Roger Ailes was having him tailed  —  Here's something you won't read in Gabriel Sherman's hotly anticipated book about Roger Ailes: Gawker editor John Cook told Capital he was reliably informed that Ailes, the powerful chairman of the Fox News Channel, had him tailed in 2012.
Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable:
HBO courting online audience by putting “Girls” episodes on YouTube just 12 hours after airing  —  HBO Is Putting First Episodes of ‘Girls’ Season 3 on YouTube  —  HBO will upload the first two episodes of Girls season three onto the network's YouTube channel on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET …
 
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Newspaper PDF replica service bets on future of print-style digital reading
Wendy Lee / The Breakdown:
Los Angeles Times Media Group launches shopping website
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Luke Harding / Guardian:
Russia expels US journalist David Satter without explanation
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Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
Philadelphia Newspaper Staff Plan Joint Bid Against Feuding Owners
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
52 journalists including Ben Smith sign letter calling for release of Al Jazeera reporters
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
CNN consolidates tech coverage
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg returns to headquarters for his day job
Discussion: FishbowlDC, DealBook, Gawker and FishbowlNY
Matt Mullenweg:
In role swap, Matt Mullenweg becomes Automattic's CEO, Toni Schneider to focus on new products
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