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9:25 AM ET, January 21, 2014

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Bill Simmons / Grantland:
Grantland editor apologizes for publishing “Dr. V's Magical Putter”  —  The Dr. V Story: A Letter From the Editor  —  How “Dr. V's Magical Putter” came to be published  —  “How could you guys run that?”  —  We started hearing that question on Friday afternoon, West Coast time …
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Christina Kahrl / Grantland:
What Grantland Got Wrong  —  Understanding the serious errors in “Dr. V's Magical Putter”  —  When you're a writer, you want something you create to have a long life, to be something that readers will remember and revisit for years to come.  If such was Caleb Hannan's wish, it's been granted …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Grantland and Dr. V: What happens when niche journalism meets the network effect
Ryan Graff / Knight Lab:
How an intern created the NYT's dialect quiz, the site's most-visited content in 2013  —  Behind the dialect map interactive: How an intern created The New York Times' most popular piece of content in 2013  —  " generates a personalized dialect map based upon user responses compared …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Why Verizon is buying Intel Media: it's all about taking on Comcast  —  Verizon made it official on the day of its Q4 2013 earnings call: The company is indeed buying the assets of Intel Media, the Intel subsidiary that has been developing an internet TV service called OnCue.
Discussion: CNET, Home Media Magazine and Re/code
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Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Guardian set for £500m windfall after agreeing to sell stake in Trader Media Group  —  Guardian Media Group has agreed to sell its 50.1 per cent stake in the highly-profitable Trader Media Group, the company has announced.  —  No-one was available for comment this morning …
Discussion: Guardian
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Can it be?  A return to big and rich media?  —  A net neutrality ruling means more clout for those who control content distribution.  —  What if you could put the media business back to where it was a generation ago?  —  That was when a set of large companies controlled access to most content.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
As Netflix Rises, More People Are Canceling HBO and Showtime  —  U.S. households subscribing to premium cable channels dropped 6 percentage points over 18-month period, while Netflix and other SVOD services grew 4 points  —  Netflix may be putting a dent in premium cable subscriptions …
Fred McConnell / Guardian:
Tony Gallagher exits as Daily Telegraph editor  —  Chris Evans, assistant editor (news), to take over Monday to Friday editions with immediate effect, publisher announces  —  Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher is understood to have been fired after four years in charge of the UK's biggest selling quality paper.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Beats Will Shut Down MOG Music April 15; MOG Founder Joins Stealth Mobile Startup Chosen.fm  —  As Beats Music turns up the volume on its new streaming service (which is now live in the App Store), it is calling it a day on MOG, the streaming service its parent Beats Electronics acquired …
Jessica Camille Aguirre / Columbia Journalism Review:
Der Spiegel scales back its English edition  —  The coverage has provided a non-US alternative for Wikileaks and NSA reporting  —  In late December, the German weekly newsmagazine Der Spiegel published a story covering the latest slew of revelations about surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Stealth marketing: Microsoft paying YouTubers for Xbox One mentions  —  Machinima campaign offered undisclosed money to videos promoting new console.  —  The line between traditional, paid advertising and organic editorial content on the Internet can sometimes be hazy.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple patents automatic ‘station tuning’ for broadcast and streaming audio, video content  —  Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for a system that analyzes on-board, broadcast or streamed audio and visual media content to create a custom tailored playlist that can switch between sources to deliver an optimal user experience.
Discussion: TechCrunch and @zseward
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Smartwatches and the digital future of news  —  From the Pebble and Samsung's Galaxy Gear to the oncoming influx of Android-based smartwatches, will the new devices change how news is produced and consumed?  —  Credit: By Janitors on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Gadgeteer
 
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