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8:05 PM ET, January 21, 2014

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Why the Post passed on Ezra Klein  —  The Washington Post would do anything for Ezra Klein.  Well, almost anything.  —  For nearly five years, the Post has steered a bounty of financial resources to its star economics columnist and blogger.  It has allowed him to have a contributor deal with MSNBC …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Ezra Klein Leaves the Washington Post; Washington Wonders Whether the Post Ever Learns Anything
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ezra Klein leaves Washington Post to launch new venture, takes staff with him
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Lex Fenwick out at Dow Jones  —  Big changes at News Corp. today: Lex Fenwick is out as chief executive of Dow Jones & Company after just two years on the job.  —  Fenwick will be replaced on an interim basis by News Corp's chief creative officer, William Lewis, who will …
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Jim Kennedy / News Corp:
News Corp Announces Changes At Dow Jones & Company
Discussion: Gawker and @lheron
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon considering online live TV service, has approached at least three media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute their channels  —  Amazon Considering Online Pay TV Service  —  Live TV Channels Would Compete With Cable, Satellite  —  Amazon.com Inc. has approached big entertainment companies …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Capital N.Y. Is Rolling Out a Nearly $6,000 Annual Paywall '  —  Four months ago, Allbritton Communications bought the three-year-old media and politics site Capital New York with the aim of transforming media in the Empire State the way the company's Politico, with its breakneck …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Yahoo's Next Problem: Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing  —  The past year has been an up-and-down affair for Yahoo , with the company and its CEO, Marissa Mayer, scoring numerous PR coups while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising.
Discussion: PandoDaily and @jeffbercovici
Jim Romenesko:
Wall Street Journal memo: Newsroom changes mean ‘a faster-moving, digital-first news operation’  —  Update: Lex Fenwick is out as Dow Jones chief executive officer.  (Dow Jones release)  —  With 60 Wall Street Journal employees joining the Real-Time News Desk today, “we have embarked …
Discussion: @moorehn and NetNewsCheck Latest
WashPost PR:
The Volokh Conspiracy joins The Washington Post  —  The Washington Post today announced a partnership with The Volokh Conspiracy, a blog that covers law, public policy, politics, culture and other topics.  —  Eugene Volokh, a law professor at UCLA, founded the blog in April 2002 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Coronel to replace Grueskin as Columbia J-school's academic dean  —  Bill Grueskin is stepping down as the Columbia Journalism School's dean of academic affairs and will be replaced by Sheila Coronel, a veteran investigative journalist who joined the faculty about seven years ago.
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.
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Comcast resurrects EveryBlock in Chicago on Thursday, plans other U.S. cities later  —  Hyperlocal website EveryBlock to be resurrected … EveryBlock, the hyperlocal website shut down last February amid financial losses, is returning from internet limbo.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Sit Back, Relax, and Read That Long Story—on Your Phone  —  More than 50 percent of Buzzfeed's traffic comes from mobile visits.  And that includes stories that are thousands of words long.  —  Earlier this month, Buzzfeed published a story called “Why I Bought a House in Detroit for $500.”
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Apple gets reprieve from e-book monitor's oversight  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court gave Apple Inc a reprieve from an external monitor appointed to oversee its compliance with antitrust laws after the company had been found liable last July for conspiring to raise e-book prices.
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John Paczkowski / Re/code:   Judge Puts the Brakes on Apple's Antitrust Monitor
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Beats Music launches mobile-focused streaming music service with a human touch  —  Beats Music Streams With a Human Touch  —  For years and years, people have predicted that subscription streaming music services would eventually overtake paid download services in the hearts of average consumers.
Discussion: @iancr and @pkafka
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Beats Will Shut Down MOG Music April 15; MOG Founder Joins Stealth Mobile Startup Chosen.fm
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Newsweek Delays Return of Print Edition to March  —  Move Allows Mag Time to Attract More Advertisers, Hire a Publisher  —  Newsweek has delayed the rollout of its new print edition until early March, with a newsstand date of March 7, according to Jim Impoco, Newsweek's editor since September.
Discussion: Capital New York and mUmBRELLA
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Firing Tony Gallagher is a big mistake  —  Why was Tony Gallagher fired?  After finding the best editor the Daily Telegraph has had since Charles Moore's exit in 2003, the management has thrown him out.  —  I am astonished at the decision by Telegraph Media Group's chief executive …
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Fred McConnell / Guardian:
Tony Gallagher exits as Daily Telegraph editor
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.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Maria Miller ‘happy’ with current situation where most publishers back IPSO regulator, press freedom mission told  —  Culture secretary Maria Miller reportedly accepts that the situation where most publishers have signed up to IPSO and none have signed up to the Royal Charter on press regulation could go on for some decades.
 
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