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6:00 PM ET, January 21, 2014

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Politico:
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  —  Dow Jones' Institutional Strategy To Be Reviewed  —  News Corp announced today a series of changes at Dow Jones & Company that include the departure of Chief Executive Officer Lex Fenwick, the naming of William Lewis as Interim CEO …
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 …
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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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
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 …
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.”
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.
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Judge Puts the Brakes on Apple's Antitrust Monitor  —  Apple has won a brief respite from the court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor it claims is crawling unnecessarily deeply into its business.  —  An appellate judge on Tuesday temporarily stayed monitor Michael Bromwich's oversight …
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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.
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
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.
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: NetNewsCheck Latest
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic Online:
The Rise of Curiosity Journalism  —  On the web, curiosity rules—but all curiosities eventually become routine  —  Last last week on these very pages, Robinson Meyer noted the surprising fact that the overall highest-trafficked story at the New York Times in 2013 was not a story at all …
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Ryan Graff / Knight Lab:
How an intern created the NYT's dialect quiz, the site's most-visited content in 2013
 
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Comcast resurrects EveryBlock in Chicago on Thursday, plans other U.S. cities later
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Maria Miller ‘happy’ with current situation where most publishers back IPSO regulator, press freedom mission told
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Times names Molly Wood deputy tech editor
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking trial: detective asked about ‘Carry On policing’
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Charter Warns Time Warner Cable To Back Merger Before It's Too Late
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CNN begins weekday push with ‘Chicagoland’
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Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Guardian set for £500m windfall after agreeing to sell stake in Trader Media Group
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple patents automatic ‘station tuning’ for broadcast and streaming audio, video content
Discussion: @zseward and TechCrunch
Max Bearak / New York Times:
Q&A: New Yorker editor Jonathan Shainin on foreign correspondents and evolving media in India
Jessica Camille Aguirre / Columbia Journalism Review:
Der Spiegel scales back its English edition
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
PolicyMic testing shift in strategy with new entrepreneurship vertical
Liz Shannon Miller / Gigaom:
Do YouTubers like Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart hold the future of independent film?
Discussion: @brothersriedell