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12:25 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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ezra Klein leaves Washington Post to launch new venture, takes staff with him  —  Ezra Klein out at Washington Post  —  The Washington Post announced Tuesday that its star economics blogger Ezra Klein will be leaving the paper to start a new venture.  —  The move comes after weeks …
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
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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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Verizon agrees to buy Intel's failed internet TV project  —  After publicly announcing and failing to follow through with a big plan to launch a set-top box, Intel is selling the project to Verizon.  The telecoms company will purchase assets of Intel Media, a division set up to develop “over the top” TV services.
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 …
Discussion: @greenslader
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Fred McConnell / Guardian:
Tony Gallagher exits as Daily Telegraph editor
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 …
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 …
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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.
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.”
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Carlos Slim Still Reaping Big Rewards From NY Times Loan  —  Billionaire Carlos Slim is poised to double his money after investing $250 million in a 2009 lending agreement with the New York Times, showing how dearly the newspaper's owners paid for his help.  —  Slim, who controls mobile …
Discussion: @bloombergtech and @edmundlee
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.
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, BuzzFeed and Reuters
 
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Der Spiegel scales back its English edition
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Sun-Times disbands Grid staff
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