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10:00 AM ET, January 27, 2014

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Ezra Klein / The Verge:
Ezra Klein and crew to start new Vox Media publication  —  Vox is our next  —  Early last year, Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and I began wrestling with a question that had bugged all of us for a long time: why hadn't the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?
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David Carr / New York Times:
Ezra Klein Is Joining Vox Media as Web Journalism Asserts Itself  —  After a week of speculation, it turns out that Ezra Klein, the prolific creator of The Washington Post's Wonkblog, will be going to Vox Media, the online home of SB Nation, a sports site, and The Verge, a fast-growing technology site.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Q&A: Ezra Klein Promises “A Completely Different Product”  —  “This is not just Wonkblog.”  —  This evening, after weeks of speculation, Ezra Klein announced he'll be founding a new media publication at Vox Media, home to SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, and the recently acquired Curbed Media network.
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
The Washington Post tried to launch a venture like Ezra Klein's 15 years ago  —  Some Context on Ezra Klein's “News Site/Encyclopedia” Concept  —  It appears that the big project that led Wonkblog proprietor Ezra Klein to bolt The Washington Post for VoxMedia is to “build the world's …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Prominent NYT news stories “go too far in the direction of interpretation, analysis and elaborate writing”  —  'Just the Facts, Ma'am' No More  —  IT'S a Monday morning in mid-January.  Your print edition of The Times is at hand, along with your coffee.  You scan it for news.
Ben Smith / Medium:
What The Longform Backlash Is All About  —  Taking the best of the magazine craft online.  And leaving the rest on paper.  —  BuzzFeed executive editor Doree Shafrir and I started talking about hiring a “longform” editor in the spring of 2012, at the urging of our most experienced writer, Michael Hastings.
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Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
When ‘Long-Form’ Is Bad Form  —  LAST week, the sports and pop culture website Grantland published a story called “Dr. V's Magical Putter” — a piece of “long-form,” as we now call multi-thousand-word, narrative-driven reported articles — about a woman named Essay Anne Vanderbilt …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Al Jazeera America to get prime new channel space  —  As it prepares to launch a new marketing campaign, Al Jazeera America will be getting some prime new channel placement for Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York.  —  Tomorrow, January 28, AJAM will be moving from channel 181 …
Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
For some, Twitter is becoming less about relevancy and more about one-liners  —  Valley of the Blahs: How Justin Bieber's Troubles Exposed Twitter's Achilles' Heel  —  At some point, Twitter and the rest of social media became less about wanting to share the news and more about wanting to be the news.
WashPost PR:
National Journal Executive Editor Adam Kushner joins Washington Post to lead new opinion and analysis site  —  Adam Kushner to lead new digital opinion venture  —  Announcement from Executive Editor Marty Baron, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt and Outlook Editor Carlos Lozada:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post names David Brinker as President, announces record web traffic  —  Eyeing digital growth, New York Post names new president  —  The New York Post has added a digital strategist from its parent company to the paper's executive ranks while announcing a new milestone …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Vice Media links up with Greek TV broadcaster Antenna  —  Vice Media, the producer of video reportage targeting the so-called Generation Y of twentysomethings who do not watch much conventional television, is tying up with Greek television broadcaster Antenna Group.
 
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