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1:05 PM 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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Omidyar: First Look plans to launch ‘family of digital magazines’  —  In a video explaining his plans for First Look Media, founder/funder Pierre Omidyar says that in addition to a flagship site covering news, entertainment, sports and politics, the venture plans to launch “a family of digital magazines.”
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Pierre Omidyar releases video previewing First Look Media
Discussion: @pierre and @dylanbyers
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.
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 …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over Leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ Script (Exclusive)  —  The director takes legal action over the distribution of his script.  —  Quentin Tarantino  —  Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media for allegedly disseminating copies of his script, The Hateful Eight.
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Stop Beating a Dead Fox  —  The conservative news channel's only real power is in riling up liberals, who by this point should know better.  —  here ain't no sanity clause," Chico Marx told Groucho.  There is also no Santa Claus.  And there was no sanity in the Santa fracas that became …
Politico:
MSNBC to launch new daytime schedule, Ronan Farrow to host at 1 p.m.  —  Following the 2014 Winter Olympics, MSNBC will introduce a new daytime programming schedule that will see Ronan Farrow, its newest talent, hosting at 1 p.m. ET and Joy Reid, a longtime guest host, at 2 p.m. ET.
Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewser and @irin
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
 
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Brian Lowry / Variety:
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Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
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Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
For some, Twitter is becoming less about relevancy and more about one-liners
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Some Game Companies Pay for Play on Conan's “Clueless Gamer” Skits
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Hoaxsters bought us 75,000 fake followers in a new kind of Twitter attack