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4:20 PM ET, February 1, 2014

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Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Super Bowl Goal: More Ad Credibility  —  Company Works to Persuade Marketers That There Are Smarter Ways to Tweet  —  On Super Bowl Sunday, Twitter will again serve as a grand stage for advertisers to promote brands to millions of people captivated by gameplay, half-time shows and slick commercials.
Discussion: Inc.com
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Reuters:
Facebook looks to nab Twitter's ‘second screen’ crown in Super Bowl  —  (Reuters) - More than 100 million people will be glued to their TV screens on Sunday, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in America's premier sporting contest, the Super Bowl.
Discussion: Forbes
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
In Pennsylvania and Alaska, a publisher takes infringement to another level  —  Near the end of last year, a small publishing company made a big bet: it purchased a a group of 19 regional papers servicing remote areas of Alaska.  The purchase included a printing plant, but the plan …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
John Carney leaving CNBC for Wall Street Journal's “Heard on the Street”  —  Carney leaving CNBC for WSJ's “Heard on the Street”  —  Liam Denning, co-deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal “Heard on the Street” feature, sent out the following staff hire on Friday:
Erik Wemple:
Omidyar news venture: Where's the leadership?  —  In November, First Look Media, the startup general-interest news project bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced it had hired former Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates.  The announcement carried some trademark features of a job memo …
Jonathan Bill / Plugged India LLC:
Pricing Piracy Out Of India Film and Music  —  The grey market for content in India has never been healthier - burgeoning middle class income and lower priced tv's and mobile / mp3 are driving it upwards.  On the supply side, mass digital storage means proliferation of pirated content and sellers is unencumbered.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Giving Credit: A Work in Progress at The Times  —  Curtis Tate, a reporter for McClatchy News's Washington bureau, spent a recent weekend generating spreadsheets from a data base on hazardous materials for his story on the increasing amount of crude oil spilled in rail accidents.
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Secret hearings could allow police to seize journalists' notes if bill passes  —  Requests for notebooks and files must currently be made in open court - but clause in deregulation bill could change that  —  The seizure of journalists' notebooks, photographs and digital files could be conducted …
Discussion: @glynmoody and @dangillmor
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Daily Mail will join Buzzfeed, the Guardian and Business Insider in expansion to Australia  —  Why is everybody opening up shop in Australia now?  —  A growing number of American and British news outlets are setting up shop in Australia, where the newspapers and broadcast outlets …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Reuters:
Canada strips former publisher Conrad Black of honors  —  Canada has canceled two prestigious honors for Conrad Black, who once ran a newspaper empire stretching from the Chicago Sun-Times to Britain's Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post but who ended up in U.S. prison for fraud.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Who wants competition?  Big cable tries outlawing municipal broadband in Kansas  —  Lobbyist for Comcast, Cox, TWC wrote bill to stifle rivals like Google Fiber.  —  Legislation introduced in the Kansas state legislature by a lobby for cable companies would make it almost impossible …
Jack Shafer:
Dear Obama, spare us the press-freedom lecturing  —  Wearing his best straight face, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney lectured China on press freedom yesterday.  In a redundant official statement, he accused Beijing of restricting “the ability of journalists to do their work” and “imped[ing] their ability to do their jobs.”
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Guardian
 
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