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4:20 PM ET, February 3, 2014

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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
As the Latest Christie Story Evolved, The Times Should Have Noted a Change  —  In the digital age, news evolves before our very eyes.  A story breaks and goes online with perhaps a few rough paragraphs.  Soon after, more details are added, new angles explored and writing is tuned up.
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
BuzzFeed's investigative unit coming together  —  BuzzFeed's investigative reporting unit is coming together.  —  The site best known for its offbeat lists and dead-on sense of the digitally viral hired Mark Schoofs away from the highly regarded investigative site ProPublica to launch its unit.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch to be inducted into US television academy hall of fame  —  Next month, lest it has passed under your radar since the official announcement in December, Rupert Murdoch will be inducted into the US television academy hall of fame.  —  He is one of six people selected by the academy …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Sets San Antonio Launch Date  —  Broadband TV/Cloud DVR Combo To Debut On February 19  —  Aereo may be tapped out of capacity in New York City, but it's gearing up to tap in to the San Antonio market.  —  Aereo announced Monday that it will launch its mix of broadband TV …
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Ezra Klein, soon VP at Vox Media, looks to build his new publication with fewer constraints  —  Here, Let Ezra Explain  —  What is D.C.'s most famous young policy wonk doing leaving the Washington Post?  Trying to start a news organization he thinks could one day eclipse it.
Reuters:
Ex-BBC chief Mark Thompson apologises for failed $170 mln IT project  —  U.S. media executive Mark Thompson apologised on Monday to the British public and parliamentarians for the failure of a 100 million pound ($170 million) digital project during his years of running the BBC.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
YouTube stars warn of thinning revenue as video uploads and production costs outpace ad rates  —  Chasing Their Star, on YouTube  —  It is 3 p.m., and outside another brilliant Los Angeles afternoon beckons.  But Olga Kay has drawn her blinds, leaving her living room in a semidarkened haze.
Discussion: Betabeat, BGR, @gerrymcgovern and mUmBRELLA
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
FilmOn X seeks role in Supreme Court arguments in Aereo case  —  Online television service FilmOn X LLC is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it argue in behalf of competitor Aereo Inc, whose use of television broadcast signals is being challenged by the four major U.S. broadcasters.
Steve Waldman / Poynter:
Why is local news innovation struggling financially while national thrives?  —  On the national level, we've seen an exciting burst of investment and innovation in digital news.  —  The New York Times crowed that “Web News Is Thriving,” the evidence being that Ezra Klein, the wonk's wonk …
Discussion: Guardian, @dicktofel and @jayrosen_nyu
Jeff Kosseff / InsideTechMedia:
Journalists Nationwide Face Surge of Subpoenas in Federal and State Courts  —  Reporters nationwide have faced a flurry of subpoenas in recent months, calling into question whether journalists can guarantee confidentiality to sources.  The repeated attempts to force journalists to reveal …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Press Gazette:
Sun editor David Dinsmore announces shake-up of senior team with focus on digital  —  Sun editor David Dinsmore has announced a shake-up of his senior editor to strengthen the paper's digital offering.  —  In a note to staff he said: “As you have seen from the recent press …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
In 2013, Facebook's referral traffic to BuzzFeed and its “Network” sites blew past Google's  —  The Year Facebook Blew Past Google  —  For the past few years, Web publishers like BuzzFeed have insisted that Facebook was going to be more important to their future than Google.
Discussion: Business Insider
 
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