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12:30 PM ET, February 5, 2014

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Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page  —  Reporters in ‘semi-open revolt’ against Andrew Rosenthal  —  IT'S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Abramson hits back at Observer editor's ‘crazy rant’  —  The New York Times is hitting back at The New York Observer's latest cover story, an exhaustive takedown of the paper of record's opinion pages and the man who oversees them, Andy Rosenthal.  —  In an email to Capital …
Discussion: Capital New York and @fstonenyt
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
As The New York Times debuts its template for native ads, will other newspapers follow?  —  When The New York Times offered the first native ad on its website Jan. 8, reviews were mixed.  Some thought the Times offered too much of a good thing with a half-dozen disclaimers that the story-like piece was advertising.
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:   New York Times to Debut Video ‘Channel’ Slate at NewFronts
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Animated Videos, Tweets, Overseas Dispatches All Part of NBC News Digital Overhaul  —  With control of its digital properties under its sole control at long last, NBC News said it would present a radically different face for web and mobile users in the hopes of giving the NBCUniversal unit …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and @hilella
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
NBCNews.com Gets a Remake for Its Post-Microsoft Life
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
The Big Bet: NBC Thinks More Digital Coverage Means Better Olympics Ratings  —  What's This?  —  NBC's last Olympics was either a rousing success or a spectacular failure, depending on who you ask.  —  The failures, as some called aspects of the coverage, were painstakingly documented …
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Ronald Grover / Reuters:   NBC boosts sports cable channel with live Olympic events
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Snowden's leaks: Are journalists ‘fencing stolen material’?  —  It's against the law to steal classified government material.  But is it also a crime for a journalist to sell a story to a newspaper or Web site based on that material?  —  Some elected officials and government appointees …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Intelligence chairman accuses Glenn Greenwald of illegally selling stolen material
John McDuling / Quartz:
Netflix might have more subscribers, but HBO makes more money  —  HBO, the premium cable channel behind hit shows like Girls, Game of Thrones and True Detective, just capped off a record year, according to its parent, Time Warner Inc, which reported results this morning.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and others may not know fate until summer  —  Judge in phone-hacking trial tells jury that the latest they could be asked to consider their verdicts would be the middle of May  —  Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and the five other defendants in the hacking trial …
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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Paper Made 6,813 Phone-Hacking Calls in 2 Years
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Insight: Dow Jones CEO's sudden exit followed revenue slide  —  (Reuters) - Lex Fenwick's surprise exit from Dow Jones came after some banks and other financial clients balked at the former chief executive's ambitious new product, DJX, which sent sales tumbling, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Interim Dow Jones chief charts course correction
Discussion: Forbes
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian hires Matt Sullivan as U.S. opinion editor  —  Matt Sullivan is leaving The New York Times to become opinion editor for The Guardian's American digital news operation, replacing a staffer who in turn left for The Times.  —  In his new role, Sullivan, 29, will corral contributors …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Guild angry at Reuters over pay snafu  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents business journalists at Reuters, sent the following letter to James Smith, the chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters:
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian says News UK criticism of its business model ‘flawed argument based on flawed data’  —  Guardian News and Media has accused News UK chief executive Mike Darcey of using “flawed data to inform flawed arguments” when he criticised the group's business model yesterday.
Discussion: @leshinton and Guardian
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
The media industry must measure up  —  The media business does not do a good enough job of measuring its own performance.  Newspapers and magazines have been particularly poor at producing meaningful circulation and readership figures that combine print and digital.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Google goes to war on ‘fraudulent’ YouTube video views  —  Says inflated counts are misleading fans and 'undermining one of YouTube's most important and unique qualities'  —  YouTube visitors watch more than six billion hours of video every month, but not all of those eyeballs are real.
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Long-Time Google Ads Exec Susan Wojcicki is YouTube's New Boss  —  Susan Wojcicki, SVP of advertising for Google, will lead its YouTube unit, sources said.  —  The news was first reported as likely by The Information late Tuesday night.  —  Wojcicki was employee No. 16 at Google …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Big media still has plenty of muscle  —  ESPN and anchor Chris Berman drive value for Disney.  —  There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett earnings report hints at a coming problem with paywalls  —  By virtue of tough expense control and the acquisition of Belo Corp. TV stations, Gannett reported decent fourth quarter and full-year financial results yesterday.  Its share price was off .06 percent for the day.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
AwesomenessTV Hires Kelly Day as Chief Digital Officer
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Daily Mail publisher reports that website's ad revenues increased by 48% to £14m in the final three months of 2013
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC considering keeping 40-year-old system after £100m DMI failure
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube co-founder: Mixbit isn't shutting down
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Rubicon Project Files for $100 Million Web-Advertising IPO
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Washington Post's Schiffman Proposes Web Video News Consortium
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Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
Staying In Sochi Is A Hilarious Adventure
Nicola Pring / Columbia Journalism Review:
For Pakistani journos, a treacherous calling
Stacia L. Brown / Salon:
How breaking news is breaking us: The rush to report Philip Seymour Hoffman's death
Jim Romenesko:
Students are tired of hearing there's never been a better time to be a journalist
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable lobby hits setback in fight for Kansas municipal internet ban, will try again despite Google opposition
Discussion: DSLreports and @jbrodkin
Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed:
It's fanboy, not fan boy: BuzzFeed releases internal style guide
 

 
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