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4:05 AM ET, February 5, 2014

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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 …
Discussion: @froomkin and @froomkin
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Intelligence chairman accuses Glenn Greenwald of illegally selling stolen material  —  A top lawmaker argued Tuesday that journalist Glenn Greenwald is illegally selling stolen material by asking news organizations to pay for access to U.S. intelligence secrets taken from the National Security Agency.
Washington Post:
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers grills FBI director about reporter “accomplices” selling stolen material
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: Dow Jones
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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Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett Q4 income falls 12% due to lower ad sales
Discussion: Poynter and Broadcasting & Cable
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube co-founder: Mixbit isn't shutting down  —  YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley denied reports Tuesday that his video remix platform Mixbit is shutting down.  Hurley took to Twitter to contradict a VentureBeat article that claimed MixBit was about to fold:
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
YouTube founders' startup Avos is laying off many staff (updated)
Discussion: The Next Web
Jim Romenesko:
Students are tired of hearing there's never been a better time to be a journalist  —  Kyle Clauss writes: “My roommate [Alex Reimer] and I are students at Boston University's College of Communication.  We've listened to our fair share of self-righteous, out-of-touch journalist guest speakers, so we created this bingo board.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Obama Administration Has Told Egypt To Release Al Jazeera Reporters  —  “We have strongly urged the government to drop these charges and release those journalists and academics who have been detained,” White House spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday.  He wouldn't say if aid would be in jeopardy if detention continues.
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Video of Journalists' Arrest in Egypt Seen as Threat to Media
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Andy Carvin, a pioneer in using Twitter for real-time journalism, joins Omidyar's First Look Media  —  First Look Media — the new media entity that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is building and has promised to fund to the tune of at least $250 million — is still in its formative stages …
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:   Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media Names Michael Rosen Chief Revenue Officer
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
High-ranking execs laid off at Time Inc.  —  The cutbacks began Tuesday as expected at Time Inc. and it took a heavy toll among some of the top echelon executives as the company abolished its three-cluster system centered around brands and put everything into one pot.
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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.
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
Staying In Sochi Is A Hilarious Adventure  —  The North American media has descended on Sochi, and...how do we put this gently?  Sochi's not ready.  —  The athlete accommodations are fine, if a bit cozy and, um, social.  But the media hotels, along with much of the hastily-built city infrastructure, are decidedly lacking.
Bloomberg:
Rubicon Project Files for $100 Million Web-Advertising IPO  —  Mixed Reaction for Ad-Tech Companies That Went Public Over the Last Year  —  Rubicon Project, whose online-advertising platform reaches 96% of internet users in the U.S., filed to raise $100 million in an initial public offering.
Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed:
It's fanboy, not fan boy: BuzzFeed releases internal style guide  —  BuzzFeed Style Guide  —  The BuzzFeed Style Guide aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media.  —  BuzzFeed publishes news and entertainment in the language of the web …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix plans to spend $3 billion on content this year  —  Good news for Netflix subscribers looking to burn through more movies and TV shows: The company declared in its 2013 Annual Report this week that it intends to spend close to $3 billion on content in 2014.
Discussion: @pmarca, VatorNews and @peterlauria3
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC bosses ‘tried to blame technology not bad decisions for £100m IT fiasco’
Discussion: @guardian and New York Times
Eliza Brooke / Fashionista:
Vogue Goes Digital With a New Flipboard Partnership
Discussion: @carlmartin, Thanks:@eliza_pb
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
BBC to slash YouView investment
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