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12:35 AM ET, February 9, 2014

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Paul Steiger / ProPublica:
A Closer Look: Three Golden Ages of Journalism?  —  This morning, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the University of Kansas's White School of Journalism and Mass Communications in Lawrence.  Here are his remarks.
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony  —  Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against “any form of discrimination” and in favor of tolerance.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Distressed by Baby Controversy, AOL's Armstrong Reverses 401(K) Policy  —  In a letter to employees, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong reversed the company's recent decision to change some 401(k) benefits.  The move had caused controversy inside the company, especially after Armstrong made a mess …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Data suggests ISPs are throttling video streaming. Will the FCC do anything about it?  —  There's something rotten in the state of online video streaming, and the data is starting to emerge  —  If you've been having trouble with your Netflix streams lately, or maybe like David Rafael …
Discussion: @jcstearns
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Rethinking TV news, Part III: First, kill the stand-up  —  I was about to launch into writing a post about the most irritating habits of local TV news — starting with the most objectionable: the stand-up — when I got a surprising email from a producer at Fox Channel 5 News in New York …
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Programmatic ad tech plaform PubMatic planning IPO, aiming for a valuation of over $1B  —  Ad Platform PubMatic Working on IPO  —  PubMatic Inc., which automates the buying and selling of digital advertising space, has tapped bankers for a potential initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Bloomberg and Beet.TV
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Pilar Guzmán Talks Condé Nast Traveler Revamp  —  PILAR'S NEW TRAVELER: Pilar Guzmán has been in the top job at Condé Nast Traveler for just over six months and in that time, the former editor of Martha Stewart Living and the defunct Cookie magazine has been in the process of revamping the travel title.
Discussion: Mediawire Daily
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Utah Court Agrees To Weigh Aereo Case  —  More billable hours for broadcasters' and Aereo's lawyers.  The U.S. District Court will hear broadcasters' motion for a preliminary injunction against the streaming service on Tuesday - even as the U.S. Supreme Court plans to look at the copyright infringement allegations against Aereo.
David Cohn / Poynter:
At Circa, it's not about ‘chunkifying’ news but adding structure  —  You sometimes hear what we do at Circa described as “chunkifying” — taking the news and presenting it in mobile-friendly chunks.  And while on the surface this observation is correct, it misses the bigger picture.
Erik Wemple:
Time Inc. lays off workers as boss rakes in $1.4 million signing bonus  —  Magazine monolith Time Inc. on Tuesday began laying off workers as the company gets ready to be spun off from TV/entertainment company Time Warner.  According to the New York Times, as many as 500 jobs may be lost as a result of the reductions.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT hasn't been hit that hard  —  Parsing the numbers with Quartz and the WSJ  —  Quartz posts this graphic of New York Times Company revenues going back to 2003, asking “Can the New York Times's online readership offset its prolonged ad slump?”  —  The Times has very real problems, thank you very much, but they're not this bad.
Kate Sommers-Dawes / Mashable:
Woody Allen Responds to Abuse Allegations in ‘Times’ Op-Ed  —  The New York Times has published a lengthy response written by filmmaker Woody Allen to abuse allegations levied against him by his daughter, Dylan Farrow, in the same paper a week earlier.  —  It is something of an unusual move for the NYT …
Trevor Timm / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Guilty Plea In Fox News Leak Case Shows Why Espionage Act Prosecutions Are Inherently Unfair to Sources  —  Former State Department official Stephen Kim announced today he will plead guilty to leaking classified information to Fox News journalist James Rosen and will serve 13 months in jail.
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