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3:45 PM ET, February 10, 2014

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The Intercept:
First Look Media announces new magazine, The Intercept  —  Welcome to The Intercept  —  We are very excited to welcome everyone to The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media (FLM).  The Intercept, which the three of us created, is the first of what will be numerous digital magazines published by FLM.
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Welcome to Glenn Greenwald, Inc.?  —  The controversial columnist is the public face of a billionaire-backed new media play.  And that could mean problems for a venture with ambitions way beyond the Snowden-verse.  —  Investigative reporter and columnist Glenn Greenwald was barely five minutes …
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
HLN Wants To Be The Cable News Network For The Social Media Generation  —  “Our headlines will be ripped from social media,” says Albie Hecht in his first interview after being named to lead the channel.  A possible slogan: “We're not the news.  You are.”  —  HLN Executive Vice President Albie Hecht.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Bill Keller, Former Editor of The Times, Is Leaving for News Nonprofit  —  Bill Keller, a columnist at The New York Times and its former executive editor, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The Time That Jeff Bezos Had Henry Blodget Explain the Web to the Washington Post  —  George Packer has a very nice profile of Jeff Bezos in the New Yorker today.  It's in front of the paywall, so you ought to read it, and if you don't want to take my word for it, trust Bezos expert Brad Stone.
Discussion: Politico and @mike_orcutt
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George Packer / New Yorker:
Is Amazon bad for books?  —  Amazon is a global superstore, like Walmart.  It's also a hardware manufacturer, like Apple, and a utility, like Con Edison, and a video distributor, like Netflix, and a book publisher, like Random House, and a production studio, like Paramount, and a literary magazine …
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
How Quartz passed 5m traffic record in January  —  Editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney explains how the site creates content ‘optimised for the free, open social web’, and is now recording 15 per cent UK traffic  —  Business news site Quartz has reported “a new traffic record” for January, of more than five million unique visitors.
Discussion: @kevinjdelaney
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Time Inc. Appoints Editor in Chief for Entertainment Weekly  —  Matt Bean, a Sports Illustrated editor with extensive digital experience, has been named the new editor of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., said Monday.  —  His appointment is part of extensive reshuffling of executives at Time Inc …
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and Capital New York
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Halbfinger and Luo made deputies on Times metro desk  —  The New York Times has appointed two new deputy metro editors, David Halbfinger and Michael Luo, who “will each ... direct a specific coverage area,” metro editor Wendell Jamieson announced this afternoon in a staff memo obtained by Capital.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
FOIA lessons from Gawker Editor John Cook  —  Last January, Ann Coulter expressed her anger about The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal-News' gun-permit map, which it assembled from public records.  “I want them for Manhattan!”  Coulter told Sean Hannity.
Discussion: @erikwemple, @johnmcquaid and @poynter
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Barnes & Noble Fired Its Nook Hardware Engineering Staff  —  Barnes & Noble laid off its Nook hardware engineers, according to a source that tipped Business Insider.  —  The engineers were let go last Thursday, according to our source.  This follows Barnes & Noble dismissing the VP of Hardware, Bill Saperstein in January.
 
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