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9:30 PM ET, December 14, 2010

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New York Post:
Denton's disgrace  —  Tweet  —  A Manhattan woman's life was turned upside down yesterday, one day after hackers gained access to Gawker Media's servers, exposing her e-mail account, password and other personal information.  —  Within hours, the hackers had used her Gawker information …
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Daniel Kennedy / The Firewall:
Discussing Gawker's Breach With Founder Nick Denton
Nick Summers / New York Observer:   Turning Gawker On Itself
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The Awl to start paying its writers in January  —  The Awl, Choire Sicha and Alex Balk's irreverent and idiosyncratic 2-year-old journalism start-up, will as of Jan. 1 start paying the writers who have helped turn the site into a culture and media must-read with half a million monthly visitors.
Wall Street Journal:
Air Force Blocks Sites With Leaked Cables  —  The U.S. Air Force is blocking its personnel from using work computers to view the websites of the New York Times and other major publications that have posted secret material obtained by Wikileaks, people familiar with the matter say.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters America Gets News Service Deep Into Aggregating  —  As part of Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) expansion into more general news service in addition to its financial reports, the company has launched Reuters America, it's most direct challenge to the Associated Press position as a supplier of articles and photos to newspapers.
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:   Reuters America Claims New Territory; First Stop, Chicago & Tribune
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Ex-NBC Chief Resurfaces With Digital Venture  —  Fred Silverman, who ran each of the three broadcast networks over the course of the 1970s, is trying his hand at programming on the internet.  His production company will launch Blip City, which is billed as “the world's biggest live-video get together,” next month.
Nieman Reports:
Community Host: An Emerging Newsroom ‘Beat’ Without a Guide  —  TBD's community engagement team listens—and responds—in a city where everyone is talking: Washington, D.C.  —  By TBD's Community Engagement Team  —  The job of engaging with those formerly known as “the audience” …
Discussion: Poynter and Nieman Journalism Lab
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Service Combines Web, TV  —  Comcast Corp. is testing a new service that knits together television and the Internet, as the U.S. cable giant goes after rivals that threaten to undermine its business.  —  Under the new system, which is being tested in Augusta, Ga. …
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Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Smartphone growth, Murdoch's Daily, and journalism for the poor: Predictions for mobile news in 2011  —  Editor's Note: We're wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring.  —  One of the common threads through many of their predictions was mobile …
Thomas Pardee / AdAge:
Finding the Sweet Spot for Journalism and Social Media  —  Times Dissolves Social Media Editor Post While USA Today Adds One — and Journal Plugs Ahead  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The country's biggest newspapers are taking different tacks on social media.
New York Times:
Larry King Prepares to Sign Off, and Everybody's Talking  —  Famous people liked talking to Larry King, and for many of them, there was one reason: His program was the place to go for unhurried, agendaless conversation.  —  “I consider Larry one of a kind, absolutely one of a kind,” …
Discussion: The Wire, TVNewser and Gawker
Alex Weprin / WebNewser:
CNBC Goes ‘Pro’ With Pay Digital, Mobile Service  —  CNBC is launching a premium digital and mobile service, CNBC Pro, with a suite of features meant to appeal to Wall Street professionals.  At launch, the service will be available on PCs and Blackberry devices, with support for most other smartphones …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and MediaPost
Eriq Gardner / Reuters:
Online vendor of 25-cent Beatles songs loses case  —  NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A federal judge has ruled on summary judgment that BlueBeat.com is liable for violating copyrights in thousands of songs.  In making the decision, the judge had swatted away one of the stranger defenses to infringement of sound recordings.
Discussion: paidContent
Jason Fry / Nieman Reports:
The Sportswriter as Fan: Me and My Blog  —  ‘Our blog made no bones about its utter subjectivity, but we were seen as more objective than those for whom objectivity was a commandment.’  —  In early 2005 as a technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online, I returned repeatedly to blogging as a subject.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
France Says Google Is Main Cause Of News Publishers' Woes  —  French authorities have finally got some kind of ruling against Google (NSDQ: GOOG) - but it turns out to be rather toothless.  —  The competition watchdog, L'Autorité de la Concurrence, in an opinion expressed to the finance minister …
Jonathan Cooper / Journal Register Company:
Journal Register Company's Open Newsroom Launches New Era In Community Journalism  —  Yardley, PA - Marking a new era in community journalism, Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company, opened the doors of The Register Citizen's new, community-focused newsroom.
The Atlantic Online:
The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage  —  When historians look back at WikiLeaks and how the world's pundits tried to make sense of what was happening, they'll see a familiar list of sources: Foreign Policy's Evgeny Morozov, The Guardian's John Noughton, The New York Times' David Carr …
Discussion: The Independent
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Cohen Upped To EVP At Bravo  —  Exec will continue to host ‘WWHL’ in elevated role  —  Andy Cohen has been promoted to executive vice president, original programming and development at Bravo, the network announced Tuesday.  He will continue to be based in New York, reporting to Frances Berwick, president of Bravo Media.
Discussion: MediaPost
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
By securing Howard Stern, Sirius XM Radio avoids static  —  The satellite radio company's new five-year deal with the talk show host gives Wall Street a strong signal that it will remain competitive with over-the-air stations.  —  Talk radio host Howard Stern agreed to a new five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio last week.
 
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Givhan, Gopnik leaving the Washington Post
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
More Signs Pointing Towards Hearst Buying Hachette
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
We Need New Ways of Judging the Success of Websites
Ari Samsky / splicetoday.com:
A Subject of Astonishingly Small Importance
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Now That We Have the Web, Do We Need Associated Press?
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Jimmy Kimmel Extends Run on ABC
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Rules Against ‘First-Sale’ Copyright Doctrine
Discussion: TeleRead and ResourceShelf
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Viacom Raises Red Flags On Comcast/NBCU
Discussion: rbr.com and GigaOM
Scripting News:
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Discussion: The Huffington Post and Emily Bell
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Journalism of the Web, not just on it: Jim Brady discusses …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Examiner.com is World's Largest ‘News’ …
Discussion: Gawker and Market Wire
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Ivi Blows Into Windy City