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10:55 AM ET, December 28, 2010

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Anonymous Twitter Account Named Music Critic of Year by Village Voice  —  New York cultural periodical the Village Voice has named @discographies, an anonymous Twitter account that publishes 140-character reviews of the life work of musicians and bands, as its music critic of the year.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Journalism groups protest Texas A&M's open-records proposal  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Representatives from 15 journalism groups are criticizing a proposal that could result in punishment for Texas A&M University System journalism instructors who assign their students to file open-records requests with institutions in the system.
Discussion: Techdirt
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
2010 Surprise: Newspaper Stocks Q4 Surge  —  Newspaper publishers face huge challenges—the decline in subscriptions and ad revenue, and the flight of readers to the web.  So it comes as a surprise that newspaper stocks have led media in the fourth quarter, rising 22 percent.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Sued Over Applications Giving Information to Advertisers  —  Apple Inc., making of the iPhone and iPad, was accused in a lawsuit of allowing applications for those devices to transmit users' personal information to advertising networks without customers' consent.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The merger of journalists and government officials  —  The video of the CNN debate I did last night about WikiLeaks with former Bush Homeland Security Adviser (and CNN contributor) Fran Townsend and CNN anchor Jessica Yellin is posted below.  The way it proceeded was quite instructive …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FilmOn Founder Says He Is Suing CBS, CNET  —  FilmOn founder Alki David says he plans to sue CBS and its CNET tech Web site for “illegal distribution of DRM  —  [digital rights management] removal software as well as the illegal distribution of file sharing software with  —  malicious intent to infringe on copyright.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
1.5 / Poynter:
APer blasts ‘patently false’ scoop claims in NYT oil spill story  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Associated Press oil spill reporter Harry Weber says of the New York Times' Sunday “Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours” story: “Their key assertions that the destruction of the Horizon 'has escaped intense scrutiny …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Indian Film Industry Threatening To Strike Over Proposed Copyright Reform That Would Make Them Pay Composers For Music  —  It's sometimes amusing to see how organizations that are strong copyright defenders, because they rely on copyright for certain aspects of their business …
David Lipke / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Lacoste's New Look... Hail, Mario Testino...  LACOSTE'S NEW LOOK: After 10 seasons of its “Un Peu d'Air Sur Terre” ad campaign, Lacoste will introduce a new concept under the tag line “Unconventional Chic” in January.  The ads feature individual models — including Liya Kebede …
Don Clark / Digits:
Logitech Sees Better Reviews for Revue Google TV Device  —  It's been far from smooth sailing in the early days of Google TV.  But partner Logitech International insists the winds are beginning to blow its direction.  —  New devices based on Google's TV software billed themselves as offering …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Museums 2.0: What Happens When Great Art Meets New Media?  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  The holidays are here and people are using their free time to flock to the Fockers, gorge on bowl games, and figure out how to enjoy HuffPost on their new iPads (she said suggestively).
Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
Move Over Michael's: Lure is New York's New-Me Power Lunch Spot  —  “You're going to see more faces you know at Michaels,” says Dan Abrams, NBC News' chief legal analyst and the web entrepreneur behind Mediaite.  “But at Lure, you are going to see the people you'll have to know five years from now.”
Discussion: New York Observer
 
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