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3:40 PM ET, December 28, 2010

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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Shuster's officially out of MSNBC; starting new journalism venture  —  David Shuster told his Twitter followers Monday night that he's “returning to the airwaves” as a substitute radio host this week.  —  The brief message was notable because it had been more than five months since Shuster …
Justin Osofsky / Facebook Developers Blog:
Making News and Entertainment More Social in 2011  —  Throughout this year, we have worked closely with media organizations to make their content even more social by empowering readers to experience media through their friends and easily discover and share great content.
Discussion: Lost Remote, Thanks:malliegator
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker:
Gerry Spector exiting as Tribune Co. COO  —  Tribune Co. Chief Operating Officer Gerry Spector, a long-time associate of real estate billionaire Sam Zell, is leaving the Chicago-based media company he has helped lead since Zell took it private three years ago.
Discussion: New York Observer, The Wrap and Poynter
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Wire and mediabistro.com
Kevin Zimmerman / splicetoday.com:
Late Night Comedy to U.S. Congress  —  Will Jon Stewart soon be another Al Franken?  —  A piece in yesterday's New York Times explores the idea that Jon Stewart's vocal support of a bill pledging federal funds for 9/11 responders' health care was key to its passage.
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Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Media Analysis: Murrow didn't do fart jokes: Why Jon Stewart …
Discussion: Media Myth Alert, Gothamist and Soup
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
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New Social Video Sharing Site Qlipso Claims 14 Million Monthly Uniques with 4X Time Spent vs. YouTube  —  MONACO — Qlipso, the Los Angeles based video sharing site, which allows users to interact around videos with friends in “private rooms” with videos and their own avatars, claims 14 million unique monthly viewers.
Debra Aho Williamson / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
Marketers Spending More on Social Media for the Wrong Reasons  —  Companies will spend more than ever on social media marketing in 2011, but some businesses are boosting budgets for entirely the wrong reasons.  —  In my new report “Social Media in the Marketing Mix: Budgeting for 2011,” …
Clive Thompson / Wired:
Clive Thompson on How Tweets and Texts Nurture In-Depth Analysis  —  We're often told that the Internet has destroyed people's patience for long, well-thought-out arguments.  After all, the ascendant discussions of our day are text messages, tweets, and status updates.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
How Online News Evolved in 2010  —  News is changing - quickly.  The way it's researched, the way it's reported and the way we access it are all evolving rapidly.  2010 could well be remembered as a key year in the history of online news.  Here are the key reasons why.  —  The iPad effect
 
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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
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John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
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Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
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Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
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Discussion: New York Observer
Barry W. Lynn / AOL News:
My Wish for 2011: Better TV News