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9:45 AM ET, December 28, 2010


 Top News: 
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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).
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
HGTV Taps Content Creation Engine  —  The evolution of social media continues to spawn new business models that suggest advertisers just need to let go.  Similar to AOL and Yahoo, recently began pushing a content social model where brands sign on to advertise …
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Media Analysis: Murrow didn't do fart jokes: Why Jon Stewart is not America's next great journalist, and that's okay  —  (CNN)-What is Jon Stewart?  A lot was made of the “Daily Show” host after his D.C. rally, which got major national attention and saw hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance.
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
Vive le Funding for Arte TV in Europe  —  PARIS—France's government is trying to find ways to cut public spending amid Europe's deepening economic crisis, but a state television channel has been spared the knife.  —  Indeed, the channel, Arte—continental Europe's TV equivalent of National Public Radio …
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John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FilmOn Founder Says He Is Suing CBS, CNET
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Barry W. Lynn / AOL News:
My Wish for 2011: Better TV News
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Oprah Network Prepares for Launch
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Gen Y's reality is print newspapers' challenge
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Amy Wicks / WWD:
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Discussion: The Wire, New York Observer and Jezebel
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
For aides, reporters in Hawaii, a mix of work and play
Discussion: New York Observer
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Business cable primed for hefty gains
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Hollywood Moves Away From Middlebrow
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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