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1:05 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 …
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Sound of the City
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
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
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
Palo Alto Patch:
An Apology to Palo Alto Patch Readers  —  To Palo Alto Patch Readers:  —  We recently discovered that one of our freelance writers lifted information for one of his business reports from VentureBeat, an online news site covering technology and innovation in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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).
 
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