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2:45 PM ET, January 2, 2011

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Bradford Cross / Measuring Measures:
Why the iPad is Destroying the Future of Journalism  —  I read a great article in the Economist the other day on my iPad.  I tried to share it with my social network on Facebook and Twitter, but I can't do that with old media.  —  When the iPad came out, I was ready to give big media another chance.
Discussion: MediaPost
John Bracken:
Shirky and Bady: 2010′s best Wikileaks coverage  —  Earlier this month I reprised my annual search for the year's most influential reflections on technology and media.  I was particularly curious to learn who was provoking thinking for one of the year's biggest stories, Wikileaks.
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Joanna Yeates murder case puts media coverage in the spotlight  —  The attorney general's concern at reporting in the case emphasises how laws on contempt of court are falling into contempt  —  Meet “Professor Strange”, aka “The Strange Mr Jefferies”, landlord of the murdered Joanna Yeates and a …
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press  —  Dominic Grieve warns UK media not to prejudice any future trial with its coverage of murder suspect Chris Jefferies  —  The Attorney General issued a warning to newspaper editors today not to prejudice any future trial with their coverage …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah's Cable Channel Flickers to Life  —  At precisely 12 o'clock on New Year's Day, Oprah Winfrey welcomed television viewers to OWN, a cable channel that she has said will espouse her “live your best life” mantra.  —  OWN, short for The Oprah Winfrey Network, flickered to life …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Petsky Prunier: In 2010, Media M&As Rose Nearly 50 Percent  —  As the advertising recovery took hold in the latter half of 2009, acquisitions activity in the media space were expected to pick up markedly this year.  Media investment bank Petsky Prunier took note of it in its year-end tally …
Associated Press:
Ohio judge drops newspaper website comments suit  —  CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio judge taken off a high-profile murder trial has dropped her $50 million lawsuit against a Cleveland newspaper and reached an undisclosed financial settlement with an affiliated company that runs the publication's website, an attorney said Friday.
Reporters Sans Frontières:
JOURNALISTS IN 2010 TARGETS AND BARGAINING CHIPS  —  Figures in 2010  —  57 journalists killed (25% fewer than in 2009)  —  62 countries affected by Internet censorship  —  Fewer killed in war zones  —  Fifty-seven journalists were killed in connection with their work in 2010, 25% fewer than in 2009, when the total was 76.
David Higgerson:
DATA: Without adding context, a journalist with data can be dangerous  —  If you believe the predictions, 2011 will be the year when journalists have more access to data than ever before.  Of course, much of the data will also be accessible to the public in general but I suspect more people …
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
Time Warner Cable: We Hold Big 4 Programming Cards In Sinclair Retrans Dispute  —  Negotiations Continue As Midnight Deadline Nears  —  As a midnight deadline nears, Time Warner Cable, armed with Big 4 programming, says it is continuing to negotiate a retransmission-consent renewal deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
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Elinor Comlay / Reuters:   Time Warner Cable, Sinclair yet to reach deal
Steven Bulwa / Mediaite:
Does Fox News Make You Invest Stupider?  How Partisan News Sources Can Limit Porfolio Performance  —  Everyone likes to be right and the easiest way to be right is to surround oneself with people and opinions that are predisposed to be similar to ours.  When investing, it pays to be contrary.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
BBC:
BSkyB takeover: Ofcom submits report to Jeremy Hunt  —  Responsibility for ruling on the takeover was passed to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt  —  Media watchdog Ofcom has submitted its report on News Corporation's takeover bid for broadcaster BSkyB to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, it has said.
Discussion: Guardian
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
The 50 biggest tech stories of 2010  —  If the year is winding down, and real tech news is slowing to a trickle, you know it's time to reflect on the past 12 months in tech.  Again this year we crunched Techmeme's historical data, cancelling out the influences of our editors …
 
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