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7:45 PM ET, January 6, 2011

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Mark Memmott / NPR:
Review Of Juan Williams' Firing Done; NPR News Exec Resigns  —  NPR just released two statements — one on the completion of an independent review of the dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams and another on the resignation of Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss:
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The Man Who Spilled the Secrets  —  The collaboration between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Web's notorious information anarchist, and some of the world's most respected news organizations began at The Guardian, a nearly 200-year-old British paper.  What followed was a clash of civilizations …
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Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Julian Assange: I Own All of the WikiLeaks Documents
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Turner CEO says heavy Web exposure made company lose interest in reruns of ‘Modern Family’  —  “Modern Family” co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan has not been shy about voicing his concerns that the show's exposure on the Web would hurt its long-term value and ratings.
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Turner Chief Explains How TV Industry Will Neutralize Netflix
Discussion: GigaOM
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Cisco's Videoscape: Ready to Reinvent TV?  —  Cisco announced an ambitious strategy for making high-quality video — whether it be from online or traditional TV and cable providers — pervasive across a wide range of devices, from broadband-connected set-top boxes to tablets and other mobile devices at CES Wednesday.
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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Pay TV industry moves to adapt to Internet age
Discussion: Company Town
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Breaking: Bill O'Reilly To Sit Down With Barack Obama In Pre-Super Bowl Interview  —  Sources tell Mediaite that Bill O'Reilly has landed an exclusive pre-game interview with President Barack Obama scheduled to air on the Fox Broadcasting Channel before the Super Bowl.
Hollywood Reporter:
Courtney Love's Tweets Lead to Unique Defamation Showdown … The following article appears in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter available on newsstands Wednesday.  —  Courtney Love was very upset.  —  The firebrand rocker had been locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir …
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
Piers Morgan's First CNN Guest: Oprah Winfrey  —  The first guest on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” will be legendary daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey.  —  Morgan will announce the news at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
Phawker:
DEBUNKED: The Great Philadelphia Paywall Scare  —  As you may have seen by now, Philebrity is trumpeting an exclusive on news that Philly.com will be going behind a paywall some time soon, according to what they claim are reliable sources.  We have it on good authority …
Discussion: Poynter and philebrity.com
Meg James / Company Town:
Top Fox TV executive Tony Vinciquerra out in shake-up  —  Tony Vinciquerra, chief executive of Fox Networks Group, is leaving the company, prompting a major reorganization of Rupert Murdoch's television empire.  —  He departs after a long year that involved several brutal retransmission battles with cable operators.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
First look at Ridley Scott's YouTube movie  —  Remember the video Ridley Scott was producing for YouTube?  Today we get a first look at the results.  —  Last summer, YouTube announced that legendary Hollywood figure Ridley Scott would be producing ‘Life In A Day’, a movie consisting entirely …
Lauren Sherman / Fashionista:
Tumblr is Sending 20+ Bloggers to New York Fashion Week  —  Tumblr, the image-heavy platform beloved by top fashion bloggers like Tavi Gevinson and Jessica Quirk (What I Wore), is focusing more of its energy on the fashion industry.  —  In fact, it's sending more than 20 of its bloggers to New York Fashion Week.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of tablets replacing newspapers  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  Ready to trade up?
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Ex-Huffpo CEO Betsy Morgan on What Drew Her to Glenn Beck  —  Why did the former Huffington Post CEO cross the political road?  For a chance to work with Glenn Beck, who might just be the biggest multimedia personality since Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.
Discussion: Mediaite, Poynter and The Blaze
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck Hires Former Huffington Post Chief
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News agency seeks to cash in on celeb Twitter pics  —  Showbiz news agency WENN is to start charging publishers for using pictures posted by celebrities on social media website Twitter.  —  WENN has signed a deal with social media firm Plixi, formerly called TweetPhoto …
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Andrew Golis:
Six month anniversary.  —  Since everyone in the world is either publishing or intentionally leaking their end of the year internal memos, I figured I'd do the same.  To my own blog.  —  In fact, it's not just the end of one year and beginning of another.
Economist:
The crucible of print  —  Britain's embattled newspapers are leading the world in innovation  —  BY MOST conventional measures, Britain's newspapers look doomed.  Young readers are abandoning them for the internet and television.  The Daily Express and the Daily Mirror, both tabloids …
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
CES: Yahoo Teams With Cable Nets, Broadcasters On Internet TV  —  Pilot Program to Run Through First Half of 2011  —  Las Vegas — Yahoo is working with cable and broadcast programmers and advertisers including ABC, CBS, HSN, Showtime Networks and Ford to provide enhanced interactive TV …
Discussion: Lost Remote, rbr.com and MediaPost
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Dallas Morning News publisher on paywall plans: “This is a big risk”  —  In talking about the Dallas Morning News' plans to begin charging for digital content next month, Jim Moroney is surprisingly candid about the decision and the economics of the industry.
 
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Dave Levinthal / OpenSecrets.org:
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Fortune:
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Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC to premiere ‘The Cape’ on iPad app
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CES: Record your own TV talk shows on Avatar Kinect
Felix Salmon / CJR:
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Robinsloan / Twitter Media:
The art of the hashtag
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Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
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