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11:15 PM ET, January 8, 2011


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Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
NPR, Reuters, CNN and other major news orgs incorrectly declare death of Rep. Giffords  —  The shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at a public event earlier today resulted in an onslaught of breaking news reporting.  Major news organizations raced to gather reporting, and information began to spread quickly.
Discussion: Poynter and Associated Press
Chris Ariens /
Cablers Cover Shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Others, at Event in Tucson  —  Around 1:30pmET, the cable news channels began continuing coverage of a shooting spree at an event sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) outside a Safeway store in Tucson this morning.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Media chaos over Giffords's status  —  Confusion reigned throughout the media in the hour following the first news that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot.  —  A little before 2 p.m. NPR reported that she and six others had been killed.  Cable news outlets also began reporting that she had been killed …
US wants Twitter details of Wikileaks activists  —  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently fighting extradition from the UK to Sweden  —  The US government has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks, court documents show.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: It's time for NPR to broaden its mix  —  Will a self-review and new ethics code lead to more ideological balance on the network's staff?  —  Juan Williams suggested he'd been thrown under the bus of liberal orthodoxy when NPR fired him a couple of months ago.
Discussion: The Big Picture
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Courtney Love's Slanderous Twitter Account Suspended  —  Courtney Love's highly-entertaining Twitter account, CourtneyLoveUK, has been suspended!  And this just days after she was hit with the world's first-ever Twitter defamation lawsuit, stemming from a 2009 tweet-based rant.
WWD Media Headlines:
The Paris Review Won't Change  —  NOTHING LIKE PARIS: Times have changed, but the Paris Review won't.  Editor Lorin Stein appeared with three of his deputies at McNally Jackson Books on Prince Street Thursday night to talk about publishing a literary quarterly in the online age.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Google and Demand Media Are Headed for a Showdown  —  There's been a chorus of criticism recently about Google's spam-filled search results, including pointed blog posts from a number of technology and web luminaries, complaining that the company's links are in many cases virtually unusable …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Cisco Expects 12 Billion Net Connected Devices by 2014 and Plans to Deliver Video to Many  —  LAS VEGAS, Cisco Systems expects that there will be 12 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2014 and plans to deliver video to many of these devices through Cisco Videoscape, says Murali Nemani …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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