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8:15 AM ET, January 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
How incorrect reports of Giffords' death spread on Twitter  —  Update: NPR Senior Strategist Andy Carvin, who worked on the NPR online effort Saturday, has left a great explanation in our comments section about some of the decisions he faced.  We have incorporated a small piece of it into the story …
Las Vegas Blog:
CNN Exec Explains Photo Snafu, But Questions Remain  —  CNN senior editorial director Richard Griffiths called about the prior blog post, but not before I got a somewhat tearful call from a friend of the kid who CNN misidentified repeatedly yesterday as Jared Lee Loughner …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Twitter isn't the new Cronkite - it needs the new Cronkite(s)
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Mulls Show Shake-Up  —  Amid Ratings Struggle, Network May Replace Kathleen Parker on ‘Parker Spitzer’  —  CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker, co-host of its new evening program “Parker Spitzer,” according to people familiar with the matter, as the network struggles to reverse a steep slide in its evening audience.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The TV-Internet Nuptials  —  LAS VEGAS — The blending of television and the Internet is inevitable.  But will it happen in concert with the major cable and satellite distributors, or in spite of them?  —  That question loomed large at the Consumer Electronics Show last week …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Le Monde: a blueprint of a turnaround  —  The iconic French newspaper Le Monde is about to begin a new chapter of its complicated history.  Last September, what remains France's most influential paper changed hands (see previous Monday Note Le Monde's escape velocity and story in NY Times' DealBook).
Fred / A VC:
Content Shifting  —  I got this comment from @Daryn on yesterday's SoundCloud post: … To which I replied: … Once you use a service like Instapaper or Boxee Watch Later, this kind of thing becomes muscle memory.  You want to be able to content shift everywhere and onto every device.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Media in 2011: The (Real) Year of Living Dangerously  —  On Print Survivors, IPad Glossy Sales, Paywalls and Beautifully Low Budgets  —  CHEAP AND SMART: FX's ‘Louie’ was made on small budget.  —  Media people love bad news — everybody knows that.  But what's been surprising …
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Apps Irk Cable Nets  —  Comcast's scheme to begin streaming live video content to iPads and other tablets precipitated a flurry of legal correspondence last week, as several cable network groups made it clear that they had not signed off on any such arrangement.
Nancy A. Youssef / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
In WikiLeaks fight, U.S. journalists take the Fifth  —  WASHINGTON — Not so long ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could count on American journalists to support his campaign to publish secret documents that banks and governments didn't want the world to see.
Eric Savitz / Tech Musings:
CES: Mulling The Future Of Digital Video  —  Sitting at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, Sonic Solutions (SNIC) CEO Dave Habiger looks incredibly relaxed as he sips a beer.  And why not?  Last month, Habiger agreed to sell his company to Rovi …
Grumo Media:
Ashton Kutcher made my day.  Thanks Internet!  —  Here is the screenshot of the Tweet:  —  At the time Ashton tweeted about my video he had just over 6 million followers.  Within 5 hours that tweet sent about 13 thousand people to the video on YouTube.  —  What is the lesson here?
Discussion: The Next Web
Dan Saltzstein / New York Times:
The Comic Who Explores Comedy's Darkest Side  —  HERE'S a riposte you're not likely to hear in an interview by Jay Leno or Charlie Rose: “You've got to have rage, man.  Because I see the posture — your posture is built for rage.”  That's Marc Maron talking to Dane Cook, the popular but bland comedian …
Ad Age:
The Year ahead: 2011 Predictions for Digital Marketing  —  What to Expect in Social Media, Mobile and Gaming … Social media  —  While in some ways social media has made communication easier, it's made many digital lives — and digital marketing — infinitely more complex with Twitter …
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