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3:15 AM ET, January 12, 2011


 Top News: 
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Twitter's Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard  —  ANALYSIS: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with its own version of it  —  Twitter beta-tested a spine.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Piers Morgan Taking Over for Larry King, but His Ads Cost the Same  —  CNN Has High Hopes for Show; Buyers Take Wait-and-See Approach  —  One thing new CNN host Piers Morgan (left) has in common with his predecessor Larry King: ad prices.  —  NEW YORK ( — By taping interviews …
New York Post:
A ‘sign’ of bad things to come for CNN's Parker  —  Cnn yanked “Parker Spitzer” off the network's enormous Sixth Avenue billboard yesterday just hours after reports hit that the co-hosts were headed for a breakup.  The advertisement for the show, which has been at the corner of 47th Street for months …
Knight Foundation News Releases:
New Technologies Helped in Novel Ways with Haiti Earthquake Relief  —  Relief workers used innovative technologies in unprecedented ways to aid in the recovery of quake-ravaged Haiti, a new report has found.  —  Interactive maps and SMS (Short Message Service) texts helped guide search …
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR accuses Republican lawmaker of trying to control public radio stations  —  NPR pushed back on Tuesday against a Republican lawmaker who is trying to cut off federal funding for public broadcasting, accusing him of trying to interfere with how the nation's local public radio stations report the news.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Thanks:gnagesh
Dan Steinberg / D.C. Sports Bog:
Snyder and Leonsis on the media  —  One of the great things about having all the D.C. sports owners in The Post's auditorium for Tuesday's Business of Sports symposium thing was that they could all take shots at the media and we had to just sit there and smile and take it since we invited them there.
Discussion: Poynter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Real Blogs Don't Buy Ads On Google  —  Blogs, even big blogs, are supposed to be a little different than old media sites.  We write faster and update often.  The writing is less processed.  We break more real news and we don't hesitate to opine.  We tend to get in fights with readers in the comments.
Discussion: SAI
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
At Twelve, a Brief Chapter Ends  —  Only three months after taking over as publisher of Twelve, a small imprint of Grand Central Publishing, Susan Lehman has been abruptly replaced, Grand Central said Tuesday.  —  “Susan Lehman is an extremely insightful, creative and talented editor,” …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
For Netflix And Lovefilm, Online Choice Pales Against DVD Business  —  Reality check: The prospect of Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Lovefilm becoming online-first subscription businesses looks a long way off - they have online rights for just a tenth of their DVD catalogue...
Mike Fleming /
The Challenge Of Sequelizing Ghostbusters  —  Every time one of the original Ghostbusters stars promotes a film, they answer the inevitable Ghostbusters III question that fuels a new round of breathless stories that turn out to be apparitions.  Ivan Reitman, back as director thanks …
Lisa Lacy / ClickZ:
The Rise of TV Check-Ins  —  It's no secret Americans watch a lot of television - 35.6 hours a week on average, by Nielsen's estimate.  So it should come as no surprise that a handful of start-ups have emerged to channel TV viewing behavior.  —  Platforms like GetGlue, Philo …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Yahoo Sports Adds an Online Magazine  —  Yahoo Sports has built an audience of more than 50 million visitors on news, commentary and fantasy games.  Now it is shifting gears with a product extension: an online magazine.  —  Starting Tuesday night, Yahoo's sports division and …
Charles M. Madigan / CJR:
Welcome to Tribune Company  —  Key advice for the next chief executive  —  Dear Sir or Madam: Your most important responsibility before you settle in as CEO is to make certain everyone knows you respect the institution, not just what its stately gothic tower represents, but also the mission of its embattled employees.
Discussion: LA Observed and L.A. NOW
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
ESPN3 breaks new ground with live BCS stream  —  If you didn't have ESPN on cable TV last night, there was a new way to catch the BCS Championship Game: via  While the broadband channel has streamed many games before, this game was arguably the biggest live football event streamed directly …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Seeking out sources, made transparent on Twitter  —  As the story of the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to unfold, we're seeing another example of Twitter in motion and the different approaches news organizations take to using social media.
The Year in News 2010  —  Disaster, Economic Anxiety, but Little Interest in War  —  Two weeks into the year, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti and dominated the news in the United States for a month.  As coverage began to subside, the climatic legislative battle over remaking …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters taps Midwest bureau chief to head new domestic news service  —  Peter Bohan, Reuters' Midwest bureau chief, has been named editor of Reuters America, the domestic news offering that Thomson Reuters launched last month.  “In his new role, Peter will lead Reuters America Service …
Louis C. Hochman / Chatham Patch:
Daily Record, 2 Other Gannett Papers Slashing Newsroom Staffs in Half  —  The Daily Record, Courier News and Home News Tribune will cut their collective newsroom staff approximately in half, employees of the local newspapers were told Monday.  —  Several employees of the Gannett-owned …
Discussion: Poynter
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Tim Dick / Sydney Morning Herald:
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