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9:10 PM ET, January 12, 2011

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Duncan Robinson / The Staggers:
Exclusive Interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China  —  The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger.  —  In this week's New Statesman, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to John Pilger about Bradley Manning, his “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange has Rupert Murdoch ‘insurance files’  —  Founder claims WikiLeaks has more than 500 US diplomatic cables on one broadcasting organisation  —  Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, claimed today he was in possession of “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and his global media company, News Corporation.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Correction on My Darrell Issa Story  —  I'd like to set the record straight on one of my stories.  —  In late November, I asked Rep. Darrell Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, for an interview with the congressman.  He said he would see what he could do.  —  That afternoon my phone rang …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?  —  Howard Kurtz has quite a correction today!  It seems that Howie mistakenly believed he was interviewing a Congressman directly, when in fact he was speaking to the Congressman's spokesperson.  Weirder: Kurtz waited more than a month to correct the story.
Paul Colford / ap.org:
AP and Shepard Fairey announce agreement in Obama poster case  —  The Associated Press, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Fairey's companies Obey Giant Art, Inc., Obey Giant LLC, and Studio Number One, Inc., have agreed in principle to settle their pending copyright infringement lawsuit over rights in the Obama Hope poster and related merchandise.
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Blood libel”: How language evolves and spreads within online worlds  —  When Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe purported attacks on her and the Tea Party movement in the wake of Saturday's tragic shooting in Tucson, some were left wondering why the former governor would use …
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Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin Accuses Press of ‘Blood Libel’
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO  —  Demand Media is set to go public, according to an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with shares priced from $14 to $16 each.  —  The online publisher could sell up to 8.625 million shares and, if it prices at the top of the range …
/ Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Curation is the New Search is the New Curation  —  In the beginning there was curation, and it was good.  People found interesting things on the web, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Felix Salmon:   Algo-powered curation  —  Paul Kedrosky has a great little essay today …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Conan Talks About Ratings, Leno and NBC  —  Pasadena, Ca.— Conan O'Brien had a brief message Wednesday about his relocation from NBC to the cable channel TBS: “Everything has worked out great for me.”  —  To reinforce that point - and perhaps to attempt to pre-empt any analysis from competitors …
Tracy Samantha Schmidt / Chicago Online Marketing:
Social Media Icon: @JayRosen_NYU explains how he tweets  —  Jay Rosen teaches journalism at NYU and is a leading media critic.  He blogs at Press Think and produces a weekly podcast on news and technology called Rebooting The News.  He has almost 50,000 followers on Twitter.
Discussion: Poynter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
6 ways journalists can use Quora as a tool for reporting, sharing ideas  —  Quora, the fast-growing question and answer site, has become increasingly popular among journalists.  —  In a phone interview, Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo attributed the site's recent growth to an increase …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: The New York Times iPad App Nearing 1.5 Million Downloads  —  LAS VEGAS — The iPad App for the New York Times has had 1.5 million downloads since it launched in April, says Ray Pearce, who heads circulation for the newspaper.  —  We interviewed him at CES last week.
Discussion: WebNewser
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
With Plans To Double Revenues, Atlantic Switches Gears On Premium iPad App
Discussion: Poynter, Folio and WebNewser
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Jared Loughner's supremacists tie debunked  —  An Arizona law enforcement agency is backing away from a document it produced in the aftermath of Saturday's shootings in Tucson - and which was leaked to Fox News - that linked the man accused with carrying out the crimes to a white nationalist publication.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Hit & Run
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Social Media and Subpoenas: A Broken System That Puts Journalistic Sources at Risk  —  The Department of Justice issued Twitter a subpoena for access to the accounts of Julian Assange and several others in relation to its investigation of the whistle-blower organization, which released roughly 2,000 classified cables.
Discussion: Poynter and Gawker
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New York Post:
Meow!  Fashion news catfight planned on Web  —  It's a return to battle for two veterans of the catty and combative fashion news wars.  —  Former Fairchild boss Michael Coady and ex-InStyle editor Charla Lawhon are joining forces — with a chance to twist the tails of their respective former employers …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
ProPublica:
What Do 50 Cent, Carmen Electra & Shaquille O'Neal Have in Common?  Touting Penny Stocks  —  Over the weekend, the popular rapper 50 Cent urged his 3.8 million Twitter followers to buy the stock of a microscopic company in Florida.  The penny stock jumped 290 percent on Monday.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How CNN's Piers Morgan Cut Bill O'Reilly Down to Size  —  Piers Morgan, Tina Brown and actor Colin Firth.  Image by via @daylife  —  Piers Morgan continues to give off promising signs that he can deliver the injection of non-boringness that CNN so badly needs in primetime.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Piers Morgan
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Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Bond, Ad Agency Stalwart, Will Lead Social Media Agency  —  In another sign of the growing role that social media is playing on Madison Avenue, Jonathan Bond, long a leading executive in the realm of traditional agencies, is becoming the head of an agency specializing in social media.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
The Price of Unwanted Ad Clicks  —  Some advertisers on Google Inc.'s search engine say a little-known feature of the company's AdWords ad system is causing them to overpay.  —  The advertisers, including high-end medical professionals, said their ads for services such as cosmetic dentistry …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast Said to Face Online-Video, Web Conditions to Seal Purchase of NBC  —  Comcast Corp. may have to provide television programs to online competitors and wouldn't be allowed to interfere with subscribers' Web traffic to satisfy regulators vetting its planned purchase of NBC Universal, people familiar with the deal said.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
MacWorld Publisher IDG Launches Private Advertising Exchange  —  Tech Giant Set to Prove Publishers Can Launch Ad Exchanges, Too  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — More publishers are looking to claim ownership over digital advertising to combat the growing dominance of Wall Street-like trading desks …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
 
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