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6:45 AM ET, January 12, 2011


 Top News: 
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: Gawker and ReadWriteWeb
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 …
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Comcast's Gilford Jumps To ABC As SVP, Digital Media  —  Digital entertainment vet Karin Gilford is switching from Comcast Interactive Media (NSDQ: CMCSA) to Disney/ABC (NYSE: DIS) Television Group.  As SVP-digital media for ABC, Gilford will be responsible for the network's initiatives across platforms …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
Salman Siddiqui / The Express Tribune BlogThe …:
When money is involved in journalism  —  One of the many lessons I've learnt in the profession of journalism is that there are always strings attached when a flock of top media personalities are in full attendance when, let's say, a boring yet important issue like maternal healthcare is discussed at a five-star hotel.
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 …
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...
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 …
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Judy Shapiro / AdAge:
Why Agencies Should Stop Pretending They're in the Technology Business
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters taps Midwest bureau chief to head new domestic news service
Charles M. Madigan / CJR:
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Discussion: L.A. NOW and LA Observed
Louis C. Hochman / Chatham Patch:
Daily Record, 2 Other Gannett Papers Slashing Newsroom Staffs in Half
Discussion: Poynter
Max Mosley Takes Privacy Fight Over ‘Nazi’ Sex Video to Human Rights Court
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: With the Tucson shooting, impatient pundits …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Joe Scarborough Wants the Republican Party Back
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Social media storm over weatherman's firing
Discussion: AdAge and Farmington Patch
Lucia Moses / Adweek: Discovers Web Video
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast Takes Another Crack at the iPad, With a Single-Serving App
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Dailymotion rolls out on-demand content hubs
Discussion: digiday:DAILY