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9:30 PM ET, December 28, 2011

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Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
The Times E-Mails Millions by Mistake to Say Subscriptions Were Canceled  —  Home-delivery subscribers to The New York Times and others received a mass e-mail notice on Wednesday erroneously saying that their delivery had been cancelled.  —  The e-mail, which the Times's spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha …
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
We Got the New York Times Email Spam.  Feeling Special  —  Holiday Mischief?  —  UPDATE: The email was from the NYT, but went to the wrong list, according to Times staffers.  —  We just got the email which the New York Times PR is saying “looks like spam.”  It arrived from the succinct address: nytimes@email.newyorktimes.com
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Was WaPo's Flock Forced on Vacation?  —  Like some reporters, WaPo's Elizabeth Flock was off last week — conceivably for the holidays.  —  But FishbowlDC sources are insisting that Flock was suspended last week for writing that post on GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's using a KKK slogan in his speeches.
Julian Sanchez:
The New York Times on Ron Paul's Newsletters  —  With Ron Paul's now-infamous newsletters once again making headlines, I mulled whether I ought to revisit the issue, but ultimately decided that there wasn't much to add to the long piece Dave Weigel and I wrote for Reason back in 2008 …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
NY Times challenges ‘lazy rewrite’ accusation
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
Confused by SOPA?  Five Multimedia Explainers  —  Unless you live under a rock, it's pretty hard to ignore the buzz that the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) has generated in the last few months.  The controversial bill, along with its companion bill, Protect-IP Act (PIPA) …
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Tim Mak / Politico:
SOPA is the end of us, say bloggers
Andrew Longstreth / Reuters:
Analysis: Manning's legal strategy could lead to plea deal  —  (Reuters) - While it may appear that the government's document-leaking case against U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning is strong, the defense could have some surprising leverage with prosecutors and force plea negotiations.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
GoodReads' Recommendation Engine Acquisition Gooses The Publishing Game  —  While bookstores are reporting increased sales this month, I foresee a time when “Staff Picks” at the local booke shoppe will soon be replaced by recommendation engines that tell you what ebook to pick up next.
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
After Sale, New York Times Regional Employees Brace for Layoffs  —  ‘Layoff’ is an understandably dirty word around The New York Times newsroom(s) these days.  As the company prepares to finalize the sale of its Regional Media Group to Halifax Media Holdings this week, both The New York Times Company …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why writers tweet about death, illness, rape  —  When Rocky Mountain News reporter Berny Morson tweeted from a child's funeral in 2008, journalists called the incident “repulsive” and “tasteless.”  Now, it seems, nothing is off-limits when it comes to Twitter.
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
A Glimpse Inside the Camera Bag of a War Photographer  —  What would you pack if you were assigned to cover a war from the inside?  The photo above shows what photographer Umit Bektas decided to pack in his camera bag for his embed with a US military unit in Afghanistan.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
How Hulu's ‘Steamboat’ ads recommend new shows to users  —  Hulu, like all video services, has long been focused on growing its viewership, but also on keeping those viewers watching more and more shows.  While it's mostly been building that audience by featuring popular new programming …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What's Coming In 2012: Book Publishing  —  This is the second in a series of posts over the next week that will highlight key people, companies and trends to watch in 2012 in the sectors we cover most, from publishing to legal, and from mobile to advertising.
Sarah Lacy:
Golden Age of Tech Blogging Done?  I Couldn't Disagree More  —  I'm a big fan of Jeremiah Owyang's market analysis but I think he missed the point on this one, big time.  He recently wrote a post on how the Golden Age of tech blogging is over.  No way.  Unless of course, he means we're about to enter the platinum age.
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over
 
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Sidney Crosby / Associated Press:
Fox continues dominance of cable news in up and down year, CNN shows prime-time gains
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
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Jim Romenesko:
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Research: Internet Is UK's No. 2 News Source, But Only 3.8 Percent Pay
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
After Hiring Gawker Founding Editor Elizabeth Spiers, The New York Observer Is Finally Profitable
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Chris Isidore / CNNMoney:
Netflix big customer satisfaction loser in '11
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Alex Kantrowitz / Kantrowitz:
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Yahoo! News:
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Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
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Sam Delaney / Guardian:
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James Thornton / The Huffington Post:
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