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7:05 AM ET, January 2, 2012

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Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa:
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter, immediately comes under fire  —  As the world welcomed the New Year or prepared for their New Years Eve celebrations, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch decided not only would he make himself more accessible to the public, he would create himself a Twitter account.
Dave Lee:
The Verge and The Kernel: Technology journalism's refreshing new face  —  “Hello humans,” he says, looking almost surprised that anyone has bothered to turn up.  —  “This is our first show.  We have a million planned, literally.”  —  The scene resembles something from the mid-nineties …
Discussion: @mikepilarz
Steven Waldman / CJR:
This News Story Is Brought to You By...  Shouldn't TV news outlets admit that they offer pay-for-play?  —  One of the most disturbing trends in local TV news is the persistence of “pay for play”—when local TV newscasts allow sponsors to dictate content.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nicholas Carr / Wall Street Journal:
Books That Are Never Done Being Written  —  Digital text is ushering in an era of perpetual revision and updating, for better and for worse  —  I recently got a glimpse into the future of books.  A few months ago, I dug out a handful of old essays I'd written about innovation …
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
The Great Digitization Or The Great Betrayal?  —  One of the great tasks facing humanity today is digitizing the world's books and liberating the huge stores of knowledge they contain.  The technology is there - scanners are now relatively fast and cheap - but the legal framework is struggling to keep up.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and TeleRead
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
PBS Takes On the Premium Channels  —  In an effort to freshen its image and lift revenue, the Public Broadcasting Service is trying to be more like HBO — without the monthly cable bill.  —  Emboldened by the success of the British period drama “Downton Abbey,” one of the most critically acclaimed shows …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Ombuds pick their notable corrections of 2011  —  At newspapers and other media organizations, it's often the ombudsman — aka public editor, aka readers' editor — who's charged with the (mostly) thankless task of receiving error reports from the public and staff, and writing any resulting corrections.
Discussion: On the Media
Nat Ives / AdAge:
We Didn't Name Rihanna's Armani Ad the Sexiest of the Year, Did We?  —  Pickup From The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Hindustan Times. ...  But No Links to Ad Age  —  Ad Age is getting lots of attention for running an ad-world poll that crowned Rihanna's campaign for Armani the sexiest ads of 2011.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, Thanks:delrey
Matt Jarzemsky / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner, MSG Fail to Reach Agreement Ahead of Deadline  —  NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden Co.'s sports networks won't be available for Time Warner Cable Inc. subscribers in the new year, as the two sides were unable to resolve a dispute over programming costs.
Discussion: Reuters, Gothamist and NY Daily News
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Russian newspaper ‘being persecuted’  —  A Russian newspaper editor who claims his paper is being persecuted has appealed to international press freedom watchdogs for help.  —  Vitaly Shapran, editor of the Gorodskoi Vestnik, the only opposition paper published in Berdsk, Novosibirsk …
Ammar Karim / Agence France Presse:
Iraq row festers as speaker denies penning op-ed  —  BAGHDAD — A political row festered in Iraq on Friday, as a top Sunni leader denied he penned a commentary criticising the Shiite-led government, the latest in a crisis that has stoked sectarian tensions.  —  Since the departure …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:   Sunni leader denies NY Times byline
 
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