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12:25 AM ET, January 6, 2012

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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Editors to face Leveson Inquiry next week  —  Fleet Street will be in the dock next week as a variety of leading national newspaper journalists, editors and publishers take the stand at the Leveson Inquiry.  —  On Monday the witness list comprises: Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Dominic Mohan and Kelvin MacKenzie to appear next week  —  Lord Justice Leveson will focus on former and current editors from the Sun, Telegraph, Mail, Indy, FT and Express  —  The editor of the Sun, Dominic Mohan, and his best-known predecessor, Kelvin MacKenzie …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Thurlbeck says Leveson should spark ‘tabloid revolution’  —  Former chief reporter of the News of the World Neville Thurlbeck has said that the Leveson Inquiry should be “the spark that ignites a tabloid revolution”.  —  Writing on his own blog, Thurlbeck said today: “Without radical reform …
Neville Thurlbeck:
Notes on Leveson and the Need for Tabloid Revolution
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Guardian
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Warner Brothers Will Make Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Wait Longer for New Movies  —  Want to watch a new movie just out on DVD from Warner Brothers?  You're going to have to buy it, or wait even longer to get it from Netflix or other disc renters.  —  A new deal between Time Warner's movie studio …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
HBO forces Netflix to go elsewhere for its DVDs  —  Netflix won't get HBO shows at a discount anymore but the video-rental service will still be able to rent ‘True Blood’ and other HBO shows.  —  In what is largely a symbolic move, HBO has stopped providing DVDs of its shows to Netflix …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
New York Times, Washington Post, AP Found NewsRight  —  Newspaper organizations are banding together under an organization titled NewsRight to license and profit from the spread of their content online.  —  A project first developed by the Associated Press and initially named the News Licensing Group …
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Remember the beacon? Newly formed NewsRight is the evolution of AP's News Registry
Discussion: Poynter, TechZwn, AdPulp and paidContent
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Analyst: Netflix Now the 15th Most-Watched TV ‘Network’ in U.S.  —  Netflix would now be the 15th most-watched TV “network” in the U.S. and could be the second most-watched in Netflix homes, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield wrote in a blog post Wednesday.  His math is based on news …
Discussion: Free Press, C21Media and Electronista
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Current TV Source: Keith Olbermann Has Not Responded To Request To Cover New Hampshire  —  The plot of the bewildering, apparently one-sided dispute between Countdown host Keith Olbermann and Current TV is thinning as it thickens.  A source at the network tells Mediaite that …
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Keith Olbermann Has a Point Regarding the Quality of Current TV's Production Values
Discussion: Erik Wemple and PopWatch
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Where Did Nine Million Cable Subscribers Go?  —  New year, new chance to talk about cord-cutting/shaving/avoiding.  Which is either a big deal that's going to get bigger, or basically imaginary, depending on who you like to listen to.  —  If you're in the big-deal camp …
Discussion: PC Magazine
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Will Richmond / paidContent:
Disney, Comcast And Why TV Everywhere Alone Is Not Enough
Discussion: Comcast
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:   Comcast-Disney Pact Signals More Deals Aimed at Fighting Netflix
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News Int gears up for launch of iPad focused project  —  News International is gearing up a new digital project which is believed to be largely aimed at iPad users and is partly staffed by former employees of the News of the World.  —  At least 11 former News of the World journalists …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Nick Denton's 'State of Gawker 2012′ Memo: ‘Relentless and cynical traffic-trawling is bad for the soul.’  —  Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton occasionally sends out missives for his company that usually contain a little bit of insight into the way his company is trending …
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Gawker Blogger Fired After Post Invoking N-Word
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Gawker
Michael Wolff / GQ:
Why I love Fox News  —  Forget the phone-hacking scandal, the real threat to News Corp comes from its enemy within - Fox News' president Roger Ailes has the power, profitability and political influence to bring the media empire to collapse  —  For more than a decade, the traditional media business …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Scott Martin / USA Today:
Apple television gamble the talk of CES  —  Apple is the only company that consistently gets big buzz out of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — without even attending.  —  This year will be no different.  —  Connected TVs — TVs that connect to and can access content …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble May Spin Off Its Nook Business  —  Buried in the middle of a holiday sales report, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) announced that it will “pursue strategic exploratory work to separate the Nook business” from the rest of the company.  “We see substantial value in what we've built …
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America:
REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation  —  Controversial legislation that the co-founder of Google has warned “would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world” has received virtually no coverage from major American television news outlets during their evening newscasts and opinion programming.
 
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Erik Wemple:
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
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Robert Bianco / USA Today:
PBS president punches back at Romney
Discussion: Speakeasy, Free Press and Digital Spy
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Jonathan Peters / The Nation:
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