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8:05 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’
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 will still be able to rent ‘True Blood’ and other HBO shows, but it won't get them directly from HBO.  —  HBO has stopped providing DVDs of its shows to Netflix as competition between the two companies heats up.
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
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  —  Twenty-nine major news organizations have signed on as investors in NewsRight, a newly launched company that aims to make it easier for publishers to license and track their content on the web.
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 and C21Media
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 …
Discussion: Snarkmarket and @carr2n
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Gawker Blogger Fired After Post Invoking N-Word
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wrap, Speakeasy 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
Mark Sweney / paidContent:
BBC World Service To Run Ads On Some Websites And Radio Stations  —  The BBC Trust has approved plans to run advertising on a number of BBC World Service websites as well as in radio broadcasts for the first time in the corporation's history.  —  BBC World Service has been given the green light …
Will Richmond / paidContent:
Disney, Comcast And Why TV Everywhere Alone Is Not Enough  —  Yesterday's press release from Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), announcing a comprehensive new ten-year distribution agreement covering over 70 different services is a testament to the idea that improved access …
Discussion: Comcast
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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:   Comcast-Disney Pact Signals More Deals Aimed at Fighting Netflix
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon Ends Lawsuit Over Kindle Fire  —  In a surprise development, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has quietly resolved a lawsuit that alleges its Kindle Fire violates four patents related to touchscreen technology.  —  In court papers filed in Texas this week, Amazon and Smartphone Technologies …
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Future Launching TechRadar State-Side To Turn U.S. Fortunes
Discussion: Future PLC and MinOnline
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kevin Convey, ousted “News” editor, in newsroom farewell; he was “blindsided,” even though …
Erik Wemple:
J. Hoberman departs the Village Voice
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Exclusive: AP Branches Out Its Digital Syndication, Adds Pulse To The Mix
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Robert Bianco / USA Today:
PBS president punches back at Romney
Discussion: Speakeasy and Free Press
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News Int gears up for launch of iPad focused project
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble May Spin Off Its Nook Business
 

 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Current and former T-Mobile and Verizon employees say they are receiving texts offering up to $300 to perform a SIM swap; T-Mobile says it is investigating

Connor Jones / The Register:
UnitedHealth says the February ransomware attack on Change Healthcare cost the company $872M in Q1; another ransomware group appears to be extorting the company

Priya Anand / Bloomberg:
Sensor Tower: Naval Ravikant and Brian Norgard's audio-focused invitation-only social app Airchat has been downloaded 30K+ times since its relaunch this month

 
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