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12:20 PM ET, January 5, 2012

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Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Olbermann Attorney: 'Keith's Lawyers and Current's Lawyers Are Communicating'  —  The lead attorney for Keith Olbermann tells The Hollywood Reporter that the disgruntled Current newsman is negotiating his next moves with his employer in the wake of a falling out over his participation in coverage of the Republican primaries.
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Current says Keith Olbermann refused to anchor Iowa caucus coverage  —  Analyses of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses are the top of most news sites right now—including Current TV's homepage, which features images of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich above a video featuring former U.S. vice president …
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
Olbermann Skewers Media Coverage of Clash With Current TV  —  Keith Olbermann is butting heads with his bosses again, this time at Current TV.  The issue at heart is his coverage - or lack thereof - of Tuesday's Republican primaries, and the clash has been widely reported by media outlets …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and FishbowlDC
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
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 …
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 …
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Neville Thurlbeck:
Notes on Leveson and the Need for Tabloid Revolution
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:   Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling “Dead Tree” Publishing Company
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 …
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 …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Colin Myler: the great survivor  —  Former News of the World editor is back - as editor-in-chief at Mort Zuckerman's New York Daily News  —  The man who was editing the News of the World when it was closed by Rupert Murdoch, and whose editorship of the Sunday Mirror ended after his paper collapsed a trial …
Discussion: Poynter and Gawker
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Azi Paybarah / Capital New York:
Mort Zuckerman changes editors, again: Kevin Convey's out, former News Corp. guy Colin Myler is in
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘Daily News,’ a culture of using ‘permalancers’ gets shaken up
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT Buys Its Web App Maker; CEO Ridding's Memo  —  The Financial Times has acquired London-based web and application developer Assanka, which made the web app on which the publisher has based its independence from iTunes.  —  Assanka launched the HTML5 web app with the paper's in-house product team …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Case of the Unfortunate Underscore: How Twitter Verified the Fake Wendi Over the Real Wendi  —  I went all Encyclopedia Brown yesterday after I and many others had been led astray by an account — @wendi_deng — that Twitter had verified with its famous blue check mark over the holiday weekend …
 
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