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4:45 PM ET, January 5, 2012

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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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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 …
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
Neville Thurlbeck:
Notes on Leveson and the Need for Tabloid Revolution
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Guardian
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
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
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 …
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
Olbermann Skewers Media Coverage of His 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 …
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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.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Keith Olbermann Has a Point Regarding the Quality of Current TV's Production Values
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 …
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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 …
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 …
 
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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Comcast-Disney Pact Signals More Deals Aimed at Fighting Netflix
Discussion: VideoNuze
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America:
REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation
Discussion: Betabeat
Robert Bianco / USA Today:
PBS president punches back at Romney
Discussion: Speakeasy, Free Press and Digital Spy
Wall Street Journal:
When Zuckerberg Met Graham: A Facebook Love Story
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Justin Elliott / Salon:
Lockheed Martin goes to bat for oppressive regime
Jonathan Peters / The Nation:
FAQ: What Are the Rights of Reporters Covering Protests?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Fox News Leads in coverage from Iowa; Peaks with 3.1 Million at 10pm
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times raises cover price to £2.50
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette