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2:44 AM ET, January 9, 2012

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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
WaPost digital ME: ‘I actually wish it were true that we have too much innovation’  —  In his most recent column, Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton wondered whether “there's just a bit too much innovation, too fast” at the paper.  He cited two reader emails to suggest at least some readers feel the same way.
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John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
The importance/irrelevance of news ombudsmen  —  If you aren't a publisher or the editor, is there a better position than ombudsman to improve the reader experience?  —  As Dan Kennedy points out, an ombudsman has the time, the access and the platform, to say nothing of the independence …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: At Current TV, Keith Olbermann Is Trapped Inside His Show  —  When I saw the story last week about Keith Olbermann and Current TV lawyering up, I couldn't help thinking, My, that was quick.  —  It was just six months ago that I wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Keith Olbermann Agrees to Anchor Current Election Coverage (Exclusive)  —  “I am pleased that I'll be running the election coverage on Current, following this Tuesday's New Hampshire primary,” said Olbermann in a statement on Sunday.  “However, I don't think those participating in the New Hampshire primary will share my satisfaction.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Inside Cable News
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Patrick Buchanan's Future at MSNBC Is Murky, Network's Chief Says  —  PASADENA, Calif. —The days of Patrick J. Buchanan as a commentator on the news channel MSNBC may be over.  —  Phil Griffin, the president of the network, said in an interview here on Saturday that Mr. Buchanan might …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can newspapers also be tech incubators?  —  We've written before about the need for newspapers to be “digital first” and to think like startups as they try to adapt to the evolution of the media industry.  Can a traditional newspaper take an even bigger step and actually help give birth …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At ABC, CBS and NBC News, Accentuating the Differences  —  There was a time when each of the Big Three nightly newscasts on American television tended to open with the same story — the latest campaign speech, a new government study or perhaps a big snowstorm.  That time is gone.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Keith Weir / Reuters:
London volunteers warned over social media use  —  (Reuters) - Volunteers working at the London Olympics have been warned not to give away breaking news about athletes or disclose the location of politicians and celebrities through online comments or pictures posted on social media sites.
Jim Romenesko:
The story behind ‘the best NYT correction ever’  —  about the correction on her story that's gone viral.  Here's what she sent:  —  Yes, I knew the correction was funny, on some level.  We even tried, a little bit, to maximize its entertainment value in the way we worded it.
Discussion: kottke.org
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple facing $1.88 million lawsuit in China over sales of illegal book downloads  —  Apple will be required to defend itself in a Beijing court after officials accepted a case filed by nine well-known Chinese writers against the company, demanding that it pays the authors 11.91 million yuan …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Netflix expected to launch streaming service in the UK this week, says report  —  U.S online video streaming service Netflix is expected to launch in the UK this week, finalising a number of deals with movie and television studios and debuting a new marketing campaign in the coming days, The Guardian reports.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
About that ‘Times’ story on Romney's Bain Capital that Gingrich wants you to check out: It was actually Reuters  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—Many were surprised at Newt Gingrich's repeated plugging of a recent story in The New York Times about Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed …
 
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