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7:00 PM ET, January 8, 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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran clamps down on internet use  —  Restrictions on cybercafes and plans to launch national internet prompt fears users could be cut off from world wide web  —  Iran is clamping down heavily on web users before parliamentary elections in March with draconian rules on cybercafes and preparations to launch a national internet.
Steven Bertoni / Money Talks:
Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music  —  Click for full photo gallery: Daniel Ek  —  This article appears in the January 16th, 2012 issue of FORBES magazine.  —  Spotify's Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from piracy-and iTunes.
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Dylan Goes Eclectic: As ‘An Advocate Who Hosts a Show,’ Can MSNBC's Ratigan Broadcast Nuance to the Masses?  —  Cable loudmouth Dylan Ratigan is ditching anger for Deepak, paddleboarding, and compassion (even for bankers).  Has the stark raving madman found enlightenment, or gone off the deep end?
Discussion: TVNewser
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
HuffPost Science Is a Platform for Critics of ‘Pseudoscientific Quackery’ on HuffPost  —  Given her site's controversial history of handling scientific topics, Arianna Huffington's thoughtful and excited-sounding announcement about the new Huffington Post Science section left at least …
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:adamclarkestes
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Dow Jones Digital Departure: WSJ.com Head to Atlantic Media for New Project  —  According to sources close to the situation, Dow Jones is losing its top online editor.  —  Kevin Delaney, managing editor of The Journal Online — or WSJ.com, as it is better known — is taking a job at the Atlantic Media Company, sources said.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Atlantic Media Launching Global Business Site
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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