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9:30 AM ET, January 10, 2012


 Top News: 
Leveson inquiry: Lionel Barber, Chris Blackhurst, Tony Gallagher - live  —  • Indy editor says Johann Hari row ‘damaged’ paper's reputation  —  • Hari will return as columnist but not interviewer next month  —  • Worried inquiry will ‘curtail’ legitimate investigative journalism
Thomas Penny / Bloomberg:
Cameron Will Be Questioned at Media Ethics Inquiry, Times Says  —  U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will be summoned to testify to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics, the Times of London newspaper reported, citing an unidentified person close to the inquiry.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson signals he expects radical press reform  —  Judge says press ‘drifted off’ despite wakeup calls, as Financial Times editor claims PCC ‘misstepped badly’ over phone hacking  —  Lord Justice Leveson has signalled that he expects the newspaper industry to undertake substantial regulatory reform …
Press Gazette:   Times journalist was disciplined for computer hacking
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
F-bombs And Bare Bottoms At The Supreme Court  —  The Supreme Court will hear today whether the FCC can punish broadcast networks for airing one-off cuss words and an actress's derriere.  The case has tawdry tidbits but also carries significant financial and creative implications for the broadcasters.
Discussion: Free Press
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Myspace — Yes, Myspace — Says It's Going to Sell You Web TV  —  Lots of folks are waiting for Google, or Apple, or Verizon or someone to offer a Web video subscription service that would rival cable TV.  —  None of those guys have announced their plans for that, yet.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   Why the Future of TV Won't Be Here Soon
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview Part 1: Netflix's Hastings Aims To Challenge BSkyB  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) fancies bidding against News Corp-controlled BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) for Hollywood movies and TV shows, even though international roll-out losses are set to exceed $70 million this quarter alone, CEO Reed Hastings tells paidContent.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Netflix launch in UK starts price war
Discussion: Engadget
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
THE RAID ON AOL: How Vox Pillaged Engadget And Founded An Empire  —  Engadget seemed healthy.  —  Back at the beginning of February, AOL's marquee technology blog was coming off its most trafficked month in site history.  It had survived the reorganization that gutted many of AOL's other verticals …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Nielsen: One-third of mobile users downloaded news apps in past month  —  One-third of tablet and smartphone owners in a Nielsen survey said they had downloaded a news app within the past 30 days, and 19 percent had paid for one.  The chart below shows survey results for news and other categories.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Steve Yelvington:
What newsrooms should learn from Kodak  —  So Kodak, the company that invented amateur photography in the 19th century and invented digital photography in the 20th, is on the ropes.  There are obvious lessons for newspapers and newsrooms.  Here are a few of them.  —  Your business isn't what you think it is.
Discussion: Metamedia
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Al Jazeera, Ushahidi Join in Project to Connect Somalia Diaspora via SMS  —  In the Horn of Africa, Somalia makes headlines, but often only because of drought, famine, crisis and insecurity.  Al Jazeera launched Somalia Speaks to help amplify stories from people and their everyday lives in the region — all via SMS.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How People Watch TV Online And Off  —  At this point, video is just a regular part of the web.  But how is it gaining on regular TV watching.  Just in terms of audience reach, Nielsen estimates that almost 145 million people watch video online in the U.S., compared to about 290 million who watch traditional TV.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A test for AOL's Patch proposition in primary states, as hyperlocal network dispatches little green truck  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—Residents of New Hampshire are by now accustomed to all the giant buses and satellite vans bearing the big, splashy logos of the bigger cable and broadcast news brands trawling through their streets.
Discussion: Street Fight and Nashua, NH Patch
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
Will Robert Kyncl and YouTube revolutionize television?  —  On a rainy night in late November, Robert Kyncl was in Google's New York City offices, on Ninth Avenue, whiteboarding the future of TV.  Kyncl holds a senior position at YouTube, which Google owns.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Technorati's invite to a conflict of interest  —, which bills itself as “the leading blog search engine and directory,” wants to pay political bloggers to produce content that benefits their clients.  From the email, sent by publisher Jill Asher:
Discussion: Gawker
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Fox News has a new digital look for 2012 (exclusive)  —  With the new year come new resolutions, and Fox News has one of its own: It's adopting a new digital strategy that takes the mobile world into special account.  —  “The starting point for all [these changes] is there are more devices …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Is Dish Punching the Networks With Its Supersized DVR?  —  Yup.  It's a ginormous DVR.  —  Per earlier reports, Dish Networks's big rollout at the Consumer Electronics Show today is focused on “The Hopper,” a supersized video recorder that lets users store two terabytes of data.
Joel Gunter /
Mirror hacking jibe ‘purely a joke’, Mohan tells Leveson inquiry  —  Sun editor admits that 2002 comment in which he thanked 'Vodafone's lack of security' for the Mirror's showbusiness coverage was about hacking, but claims it was just a joke  —  Dominic Mohan, the editor of the Sun …
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
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