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3:45 PM ET, January 13, 2012

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Clay Shirky / Guardian:
The New York Times public editor's very public utterance  —  Brisbane's question on reporters' duty to challenge misleading political speech has permanently altered readers' expectations  —  Thursday, Arthur Brisbane, the public editor of the New York Times, went to his readers with a question:
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Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal:
Update to my Previous Post on Truth Vigilantes
Ed Strapagiel / INMA:
Newsmedia executives cautious about 2012  —  2012 study finds North American newspapers pessimistic about ad revenues, looking to digital for growth.  —  Newspapers — and many other industries — expected at least some economic recovery in 2011.  This simply did not happen.
Discussion: freefromeditors
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Stephen Colbert to Explore (or Pretend to) Run for President  —  If anyone can make a mockery of the newest campaign finance innovation, the “super PAC,” it's Stephen Colbert.  —  Mr. Colbert, the Comedy Central television host, has made jokes at the expense of super PACs for months …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future Publishing sells New York operation for $3m  —  Magazine publisher Future has sold its loss-making New York division to NewBay Media  —  Future Publishing has sold off its loss-making New York operation - home to magazines including Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado - in a deal worth $3m (£1.9m).
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Larry King, Carlos Slim Planning ‘Huge’ Online Venture (Exclusive)  —  Larry King is launching a “huge” online initiative backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, TheWrap has learned.  —  Two individuals close to King confirmed that the venture was underway, though details remain sketchy.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Piers Morgan's 2012 Resolution: Be More Like Bill O'Reilly  —  One nice thing about success is the way it shuts up critics.  One year ago, Larry King had ended his 25-year run as CNN's marquee interviewer, and Piers Morgan was gearing up to replace him.  How could Morgan, a former gossip reporter …
Discussion: TVNewser
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Deal Would Lead Letterman to a Late-Night Milestone  —  David Letterman as a guest on “The Tonight Show” with his idol, Johnny Carson.  It appears that he will extend his contract, and surpass Mr. Carson's 30 years as a late-night host.  —  PASADENA, Calif. - It appears increasingly likely …
Russell Adams / Deal Journal:
Why It's Tough to Sell the Boston Globe … New York Times Co.'s recent sale of 16 local papers suggested it may be only a matter of time before the company consists of little more than the flagship newspaper.  But the next likely target for disposal, the Boston Globe, comes with some complicating factors.
Discussion: @romenesko
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Amazon's Plagiarism Problem  —  Amazon's erotica section isn't just rife with tales of lust, incest, violence, and straight-up kink.  It's also a hotbed of masked merchants profiting from copyright infringement.  And even with anti-piracy legislation looming, Amazon doesn't appear too eager …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
“Soft” Ad Sales Ding Hulu's 2011 Growth  —  Remember back in the fall of 2011, when we started hearing anecdotal reports about slowing ad sales?  Add Hulu to the list of examples: The company just reported a 60 percent jump in overall revenue for 2011 — which isn't as much as it had thought it was going to do a year ago.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What would a Google News Plus Your World look like?  —  How soon until we get a Google News “Plus Your World?”  —  With the introduction of the oddly extraterrestrial-sounding Google “Search Plus Your World”, the company proclaimed their latest experiment is “transforming Google …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Gives Politico Deep Access to Users' Political Sentiments  —  Counting Twitter mentions would have you believe that Ron Paul is the most popular Republican candidate in the ongoing U.S. primaries.  Umm, right.  —  But some social media analysis of politics is going beyond that.
 
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Althia Raj / Huffington Post Canada:
Canada Election Gag Law Lifted, Allowing Sharing Of Federal Results
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Story of a changing headline: Iran ‘regime collapse’
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Summing Up Andy Rooney, Who Long Had the Last Word
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