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5:00 AM ET, January 14, 2012

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Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Fighting Antipiracy Measure, Activist Group Posts Personal Information of Media Executives  —  The online activist group known as Anonymous, which has targeted opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement and businesses that stopped providing services to WikiLeaks, has set its sights on a new adversary: media executives.
Discussion: Deadline.com and The Snitch
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Rep. Lamar Smith Says He Will Remove Controversial SOPA Item  —  In a late Friday press release, the Congressman leading the much-maligned Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) said he would remove a key part of the bill until further study takes place.  —  Lamar Smith (R-Tx) said he intends to remove …
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
Arianna Huffington Says Media Needs More Good News, Launches Vertical  —  What seems to be dominating headlines these days?  War.  Political mudslinging.  Economic distress.  Prejudice diatribes.  Pure foolishness.  —  Does media need more feel-good stories?  —  Arianna Huffington thinks so.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Gawker
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Josh Stearns / Groundswell:
The Missed Opportunity of HuffPost's “Good News”  —  Today the Huffington Post introduced a new section of its website called “Good News.”  In her introduction to the new feature Arianna Huffington wrote: … Trying to emphasize positive news rooted in “what is working” is good …
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: Inside Cable News and TVNewser
Rebecca McPheters / AdAge:
Magazines and Newspapers Need to Build Better Apps  —  Viewpoint: Significant Glitches Trouble Too Many Publishers' Apps  —  While it is still early in the migration process, Apple's iPad and other tablets appear to be a very good thing for the publishing industry, allowing publishers …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
The Sun Newspaper Going Premium In Mobile App For £4.99 A Month  —  The UK's highest-circulating newspaper may not yet be going ahead with web fees but it has introduced a subscription smartphone app, priced £4.99 ($7.65) a month.  —  News International's mass-market The Sun launched …
Discussion: The Next Web
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Rolling Stone’ to drop big Julian Assange interview next week by Michael Hastings, the guy who blew the lid off Gen. McChrystal  —  Michael Hastings is in the news this week for his latest book, The Operators, a 379-page follow-up to the journalist's explosive June 2010 Rolling Stone profile …
Discussion: BBC
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 …
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 …
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
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg View Expands Editorial Board  —  New Board Members to be Based in New York, London and Washington  —  NEW YORK — Bloomberg View is adding five new members to its editorial board as the section continues to expand, Bloomberg View executive editor David Shipley announced today.
Discussion: The New York Observer and DealBook
 
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Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
WaPo news: National security editor Cameron Barr named deputy national editor.
Althia Raj / Huffington Post Canada:
Canada Election Gag Law Lifted, Allowing Sharing Of Federal Results
Clay Shirky / Guardian:
The New York Times public editor's very public utterance
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Amazon's Plagiarism Problem
Discussion: WebProNews, Fortune, The FJP and Betabeat
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune: Bankruptcy exit ‘possible’ by October
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC considers charging viewers for archive TV shows online
Discussion: The Next Web
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Russell Adams / Deal Journal:
Why It's Tough to Sell the Boston Globe
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

 
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