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7:30 PM ET, January 17, 2012

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Valerie Block / Crain's New York:
Huffington Post is developing a new video offering  —  Al-Jazeera could contribute content to the project.  —  Arianna Huffington, the president and editor in chief of Huffington Post Media Group, was quite the social butterfly during a recent trip to Doha, Qatar.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Howard Fineman explains the relationship between The Huffington Post and Patch  —  Last week, while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, I wrote about what the 2012 primary race means for AOL's Patch: … On Friday, another one of Huffington's top newsroom lieutenants …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Apple to announce tools, platform to “digitally destroy” textbook publishing  —  Apple is slated to announce the fruits of its labor on improving the use of technology in education at its special media event on Thursday, January 19.  While speculation has so far centered on digital textbooks …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube  —  The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from the news and media division of Thomson Reuters.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Atlantic Media Elevates Digital Chief  —  The Atlantic Media Co. has given its top digital executive responsibility for corporate finance, signaling the importance it sees digital media playing in the company's future.  —  In his new role, announced late Monday, Scott Havens becomes svp …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Press Association:
Brown impersonated for Sunday Times  —  Someone working for The Sunday Times called Abbey National pretending to be Gordon Brown to obtain details about the former prime minister's finances, the paper's editor has said.  —  John Witherow confirmed that the paper “blagged” …
Discussion: The Independent
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
SOPA Rep Blasts Wikipedia Blackout, Says Law To Go Forward In Feb.  —  Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx), who is leading a push to pass a controversial anti-piracy bill, issued a statement today scolding Wikipedia over its plan to go dark for 24 hours in protest of the legislation.
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David Beard / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Blackout: An #altwiki Band-Aid
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Sources: Four More Board Members Will Be Following Yang Out the Door  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo Co-founder Jerry Yang is just the first shoe to drop in what is shaping up to be what looks like a large exodus of board members from the Silicon Valley Internet company.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Jerry Yang Leaves Yahoo  —  Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company's board of directors and all other positions, the company announced today, marking the start of what may be a series of changes in the boardroom.  —  Yang, who co-founded the Web giant in 1995 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is NBCUniversal Threatening To Report Commenters They Disagree With To Their Employers?  —  This one is a little bizarre.  David Seaman, a contributor to Business Insider, claims that he lost his contributor status at the site following a dispute he had with an NBCUniversal employee …
Discussion: David Seaman
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jenkins on Paterno story: 'I certainly didn't walk away from the interview satisfied'  —  Sally Jenkins interviewed former Penn State coach Joe Paterno twice and walked away unsure whether he was telling her the truth about Jerry Sandusky.  “It was tough, tricky interview …
Discussion: Live Q&A's
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
What Politico's Beltway cash cow, its print edition, wants from New York (and what it doesn't)  —  Mike Allen's influential daily Playbook email blast this morning had news of special interest to Politico's New York readers: The politics brand was now exporting its print edition to Manhattan.
Discussion: Politico, Adweek and Poynter
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Politico Comes to New York
Discussion: FishbowlDC and GalleyCat
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Netflix Hit With Class Action Suit By Angry Investors  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) has been hit with a class-action suit by a group of disgruntled investors who claim the online movie-rental chain withheld information from them prior to its steep stock-price plunge over the late summer and fall.
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
New York Post Launches New Kindle Fire App  —  Add the New York Post to the growing list of publications that are releasing apps optimized for the Kindle Fire and in this case, other seven-inch Android tablets too.  —  “This app adds to our array of critically-acclaimed and successful applications …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Sports Opens Site to App Makers  —  CBS Corp., in a move aimed at boosting its share of the nearly billion-dollar fantasy-sports business, is opening up its CBS Sports website so outside developers can create apps geared toward fantasy enthusiasts.  —  Fantasy sports, where participants …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Murdoch editors warn of ‘chilling effect’ of state regulation  —  Sunday Times editor defends use of blagging by reporters but Alan Rusbridger says ‘libel problem’ must be addressed  —  The editors of the News International-owned Times and Sunday Times have told the Leveson inquiry …
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The Times:
The Future of the Press  —  The report of Lord Justice Leveson's …
Discussion: Guardian
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Texas Tribune Ropes in Funds And Readers  —  When The Texas Tribune launched in November 2009 as a nonprofit online news organization, it had one mission: to provide comprehensive reporting on politics, public policy and state government—increasingly critical coverage as local papers closed …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
 
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Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Confessions of a Publisher: “We're in Amazon's Sights and They're Going to Kill Us”
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Newspapers Often Don't Call Out Politicians for Lying
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Erik Wemple:
Four truths about Gawker-Brian Williams e-mail thing
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
AP tells staff how to correct erroneous tweets in new social media guidelines
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time.com Names Managing Editor
Discussion: Poynter and Cision
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Clear Channel hires executive to lead company beyond radio
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Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
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Jim Romenesko:
Dr. Drew Pinsky took $115,000 from pharmaceutical firm
Nick Stern / The Huffington Post - UK:
We Can't Condone the Ruthless Paparazzi
Discussion: Guardian
David Carr / New York Times:
Hollywood Techniques at Play in Politics
Discussion: The Caucus and The Wrap
Christian Davenport / Washington Post:
As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves
Discussion: TeleRead
Nick Denys / The Kernel:
Why The Huffington Post UK Failed
Discussion: AdAge