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12:00 PM ET, January 18, 2012

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 Top News: 
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Huffington Post Set to Launch Live Web TV ‘Network’  —  Arianna Huffington has made no secret of her ambition to build a news organization that can rival The New York Times in reach and prestige.  But right now, she has her sights set on a different target: CNN.
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Strauss-Kahn's Wife to Edit Huffington Post in France  —  PARIS — The Huffington Post has named Anne Sinclair, the wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, as editor of its French edition, which it is setting up in partnership with the newspaper Le Monde.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
What the SOPA blackout really looks like  —  Wikipedia and some other large websites are “blacking out” Wednesday to protest legislation that would limit online activities.  (Learn more about that legislation in our guide to what journalists need to know about SOPA and PIPA.)
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David Beard / Washington Post:
Wikipedia Blackout: An #altwiki Band-Aid  —  When Wikipedia goes dark on Wednesday, The Washington Post is joining several other media organizations, including the Guardian and NPR, to encourage a one-day crowdsourcing solution for those left searching for answers: #altwiki.  —  That's basically it.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Wikipedia Is Dark, But Mobile Site/Apps Stay Bright In SOPA Protest
Discussion: Guardian and @fishbowlny
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
SOPA Rep Blasts Wikipedia Blackout, Says Law To Go Forward In Feb.
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
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Anatomy of an Error: The Bain of CNBC's Existence  —  After poring over some government documents, CNBC's Eamon Javers reported that Bain & Company, Mitt Romney's former firm, was one of the consulting companies that took part in the auto bailout.  Javers' CNBC.com report Thursday seemed …
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Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:   Confessions of a Publisher: “We're in Amazon's Sights and They're Going to Kill Us”
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Half of ProPublica's revenue in 2011 came from sources other than Sandler Foundation  —  In its new annual report, ProPublica said it has expanded its revenue sources beyond the Sandler Foundation, which provided the initial funding to launch the nonprofit news site.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
In Britain, Calls To Regulate A Freewheeling Press  —  The 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World, was closed last July after a widespread scandal that involved phone and voice mail hacking.  Now there's a debate about placing new regulations on the British press.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Editors warn of regulation's ‘chilling effect’
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Times
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Is Politico gaining much insight with Facebook data?  —  Based on data provided exclusively by Facebook through a new partnership, Politico reports that attacks on Mitt Romney's time with Bain Capital “may be affecting his standing, at least among Facebook users.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
What Politico's Beltway cash cow, its print edition, wants from New York (and what it doesn't)
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Times Plans Social Sharing Upgrade, Real-Time iPad News  —  News International's The Times may shed its social media invisibility cloak by letting subscribers gift paywalled articles to friends.  —  It is also considering introducing micropayments and may add rolling news to mobile editions.
Discussion: News Stash and The Wall Blog
David Margolick / Vanity Fair:
National Public Rodeo  —  When most people hear “NPR,” they think Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, Robert Siegel, and for some on the far right, all that is wrong with the mainstream liberal media.  But beneath the veneer of the “Minnesota nice,” a simmering battle has been waged …
Discussion: The Corsair
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Sarah Palin slams Newsweek for giving ‘conspiracy kook writer’ Andrew Sullivan cover story  —  Like many conservatives, Sarah Palin is up in arms over this week's controversy-baiting Newsweek cover story by Andrew Sullivan, who asks, “Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?”
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Tina Brown and the Newsweek covers
Discussion: Gawker and The Huffington Post
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At Atlantic digital, a series of new hires  —  Bob Cohn, editorial director of Atlantic Digital, announced a handful of new hires this morning, including Jen Doll, who will leave her post at The Village Voice's Runnin' Scared blog to become a senior writer at The Atlantic Wire.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gentlemen, please,’ New York media edition  —  New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman suggested via Twitter that Fox News was “using” the New York Times to promote itself.  New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters cried foul, and countered with a jealousy charge.  (#FF!: @gabrielsherman, @jwpetersnyt)
Press Gazette:
Scotsman editor tells Leveson of ethical dilemma that ended in suicide  —  Scotsman editor John McLellan recalled an interesting anecdote in his written witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry that's certain to cause debate among journalists.  —  Asked for his thoughts on ethics within …
Discussion: Press Gazette and @hackinginquiry
Jim Romenesko:
Conversation-starter: Your Pulitzer Prize favorites?  —  As many journalists know, the deadline for Pulitzer entries is next Wednesday.  This morning I got in touch with the journalist who reported and wrote one of my favorite 2011 investigations — “Inside Amazon's Warehouse” — to see if he'd submitted his series yet.
 
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Tampa Bay Times extends pay cuts for at least 4 more months
Dominic Basulto / Endless Innovation:
Are Newspapers Civic Institutions or Algorithms?
David Bauder / Boston.com:
Piers Morgan has eventful 1st year at CNN
Nick Summers / The Daily Beast:
Big, Bigger, Biggest.
Elaine Woo / Los Angeles Times:
Richard Threlkeld dies at 74; veteran TV anchor and correspondent
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
The Cautionary Tale of Ustream: How A Star-Struck CEO Nearly Buried One of Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups
Daniel Nye Griffiths / Forbes:
It Takes Tweets to Tango - Murdoch, Kutcher, the ur-Jack and the dangers of Twitter
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 Earlier Picks: 
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Newspapers Often Don't Call Out Politicians for Lying
Erik Wemple:
Four truths about Gawker-Brian Williams e-mail thing
Discussion: Chickaboomer, TVNewser and Poynter, Thanks:erikwemple
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
AP tells staff how to correct erroneous tweets in new social media guidelines
Discussion: Future of Journalism and ap.org
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time.com Names Managing Editor
Discussion: MinOnline, Poynter and Cision
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Jenkins on Paterno story: 'I certainly didn't walk away from the interview satisfied'
Discussion: Jerry Sandusky
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
New York Post Launches New Kindle Fire App
Discussion: eBookNewser
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Howard Fineman explains the relationship between The Huffington Post and Patch
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube
Discussion: Editors Weblog