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4:40 AM ET, January 18, 2012

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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 …
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
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 with its English-language website for 24 hours in protest of the legislation.
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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:   Leveson inquiry: Murdoch editors warn of ‘chilling effect’ of state regulation
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.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A GarageBand for ebooks: Simplifying publishing could mean a flood of new content
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
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.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Politico Comes to New York
Discussion: FishbowlDC, GalleyCat and 10,000 Words
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: Press Association
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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: Jerry Sandusky and Live Q&A's
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
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
AP tells staff how to correct erroneous tweets in new social media guidelines  —  The Associated Press updated its social media guidelines today, adding sections about correcting erroneous tweets and deleting tweets.  The guidelines, which have been updated three times in the past year …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nick Summers / The Daily Beast:
Big, Bigger, Biggest.  —  The once-scrappy network has swelled to massive size.  But as the highest-priced network on cable TV, is the sports behemoth too big for its own good?  —  “Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeve!”  —  It's Dec. 19, 90 minutes before kickoff at Candlestick Park …
Jim Romenesko:
Conversation-starter: Your Pulitzer Prize favorites?  —  Morning Call's Pulitzer contender
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
The Cautionary Tale of Ustream: How A Star-Struck CEO Nearly Buried One of Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups  —  In late October 2011, John Ham went for a walk.  —  Ham cofounded video site Ustream in 2006 and had been its CEO since.  —  He went on a walk because suddenly, the investors wanted him to leave the company.
 
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David Bauder / Boston.com:
Piers Morgan has eventful 1st year at CNN
Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gentlemen, please,’ New York media edition
Elaine Woo / Los Angeles Times:
Richard Threlkeld dies at 74; veteran TV anchor and correspondent
Daniel Nye Griffiths / Forbes:
It Takes Tweets to Tango - Murdoch, Kutcher, the ur-Jack and the dangers of Twitter
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
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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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Discussion: Company Town and rbr.com
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
New York Post Launches New Kindle Fire App
Discussion: eBookNewser
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
YouTube's Lineup Gets A Boost From Two New Entertainment Channels
Discussion: MediaPost and Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko:
Dr. Drew Pinsky took $115,000 from pharmaceutical firm
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Texas Tribune Ropes in Funds And Readers