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10:50 AM ET, January 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Leveson inquiry: BBC bosses give evidence and phone hacking updates  —  • Thompson: BBC spent £310,000 on investigators since 2005  —  • Receives about 240,000 complaints a year, out of 1m contacts  —  • ‘Sachsgate’ was ‘very serious lapse of editorial judgment’
Discussion: Sky News
David Leigh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the World journalists lied to Milly Dowler police  —  Surrey police report released by MPs reveals reporters interfered with investigation as well as hacking missing girl's phone  —  • Surrey police letter on the Milly Dowler investigation
Shane Croucher / International Business Times:
Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Sun Set for April Launch  —  Rupert Murdoch is due to launch the Sunday Sun - the News of the World's (NotW) replacement - in April, according to an MP.  Tom Watson, who sits on the culture, media and sport select committee that grilled News Corporation chief Murdoch …
Discussion: @tom_watson
Joel Gunter /
Tom Watson calls on Met to investigate Times email hacking
Facebook registers ‘newsroom’ domains, is a social news website on the way?  —  Facebook has had a busy week with domain names.  —  On January 18, the company registered a slew of domains with “FB Origin” in the name.  It followed up those purchases with “timeline movie maker” domains.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Tom Curley, Associated Press President And CEO, To Retire  —  NEW YORK — Tom Curley, the top executive at the Associated Press, told staff Monday that the “moment has come for AP to begin a transition to a new leader.”  Curley, who holds the titles of president and CEO …
Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World:
NBCUniversal Launches Book Publishing Arm, NBC Publishing  —  By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid  —  NBCUniversal is launching a book publishing arm to capitalize on growth in e-reader and tablet adoption, the decreasing cost of e-book production and a backlog …
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Tablet and E-Reader Sales Soar  —  There was no must-have toy of Christmas 2011 — for youngsters, anyway.  —  For adults, tablet computers and e-readers were the gifts of choice, judging by a new report that indicates the number of adults in the United States who own tablets …
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:   Nearly a Third of Americans Now Own an E-Reader or Tablet
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Tumblr Blows Past 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month, Thumbing Nose At Old Media Thinking As It Goes  —  The latest social-media phenomenon, Tumblr, continues to post astounding traffic metrics.  —  Founder and CEO David Karp spoke at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, where he reiterated some of the company's recent milestones:
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
How sharing disrupts media  —  I'm at DLD in Munich, where David Karp of Tumblr and Samir Arora of Glam Media helped me understand the way that media and publishing are evolving these days, and the way in which creating, editing, and publishing are increasingly separate things which interact …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days  —  Though nascent and unproven, Apple's new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too.  Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   Publisher Terry McGraw on Steve Jobs and Digital Textbooks: “This Was His Vision”
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
Anonymous Takes Out, Universal Music  —  Anonymous strikes again.  —  Fresh off the last few days' worth of Web attacks, designed as a kind of cyber-retribution for the demise of file-sharing site Megaupload at the hands of the FBI, members of the “hacktivist” group have taken …
Jim Romenesko:
Devon Edwards will remain on Onward State staff  —  Lois Lane { Good one Knilands. }  —  Robert Knilands { I'd be more interested in hearing why more than half the people who are paid to read the articles get away with not reading them.... } - Jan 22, 10:37 AM  —  Robert Knilands { Interesting — the guy took responsibility.
Davis Shaver / Onward State:
What Happened Last Night  —  Last night was one of the worst moments of my entire life.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
False Paterno death reports highlight journalists' hunger for glory
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Keeping Them Honest  —  AS election season rhetoric heats up …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …