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10:20 AM ET, January 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
David Kenny Replacing Mike Kelly As CEO Of The Weather Channel Companies  —  In a surprise move, The Weather Channel Companies is swapping out CEOs.  David Kenny is replacing Mike Kelly as CEO effective immediately; the Akamai-Digitas vet also will be chairman of the company owned by a consortium …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Yahoo Board Member David Kenny Is Going To Be CEO Of The Weather Channel  —  Yahoo board member, and former Akamai president, David Kenny is going to be CEO and chairman of the Weather Channel companies.  —  What's interesting about this move to us: At the end of December there were murmurs Yahoo …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gannett Buys Big Lead Sports Owner Fantasy Sports Ventures  —  Gannett has bought Fantasy Sports Ventures, a Web sports network best known for its Big Lead Sports site.  Gannett invested in Fantasy Sports back in 2008.  —  Gannett doesn't disclose a purchase price in the press release announcing the deal …
Joel Gunter /
John Kampfner: Westminster lobby coverage ‘extraordinarily pliant’  —  Index on Censorship chief tells Leveson inquiry that the UK media is ‘fundamentally weak’ and urges judge not to ‘go down the statutory route’ on regulation reform  —  John Kampfner, chief executive of free speech NGO Index …
Discussion: Guardian and
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
ABC News and Yahoo! Launch New Political Web Shows  —  ABC News's partnership with Yahoo! has resulted in several new web shows launching this week.  —  Two of the shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper.  “George's Bottom Line” …
Discussion: Poynter
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Jon Miller, News Corp.: It's All About Video For Us Right Now  —  Jon Miller, the chief digital officer for News Corporation (NSDQ: NWS), described his company's digital strategy today as very “focused on video”, with a view that even properties that come from a print tradition should be producing more video content than they are today.
Discussion: Epicenter and CJR
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Julian Assange Is Getting His Own TV Show  —  Julian Assange has announced that he's going to have his own TV show, where he'll interview “key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries”, and it's going to be hitting the screens in spring.  Is there anything this man won't do?
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: MPAA CEO Christopher Dodd should be fired  —  Speaking about Wikipedia's blackout and further support to abolish the controversial SOPA and PIPA bills, Jimmy Wales went on record at the DLD Conference in Munich to call out Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Public Petitions The White House To Investigate Chris Dodd & The MPAA For Possible Bribery
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Social TV Startup Bluefin Labs Lands $12 Million Investment  —  A Bet That Social Data Will Become Essential for TV Marketers  —  If there's any doubt that social TV is poised to become big business, Bluefin Labs is trying to put that to rest.  The Cambridge, Massachusetts social-analytics startup …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
How AP's ‘conditions for accuracy’ protected it from false Paterno, Giffords death reports  —  At around 9 p.m. on Saturday night, the AP newsroom was abuzz with reports on Twitter and elsewhere that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died.  AP associate managing editor Ted Anthony …
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog and @mathewi
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
Surprise As ProPublica Image Posted On Facebook Goes Viral  —  The next time you log onto Facebook to post your latest article, think twice about what you share.  Instead of copying in the link, why not share an image from the story instead?  —  That method worked well for ProPublica.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Updated: Can HuffPo Pull Off A Double Whammy With A New Video News Service?  —  Update: HuffingtonPost today (January 23) confirmed details of the story below, as it began to send out official invites to the February 2 launch of the Huffington Post Streaming Network, It also, as we wrote below, launched its French site.
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Editor Is the Story as French Huffington Post Debuts
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
News agency chief: Why Google News doesn't work  —  A news agency has expressed unease over how Google News operates and criticised the search engine's reluctance to discuss the “closely guarded” criteria it uses to judge media organisations.  —  Michael Leidig, the founder and owner …
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune will keep endorsing candidates  —  We will keep doing election endorsements.  It takes a lot of work to investigate these races and talk to the candidates and make an informed recommendation to readers, but I think endorsements are at the heart of what an editorial board does.
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
The Chicago Sun-Times Decides Not To Endorse A Candidate For The First Time In 71 Years
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A Post-mortem with Raju Narisetti: “I would have actually tried to move faster”  —  Raju Narisetti does not seem like the kind of guy who settles.  “I'm a big believer in newsrooms being in a permanent beta stage,” he told me recently.  His Twitter bio hits inspirational notes …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
John Kiriakou, ex-CIA officer, charged for media leaks  —  A former CIA officer was charged Monday with disclosing the identity of a covert CIA officer and with telling journalists the name a CIA officer involved with the interrogation of alleged Al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah.
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
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Post-Dispatch Owner Lee Enterprises Wins Approval of Bankruptcy Exit Plan
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Gawker Is Egregiously Trolling for Traffic in an Open Experiment
Discussion: Gawker
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Steve Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake
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Anthony Palazzo / Bloomberg:
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Newsweek's New iPad App is Worth a Look
Joe Flint / LA Times:
Fox and RCN team up on Spanish-language broadcast network

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Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
AWS announces AI foundation model enhancements to its automated speech recognition service Transcribe, now supporting 100+ languages, and to Personalize and Lex

Shira Ovide / Washington Post:
Many local US police departments are fearmongering by issuing warnings on the privacy risk of the iPhone's NameDrop feature, used to wirelessly share contacts

Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
How OpenAI's leadership chaos points to lingering governance issues and could affect its business prospects ahead of fundraising at an $86B valuation

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