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3:35 AM ET, January 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Editor Is the Story as French Huffington Post Debuts  —  PARIS — Anne Sinclair smiled big for the cameras, not as the betrayed wife standing by her man, but as the star journalist she once was and hopes to be again.  —  The wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Ms. Sinclair returned to public life …
Discussion: Associated Press and paidContent
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:   Updated: Can HuffPo Pull Off A Double Whammy With A New Video News Service?
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: @mathewi
Jim Romenesko:   Devon Edwards will remain on Onward State staff
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.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views  —  (Reuters) - YouTube, Google Inc's video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.  —  The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond …
Press Gazette:
BBC spent £310,000 on private detectives in six years  —  The BBC spent £310,000 on private detectives over a six-year period, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.  —  The corporation once used investigator Steve Whittamore, who was later convicted of illegally accessing personal data …
@skynewsbreak:   Media Committee chair John Whittingdale MP says “several NOTW reporters appeared to have hacked Milly Dowler's phone”
Shane Croucher / International Business Times:
Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Sun Set for April Launch
Discussion: @tom_watson
JTA News:
Atlanta Jewish Times publisher resigns over Obama assassination column  —  (JTA) — The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.
Discussion: Gawker
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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Public Petitions The White House To Investigate Chris Dodd & The MPAA For Possible Bribery  —  Late on Friday, we posted a story about how Chris Dodd at the MPAA appeared to be directly threatening politicians who had taken money from Hollywood, but refused to pass SOPA/PIPA.
Joe Flint / LA Times:
Fox and RCN team up on Spanish-language broadcast network  —  News Corp.'s Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group, a Colombian broadcaster, are teaming up to launch a Latino broadcast network in the United States.  —  The new channel, dubbed MundoFox, will launch in the fall of this year.
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 …
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Steve Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake  —  (Reuters) - When Disney shareholders vote to re-elect directors at its annual meeting in March, neither Steve Jobs' wife nor a representative from his trust will be on the ballot, even though the trust is the media company's largest shareholder.
Discussion: Electronista
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Gawker Is Egregiously Trolling for Traffic in an Open Experiment  —  Gawker boss Nick Denton.  —  The start of 2012 brings with it a new top editor at the flagship site of Nick Denton's Gawker Media, as A.J. Daulerio, formerly of the network's sports blog Deadspin, takes over at the general-interest gossip site.
Discussion: Gawker
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Poynter and Washington Post
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Murdoch's Trusty Outsider Takes a Larger Role  —  Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company's president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock.
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 …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Tumblr Blows Past 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month, Thumbing Nose At Old Media Thinking As It Goes
Discussion: The Next Web and WebProNews
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Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
Surprise As ProPublica Image Posted On Facebook Goes Viral
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Polar Mobile Raises $6 Million For Magazine Apps, Cross-Platform Services
Discussion: Polar Mobile
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Meet Andrew Beaujon, the New Romenesko
Michael Bathon / Bloomberg:
Post-Dispatch Owner Lee Enterprises Wins Approval of Bankruptcy Exit Plan
Anthony Palazzo / Bloomberg:
Netflix Replaces Marketing Chief After User Revolt
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Brisbane: ‘I ended up as a pinata on this one’
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Newsweek's New iPad App is Worth a Look
Media roasts POLITICO for 5 year anniversary
Discussion: FishbowlDC and Mediaite
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days