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10:15 AM ET, February 10, 2012


 Top News: 
Jim Romenesko:
Dear Patch: I was hyperlocal long before you  —  I really am a big fan of hyperlocal.  —  In fact, I was hyperlocal nearly two decades before you launched.  —  In 1992, I started a biweekly paper in Milwaukee called The Public Record.  The concept of the four-page publication was simple …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Street Fight
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Where Does Arianna Fit Into AOL's New Patch Plans?  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) has hired a new Chief Content Officer in its latest attempt to reboot Patch, the network of hundreds of sites that offer “hyper local” coverage.  —  The appointment of's Rachel Fishman Feddersen comes …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Developing Home Entertainment System  —  Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand, according to people briefed on the company's plans.  —  The effort marks the Internet company's …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Guardian editor takes pay cut  —  Editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger reduces annual salary by 10% and asks company to halve its contribution to his pension  —  The Guardian's editor-in-chief is to take a voluntary pay cut of 10%, and ask the publisher of the newspaper to halve the annual contribution it makes to his pension.
Discussion: The Wire
NY Daily News:
Ch. 5 anchor Greg Kelly back on TV after DA clears him of rape allegation  —  ‘It was a tough couple of weeks,’ he says  —  Greg Kelly heads to work at ‘Good Day New York’ on Friday.  —  News anchor Greg Kelly looked into the camera Friday and thanked his family, viewers and “Good Day New York” …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Has The New York Post Been So Extremely Nice to Greg Kelly?
Discussion: New York Post
Laura Italiano / New York Post:
Kelly accuser's memory of ‘rape’ but not of sex killed her case: sources
Discussion: Capital New York and NY Daily News
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Wall Street Journal covers Fashion Week fashionably, finding uses for Pinterest and Instagram  —  The incredible growth of Pinterest — the (invitation-only) social bulletin board dominated by young and female users — hasn't gone unnoticed by news organizations.
Erik Wemple:
ESPN's female commentator complaint form survives a decade  —  Behold one of the great artifacts at the juncture of sports journalism and gender politics.  Right there, on the left, is a screenshot of the Web site.  Or at least a dark recess of it.
Discussion: Deadspin
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The logic of a Thomson Reuters takeover of the Financial Times  —  It makes sense: the two titans of business information, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, competing for a great news brand  —  Let me follow a rumor in real time ...  My lunch companion, a senior executive at Thomson Reuters …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Caution on Thomson Reuters' FT acquisition
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Raymond Perelman ‘dismayed’ he was ‘excluded’ from bidding on Philly papers  —  Raymond Perelman, who bid two years ago to purchase the Philadelphia daily newspapers, says he was “excluded” from the sale process currently under way, according to information obtained by the Associated Press, which reports:
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time Adds Editor-at-Large  —  Time has named Harry McCracken an Editor-at-Large.  McCracken, the founder of the tech site Technologizer, has written for Time and in the past, and as part of his new role, will contribute more frequently to both.  —  In a memo, Rick Stengel …
Discussion: and Technologizer
New York Post:
Bradley Manning arraignment scheduled for Feb. 23  —  WASHINGTON — Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking confidential US diplomatic and military cables to WikiLeaks, will be arraigned Feb. 23, the military announced Thursday.  —  Manning has been charged with aiding the enemy …
Discussion: @edpilkington
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books  —  The American Booksellers Association (ABA) is the latest body to join the slew of retailers Stateside boycotting books from Amazon's publishing division.  —  The ABA is the USA's national, not-for-profit trade association …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Indie Booksellers All Yanking Amazon Titles? Not Exactly
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Michael Wolff / GQ:
The end of James Murdoch
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
BusinessWeek Goes Inside a Critical Hacking Scandal Meeting
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
What's ‘homophobic’ in Roland Martin case? Don't ask the press.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Google Books Lawsuit Lurches Forward
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Picks: 
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage
Jim Romenesko:
Gannett offers early retirement package to 665 employees
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo Evasive on Important Buyout Question