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1:25 AM ET, December 23, 2012


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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Getting It First or Getting It Right?  —  THE media critic Jack Shafer wrote recently that, in the age of Twitter, the public had better get used to a new fact of life: News stories, especially the early reports of breaking news events, are very likely to be inaccurate.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Louisiana newspaper war  —  The Advocate picks up 23,500 readers in less than three months in New Orleans  —  The Baton Rouge Advocate is making a run at a weakened Times-Picayune in New Orleans.  —  The paper, which started a daily New Orleans edition in October as the Newhouse family slashed …
Suw Charman-Anderson / Forbes:
Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption  —  Amazon, the great disintermediator that put a spanner — in fact, a set of 25 spanners in a handy case, yours for just $9.99 — in the businesses of many a retailer, is going to face exactly the same fate if it doesn't start to address its weaknesses soon, particularly in the area of publishing.
Discussion: @janefriedman and @tcarmody
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
San Diego Newspaper Makes $3M ‘TV’ Play  —  Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day.  The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment …
Matt Waite / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The year responsive design starts to get weird  —  Over the past year, the idea of responsive web design has taken hold in a growing number of newsrooms.  The Boston Globe launched a paywalled version of the Globe as a responsive experience at the end of 2011.
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Talk radio host Dana Loesch files suit in St. Louis against  —  Conservative talk radio host and commentator Dana Loesch sued the owner of the conservative website Friday, claiming that although her relationship with the news and opinion aggregating website had gone …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Snow Fall: Finally an articulation for the digerati of what a big, expensive newsroom can do  —  The Web is buzzing about the New York Times' epic , , ... let's just say multimedia extravaganza, “Snow Fall,” today.  Those of us who like to get paid well to do good work- wherever …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Medium Becomes A More Full-Featured Writing Platform, Adds Stats And Explains Lack Of Commenting  —  We've told you a bit about the latest writing and blogging platform from Ev Williams' new product, Medium, and the team has been incrementally adding things, and talent, to the service to make it a full-featured interactive service.
Discussion: @ksablan
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Wall Street Journal Signs Up for Apple's Subscription Service  —  It took a while, but they're in: The Wall Street Journal is now selling digital subscriptions via Apple's “Newsstand” service.  —  That means Dow Jones' business newspaper has joined thousands of other magazines and newspapers …
Sam Hananel / Associated Press:
Appeals court sides with newspaper in labor fight  —  WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press in a long-running labor dispute between the newspaper and reporters who were fired after they complained about its editorial practices.
Discussion: Politico and LA Observed
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon launches Kindle Singles in the UK  —  When Amazon launched Kindle Singles in the United States in January 2011, the format was new: Ideas “expressed at their natural length,” in a format longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book, and sold for a couple dollars apiece.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Getting dialogue started on violence not easy, ex-CBS exec says  —  A scene from from an episode of “Criminal Minds” titled “One Shot Kill.”  —  In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., there is a lot of attention being focused on the issue of gun control.
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood's January Violence Spree: Half of Films Show Guns Amid NRA Criticism
Discussion: bizjournals
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian price to rise by 20p  —  Price of weekday and Saturday editions to rise by 20p, to £1.40 and £2.30 respectively, from 12 January  —  The Guardian is to raise the price of its weekday and Saturday editions by 20p, to £1.40 and £2.30 respectively, from 12 January.
Discussion: Digital Spy
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