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10:40 AM ET, December 29, 2012

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Noreen O'Donnell / Reuters:
New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar  —  (Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Where The Journal News went wrong in publishing names, addresses of gun owners  —  In the days since The Journal News published and mapped the names and addresses of local citizens who hold gun permits, outraged critics have published the names and addresses of journalists at the paper.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
How a bogus claim about Instagram losing users made Facebook's stock drop nearly 3%  —  Facebook's stock dropped 2.9% in its first minutes of trading this morning.  Investors were likely responding to a report in the New York Post that Instagram, the photo-sharing that Facebook acquired this year …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
‘Snow Fall’ Tells a Story About an Avalanche and a Newspaper's Digital Progress  —  With its spectacular graphics and photography, and its beautifully written narrative, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” was a compelling project, even for those who might not have been particularly interested in the topic.
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Newspaper on Cape Cod Apologizes for a Veteran Reporter's Fabrications  —  HYANNIS, Mass. — When an editor at The Cape Cod Times was reading the newspaper last month, she thought an article about the Veterans Day parade from the day before seemed slightly off.
Discussion: @penenberg and @bobbymacreports
Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
Former Times editor William Rees-Mogg dies  —  Lord Rees-Mogg, one of the most influential figures in journalism over the past half a century, has died at the age of 84.  —  Lord Rees-Mogg  —  William Rees-Mogg was a former editor of The Times and a one of the most well-regarded columnists for a generation.
Discussion: The Times and Spectator
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution  —  Talk about vertical integration.  Pearson is taking a five percent stake in newly-reconfigured ebook device and retail brand Nook Media in order to gain favourable distribution for its education books.
Jim Romenesko:
Patch editors say staff and budgets are being cut in 2013  —  I asked Patch staffers Thursday to comment on a report that editors are being given more communities to cover and freelance budgets are being cut in 2013.  Here are two responses that came in:  —  From a Patch editor:
Discussion: BostInno
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Suddenly, Samsung And Others Are Trying To Make An Apple TV Before Apple Can  —  Three years ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show where he showed off a Slate PC, the company's interpretation of a modern-day tablet.
Discussion: Agence France Presse
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Mat Honan / Wired:
No One Uses Smart TV Internet Because It Sucks
Discussion: Softpedia News and TVSpy
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
How looking beyond UK may save British newspapers  —  With British titles deriving up to 55% of readers from abroad, the temptation to expand internationally for growth is compelling  —  For most of the half century since the Guardian left Manchester, Britain's newspapers have travelled little further …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
News Corp buys regional sports channel in Ohio  —  (Reuters) - News Corp said on Friday it bought SportsTime Ohio, a Cleveland-based regional sports network that broadcasts Cleveland Indians baseball games.  —  The company did not disclose financial details.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Bloomberg
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Talking about paywalls without talking about tablets is just wrong  —  Mike Masnick published a piece on Tech Dirt yesterday about how the better-than-expected success of the New York Times “paywall” doesn't mean it's actually “working.”  —  In March, when the Times re-introduced its subscription element …
 
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