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10:35 AM ET, January 18, 2013


 Top News: 
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
With All Eyes on Manti Te'o Hoax Story, Deadspin Doesn't Immediately Cash In  —  Scoop Highlights Difficulty Publishers Face When Traffic Spikes  —  Deadspin's blockbuster article revealing that the girlfriend of star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o never existed eclipsed 3.5 million views Thursday evening.
Discussion: Deadspin, Hollywood Life and BuzzFeed
Jen Doll / The Atlantic Wire:
Manti Te'o and the New Burden of Internet Truth
Discussion: NPR, VICE and Fox News
Jim Romenesko:
Keep in mind: Reporters are no longer given time to report
Discussion: Associated Press and Baltimore Sun
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Deadspin's editor-in-chief explains editing, reporting behind Manti Te'o story
John R. MacArthur / Harper's:
Google's Media Barons  —  I had to cheer when I read the news the other week about a French company that's selling an ad-blocking service on the Internet.  Xavier Niel, the entrepreneurial owner of the web-service provider Free, is threatening to smash the advertiser-supported “free-content” model.
Discussion: @waxpancake and Boing Boing
Andrew Pugh / PressGazette:
Sunday Times: £1m fraud claim ‘strengthened’ after Lance Armstrong's Oprah confession  —  Sunday Times: 'We watched Lance Armstrong's interview with interest' Paper seeking to recoup 2006 costs plus interest Case is ‘stronger’ after Oprah confession The Sunday Times today warned Lance Armstrong it will …
Discussion: Guardian and Forbes
BuzzFeed:   Lance Armstrong's Last Legacy Is A Content Farm
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How news organizations can sell sponsored content without lowering their standards  —  Advertisers want to be let out of the box.  —  They want to break out of the constrained 300-pixel display ad box that everyone's eyes have learned to ignore, and leap into the stream of engaging content that readers actually pay attention to.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
PCC to investigate Julie Burchill column  —  The Press Complaints Commission is to launch an inquiry into the publication of Julie Burchill's controversial column in The Observer that caused outrage among transgender people.  The commission decided to act after receiving 800 complaints.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Nieman Journalism Lab:
When print is thriving, where does social media fit?  A look at practices at India's The Hindu  —  In November, Sam Pitroda, technology advisor to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, held a “global Twitter press conference” on his account (@pitrodasam).  Hyped as the first of its kind …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
New Tribune CEO Peter Liguori sees opportunity to grow  —  Peter Liguori is Tribune's new CEO.  —  In its first board of directors meeting since emerging from a protracted bankruptcy, Tribune Co. named investor Bruce Karsh as chairman and veteran entertainment executive Peter Liguori as chief executive.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings: Rahm Emanuel Physically Assaulted Me  —  BuzzFeed reporter Michael Hastings is alleging that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel physically assaulted during a contentious exchange in 2010.  Emanuel, former White House chief of staff to President Obama, is known for his hardball tactics.
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Winfrey's Low-Rated Channel Is Poised to Break Through  —  Last Tuesday afternoon, Oprah Winfrey called the co-presidents of her cable channel OWN with jump-on-the-couch-with-joy news.  “Lance wants to talk,” she said, referring to Lance Armstrong, whom she had been courting for a confessional interview …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC may change severance policy after George Entwistle payout criticised  —  Commons committee says £450,000 paid to former DG was a ‘reward for failure’ as trust claims it was best outcome available  —  The BBC is considering significant reforms to its severance agreement policies …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Media roll out plans for Inauguration Day, stressing how ‘multiplatform’ they'll be  —  Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been rolling out their plans for covering Barack Obama's second swearing in as President of the United States on Monday at the National Mall …
Agence France Presse:
Sniper kills French journalist in Syria's Aleppo  —  BEIRUT — A Belgian-born French journalist, Yves Debay, has died from sniper fire in north Syria's Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.  —  “He was killed on one of Aleppo's fronts” on Thursday …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
Washington Post Suspends Mexico Bureau Chief for Plagiarism  —  The Washington Post suspended Mexico bureau chief William Booth on Thursday after he admitted to plagiarizing four sentences from an academic journal, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning denied chance to make whistleblower defence  —  Judge rules that Manning will not be allowed to present evidence about his motives for the leak - a key plank of his defence  —  Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in America's history …
Discussion: Techdirt
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Choose Netflix UK For TV Shows, Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant For Films, Study Suggests  —  The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers by having the most enticing content means rarely a week goes by without news …
Discussion: Engadget
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Calvin Reid /
Penguin Revamps Book Country, Adds Services, Reduces Cost to Authors
Discussion: GalleyCat
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Hearst begins shipping magazines on Apple's Newsstand before anywhere else
Discussion: AllThingsD, CNET, The Loop, TechCrunch and GigaOM
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Pauline Phillips, longtime Dear Abby advice columnist, dies at 94
Discussion: Pop Culture
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Lawrence Wright Publisher Defends Book Against Church Of Scientology Claims
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Philly Guild, owners find room to negotiate
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
TMZ video of murder condemned by victim's family
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Take A Minute To Watch The New Way We Make Web Headlines Now
Discussion: BuzzFeed and newsplexer
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
On the Tribune covering the Tribune
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and LA Observed
Al Gore:
Worrisome Change to the New York Times' Ability to Cover Climate
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash
Discussion: paidContent
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Sun's 22nd journalist arrested under Operation Elveden