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4:45 PM ET, January 29, 2013

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
James Carville, Mary Matalin leaving CNN  —  CNN contributors and political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the network, Carville told POLITICO today.  —  The decision was CNN's, Carville told POLITICO: “I was told that they wanted the contributors to be more available …
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Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
This Is Jeff Zucker's CNN Overhaul  —  As news arrives today that some of its most familiar (and familiarly loud) faces are on the way out and some new (and potentially household-name) anchors may be on the way in, the future of CNN is starting to take shape under its powerful new boss, Jeff Zucker.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Cuomo Moving To CNN To Host Morning Show  —  ABC's Chris Cuomo is headed to CNN to host a new morning show, the network announced Tuesday.  New CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement that Cuomo, currently the anchor of “20/20,” will “have a major role in a new CNN morning show …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN to launch new morning show
Discussion: Media Decoder and Poynter
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
CNN's managing editor Whitaker to leave network
Anshel Pfeffer / Haaretz:
Four reasons why U.K. cartoon of Netanyahu isn't anti-Semitic in any way  —  A cartoon that appeared in this London's Sunday Times this week depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall with blood-red colored cement, trapping in between the bricks Palestinian-looking figures …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sunday Times editor apologises over Benjamin Netanyahu cartoon
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring  —  A New Revenue Model For TV Networks and Video Producers  —  A new chapter in online video is about to begin.  YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Amazon reports increased operating income, ebook sales up 70% in 2012  —  Amazon announced fourth-quarter and full year 2012 earnings report roughly in line with investor expectations Tuesday afternoon.  Revenue was up 22 percent, to $21.27 billion, for the quarter and the much-watched operating income up 45 percent to $405 million.
Discussion: VentureBeat and GalleyCat
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New Republic Takes Manhattan
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Mashable! and AllThingsD
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Starting salary for j-school grads rises to $41K, on average  —  NACE's annual report on college grads has good news for 2012 communications majors: Their starting salaries were up 4 percent on average over 2011 grads'.  Reached by email, NACE Employment Information Manager Andrea Koncz …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   Why an ‘average’ journalism grad's salary might not be an average salary where you work
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Sir Harold Evans: Murdoch should sell The Times rather than merge it with the Sunday  —  Sir Harold Evans suggested that Rupert Murdoch should sell The Times rather than merge it with its Sunday stablemate.  —  In December Times editor James Harding resigned saying: “It has been clear …
Discussion: Guardian
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sir Harold Evans accuses press of cynicism over Leveson report
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Washington Post gets closer to real-time fact checking with new Truth Teller prototype  —  Politicians lie.  —  Journalists try to point out those lies, but usually at some later time and in a different medium.  That gap in time and distance is just enough to let the original lie take root …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Post’ getting a web overhaul from the team that brought you the new ‘New Republic’  —  The New York Post's website will soon be getting a much-needed makeover.  —  Design firm Hard Candy Shell is working on a sweeping overhaul of nypost.com that's expected to debut sometime in the coming months …
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Elizabeth Spiers Now Editorial Director at Flavorpill.com  —  Elizabeth Spiers, who ran The New York Observer as EIC from January 2011 to August 2012, has announced the first of her new gigs after leaving the paper: She'll now be the editorial director for Flavorpill.com …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jill Abramson to staff: ‘We had to layoff far fewer people than we anticipated’  —  New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson tells staffers the paper's most recent round of buyouts limited layoffs: “In the end, we had to layoff far fewer people than we anticipated, having achieved …
Discussion: @rajunarisetti
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
After Staff Reductions, New Appointments at The Times
Discussion: The Wrap, Politico and Talking Biz News
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Rdio opens up free music streaming to the U.K., Canada, Australia, & 11 other countries  —  Streaming music service Rdio has finally launched its free-streaming option in countries outside of the United States, a sign it is serious about fishing for new users around the world.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Sportswriters Go Long Online  —  As any literary-minded technophile will tell you, the Internet has become a haven for lengthy, high-quality prose, with sites from the Awl to BuzzFeed regularly churning out 4,000-word stories.  But it's not just rambling book reviews and art-world treatises.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Martin Belam / GigaOM:
How Facebook comments affect trolling for news websites  —  Whether news sites should or shouldn't use the Facebook comment plug-in or Facebook identity seems to have been a recurring theme in the last few days.  —  The Nieman Journalism Lab called it a “movement”, which seems quite …
Discussion: Poynter and Journalism.co.uk
 
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Most newspaper stories are still too long
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Jim Romenesko:
Baltimore Sun's Robert Little named NPR investigations senior editor
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Raises More Money for Originals Like “House of Cards”
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Met makes 20th arrest in computer hacking probe
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Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable!:
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German rights holders sue YouTube in escalating royalty fight
 

 
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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