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8:00 PM ET, December 26, 2013


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Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
It's official: CBS News correspondent John Miller joining NYPD  —  CBS News correspondent John Miller has made it official: he is re-joining the NYPD in a high-level counterterrorism role.  Miller announced the move on WCBS shortly after 5:30 P.M.  —  “If you take the L.A. experience …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Greenwald Snarks at MSNBC: I Defend Snowden Like You Defend Obama ‘24 Hours a Day’  —  Journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC Thursday, one day after Edward Snowden delivered a Christmas address to television viewers in the UK and around the world from Russia.
Luke O'Neil / Esquire:
The year we broke the Internet: An explanation.  An apology.  A plea.  —  An explanation.  An apology.  A plea. … s winter storms were buffeting parts of the country last week, our collective attention was drawn halfway around the world to Egypt.  Images of the pyramids and the Sphinx covered …
Anna Nemtsova / Guardian:
Ukrainian activist-journalist Tetyana Chernovil in intensive care after beating  —  Protesters rally in Kiev holding photos of reporter, who says she was pulled from car after criticising minister's alleged corruption  —  The streets of Kiev were plastered with images of a young woman's bruised and swollen face on Thursday morning.
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Chicago startup Rivet News Radio echoes Zite and Pandora for audio news  —  Text-based journalism has Flipboard and Zite.  Music has Pandora.  Video has YouTube.  Tapping into elements of all these services for a different form of media is Rivet News Radio, the first product …
Neda Ulaby / NPR:
A YouTube Powerhouse Looks Beyond Its Gamer Base … One of the most popular channels on YouTube is aimed toward people who play video games.  It's got tons of content — thousands of game reviews, how-to videos of people gaming away enthusiastically, even little homemade movies that people have made using video-game software.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon's best season saw 1M new Prime members a week, 426 items sold per second  —  Amazon Prime tops 20 million members as company touts its best holiday season ever  —  Amazon is exiting the 2013 holiday season with “tens of millions” of Amazon Prime members, according to a statement …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Decrypting TV's year-end executive memos  —  As 2013 comes to a close, the top executives at many TV channels are sending out notes to staff thanking them for their work this year, and previewing 2014 at their organizations.  But they can be cryptic!  So we've taken excerpts from these notes …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Patch's Biggest Blunder: Ignoring Cities  —  Guest post by Merrill Brown, director of the school of communication and media at Montclair State University.  A member of the founding team of Court TV and the founding Editor in Chief of, Brown advises digital media start-ups and is a Venture Partner at DFJ Frontier.
Greenpeace Russia arrests: Kieron Bryan's family ‘emotional’ over release  —  The family of a video journalist held in Russia with Greenpeace activists have said dealing with his confinement was “something we wouldn't wish on anyone to experience”.  —  Kieron Bryan, 29, was among 30 people arrested …
Tom Wheeler net neutrality: Is the new FCC chairman changing his tune?  —  This piece originally appeared in the New America Foundation's Weekly Wonk.  New America is a partner with Slate and Arizona State University in Future Tense.  —  As the new Federal Communications Commission chairman …
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