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12:40 PM ET, January 13, 2014


 Top News: 
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
NBC's News Unit Teams With Video Clip Start-Up  —  Broadcasting executives realize that viewers increasingly get their news by glancing on their smartphones instead of spending a half-hour in front of the television.  —  Reacting to that shift, NBC's news division has invested in a company …
David Carr / New York Times:
Roger Ailes' Permanent Pushback Campaign  —  Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News Channel, has little left to accomplish in a remarkable television career.  He has made billions for his owners, created an entirely new genre of TV and, in doing so, he has changed the way politics is conducted.
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
As informal English flourishes online, Standard Written English limits old media's appeal  —  Such DFW.  Very Orwell.  So Doge.  Wow.  —  Let's talk about doge, but first let's talk about the late great David Foster Wallace, who 13 years ago wrote a classic essay about modern English* entitled …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman Extends Contract  —  John Hogan, the head of the company's radio division, is retiring.  —  Clear Channel Media Holdings announced on Monday that chairman and chief executive Bob Pittman has extended his contract an additional five years.
Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review:
LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists and newsrooms  —  LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists and newsrooms  —  Email, that daily workflow staple, is becoming a real problem in this post-Snowden era.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Jill Abramson discusses the New York Times' 2014 plans for diversity, global coverage, more  —  The Times, From the Top: Looking Ahead  —  THESE days, when Jill Abramson surveys the paper's masthead, she does so with a certain amount of satisfaction.  Half of the 10 top-ranking editors in the newsroom, including herself, are women.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
New York Times hires former Bloomberg reporter Michael Forsythe
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Adam Boulton to step down as Sky News political editor  —  Boulton to leave role after 25 years to become anchor of new evening show at broadcaster's Westminster studio  —  Adam Boulton, British television's longest serving political editor, is to step down from his role at Sky News after 25 years.
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Blogger's Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For over six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of the state legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer, a hothouse of furious but often fuzzily sourced allegations of deep corruption and wide-ranging conspiracy.
Simon Denyer / Washington Post:
Chinese journalists face tighter censorship, Marxist retraining  —  BEIJING — After a decade as a reporter and producer for China Central Television, Wang Qinglei grew tired of the increasingly “stifling environment” for this country's journalists and took to social media to say so.
Susan Currie Sivek / Mediashift:
National Geographic, Fulbright Partner for Digital Storytelling Fellowship  —  Rarely does a job opportunity circulate on Twitter with such enthusiasm.  Called a “dream job” and a “really amazing opportunity,” or just introduced with “ooh” or “wow,” the new Fulbright-National Geographic …
Rob Hart / NetNewsCheck:
For Photojournos, A Post-Newspaper World  —  Last May, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photo staff.  Some media watchers thought it signaled the beginning of the end for photojournalists, as more publishers, looking to cut costs, started arming their reporters with iPhones to shoot pictures and video.
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard aims for 150 million users  —  Company plans enhanced discovery and search tools to explore the 5m magazines already created  —  Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard is aiming to pass 150 million users in 2014, thanks to enhanced discovery …
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