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9:10 AM ET, January 17, 2014

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New York Times:
Bumps on a Road to Revival for Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It looks as if the Google pixie dust isn't so easy to spread around.  —  Marissa Mayer's arrival at Yahoo as chief executive a year and a half ago was widely hailed as an opportunity to infuse the struggling Internet pioneer …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh Departs Company  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo's Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh has quit the company, a major departure which comes in the wake of changes made to its media unit after the firing of COO Henrique De Castro yesterday.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Fired Yahoo Exec's $109M Golden Parachute Was One Of The Biggest Ever  —  There are a lot of different ways to express just how massive is the payout Yahoo is bestowing upon Henrique De Castro, the chief operations officer fired this week by CEO Marissa Mayer after only 15 months on the job.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Kushner announces new team at Register, explains ‘restructuring’ *  —  The Orange County Register shed more than 30 newsroom staffers today via layoffs, buyouts and retirement.  The departing include editor Ken Brusic, as we noted earlier.  It's all about restructuring for the future …
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Ken Bensinger / Los Angeles Times:
Layoffs come at OC Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise  —  Newsroom layoffs hit the Orange Country Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise on Thursday, a troubling sign for the papers.  Above, the Register's Santa Ana headquarters.  (Karen Tapia Andersen / Los Angeles Times / January 16, 2014)
Mary Ann Milbourn / Orange County Register:
Register names new newsroom leadership
Discussion: Poynter, @lilyshumleung and LA Observed
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Farhad Manjoo heads to NYT after 4 months at WSJ to replace David Pogue  —  The New York Times Gets Its David Pogue Replacement From the Wall Street Journal  —  The New York Times has found a replacement for David Pogue, its high-profile tech reviewer: Sources say the Times is filling …
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
London Evening Standard profits double in 2013  —  The London Evening Standard has more than doubled its profits in the year to September 2013, to around £2.5 million, while the embattled Independent slashed its losses by 50% in the same period, according to sources. inShare 1 London Evening Standard …
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Rehema Figueiredo / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt accused of harming national security  —  Prosecutors say three are still being investigated on suspicion of joining the Muslim Brotherhood  —  Egyptian prosecutors have said three journalists working for al-Jazeera English are being interrogated on suspicion …
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Robert Mackey / New York Times:
A.P. Cameraman Detained in Egypt After His Images Appear on Al Jazeera
Discussion: The Huffington Post, CNN and Mediaite
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Financial documents being shown to potential buyers raise questions about its future growth. Has Forbes peaked? And can it justify the high price it's seeking  —  The newsonomics of Forbes' real performance and price potential  —  The bidding for Forbes is now moving into round two, with a sale expected within a month.
Economist:
Chinese investigative journalist circumvents censors with popular messaging app WeChat  —  Chinese investigative journalist circumvents censors by using popular messaging app WeChat  —  After a crackdown on microblogs, sensitive online discussion has shifted
Discussion: Quartz, @stinson, @zseward and @gadyepstein
Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times:
Goodreads enlists its 100,000th author  —  Goodreads is attracting authors as well as readers.  (Goodreads)  —  Although its website only tallies 99,961, Goodreads has announced Wednesday that membership in its verified author program has reached 100,000.
Stan Alcorn / Digg:
Why Audio Never Goes Viral  —  With a community of creators uncomfortable with the value of virality, an audience content to watch grainy dashcam videos, and platforms that discourage sharing, is a hit-machine for audio possible?  And is it something anyone even wants?
RIA Novosti:
Ukrainian Journalist Discharged From Hospital After Attack  —  A prominent Ukrainian female investigative journalist and activist Tatiana Chornovil, who was beaten up late last year, has been discharged from hospital, Ukraine's UNIAN news agency said on Thursday.
Emma McGarthy / Press Gazette:
NUJ: BBC is not doing enough to tackle harassment and bullying in the workplace  —  The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for a new approach towards bullying and harassment at the BBC.  —  Addressed to director general of the BBC Tony Hall the motion follows an investigation …
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Radio's Answer to Spotify?  Less Variety  —  Stations Create More Repetition, Fearing Listeners Will Tune Out Unfamiliar Tunes  —  Synth-pop band Capital Cities has plenty of songs on its debut album that it wants to promote as singles—if only radio programmers would allow it.
Google Research Blog:
Google visualizes data from Google Play Music to show changes in music genres over the decades  —  Explore the history of Pop — and Punk, Jazz, and Folk — with the Music Timeline  —  With newspapers, blogs, and websites wrapping up their Top Ten album lists for 2013 …
Discussion: The Next Web, The Verge, Gigaom and Gizmodo
Guido Fawkes:
Tim Shipman is New Sunday Times Political Editor  —  As Media Guido exclusively revealed on Twitter last night, Tim Shipman deputy political editor of the Daily Mail, has won the race to succeed Isabel Oakeshott as the new Sunday Times political editor.
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Tom Warren / The Verge:
YouTube starts airing 2014 Super Bowl commercials ahead of the game  —  This year's Super Bowl might not take place until February 2nd, but that's not stopping some ads from running early.  While Super Bowl advertisers have traditionally surprised the millions of people who tune …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO Go Is Coming to PlayStation  —  HBO announced that its broadband-video service, HBO Go, will be coming “soon” to Sony's PlayStation 3 videogame console with an app for the just-released PS4 to follow.  —  Netflix has been available on the PlayStation 3 since 2009, and was one of 11 …
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Borrell Report Details Legacy Media's Struggles in the Digital World  —  In a new report “The Future of Legacy Media” (free executive summary here), research and consulting firm Borrell Associates has both good and bad news for old media (newspapers, TV, radio, magazines) …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Rich Bellis / Digital Book World:
Publishers Must Offer Services, Not Just Books, to Make Subscriptions Work  —  For subscription ebook models to work, publishers must provide services to customers, not just content, according to panelists speaking this afternoon at the third day of Digital Book World 2014 in New York.
Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
Alan Rusbridger: Westminster is hoping Snowden revelations go away  —  Guardian editor accuses UK politicians of failing to tackle issues raised by NSA revelations, which have sparked US debate  —  Britain's political class has been closing its eyes and hoping the revelations from Edward Snowden …
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Paul Berry Creates Web Megaphone Called RebelMouse  —  Startup Helps Users Combine Their Web Content on Home Page  —  While working as chief technical officer at the online-news publication the Huffington Post in 2011, Paul Berry focused on making the news site's content go viral …
Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote:
Facebook and Instagram Teaming Up With NBC for Sochi Olympics  —  After teaming up during the 2012 London Olympics, NBC and Facebook/Instagram are joining forces again for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia.  —  “Building off of our successful collaboration for the London Olympics …
 
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Ina Fried / Re/code:
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Wall Street Journal:
Cox Communications Not Preparing Bid for Time Warner Cable
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Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Memo: Condé Nast ad pages flat in Q1
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