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9:40 PM ET, January 23, 2014

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Associated Press:
AP severs ties with photographer who altered work  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013.  —  The news service said Wednesday …
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
Brooks 'sought James Murdoch's approval for Sun's backing of Tories'  —  Laptops contained four News International documents and football and racing apps, the Old Bailey told  —  Rebekah Brooks sought the personal approval of James Murdoch for the Sun editorial comment which marked …
Discussion: @courtnewsuk, Hacked Off and mUmBRELLA
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James Doleman / The Drum:   Police officer arrested for leaks to the Guardian, phone-hacking trial hears
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks ‘asked Times editor for sourcing of Milly Dowler story’
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
William Wan / Poynter:
Covering China: for foreign and domestic press, self-censorship's the threat  —  It's not easy being a journalist in China these days.  —  Chinese reporters are facing new government restrictions, including forced training in Marxism and a new written “ideology” exam.
Discussion: @comradewong
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Alice Speri / Al Jazeera America:
Intimidated journalists in Russia hesitate to criticize Sochi Games
Discussion: @plew108
Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
What Happens When You Give TV's Biggest Fanboy His Own TV Show?  —  The remarkable rise of Brian Stelter  —  On a recent episode of CNN's media show, “Reliable Sources,” there was a brief moment when the whole enterprise threatened to collapse in on itself.
John Seigenthaler / Al Jazeera America:
Jill Abramson talks to John Seigenthaler  —  Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden helped The New York Times “keep the public informed on what I consider to be very important matters,” says Jill Abramson, the woman who has the final say on what constitutes “all the news that's fit to print.”
Dugald Baird / Guardian:
Stan Collymore returns to Twitter and hits out at the Sun  —  Former England footballer asks for ‘solutions to help Twitter police itself’ after suspending account following racist abuse  —  Stan Collymore has criticised the Sun as he returned to Twitter after suspending his account over racist abuse that he received on the site.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Press Gazette
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Joe Marchese / MediaPost:
The Problem With TV Everywhere: No One Wants It  —  “TV Everywhere” is a term used to describe the ability to have a TV-like experience from any device in any location by using one set of credentials (most likely tied to your cable account).  While the surge of connected mobile devices …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
CNN laid off more than 40 journalists at end of 2013  —  CNN and HLN “laid off more than 40 senior journalists in its newsgathering operation” at the end of 2013, Matthew Garrahan reports in the Financial Times.  —  The cuts “coincide with changes to the network's programming,” Garrahan writes.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Slate's Matt Yglesias Joining Ezra Klein Venture  —  Matt Yglesias, a prominent blogger and Slate's “Moneybox” columnist, is leaving the site at the end of February to join Ezra Klein's new venture, according to a staff memo.  —  Slate editor-in-chief David Plotz described Yglesias's departure as …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Dozens of journalists injured in Kiev during protests, five people killed  —  This AP photo made its way across Twitter Wednesday, showing journalists covering protests in Kiev.  One, as you can see, wears a colander to protect his head instead of a helmet.  Helmets, you see, were banned by the government.
Catherine Shoichet / CNN:
Some CNN social media accounts hacked  —  Atlanta (CNN) — Some of CNN's social media accounts and blogs were compromised Thursday.  —  The affected accounts included CNN's main Facebook account, CNN Politics' Facebook account and the Twitter page for CNN.
Discussion: Politico and @cnnbrk
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How geolocation may play a bigger role in future newsgathering  —  At a debate at London's Frontline Club, experts at the cutting edge of newsgathering discussed what factors and technologies will play a role in the future  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
Mediashift:
Relaunched American Journalism Review Puts Students to Work … Co-authored with Sean Mussenden  —  On the top floor of the University of Maryland's journalism school, students are learning about the future of news by covering it.  —  Like most journalism schools, the Philip Merrill College …
Rebecca Greenfield / Fast Company:
How HarperCollins's Chief Digital Officer Uses Big Data To Make Publishing More Profitable  —  Having worked at EMI records for over a decade, Chantal Restivo-Alessi knows what it's like to have the digitization of media cannibalize your industry.  “I went through the digital revolution early on with music …
Caysey Welton / Folio:
TechMedia Network Acquires BuyerZone  —  TMN says the acquisition will account for up to 25 percent of total revenue.  —  TechMedia Network Inc. announced that is has acquired BuyerZone from Reed Business Information.  —  TMN is a digital tech and science publisher with proprieties like Space.com, TopTenReviews and LAPTOP.
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Why Related Links Are Getting So Racy and What Publishers Can Do About It  —  An Option For Serving Mild Related Links, But Probably Earning Less Money Too  —  The related links section of a news website can often be its most confounding.  It's not unusual, for instance …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Now that's adaptive design!  The Verge show different versions of a story to Apple, Google, or Microsoft users  —  To say that a website is responsively designed usually means that it responds to the width of the screen or browser window it's being displayed in — looking different on a phone than on a 27-inch monitor, for example.
Discussion: SND, Boing Boing and MetaFilter
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M  —  AOL is announcing that it has reached a deal to acquire content personalization startup Gravity for an initial $83 million, with another $7.7 million paid out over the next two years.
Phil Dzikiy / iLounge:
Apple TV may get game support with Bluetooth controllers and direct game downloads by March  —  Reports: Apple TV to add games in coming update  —  iLounge has heard from reliable industry sources that Apple TV will soon be getting proper game support in an update, likely to come in March or earlier.
Reuters:
Time Warner Cable should talk to Charter, T. Rowe says  —  A Time Warner Cable Inc investor that also has a large stake in would-be predator Charter Communications Inc is urging Time Warner Cable to talk to its smaller rival, after weeks of Charter's aggressive campaign to win over investors.
 
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Bloomberg:
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David Meyer / Gigaom:
Net neutrality just got a boost in Europe, thanks to a consumer rights committee
Discussion: ec.europa.eu and @dweinberger
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
CNN.com tests new ideas on its Arabic-language channel
Discussion: @niemanlab
Patrick Frater / Variety:
China Tightens Control of Online Video, Book Publishing
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Cleared former NOTW deputy editor Neil Wallis questioned further by police over hacking
Discussion: Press Gazette
PTI:
Huffington Post plans India edition; launch in May
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Court OKs subpoena for Nola.com commenters' identities
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
As CNN mobile traffic hits 40%, editor calls web vs. apps debate ‘red herring’
Discussion: INMA