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12:00 PM ET, January 24, 2014

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg L.P. is ‘totally committed’ to print  —  Justin Smith has been taking a close look inside every nook and cranny of Bloomberg Media Group since becoming chief executive officer of the consumer-facing division of Bloomberg L.P. roughly four months ago.
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
NBCU's $775m investment in Sochi media rights projected to rake in more than $1b in ad sales  —  NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales By Anthony Crupi  —  NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights …
Discussion: @adweek
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NBC ‘confident’ with Russian security measures for Sochi Olympics  —  NBC executives said Thursday that they are comfortable with security efforts for the Winter Olympics.  Above, a Russian police officer searches a driver as his vehicle is also screened at an entrance to the Sochi 2014 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post will hire ‘new writers and data wizards’ for post-Ezra Klein iniative  —  Jim Tankersley will lead an effort to “expand our policy coverage and reach new readers beyond Wonkblog's core audience,” The Washington Post announced Friday.  Wonkblog founder Ezra Klein is leaving the paper to start a new venture.
Millie Tran / American Press Institute:
Revisiting disruption: 8 good questions with Clayton Christensen  —  Clayton Christensen is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the world on innovation and disruption.  The Economist magazine called his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma one of the six most important books about business ever written.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics  —  There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.  —  No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other investor-backed startup.  —  I'm talking about @HistoryInPics …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future buys stake in blogger network Handpicked Media  —  Magazine publisher continues move from print to digital with investment in female-focused network of blogs and websites  —  Magazine publisher Future has taken a 35% stake in blogger network Handpicked Media, as it continues to move …
Discussion: Talking New Media
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sunday Times redesign aims to give readers the bigger picture  —  News UK title to refresh look for the first time since going full-colour in 2009, with new font and focus on images  —  The Sunday Times is to unveil a new look this weekend, its first major overhaul in almost six years …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jeremy Barr / Poynter:
Pro photographers remind lucky amateurs: Viral pictures have value  —  As soon as he took the picture, Janis Krums knew he had something.  What he didn't know is how much of a something he really had.  —  If Krums' name sounds familiar, it's because he took one of the most famous viral pictures …
Discussion: @abeaujon and @sicarswell
Reuters:
German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex pictures  —  (Reuters) - A German court has ordered Google to block search results in Germany linking to photos of a sex party involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley.  —  The court said on Friday that although Google had not taken …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Old Bailey hears police evidence that some of the phones linked to the ex-News International chief remain unaccounted for  —  Up to 10 of Rebekah Brooks's devices missing, phone-hacking trial hears  —  Ex-News International chief's lawyer contests claim, suggesting several of the devices are obsolete and not connected to her
Discussion: thedrum.com
Karen Fratti / 10,000 Words:
Highlights from the Newsweek Staff's Reddit AMA  —  The Newsweek staff did a Reddit AMA today.  Jim Impoco, editor-in-chief, Kira Bindrim, managing editor, Alex Leo, head of product for IBT Media, Grant Burningham, homepage editor and Kate Gardiner, director of audience engagement, were all taking questions on a wide range of themes.
Discussion: TVNewser
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros. TV, FremantleMedia, More TV Titans Wake Up to Web Content  —  Big shingles are getting smarter about the Internet marketplace  —  “Mature entertainment firm seeks hot, young property for magical Internet romance.”  —  That's a personals ad that a number of traditional production firms …
Publishers Weekly:
Byliner Announces Public Radio Partnership  —  Byliner has arranged a partnership with Public Radio International to make e-books out of select programs that air on the network.  The Byliner e-books will be available as text-only downloads to customers who subscribe to Byliner for free …
Maria Elena Fernandez / NBC News:
Courtney Love defends herself in the first ‘Twibel’ trial  —  Courtney Love's fascinating journey on Twitter — which has included her daughter's recommending that she be “banned” from the social micro-blogging site — has landed her in a Los Angeles courtroom, where she is defending herself …
Discussion: Loudwire and ABC News
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Microsoft, Machinima ‘Native’ Ad YouTube Blunder Risks FTC Ire  —  YouTube Creators Failed to Disclose Campaign Videos Were Sponsored  —  Native advertising can be a murky — and if not done right, illegal — business.  Just ask Microsoft.  —  Microsoft recently signed a sponsored content deal …
Stuart Dredge / Apps Playground:
BBC launches ‘play-along’ app for CBBC kids' TV show Ludus  —  Adults have been getting excited about “second-screen” TV apps for a while now, whether it's viewers using Twitter and Facebook while watching, or dedicated apps like Zeebox designed to be used on the sofa.  —  How about children's TV?
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.
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 …
Discussion: @mediapost
Madeleine Heffernan / Business Day:
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox gets ready to pull plug on ASX listing  —  The shareholder meeting to decide whether News Corp's film and TV business, 21st Century Fox, should be delisted from the Australian stock exchange will be held in New York in two months.
Stephen H. Segal / Philadelphia Weekly:
The woman behind Upworthy's viral explosion  —  If you've been online recently—particularly on Facebook—you've seen a new flavor of headline turn up on viral videos, teasing you with how sorry you'd be to miss the OMG amazingly inspirational YouTube clip that lies just the other side of that click.
Discussion: @michaelroston and @carothecmonster, Thanks:@steverubel
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 …
Discussion: @mitchjoel
 
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Reuters:
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Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
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Discussion: @niemanlab
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Associated Press:
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