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3:50 AM ET, February 1, 2014

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Daily Mail will join Buzzfeed, the Guardian and Business Insider in expansion to Australia  —  Why is everybody opening up shop in Australia now?  —  A growing number of American and British news outlets are setting up shop in Australia, where the newspapers and broadcast outlets …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times Idea Lab ‘expanding’ as director departs
Discussion: Capital New York
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Daily News touts new ranking: No. 2 U.S. newspaper site
Discussion: @tedbyoung
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Giving Credit: A Work in Progress at The Times  —  Curtis Tate, a reporter for McClatchy News's Washington bureau, spent a recent weekend generating spreadsheets from a data base on hazardous materials for his story on the increasing amount of crude oil spilled in rail accidents.
Erik Wemple:
Omidyar news venture: Where's the leadership?  —  In November, First Look Media, the startup general-interest news project bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced it had hired former Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates.  The announcement carried some trademark features of a job memo …
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Secret hearings could allow police to seize journalists' notes if bill passes  —  Requests for notebooks and files must currently be made in open court - but clause in deregulation bill could change that  —  The seizure of journalists' notebooks, photographs and digital files could be conducted …
Discussion: @dangillmor
Luke Harding / Guardian:
Footage released of Guardian editors destroying Snowden hard drives  —  GCHQ technicians watched as journalists took angle grinders and drills to computers after weeks of tense negotiations.  New video footage has been released for the first time of the moment Guardian editors destroyed computers used …
Jack Shafer:
Dear Obama, spare us the press-freedom lecturing  —  Wearing his best straight face, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney lectured China on press freedom yesterday.  In a redundant official statement, he accused Beijing of restricting “the ability of journalists to do their work” and “imped[ing] their ability to do their jobs.”
Discussion: Guardian and CNNMoney.com
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Who wants competition?  Big cable tries outlawing municipal broadband in Kansas  —  Lobbyist for Comcast, Cox, TWC wrote bill to stifle rivals like Google Fiber.  —  Legislation introduced in the Kansas state legislature by a lobby for cable companies would make it almost impossible …
Reuters:
Canada strips former publisher Conrad Black of honors  —  Canada has canceled two prestigious honors for Conrad Black, who once ran a newspaper empire stretching from the Chicago Sun-Times to Britain's Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post but who ended up in U.S. prison for fraud.
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Forgotify: The Tool for Discovering Spotify's 4 Million Unheard Tracks  —  The idea first came to Lane Jordan when he heard an odd little fact: Around 20 percent of tracks on Spotify—some four million songs—had been played exactly zero times.  —  Four million songs!  That got Jordan thinking.
Kevin Loker / American Press Institute:
Correction strategies: 6 good questions with Regret the Error's Craig Silverman  —  Craig Silverman is the quotable, go-to source for your publication's stories on media errors.  Outside his job as director of content at Spundge, he writes the popular Regret the Error column at Poynter …
Discussion: Fast Company and The FJP
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Click-Fraud Costs Marketers $11B, IAB Issues Key Report  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau on Thursday announced its latest attack on click fraud, which has never been a bigger threat to the industry.  —  Led by its Traffic of Good Intent Task Force, the IAB issued the final version of its click fraud best practices today.
Discussion: @chasnote
Chris Welch / The Verge:
President Obama pledges he ‘will continue to support’ net neutrality  —  During his latest Google+ Hangouts session today, President Obama provided his most direct response yet to the recent court ruling that dealt a major blow to net neutrality.  On the topic of net neutrality itself …
Discussion: Associated Press and Ars Technica
Bloomberg:
Disney Said to Be Close to Settling Dish Ad-Skipping Suit  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is close to a programming agreement that would settle litigation over Dish Network Corp. (DISH)'s ad-skipping technology, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Armed With Facebook Retargeting, Shazam Plans to Survive the Social TV Shake-Out  —  Shazam, which became one of the smartphone's first must-have apps when it was introduced in 2002 and became a dogged survivor of social-TV attrition, remains unprofitable as it invests, according to executives, in its long-term success.
Discussion: Gigaom
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Business Insider CEO touts audience and revenue growth  —  Business Insider Is Now Bigger Than The Wall Street Journal!  —  A couple of years ago, I revealed some internal information about Business Insider.  Then, last year, I did it again.  —  Both times, I said that, if nothing horrible happened, I might continue to do it.
Al Jazeera America:
Egypt's ‘severe clampdown’ on journalists condemned by UN … The United Nations has expressed concern about the “increasingly severe clampdown and physical attacks” on journalists in Egypt, singling out three Al Jazeera reporters held for more than a month.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Aereo Is Out of Capacity in New York City  —  Last night I started tinkering with a new Roku 3 and Plex, a combination that's delivering a lot of surprisingly impressive (to me, anyway) functionality promised but not delivered by more expensive devices like Microsoft's Xbox One.
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
How Digital First Media hopes to transform workflow, culture of ‘newspaper factories’  —  Digital First Media has unveiled plans to transform its newsrooms and put its money where its name is.  “Project Unbolt” aims to address the problem of digital efforts at the mercy of existing newspaper infrastructure.
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Cable TV is likely to star in contract talks set to begin Monday between Hollywood and the Writers Guild  —  LOS ANGELES—Cable television is likely to play a starring role in coming contract negotiations between the nation's entertainment producers and the Writers Guild of America.
Discussion: Deadline.com
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Dave McNary / Variety:
Writers Guild of America: Companies Seeking $60 Million in Rollbacks (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: The Wrap
 
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