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2:36 PM ET, February 1, 2014

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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
In Pennsylvania and Alaska, a publisher takes infringement to another level  —  Near the end of last year, a small publishing company made a big bet: it purchased a a group of 19 regional papers servicing remote areas of Alaska.  The purchase included a printing plant, but the plan …
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 …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
John Carney leaving CNBC for Wall Street Journal's “Heard on the Street”  —  Carney leaving CNBC for WSJ's “Heard on the Street”  —  Liam Denning, co-deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal “Heard on the Street” feature, sent out the following staff hire on Friday:
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.
Jonathan Bill / Plugged India LLC:
Pricing Piracy Out Of India Film and Music  —  The grey market for content in India has never been healthier - burgeoning middle class income and lower priced tv's and mobile / mp3 are driving it upwards.  On the supply side, mass digital storage means proliferation of pirated content and sellers is unencumbered.
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: @glynmoody and @dangillmor
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
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.
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 …
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: CNNMoney.com and Guardian
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.
Discussion: BetaNews, Adverblog and Wired.co.uk
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
 
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