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10:30 AM ET, February 3, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Super Bowl Underscores the Big Business of Must-See, Live TV  —  It is a fact of modern life that the mass has gone out of media, with television ratings reflecting that each of us is building our own little campfires on our phones, tablets and big screens at a time and place of our choosing.
Discussion: Reuters, @brianstelter and @carr2n
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Releasing Ads Early Pays Off For Super Bowl Advertisers, According To Visible Measures  —  If you're watching the Super Bowl today, some of those brand new ads may feel awfully familiar — a growing number of them are being released online ahead of time, either in their entirety or as a partial teaser.
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Super Bowl Goal: More Ad Credibility
Facebook looks to nab Twitter's ‘second screen’ crown in Super Bowl
Discussion: TVNewser, VentureBeat and ABC News
Felix Salmon:
Viral math  —  This chart, from Newswhip via Derek Thompson, has been doing the rounds, and causing a bit of debate:  —  The question: What on earth is Upworthy doing so right?  How is it that Upworthy's articles shared a good order of magnitude more often than anybody else's?
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Charting average shares per article in 2013: new media rises and falls faster than old media
Discussion: @britt_ehrhardt
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Ezra Klein, soon VP at Vox Media, looks to build his new publication with fewer constraints  —  Here, Let Ezra Explain  —  What is D.C.'s most famous young policy wonk doing leaving the Washington Post?  Trying to start a news organization he thinks could one day eclipse it.
Press Association:
Video of Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt released  —  A private Egyptian TV channel has aired video of the arrest in late December of two Al-Jazeera journalists at a Nile-side Cairo hotel.  —  The nearly 22-minute clip, likely made with a mobile phone, was broadcast late on Sunday on Al-Tahrir television.
Discussion: WorldViews and GlobalPost
Al Jazeera English:
Egypt court acquits Al Jazeera cameraman  —  Mohamed Badr cleared of charges, along with 61 other defendants, meaning he could be freed in coming days.  —  An Al Jazeera cameraman who has been in detention in Egypt has been acquitted along with 61 other defendants, the channel's lawyer has said.
Mark Thompson faces MPs over BBC's £100m IT debacle - live coverage  —  Full coverage as the former director general is grilled by a Commons committee over the failed Digital Media Initiative  —  Sort by:  —  BBC: we got DMI wrong, we're learning the lessons
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch to be inducted into US television academy hall of fame  —  Next month, lest it has passed under your radar since the official announcement in December, Rupert Murdoch will be inducted into the US television academy hall of fame.  —  He is one of six people selected by the academy …
Press Association:
Dan Evans admits ‘a lot more’ Sunday Mirror phone-hacking allegations yet to come out, court told  —  Former tabloid journalist Dan Evans claimed he had “a lot more” phone-hacking information on the Sunday Mirror, a court heard.  —  Appearing in the Old Bailey for his sixth day of evidence …
Discussion: Guardian
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Twitter partners with 300 Entertainment to give ‘full access’ of its user data to the music industry  —  Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
YouTube stars warn of thinning revenue as video uploads and production costs outpace ad rates  —  Chasing Their Star, on YouTube  —  It is 3 p.m., and outside another brilliant Los Angeles afternoon beckons.  But Olga Kay has drawn her blinds, leaving her living room in a semidarkened haze.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA and @gerrymcgovern
Alice Su / Columbia Journalism Review:
Post-Arab Spring, citizen journalists struggle  —  Bloggers and activists met to discuss free speech crackdowns across the region  —  AMMAN, Jordan—Three years have passed since the Arab Spring, when popular uprisings broke out against authoritarian governments across the Middle East.
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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
YouTube exec: We've paid out over $1 billion to the music industry over the ‘last several years’
Discussion: Music Ally, Guardian and Softpedia News
Hadas Gold / Politico:
New York Times altered meaning of Chris Christie lane closings story without an editor's note
Ben Adler / Columbia Journalism Review:
The News Literacy Project is bringing its curriculum online
Patricia Aufderheide / CMSI:
Bloomberg wins copyright case after publishing Swatch earnings call without permission
Discussion: @paufder
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