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7:40 AM ET, February 2, 2014


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Super Bowl Goal: More Ad Credibility  —  Company Works to Persuade Marketers That There Are Smarter Ways to Tweet  —  On Super Bowl Sunday, Twitter will again serve as a grand stage for advertisers to promote brands to millions of people captivated by gameplay, half-time shows and slick commercials.
Facebook looks to nab Twitter's ‘second screen’ crown in Super Bowl  —  (Reuters) - More than 100 million people will be glued to their TV screens on Sunday, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in America's premier sporting contest, the Super Bowl.
Discussion: Forbes
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
A Week Before the Olympics, the Kremlin is Attacking Russia's Last Independent TV Channel  —  Putin taketh away  —  As you read this, the Kremlin is preparing for the Winter Olympics by pushing Dozhd TV, Russia's last independent television station, off a cliff.
Discussion: @mschwirtz and @kevinrothrock
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Charting average shares per article in 2013: new media rises and falls faster than old media  —  BuzzFeed Is The Future (Whether It Lives Or Dies)  —  It's time for a little inside baseball!  Be still your beating hearts.  —  But admit it: secretly you want to know about the success/failure …
Ben Adler / Columbia Journalism Review:
The News Literacy Project is bringing its curriculum online  —  The News Literacy Project is bringing its curriculum online  —  In the fall of 2011, the start of its third academic year of existence, the News Literacy Project created a “digital unit.”  It was the first of its kind …
Patricia Aufderheide / CMSI:
Bloomberg wins copyright case after publishing Swatch earnings call without permission  —  The Whole Thing: Big Fair Use Win for Journalists in Swatch Case  —  Journalists won big in a court case settled Jan. 27, affirming journalists' fair use right to repurpose 100% of unauthorized copyrighted content …
Discussion: @paufder
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:
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 …
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.
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: Capital New York
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: Boing Boing, @glynmoody and @dangillmor
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