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7:00 AM ET, February 4, 2014


 Top News: 
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom:
Facebook's Paper is Facebook for people who hate Facebook  —  For the past couple years, Facebook has trained its mobile efforts on capturing various facets of social interaction.  The social network has compartmentalized and optimized features (Messenger), mimicked the experiences …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter and Facebook Win the Super Bowl.  And Fox and the NFL Really Win the Super Bowl.  —  The numbers are in.  And pretty much everyone who doesn't live or work in Denver won last night's game.  —  That is: Nielsen says this year's Super Bowl — boring by halftime and just about unwatchable …
Discussion: Forbes, PandoDaily and VatorNews
Paul M. Barrett / Businessweek:
Media Watch: Why We Need Shoe-Leather Local Reporters  —  Buckle up for a lecture about the civic virtues of old-fashioned journalism.  This is a business story for the media industry.  It's also a concern of the first order for society at large.  We are losing a vital resource as local reporters fade from the scene.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:@jaredbkeller
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Tim Franklin, incoming president of the Poynter Institute, talks with TheWrap about the need for urgency  —  Tim Franklin, incoming president of the Poynter Institute, believes that paywalls and the Ezra Keins of the business are its future.  —  The outgoing Washington managing editor …
Geoffrey King / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Turkish Internet bill would deepen press freedom crisis  —  The Turkish parliament is on the verge of voting on radical censorship measures that, if approved, would allow the government to block individual URLs without prior judicial review, mandate Internet data retention for periods of up to two years …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Nets, Stations Push Back On Retrans Via  —  Will make case for broadcast programming and good faith negotiations  —  Broadcast networks and their affiliate associations have teamed up with broadcast groups, mobile digital broadcasters and others to launch …
Discussion: Variety
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In Des Moines, the Register's new newsroom space aims to be a symbol of its digital future  —  The Des Moines Register said goodbye to almost a century worth of memories in June when it left its 13-story home for a floor-and-a-half of commercial real estate in what had been vacant office space.
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe to Require New Epub DRM in July, Expects to Abandon Existing Users  —  When Adobe announced their new DRM a couple weeks ago some said that we would soon see compatibility issues with older devices and apps as Adobe forced everyone to upgrade.  —  At that time I didn't think Adobe …
Discussion: @hadrien
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
As the Latest Christie Story Evolved, The Times Should Have Noted a Change  —  In the digital age, news evolves before our very eyes.  A story breaks and goes online with perhaps a few rough paragraphs.  Soon after, more details are added, new angles explored and writing is tuned up.
Vivian Salama / Columbia Journalism Review:
Preventing war by promoting ‘peace journalism’ in Uganda  —  A program in Uganda aims to keep violence away and, perhaps, promote peace in war-torn neighbors  —  “Do not kill those cockroaches with a bullet; cut them to pieces with a machete,” blared Rwanda's Radio Télévision …
Gina Hall / L.A. Biz:
Head of 'Japan's HBO' faces tough job of what will play back home  —  Unlike consumer goods, creative content offers a unique challenge.  While all cultures tend to consume filmed entertainment, the kind of content differs from country to country.  Kayo Washio, head of U.S. operations of WOWOW …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian and The Newspaper Club bring its robot-built, longread-loving newspaper back into print  —  The Guardian and The Newspaper Club are getting back into business for another printing of The Long Good Read.  —  The algorithm-driven newspaper, which collected the best …
Discussion: @newspaperclub
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC attempts to break into a global audience by harnessing the viral power of YouTube  —  Newsnight and Radio 1 are leading the charge a new strategy by the BBC to break out of the confines of the schedule and find a new global audience via YouTube.  —  The BBC2 flagship news programme …
Discussion: @highamnews and @iankatz1000
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Purdue University will investigate police treatment of student reporter
Discussion: @poynter
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
FilmOn X seeks role in Supreme Court arguments in Aereo case
Press Gazette:
Sun editor David Dinsmore announces shake-up of senior team with focus on digital
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
James Holmes' defense team will ask Supreme Court to intervene in Jana Winter case
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch to be inducted into US television academy hall of fame
Press Association:
Dan Evans admits ‘a lot more’ Sunday Mirror phone-hacking allegations yet to come out, court told
Discussion: Guardian