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11:20 AM ET, February 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Bill Keller, Former Editor of The Times, Is Leaving for News Nonprofit  —  Bill Keller, a columnist at The New York Times and its former executive editor, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.
The Intercept:
First Look Media announces new magazine, The Intercept  —  Welcome to The Intercept  —  We are very excited to welcome everyone to The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media (FLM).  The Intercept, which the three of us created, is the first of what will be numerous digital magazines published by FLM.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Welcome to Glenn Greenwald, Inc.?  —  The controversial columnist is the public face of a billionaire-backed new media play.  And that could mean problems for a venture with ambitions way beyond the Snowden-verse.  —  Investigative reporter and columnist Glenn Greenwald was barely five minutes …
Tom Moran:
New Jersey Star-Ledger regrets endorsing Christie, calls endorsement process “excruciating”  —  Chris Christie endorsement is regrettable: Moran  —  Gov. Chris Christie takes the oath of office in January.  Even before he was embroiled in scandals, The Star-Ledger's endorsement of the governor was a close call.
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
HLN Wants To Be The Cable News Network For The Social Media Generation  —  “Our headlines will be ripped from social media,” says Albie Hecht in his first interview after being named to lead the channel.  A possible slogan: “We're not the news.  You are.”  —  HLN Executive Vice President Albie Hecht
David Carr / New York Times:
Local Papers Shine Light in Society's Dark Corners  —  A lot of important journalism begins with a simple, seemingly obvious question, like why traffic is snarled in New Jersey on the way into New York.  —  Traffic coverage may be the lowest species in the dog-bites-man pantheon of news, except when it is not.
Deanna Fei / Slate:
My Baby and AOL's Bottom Line  —  Late last week, Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of AOL, landed himself in a media firestorm when he held a town hall with employees to explain why he was paring their retirement benefits.  After initially blaming Obamacare for driving …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN hires Smerconish for weekend show  —  Michael Smerconish, the satellite radio host and MSNBC contributor, has been hired by CNN to host a Saturday morning show, network president Jeff Zucker announced Monday.  —  Smerconish is perhaps best known as the guest-host for MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Discussion: TVNewser and @davidcorndc
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Scripps to Acquire Granite Stations In Detroit, Buffalo For $110 Million  —  Will make a duopoly in Motown alongside WXYZ  —  Scripps has agreed to acquire WMYD Detroit and WKBW Buffalo, the Granite Broadcasting-owned MyNetworkTV and ABC affiliates, respectively, for $110 million.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Time Inc. Appoints Editor in Chief for Entertainment Weekly  —  Matt Bean, a Sports Illustrated editor with extensive digital experience, has been named the new editor of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., said Monday.  —  His appointment is part of extensive reshuffling of executives at Time Inc …
Anne Penketh / Guardian:
Libération journalists fight investors' vision for future of French newspaper  —  Staff fear shareholders are intent on making money from brand and building, ‘with no mention of journalism’  —  Three months ago a crazed gunman opened fire in the Paris offices of the iconoclastic …
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