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4:00 PM ET, December 22, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood's Failings, Too  —  Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America's newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen film about North Korea that includes Mr. Kim's assassination, will not be released.
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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sony Hasn't Decided Where to Stream “The Interview” — Meaning Not on Crackle (For Now)  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment is still considering how to release the film “The Interview” after theaters canceled screenings following threats of violence.  —  The company hasn't decided where or how to release …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Rolling Stone Outsources Internal Investigation of Botched UVA Rape Story to Columbia Journalism School  —  Rolling Stone Magazine added a new editor's note to its inaccurate University of Virginia campus rape story Monday.  —  Also Read: Rolling Stone UVA Rape Controversy: Friends of Alleged Victim Remember It Differently
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
HuffPost plans to drop AP stories, relaunch site in 2015  —  Heading into the new year, The Huffington Post is planning to stop using Associated Press stories while increasing its reporter headcount, gearing up for a relaunch and rolling out more international editions.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices  —  NEW YORK — Gabriel Snyder, who was tapped as editor-in-chief of The New Republic amid a recent staff exodus, wrote in his first editor's note that the 100-year-old magazine “has always been both in love and at war with its prior self.”
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times Executive Editor says in past press gave in too readily to government pressure
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico's Laura McGann Joins Vox To Lead Political Coverage  —  NEW YORK — Politico deputy managing editor Laura McGann is joining Vox as the site's first political editor.  —  In an interview with The Huffington Post, McGann suggested that Vox, the general-interest site founded earlier …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DirecTV Launches First Over-the-Top Video Service, Yaveo, for U.S. Hispanic Audiences  —  DirecTV, seeking a revenue stream beyond pay TV, has launched Yaveo: its first Internet-only subscription video service aimed at U.S. Hispanic consumers, with partners including Viacom and broadcast giant Univision Communications.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
U.K. Media Giant ITV Invests in Ousted Maker Studios Co-founder Danny Zappin's Media Startup  —  Internet entrepreneur Danny Zappin, who co-founded Maker Studios only to be ousted prior to the company's acquisition by Walt Disney Co., has spent much of the last year trying to build out a new digital media empire.
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Lab:
2015 predictions: Liberal arts journalism and metric-obsessed culture begin to coexist  —  Beyond journalism in the present tense  —  A Hollywood director couldn't have scripted a more compelling (and stereotypical) clash between two sets of journalistic beliefs than this month's battle between …
Discussion: @blunderbussmag and @jayrosen_nyu
Liam Corcoran / The Whip:
HuffPo, BuzzFeed, Fox News have best engagement on Facebook; BBC, Mashable, NYT top on Twitter  —  Whippies 2014 - The Best Sites Of The Year On Facebook And Twitter  —  We're delighted to announce the first Whippies - recognising publishers that performed best on Twitter and Facebook in 2014 …
 
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Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic