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1:10 AM ET, December 23, 2014

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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails  —  Sony's battle on people disseminating its hacked and leaked emails has extended from news outlets to random Twitter users to, now, Twitter itself.  Sony's lawyer has threatened Twitter with legal action …
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.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Making ethical choices about Sony emails requires news judgment; legal analysis is murky and complicated  —  Sony Emails, Free Speech — and Trying a Little ‘F2F’  —  Somewhere in academia, an enterprising law professor is putting together a lecture on the hacked Sony emails, considering the legal and free-speech issues they raise.
Discussion: Forbes
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.”
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Behind the Daily Paywall: The Site that Pays You to Read Pirated Articles  —  The Daily Paywall is a new website that's loaded with tens of thousands of pirated articles from some of the world's top paywalled newspapers, and its proprietor will pay you to read them.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Song Lyrics To Top Of Search Results, Points Searchers To Google Play  —  Google is now displaying music lyrics at the top of its search results pages when you search for “song name” plus “lyrics” on Google - a move that may reduce the number of visits to music lyrics sites …
Sarah El Deeb / Associated Press:
Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel  —  CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile between the two countries over the Gulf nation's support for Islamists.
Discussion: Daily News Egypt and Al Bawaba
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Art house theaters petition Sony to let them show The Interview  —  Sony Pictures has been blaming theater chains for its decision to cancel the release of The Interview last week, but US independent movie theaters are making that a tough argument to sell.  First the director of Art House Convergence …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google still surfaces news in search results in Spain after shutting down the News site  —  How Google News Lives On In Spain Despite Being Closed  —  Did Google News really close in Spain?  If you consider Google News to be the ability to browse stories by topic, especially from a dedicated home page, yes.
Discussion: 9to5Google
Seth Liss / Poynter:
Elisa Jackson Named Executive Director of Poynter Foundation; Chris Martin Leaving to Pursue Opportunities in Academia  —  Chris Martin, vice president of external relations and president of the Poynter Foundation, is leaving her position.  Elisa Jackson has been promoted to executive director …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
 
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