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10:50 AM 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 …
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 …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico editor Susan Glasser: We're in a ‘period of growth and rising ambition’
Discussion: @erikwemple
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic  —  MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident.
Adrian Chen / MIT Technology Review:
A group of Swedish journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose trolls, racists, and creeps  —  The Troll Hunters  —  A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites.  Have they gone too far?
Discussion: @mahnoorie and @dromanber
Jill Abramson / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson on defying the White House, from the Pentagon Papers to Snowden  —  Jill Abramson on putting the public interest first  —  Defying the White House, from the Pentagon Papers to Snowden  —  Disc error The remnants of The Guardian computers used to store leaked Snowden documents.
Discussion: @katierosman and @cjr
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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
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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
All Day, the company founded by creators of @HistoryInPics and @EarthPix, raises $2M
Discussion: Gigaom
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 …
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Fox News, Fox Business Channels Go Dark On Dish As Carriage Talks Stall  —  21st Century Fox and Dish pointed the finger at each other tonight as carriage talks between the two failed to produce a deal by midnight, resulting in Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel no longer being available on Dish.
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.
Maria Konnikova / New Yorker:
How Headlines Change the Way We Think  —  “Why Headlines Matter.”  “Misleading Headlines Can Lead You Astray.”  “How What You Read Affects What You See.”  “How Bad Headlines Make Bad Memories.”  “Eleven Reasons Headlines Are Important.”  “You'll Never Believe How Important an Accurate Headline Is.”
Discussion: @jphoornstra
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
In sustainable news organizations, journalists need to understand the business model, so they can more effectively create value for the business  —  When to quit your journalism job  —  When the sales people are happy to sell what the newsroom is happy to make, there you have a well-run editorial company.
 
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Vladi Vovchuk / Vocativ:
Belarus blocks access to a number of local news, opposition, and e-commerce sites
Discussion: Associated Press
Alisha Ramos / Nieman Lab:
Vox developer explains how creating integrated newsrooms requires dialogue, respect from all parties
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John McDermott / Digiday:
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