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4:30 AM ET, January 9, 2015


 Top News: 
Guardian Media Group pledges £100,000 to sustain Charlie Hebdo's publication, sees no need to publish its cartoons  —  The Guardian view on Charlie Hebdo: show solidarity, but in your own voice  —  Journalists were murdered for exercising free speech.  They trampled on religious taboos.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Close Call on Publication of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons  —  Was The Times cowardly and lacking in journalistic solidarity when it decided not to publish the images from the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that precipitated the execution of French journalists?  —  Some readers I've heard from certainly think so.
Erin Polgreen / Talking Points Memo:
Hey, Media: Instead Of Lionizing Charlie Hebdo, Support The Artists You're Exploiting  —  The recent attack on Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical French newspaper featuring acerbic cartoons and comics, is shocking.  Twelve people are dead, 11 injured.  These attacks threaten the freedom of the press.
Google and French publishers to donate €250K each to Charlie Hebdo, which plans 1M issue print run next week  —  Charlie Hebdo staff vow to publish next week with 1m print run  —  Writer for satirical magazine says ‘stupidity will not win’ following attack in Paris in which 12 people were killed
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
Survivors Retrace a Scene of Horror at Charlie Hebdo
John Herrman / The Awl:
Facebook's latest post on video growth shows intent to demote publishers to producers, with uncertain benefits  —  Territory Annexed  —  Here is an update from Facebook about what “the shift to video”—that is, the sudden prevalence of auto-playing clips posted directly to the site—means to “creators.”
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AT&T Sells Cricket's Muve Music Service To Deezer For Under $100M In New Partnership  —  Deezer, the music streaming service based in France that competes with Spotify, is making another move to expand its customer base in the U.S.: it has acquired the assets of Muve music from Cricket …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Meet Shani Hilton, the youthful conscience of Buzzfeed News  —  Shani Hilton, who runs the day-to-day operations of Buzzfeed News, understands the trials and tribulations of growing a young news organization better than most.  —  Hilton got her start in journalism early, in the seventh grade …
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Associated Press:
Mexico holding 13 police officers in journalist's kidnapping  —  VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities held 13 police officers for investigation Thursday in the disappearance of kidnapped journalist Moises Sanchez and awaited the results of DNA tests on a body found in the area to determine if it is him.
Bloomberg News senior executive editor Laurie Hays departs  —  One of Bloomberg LP's top news executives, Laurie Hays, is leaving the company following a shake up of the financial information provider's newsroom leadership in December.  —  Hays is departing Bloomberg News under …
Juliana Reyes / Philly:
Launched: The Philly Voice, led in part by daughter of ex-Inquirer part-owner George Norcross  —  News startup PhillyVoice is now live  —  The PhillyVoice, the news startup run by former staffers, is now live, with lots of content (including wire copy from Reuters) and some ads for local businesses.
Dade Hayes / Broadcasting & Cable:
CES: Traditional Media Brands ‘Sucking Up’ Tech More Than Ever  —  Execs report optimism but say the imperative to master technology has never loomed larger  —  The rapidly shifting world of media content and brands offers seemingly boundless opportunity — but you'd better act fast.
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