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12:05 AM ET, January 14, 2015

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New York Times:
New Charlie Hebdo Cover Creates New Questions for U.S. News Media  —  After the killings at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week by Islamist extremists, other news media, including web-based outlets, chose to republish some of its cartoons that many Muslims found so offensive.
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
‘Unhappy’ Ann Curry finally leaves NBC  —  Ann Curry's tearful exit from “Today” opposite Matt Lauer.  —  Ann Curry is finally leaving NBC over two and a half years after her excruciating departure from “Today,” Page Six can exclusively reveal.  —  NBC is expected to imminently announce …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Web TV Startup NimbleTV Goes Dark, Promises to Return  —  NimbleTV, a startup that let some cable TV customers stream their shows over the Web, shut down yesterday.  It said it will re-launch later this year.  —  “We've decided to pause the NimbleTV service as it stands today so we can concentrate …
Discussion: @romenesko
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times to create monthly men's style section  —  The New York Times is planning a new section in its print newspaper devoted to men's fashion and lifestyle coverage that will build on the Times' successful and lucrative Styles section, which runs on Thursdays and Sundays, Capital has learned.
Discussion: WWD and @pareene
Bloomberg:
Carlos Slim Is About to Be Top New York Times Shareholder  —  Billionaire Carlos Slim is poised to become the largest shareholder in the New York Times Co. (NYT) after already almost doubling his money from an investment that helped the newspaper get through the financial crisis.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Charlotte Observer experiment aimed at millennials publishes five stories/day, all at once, on separate site and in a newsletter  —  How do you get millennials to care about local news?  The Charlotte Observer is testing out one idea  —  Every weekday at 7 a.m., the countdown clock atop …
Vladimir Kozlov / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN May Return to Russia (Report)  —  CNN, which pulled out of Russia as of December 31, following a ban on ads on pay-TV, may return, according to a Russian media report quoting a government source.  —  On Tuesday, the Russian news agency TASS quoted a source close to Roskomnadzor …
Discussion: TASS
Christopher Massie / Columbia Journalism Review:
Former blogger Brown Moses is trying to build his own type of investigative news operation  —  Former blogger Brown Moses is trying to build his own type of investigative news operation  —  In November 2013, The New Yorker's Patrick Radden Keefe called Eliot Higgins, an unemployed man from Leicester …
Discussion: @checkdesk and @futureofmedia
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spike Lee is selling his new movie on Vimeo one month before it hits theaters  —  Spike Lee's latest movie wouldn't exist without the internet, and now Lee is going online to distribute the film, too.  Lee's new film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, is today being made available to rent and buy on Vimeo …
Edmund Blair / Reuters:
Egypt minister says pardon still possible for Al Jazeera journalists  —  (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Associated Press and Newsweek
Adam Rose / Reuters:
China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts  —  (Reuters) - China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to “publishing political news without a permit”, Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said on Tuesday.  —  The government is pursuing a crackdown on unwanted material online.
Discussion: Xinhua News Agency
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
A.J. Daulerio's ‘Ratter’ has raised more than a million  —  Ratter, a network of city-specific news sites, raised between $1.1 million and $1.2 million in a fundraising round that ended Oct. 15, founder A.J. Daulerio told Capital.  —  The site has received funding from Gawker Media C.E.O. Nick Denton …
Discussion: AdAge and @ratterofficial
 
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Steve Rubenstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
Audrey Cooper named editor in chief of The Chronicle
Meg Wagner / NY Daily News:
UVA frat accused of gang rape in Rolling Stone article reinstated after police probe finds no proof of claims
Discussion: Mashable and Washington Post
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
CNN's deal with the FAA on drones limits their use to testing, not newsgathering
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
By refusing to compete with sites like Business Insider for ad dollars, Quartz hopes to build a profitable news business
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BuzzFeed hires Heidi Blake to head UK investigative journalism team
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