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3:50 PM ET, January 14, 2015

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed  —  Readers responded passionately, and in large numbers, to my post last week about The Times's decision not to publish the now-famous Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.  (In fact, I've never had more comments on a post or column.)
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Tony Todd / France 24:
Charlie Hebdo sells out as 5 million print run is announced  —  A defiant Charlie Hebdo went on sale Wednesday, in five languages and in more than 20 countries, splashing a cartoon purporting to be Mohammed on its front cover a week after jihadist gunmen stormed the satirical weekly's offices killing 12 people.
New York Times:
Qaeda Group in Yemen Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack  —  PARIS — Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen formally claimed responsibility on Wednesday for the deadly assault a week ago at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people, saying that the target was chosen …
Agence France-Presse:
French comedian Dieudonné arrested, accused of being an apologist for terrorism on Facebook  —  Dieudonné arrested over Facebook post on Paris gunman  —  French comedian accused of justifying terrorism after linking attacker to tribute slogan by writing ‘I feel like Charlie Coulibaly’
France 24:
Police raid Turkish daily publishing Charlie Hebdo  —  Police raided the printing press of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet on Jan. 14, as it prepared to distribute a four-page selection of Charlie Hebdo's post-attack issue in an act of solidarity with the French satirical weekly.
Discussion: Aljazeera, NBC News, CNN and Guardian
Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:   Turkish Court Bans Websites Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cover
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Whisper editor in chief Neetzan Zimmerman has left following October suspension  —  Neetzan Zimmerman out at Whisper  —  Neetzan Zimmerman, who served as editor in chief of the secret-sharing app Whisper, has left the company, he confirmed to Capital.  —  Zimmerman, “and other staff members …
Discussion: Gigaom, The Verge and @hadas_gold
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online  —  Synacor, which provides technology and services to TV, Internet and communications providers, has acquired NimbleTV, a startup that sold a service to cable and telco TV subscribers for accessing live channels and DVR recordings over the Internet.
Discussion: Re/code, @pkafka and NASDAQ.com
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Web TV Startup NimbleTV Stops Service, Promises to Relaunch
Discussion: @romenesko
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with Twitch  —  Dailymotion today announced the launch of Dailymotion Games, a new live-streaming platform for gamers that is taking dead aim at the explosive success of Amazon's Twitch service.  —  Like Twitch, Dailymotion …
Washington Post:
Case of detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian is moved to Iran's Revolutionary Court; charges remain undisclosed  —  Report: Iran court studies case of detained Washington Post bureau chief  —  Iranian judiciary authorities have referred the case of a detained Washington Post journalist …
Ian Black / Guardian:
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi faces public flogging again on Friday; Amnesty calls for UK government to condemn punishment  —  Saudi blogger faces next 50 lashes as Amnesty calls on UK government to act  —  Wife of Raif Badawi says he may not be able to withstand more punishment as second installment of 1,000-lash sentence nears
Janet Asteroff / Mediashift:
A Progress Report on Jeff Bezos Transforming the Washington Post  —  If you don't like change, don't work at the Washington Post.  —  But if you are a consumer of digital news, you can expect some interesting and perhaps delightful innovations.  And if you are in the news business …
Discussion: @rosental and @jayrosen_nyu, Thanks:@pbsmediashift
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Wavelength Lets You Share Hollywood Movies With Your Friends, for Free, on the Web — At Least for Now  —  Hollywood's home movie sales and rentals business is shrinking.  Spencer Wang says he has a solution: Make it easier for people to watch movies at home, without paying a penny.
Discussion: @pkafka
 
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
Location filming jumped 10% in L.A. last year
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Sony Ex-Employees Seek to Combine Class Action Lawsuits
Discussion: The Wrap and Deadline
Vladimir Kozlov / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN May Return to Russia (Report)
Discussion: TASS
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times to create monthly men's style section
Adam Rose / Reuters:
China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts