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11:00 PM ET, January 14, 2015


 Top News: 
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.)
Dylan Byers / Politico:
If media avoids offending one religious group, it should avoid offending all religious groups  —  Does free media have an obligation to Islam?  —  In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, both America's paper of record (The New York Times) and its network of record (CNN) …
Discussion: New York Times and @cerenomri
David Carr / New York Times:
Flocking to Buy Charlie Hebdo, Citizens Signal Their Support of Free Speech  —  For people who are supporters of not just free speech but newspapers, too, the images of Parisians queued up at dawn Wednesday to get their hands on a printed artifact was heartening.
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.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Only Top U.S. Newspaper Not To Publish Charlie Hebdo Cover
New York Times:
Qaeda Group in Yemen Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack
Agence France-Presse:
French comedian Dieudonné arrested, accused of being an apologist for terrorism on Facebook
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 …
Angela Köckritz / Die Zeit:
A China correspondent describes her assistant's detention and how diplomatic efforts to secure her release have failed  —  They Have Miao  —  How my assistant got into trouble with Beijing's security apparatus and I got to know the Chinese authorities Zur deutschen Version Chinese Version Beijing Journal …
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama criticizes state laws that limit broadband competition, putting him at odds with major cable companies; industry group pushes back  —  Obama criticizes state laws that hurt broadband competition  —  6 photos  —  CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Wading into a states' rights dispute over Internet access …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
GoPro partners with Vislink to create wireless transmitter for live, broadcast-grade HD video; will be used for ESPN's Winter X Games  —  GoPro to Launch Wireless HD Transmitter for Live TV Broadcasts  —  GoPro wants to make it easier for TV networks to weave video from its mountable cameras into live sports and events programming.
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
How to fix TV news: add voices, stop filling airtime with idle chatter, use digital alerts and explainers, add depth  —  Reinventing TV News  —  I don't want to dwell on this but I have to say that TV news—especially local TV news—sucks.  It favors heat over light.  It repeats much, saying little.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks plans to launch video-on-demand service CuriosityStream in March, for $2.99 to $9.99/month  —  Discovery Channel Founder Jumps Into Video Stream  —  John Hendricks Says Netflix's Success Means ‘the Timing Is Right’
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace says it reached 50.6M unique users in US in November, 575% over same month in 2013, and generated over 300M video views  —  MySpace Still Reaches 50 Million People Each Month  —  Did you know that 50 million people still visit MySpace each month?  —  Would you be surprised …
Discussion: TIME and VentureBeat
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Carlos Slim More Than Doubles His Stake in Times Company  —  Carlos Slim Helú, the Mexican billionaire, has more than doubled his stake in The New York Times Company, to nearly 17 percent, the company said on Wednesday.  —  Mr. Slim exercised warrants to acquire nearly 16 million shares …
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
BBC accessed or monitored 148 staff email accounts in 2013 and 2014
Discussion: Guardian and @moorehn
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online
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Washington Post:
Case of detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian is moved to Iran's Revolutionary Court; charges remain undisclosed
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Sony Ex-Employees Seek to Combine Class Action Lawsuits
Discussion: The Wrap and Deadline