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8:20 PM ET, January 14, 2015

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 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.)
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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.
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
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
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Only Top U.S. Newspaper Not To Publish Charlie Hebdo Cover
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 …
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
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
BBC accessed or monitored 148 staff email accounts in 2013 and 2014  —  BBC accused of treating staff like ‘the enemy’ as new figures show increase in email monitoring to investigate leaks  —  The BBC has been accused of treating its employees like “the enemy” after it emerged …
Discussion: Guardian and @moorehn
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.
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Justice Department removes ambiguous language regarding leak investigations, requires more consultation before journalists can be subpoenaed  —  NEW GUIDELINES ISSUED FOR US NEWS MEDIA LEAK INVESTIGATIONS … WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday announced revised guidelines …
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 …
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 …
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, NASDAQ.com and @pkafka
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Web TV Startup NimbleTV Stops Service, Promises to Relaunch
Discussion: @romenesko
 
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