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3:35 AM ET, January 25, 2015

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Quinn Norton / Medium:
Barrett Brown's sentence shows the increasing dangers of security journalism, and why reporters should step back until laws are fixed  —  We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism  —  I'll Go First  —  I started studying the computer underground back when I worked in tech, as an early web developer, in the mid 1990s.
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Tom Risen / US News:
Barrett Brown's Prison Time Raises Cybersecurity, Journalism Concerns  —  The sentencing of an online writer and activist raises new questions about the nature of journalism in a digital age.  —  Members of Anonymous take part in the Million Mask March in front of the White House on Nov. 5 …
Kim Severson / New York Times:
Modern Farmer's future in doubt as editorial staff leaves; PR firm says magazine will be published again in summer with new staff  —  As Last Paid Editors Depart, Modern Farmer's Future in Doubt  —  Modern Farmer, the 100,000-circulation quarterly and website that tried …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Why the NYT gave more attention to the murders at Charlie Hebdo than Boko Haram's massacre in Baga, Nigeria  —  When Calculus of Loss Doesn't Add Up  —  IF you start from the premise that every human life is of equal importance, then the judgments of news organizations will often be confounding.
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Music artists who refuse YouTube's aggressive Music Key terms lose all YouTube monetization options  —  Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key  —  Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music  —  The lawsuits have the potential of wiping out much older music from the Internet.  —  All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How Vox is rethinking presidential election coverage  —  When Vox launched in April, it was led by an article from co-founder Ezra Klein that seemed to lay out his ambitions for the new site.  —  Titled “How politics makes us stupid,” it explained that debates are often intractable …
Discussion: @poynter and @jayrosen_nyu
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers  —  The remaining six staff photographers at Sports Illustrated magazine were all laid off yesterday.  —  Staff photographers Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough, and Al Tielemans were informed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Stream Golden Globe Winner “Transparent” For Free On Saturday, While Offering Discounted Prime Membership  —  Fresh off the heels of its first Golden Globes win, Amazon is taking advantage of the increased exposure its Netflix-like video streaming service, Prime Instant Video …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Redstone's Pay Cut by Two-Thirds at Viacom as Dauman Gets Raise  —  Viacom Inc. lowered the total compensation of Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone, its controlling shareholder, by almost two thirds to $13.2 million.  —  Philippe Dauman, chief executive officer, got a raise to $44.3 million …
Discussion: The Wrap and Hollywood Reporter
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Imprisoned Russian journalist sentenced to new three-year jail term  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction and three-year sentence handed to critical reporter Sergei Reznik in Russia today and calls on authorities to overturn the verdict on appeal.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Bob Dylan Gives Away 50,000 Copies of His New Album to AARP The Magazine Readers  —  Kind of Like U2's iTunes Strategy  —  Bob Dylan is borrowing a page from U2's playbook to help promote his new album “Shadows in the Night” — although Mr. Dylan's approach is far more analogue than U2's …
 
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
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Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
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Alex Hern / Guardian:
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USA Today:
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