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1:55 PM ET, February 3, 2015

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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Has 910,000 Digital Subscribers  —  The New York Times' investment in digital is finally paying off.  The company's ad revenue for 2014 was flat compared to 2013; thanks in large part to sponsored content, growth in digital ads, and an ever-increasing digital subscriber base.
Discussion: Poynter and AdExchanger
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Gilbert Cruz named television editor at The New York Times  —  The New York Times Company  —  Gilbert Cruz, formerly the editorial director at Vulture.com, has been named television editor at The New York Times.  —  Cruz, who was a senior editor and staff writer at Time magazine before joining Vulture …
Paul McNally / news:rewired:
Guardian digital chief Aron Pilhofer claims turning off comments is a ‘monumental mistake’, says BuzzFeed, others are ‘eating our lunch’  —  Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’  —  The Guardian's executive editor for digital has described …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With an Eye on Wall Street, Twitter Starts Selling Twitter Ads Outside of Twitter  —  Twitter is rolling out plans for a new revenue stream: Twitter ads that don't appear on Twitter.  —  Starting today, the company will start running its core “Promoted Tweet” ad unit on other people's apps and sites.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Financial Times agrees to pay all interns minimum wage for the first time  —  The Financial Times is to begin paying all its jouralism interns the minimum wage after a deal brokered by the National Union of Journalists.  —  The title currently offers a range of journalism internship opportunities …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books  —  If you've been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Wikileaks may have known since 2012 about attempts to get Gmail data  —  Google, gag orders and WikiLeaks: who's lying?  —  Credit: Flickr / Carolina Georgatou  —  Credit: Flickr / Carolina Georgatou  —  The political fallout of WikiLeaks has passed, but the fury of law enforcement has not.
Discussion: @safrikaan
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
UK magazine Press Gazette barred by London police from asking questions about use of RIPA against reporters under the FOI Act  —  ‘Vexatious’, ‘annoying’ and ‘disruptive’ Press Gazette barred by Met from asking more RIPA questions  —  The Metropolitan Police has barred Press Gazette …
BBC:
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy gives up Egypt citizenship  —  Mohamed Fahmy, one of two al-Jazeera journalists still held in Egypt, has renounced his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release, his family say.  —  Mr Fahmy's brother said the journalist, who is also Canadian, was told to give up his nationality or his freedom.
Discussion: @sultanalqassemi and @arablit
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Vogue Wins Magazine of the Year at National Magazine Awards  —  See the Full List of Titles That Walked Away With Ellies  —  How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims  —  Vogue was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards ceremony on Monday night …
Maïa de la Baume / New York Times:
Charlie Hebdo announces new issue coming out on February 25th  —  Charlie Hebdo Sets Date for Next Issue  —  PARIS — The next issue of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper that was the target of an attack in Paris last month that left 12 people dead, will be released at the end of the month, a staff member said Monday evening.
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
FCC denies GOP request for early release of web rules  —  The Federal Communications Commission will not publicly release Internet regulations before they are voted on later this month.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday formally denied a request …
Discussion: Vox
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Facebook, Twitter report records for Super Bowl posts  —  Both social networks say Sunday's football spectacle was the most discussed/tweeted Super Bowl in their histories.  —  Super Bowl 49, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots, was a nail-biter on the field …
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Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched US TV show ever with 114.4M viewers
 
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