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1:40 PM ET, February 5, 2015

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Travis J. Tritten / Stars & Stripes:
NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false story about being shot down by enemy fire in Iraq after soldiers protest  —  NBC's Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest  —  WASHINGTON — NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit …
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
The various versions of the RPG hit helicopter story as told by Brian Williams over 12 years  —  Veterans force NBC's Brian Williams to apologize  —  NBC News anchor Brian Williams said on NBC Nightly News Wednesday he made a mistake when he said on the air last week that he had been in a …
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
In wake of hack, Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal to step down  —  Amy Pascal to Step Down From Top Sony Post  —  Amid the fallout of the ever-widening Sony hacking crisis, Amy Pascal will step down from her post as co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
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Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Amy Pascal Launching Sony-Based Production Venture After Exit  —  Sony Pictures has confirmed our scoop today that longtime studio chief Amy Pascal is exiting her post.  The plan is for Pascal, who has been at Sony since 1988, to launch a major new production venture this year based on the Culver City lot.
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment  —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
FCC's vague general conduct rule against harming consumers could be a loophole  —  The FCC's net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole  —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock  —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
ISPs, wireless carriers, and Washington insiders react to FCC's net neutrality proposal
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:   Comcast, Cable Stocks Rise as FCC Won't Try to Control Rates
Ben Popper / The Verge:   How Netflix helped change the FCC's definition of net neutrality
John Herrman / The Awl:
Media companies are turning to apps and services instead of the traditional web for distribution  —  The Next Internet Is TV  —  I was talking to someone who works at one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and News RSS
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter Reaches Deal to Show Tweets in Google Search Results  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.  —  In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible …
Michael Wolff / GQ:
A look at the candidates for Guardian top editor: Janine Gibson, Katharine Viner, Emily Bell, and Ian Katz  —  The poisoned chalice: who will succeed Alan Rusbridger?  —  Having transformed his paper from Fleet Street also-ran to international white knight (and money pit), Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is stepping down.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service  —  Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business.  Now it may be ready to try again.  —  Industry executives say Apple is in talks with TV programmers about deals …
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Journalism.org:
Majority of investigative journalists believe the US has collected their phone, email, or online data  —  Investigative Journalists and Digital Security  —  Perceptions of Vulnerability and Changes in Behavior  —  About two-thirds of investigative journalists surveyed (64%) …
Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat:
Wearable World incubator acquires tech blog ReadWrite  —  VentureBeat has learned that Say Media has sold the technology blog ReadWrite to Silicon Valley-based incubator Wearable World for an undisclosed amount.  —  We reached out to Wearable World CEO Redg Snodgrass, and he confirmed that our sources were correct.
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed's plans to join Snapchat's Discover news feature fell apart over creative differences  —  Why The BuzzFeed-Snapchat Discover Deal Fell Through  —  When Snapchat last month debuted its Discover feature — a new section within the app that shows articles and videos from a range of media companies …
Discussion: @lizrhoffman, @perlberg and @mikeisaac
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:   A look at how CNN, Cosmo, National Geographic, People, Daily Mail, and ESPN are using Snapchat, and who's advertising there
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
GoPro gets closer to becoming a media company with its new Roku channel  —  GoPro continued its march toward its goal of becoming a media company on Feb. 5, with the announcement of its new channel on the streaming media player Roku, which will launch in the spring.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Shout Factory TV launches free, ad-supported streaming of classic and cult TV shows  —  SHOUT FACTORY'S NEW STREAMING SERVICE CELEBRATES THE STUFF THE BIG GUYS DON'T CARE ABOUT  —  2015 seems like a rather late date to be launching a new streaming service for TV shows and movies.
Carter Maness / The Awl:
Despite assumption that everything stays online forever a music freelancer finds 2,000 posts have vanished  —  All My Blogs Are Dead  —  A couple of months ago, I pitched a feature on the music industry that I was totally qualified to write.  But the editor questioned my experience …
Discussion: Guardian
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:   Publishers using WordPress and Drupal can try out a beta version of Amber, a plugin from Harvard's Berkman Center that archives links to prevent linkrot
 
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BBC:
UK police will need a judge's permission to access journalists' phone and email records
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: Variety