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5:25 PM ET, February 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Pilot who backed Brian Williams' story backtracks, questions his own memories  —  Pilot in Brian Williams scandal: ‘I am questioning my memories’  —  The pilot I interviewed on Thursday about Brian Williams is no longer standing by his story.  —  That pilot, Rich Krell …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC News President Deborah Turness confirms probe into Brian Williams' story, working on “next steps”  —  NBC News breaks silence on Brian Williams  —  NBC News has finally broken its silence on the Brian Williams ‘Choppergate’ controversy.  —  In a memo to staff …
John Simerman / The New Orleans Advocate:
NBC News anchor Brian Williams' comments about dead bodies, Hurricane Katrina starting to gain attention, draw scrutiny  —  FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.
Corky Siemaszko / NY Daily News:
NBC to investigate Brian Williams about Iraq lie: sources  —  The ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor is the subject of an investigation by NBC, which sources said will be headed by Richard Esposito, a former Daily News editor.  Williams' reporting on Hurricane Katrina is now being questioned, too.
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Stars and Stripes, the Pentagon-backed newspaper that broke the Brian Williams story  —  Inside the newspaper that broke the Brian Williams news  —  Stars and Stripes, the relatively unknown newspaper subsidized by the Pentagon, gets a big scoop
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo and Netflix are reportedly in early stage of developing “Legend of Zelda” live-action series  —  Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series  —  “The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
NowThis scraps its website, goes all-in on social  —  NowThis, which was founded to try and reinvent the way video news is delivered, took another step in that direction Friday by scrapping its website of video content and establishing it as solely a repository of links to its presence on outside social media platforms.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study finds music labels take 73.1% of profits from streaming services; artists get 10.9%  —  Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists  —  A small group of very vocal musicians has decided that the new target of their anger …
Discussion: PCMag UK and Digital Trends
Shona Ghosh / Marketing Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch's grandson launches Clippet, a short-form audio news service for millennials  —  How Rupert Murdoch's grandson wants to sell news back to millennials  —  Anyone interested in the future of news tends to keep an eye on what the millennial generation - loosely defined as those born after 1980 - are up to.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten publishes final report and suggestions  —  Google Faces Fight In Europe On Search Delisting  —  Google's digital policy pantomime on the theme of Europe's so-called ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling has delivered its final conclusions …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Hollywood Reporter drafted its story about Amy Pascal's departure in December  —  On Thursday, Amy Pascal announced she was stepping down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, ending one chapter of the ongoing saga sparked by the hacking of the company in November.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EFF Launches Awards Program For Most Outrageous Failures In FOIA Responses  —  We've written many stories about ridiculous responses to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests (as well as similar state and local law requests) over the years.  I've personally filed a few FOIA requests …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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