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2:20 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 …
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.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC stays silent, but privately stands behind news anchor Brian Williams  —  NBC News went into damage-control mode a day after the public symbol of the network, anchor Brian Williams, faced a torrent of derision and criticism for telling a story about his wartime reporting that has proved to be untrue.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
In wake of hack, Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal to step down
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 …
NetNewsCheck Latest:
SEC Signs Off On Scripps-Journal Merger  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the registration statement related to the spinoff and merger transactions between the two companies, Scripps announced on Friday.  The deal will see a new publicly traded company called …
Discussion: PR Newswire
New York Times:
Recent Sony hack sparks industry discussion about changes to MPAA, including refurbishing/selling DC HQ, expanding membership to digital and TV  —  After Sony Hacking, the M.P.A.A. Considers Major Changes  —  LOS ANGELES — Fissures revealed by the hacking at Sony Pictures Entertainment …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Nielsen Pitching New ‘Tweets Per Impression’ Metric to Entertainment Marketers  —  SAN DIEGO-Nielsen has begun engaging movie studios and TV networks on a new metric-tweets per impression-that gauges the social impact of entertainment marketing efforts.  —  Erika Faust, VP of client services …
Discussion: AdExchanger
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James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
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