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1:20 PM ET, February 11, 2015


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC: Brian Williams suspended for 6 months without pay  —  NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay, the network announce Tuesday night.  —  The full memo from NBC News President Deborah Turness:
Andrew Tyndall / Tyndall Report:
Unlike on cable, network news anchors are dispensable and separable from their shows  —  Brian Williams is not the Indispensable Man  —  For those of you who do not watch NBC Nightly News as closely as I do (by which I mean almost the entire population) let me assure you that the suspension …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Jon Stewart Helped TV Learn to Love the Internet (Because It Didn't Have Any Choice)  —  Last night lots of people tuned into “The Daily Show” to see Jon Stewart announce that he's leaving “The Daily Show.”  —  But that's not the way “The Daily Show” normally works.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Jon Stewart to sign off ‘Daily Show’  —  It is the end of a fake-news era.  —  Jon Stewart, whose wit defined “The Daily Show” for more than 15 years, will sign off the iconic Comedy Central program later this year, the cable channel said on Tuesday.  —  Stewart is expected to speak …
Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
A year old story about the Central African Republic has received 80% of its traffic in 2015  —  Why a year-old Washington Post article about violence in the Central African Republic went viral  —  Modern journalism thrives on analytic tools that tell us how often and widely our articles are being read.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Report: Online media are more a part of the problem of misinformation ‘than they are the solution’  —  On Tuesday evening, Craig Silverman will present his report for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where he is a fellow.  In the more than 100-page paper entitled …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time now lets marketers buy print ads with the same automated tools used for digital ads, working with ad tech firm MediaMath  —  Well, This Is Different — Time Inc. Now Selling Print Ads Programmatically  —  Target Is the First Customer  —  Machines are now selling some print ads at Time Inc.
Chris Barr / Knight Foundation:
Knight Prototype Fund supports 10 new data & storytelling projects  —  Each quarter, the Knight Prototype Fund supports small teams of media makers, technologists, designers and civic hackers to test new approaches to informing communities.  In the last two years we have funded 130 projects through …
Lori Baitarian / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary  —  The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The Times and Transgender Issues (Part One of Two): On Pronouns  —  In August 2013, soon after Chelsea Manning announced that she identified as a woman and no longer wanted to be known as Bradley Manning, The Times made a quick - and I thought appropriate - adjustment.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BitTorrent partners with Rapid Eye Studios for shows exclusive to BitTorrent Bundle for 30 to 60 days  —  BitTorrent partners with Rapid Eye Studios to produce exclusive TV shows known as BitTorrent Originals  —  BitTorrent today announced an exclusive partnership with Rapid Eye Studios to launch BitTorrent Originals.
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