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5:40 PM ET, January 6, 2011

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Mark Memmott / NPR:
Review Of Juan Williams' Firing Done; NPR News Exec Resigns  —  NPR just released two statements — one on the completion of an independent review of the dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams and another on the resignation of Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss:
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The Man Who Spilled the Secrets  —  The collaboration between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Web's notorious information anarchist, and some of the world's most respected news organizations began at The Guardian, a nearly 200-year-old British paper.  What followed was a clash of civilizations …
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Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Julian Assange: I Own All of the WikiLeaks Documents
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Turner CEO says heavy Web exposure made company lose interest in reruns of ‘Modern Family’  —  “Modern Family” co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan has not been shy about voicing his concerns that the show's exposure on the Web would hurt its long-term value and ratings.
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Turner Chief Explains How TV Industry Will Neutralize Netflix
Discussion: GigaOM
Hollywood Reporter:
Courtney Love's Tweets Lead to Unique Defamation Showdown … The following article appears in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter available on newsstands Wednesday.  —  Courtney Love was very upset.  —  The firebrand rocker had been locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Cisco's Videoscape: Ready to Reinvent TV?  —  Cisco announced an ambitious strategy for making high-quality video — whether it be from online or traditional TV and cable providers — pervasive across a wide range of devices, from broadband-connected set-top boxes to tablets and other mobile devices at CES Wednesday.
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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Pay TV industry moves to adapt to Internet age
Discussion: Company Town
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck Hires Former Huffington Post Chief  —  Looking to further expand his growing media presence, Glenn Beck, the conservative talk-show host, has hired a one-time chief executive of the left-leaning Huffington Post to lead his new Web site, The Blaze.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Ex-Huffpo CEO Betsy Morgan on What Drew Her to Glenn Beck
Discussion: Mediaite, Poynter and The Blaze
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
Piers Morgan's First CNN Guest: Oprah Winfrey  —  The first guest on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” will be legendary daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey.  —  Morgan will announce the news at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
Phawker:
DEBUNKED: The Great Philadelphia Paywall Scare  —  As you may have seen by now, Philebrity is trumpeting an exclusive on news that Philly.com will be going behind a paywall some time soon, according to what they claim are reliable sources.  We have it on good authority …
Discussion: Poynter and philebrity.com
Meg James / Company Town:
Top Fox TV executive Tony Vinciquerra out in shake-up  —  Tony Vinciquerra, chief executive of Fox Networks Group, is leaving the company, prompting a major reorganization of Rupert Murdoch's television empire.  —  He departs after a long year that involved several brutal retransmission battles with cable operators.
Lauren Sherman / Fashionista:
Tumblr is Sending 20+ Bloggers to New York Fashion Week  —  Tumblr, the image-heavy platform beloved by top fashion bloggers like Tavi Gevinson and Jessica Quirk (What I Wore), is focusing more of its energy on the fashion industry.  —  In fact, it's sending more than 20 of its bloggers to New York Fashion Week.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News agency seeks to cash in on celeb Twitter pics  —  Showbiz news agency WENN is to start charging publishers for using pictures posted by celebrities on social media website Twitter.  —  WENN has signed a deal with social media firm Plixi, formerly called TweetPhoto …
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of tablets replacing newspapers  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  Ready to trade up?
Discussion: Poynter
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
CES: Yahoo Teams With Cable Nets, Broadcasters On Internet TV  —  Pilot Program to Run Through First Half of 2011  —  Las Vegas — Yahoo is working with cable and broadcast programmers and advertisers including ABC, CBS, HSN, Showtime Networks and Ford to provide enhanced interactive TV …
Discussion: Lost Remote, rbr.com and MediaPost
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Dallas Morning News publisher on paywall plans: “This is a big risk”  —  In talking about the Dallas Morning News' plans to begin charging for digital content next month, Jim Moroney is surprisingly candid about the decision and the economics of the industry.
Andrew Golis:
Six month anniversary.  —  Since everyone in the world is either publishing or intentionally leaking their end of the year internal memos, I figured I'd do the same.  To my own blog.  —  In fact, it's not just the end of one year and beginning of another.
/ Jennifer 8. Lee:
Primary Source Journalism and the Rise of “Little Brother”  —  Nieman Lab posted some insights I gave them from last year, and I recently did an interview on journalism around the world with the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC.  The stuff on primary source journalism and “Little Brother” …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC to premiere ‘The Cape’ on iPad app  —  Here's a first.  NBC is premiering the one-hour pilot episode of “The Cape” on an iPad app — and not NBC's app, but on DC Comics' free iPad app.  —  “What better partner than DC Comics, whose audience is devoted to the comic book genre from which 'The Cape …
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking: full list of the victims identified so far.  As a spreadsheet  —  The News of the World phone hacking scandal affected thousands, but so far only a few of them are known.  Nick Davies lists the victims identified so far  —  • Get the data
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Forbes to measure print advertising by online behavior
Dave Levinthal / OpenSecrets.org:
Major Influence Peddlers Fill Capitol Hill Newspapers With …
Discussion: Poynter
Economist:
The crucible of print  —  Britain's embattled newspapers …
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Fortune:
Las Vegas's copyright crapshoot could maim social media
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
Forget Real-Time, NY Startup Predicts Pageviews 15 Min Into the Future
Discussion: Visual Revenue and eMedia Vitals
Esther Bintliff / Financial Times:
Digital downloads fail to counter CD decline
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CES: Record your own TV talk shows on Avatar Kinect
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Felix Salmon / CJR:
Vanity Fair's Odd HuffPo Story
Robinsloan / Twitter Media:
The art of the hashtag
Discussion: Poynter and Nieman Journalism Lab
Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
Why Did John Roberts Join Fox News? Roger Ailes
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
10 lessons for the future from women in media