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11:35 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:
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Jim Rainey / The Big Picture:
Ellen Weiss' first comments on her NPR resignation  —  Ellen Weiss called her decision to step down Thursday as the top news executive at National Public Radio “extremely hard” but declined to criticize NPR or back away from her decision to fire Juan Williams, the action that led to her downfall.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Breaking: Bill O'Reilly To Sit Down With Barack Obama In Pre-Super Bowl Interview  —  Sources tell Mediaite that Bill O'Reilly has landed an exclusive pre-game interview with President Barack Obama scheduled to air on the Fox Broadcasting Channel before the Super Bowl.
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.
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.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Pay TV industry moves to adapt to Internet age  —  Cisco and Comcast unveil new technology meant to keep subscribers in the fold.  —  Reporting from Las Vegas — The pay television industry, under growing threat from the Internet, disclosed plans to prevent technology companies from luring away its customers.
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
First look at Ridley Scott's YouTube movie  —  Remember the video Ridley Scott was producing for YouTube?  Today we get a first look at the results.  —  Last summer, YouTube announced that legendary Hollywood figure Ridley Scott would be producing ‘Life In A Day’, a movie consisting entirely …
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
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
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.
Anna North / Jezebel:
Cosmo's Fake Cover Hides Orgasms From Advertisers  —  The cover of January Cosmo is as sexed-up as ever — on newsstands at least.  But we got a copy of the version the mag sends to advertisers, and it's significantly more chaste.  What's going on here?  —  Note the miraculous disappearance of …
Discussion: Styleite
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-CIA officer charged with leaking information to NYT's Risen  —  The Justice Department doesn't say specifically what was leaked by Jeffrey Sterling, but the AP's Adam Goldman says it's clear that case against him centers on leaks to New York Times reporter James Risen for his book …
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Many Huffington Post Readers Hate Site's New Facebook-Powered Recommendation Engine  —  The giant online publisher and aggregator Huffington Post began experimenting with a new content recommendation engine today, powered by Facebook and built by AdaptiveSemantics, the startup the company acquired last June.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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 and eMedia Vitals
/ 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” …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Turner Chief Explains How TV Industry Will Neutralize Netflix  —  If there was ever any doubt that the animus towards Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) runs deeper throughout Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) than chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, get a load of what one of his top lieutenants had to say at the Citigroup …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
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Esther Bintliff / Financial Times:
Digital downloads fail to counter CD decline
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC to premiere ‘The Cape’ on iPad app
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