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5:40 AM ET, January 7, 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.
Paul Ford / Ftrain.com:
The Web Is a Customer Service Medium  —  I look forward to your feedback.  —  I sometimes chat with people in the book- and magazine-publishing industries.  They complain to me about the web.  They worry about what is being lost.  They can sound like this bookseller in Buffalo, New York:
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.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Tumblr's Bold Strategy: User Generated Content, After A Fashion  —  Depending on how you look at it, it's either a classic example of fiddling while Rome burns, or a masterstoke in brand positioning.  In fact, come to think of it, maybe Tumblr's decision to hire a “fashion director” …
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Lauren Sherman / Fashionista:
Tumblr is Sending 20+ Bloggers to New York Fashion Week
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.
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.
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 …
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.
James Poniewozik / Tuned In:
The Case Against Chasing Scoops  —  William M. Daley is reportedly going to become the next White House chief of staff.  I know that because I just read the report in the New York Times, and have seen “BREAKING” announcements from various outlets on Twitter, and have seen numerous reports to that effect for the last few days.
Don Tapscott / The Huffington Post:
Macrowikinomics: Journalism in the Age of Collaboration  —  This article is the sixth installment in series written by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, authors of the newly released book Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World.  Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike calls it “A masterpiece.
/ 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” …
Brian Stelter / Gadgetwise:
In Its First Deal With a Network, Boxee to Sell CBS Content  —  LAS VEGAS — In a step forward for television episode sales, Boxee said Thursday that CBS would allow it to begin selling episodes through its software platform later in the year.  —  The arrangement, announced …
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 …
Dave Levinthal / OpenSecrets.org:
Major Influence Peddlers Fill Capitol Hill Newspapers With Advertisements on Congress' Inauguration Day  —  Nothing says lobbying like splashing your company's name in bright colors across the pages of Capitol Hill's three must-read specialty publications on the first day of a new congressional session.
Discussion: Poynter
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
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
The Atlantic Posts Profit for First Time In Years  —  Claims double digit increases in digital, events and print.  —  The Atlantic says it turned its first profit in decades in the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by double-digit revenue increases year-over-year in digital (up 70 percent) …
Discussion: New York Observer and The Wrap
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.
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.
Discussion: Company Town
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Anna North / Jezebel:
Cosmo's Fake Cover Hides Orgasms From Advertisers
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Economist:
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btobonline.com:
Forbes to measure print advertising by online behavior
Economist:
The crucible of print  —  Britain's embattled newspapers …
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Phawker:
DEBUNKED: The Great Philadelphia Paywall Scare
Discussion: Poynter and philebrity.com
Fortune:
Las Vegas's copyright crapshoot could maim social media
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
CES: Yahoo Teams With Cable Nets, Broadcasters On Internet TV
Discussion: Lost Remote, rbr.com and MediaPost
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Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
Forget Real-Time, NY Startup Predicts Pageviews 15 Min Into the Future
Discussion: Visual Revenue and eMedia Vitals
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of tablets replacing newspapers
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking: full list of the victims identified so far.  As a spreadsheet
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News agency seeks to cash in on celeb Twitter pics
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Esther Bintliff / Financial Times:
Digital downloads fail to counter CD decline
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC to premiere ‘The Cape’ on iPad app
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Turner Chief Explains How TV Industry Will Neutralize Netflix
Discussion: VentureBeat, Company Town and GigaOM