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2:45 PM ET, January 12, 2011

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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Twitter's Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard  —  ANALYSIS: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with its own version of it  —  Twitter beta-tested a spine.
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Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Social Media and Subpoenas: A Broken System That Puts Journalistic Sources at Risk  —  The Department of Justice issued Twitter a subpoena for access to the accounts of Julian Assange and several others in relation to its investigation of the whistle-blower organization, which released roughly 2,000 classified cables.
Discussion: Gawker and Poynter
Paul Colford / ap.org:
AP and Shepard Fairey announce agreement in Obama poster case  —  The Associated Press, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Fairey's companies Obey Giant Art, Inc., Obey Giant LLC, and Studio Number One, Inc., have agreed in principle to settle their pending copyright infringement lawsuit over rights in the Obama Hope poster and related merchandise.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?  —  Howard Kurtz has quite a correction today!  It seems that Howie mistakenly believed he was interviewing a Congressman directly, when in fact he was speaking to the Congressman's spokesperson.  Weirder: Kurtz waited more than a month to correct the story.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and FishbowlDC
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Correction on My Darrell Issa Story  —  I'd like to set the record straight on one of my stories.  —  In late November, I asked Rep. Darrell Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, for an interview with the congressman.  He said he would see what he could do.  —  That afternoon my phone rang …
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO  —  Demand Media is set to go public, according to an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with shares priced from $14 to $16 each.  —  The online publisher could sell up to 8.625 million shares and, if it prices at the top of the range …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
The Price of Unwanted Ad Clicks  —  Some advertisers on Google Inc.'s search engine say a little-known feature of the company's AdWords ad system is causing them to overpay.  —  The advertisers, including high-end medical professionals, said their ads for services such as cosmetic dentistry …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
6 ways journalists can use Quora as a tool for reporting, sharing ideas  —  Quora, the fast-growing question and answer site, has become increasingly popular among journalists.  —  In a phone interview, Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo attributed the site's recent growth to an increase …
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Piers Morgan Taking Over for Larry King, but His Ads Cost the Same  —  CNN Has High Hopes for Show; Buyers Take Wait-and-See Approach  —  One thing new CNN host Piers Morgan (left) has in common with his predecessor Larry King: ad prices.  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — By taping interviews …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:   How CNN's Piers Morgan Cut Bill O'Reilly Down to Size
New York Post:
Meow!  Fashion news catfight planned on Web  —  It's a return to battle for two veterans of the catty and combative fashion news wars.  —  Former Fairchild boss Michael Coady and ex-InStyle editor Charla Lawhon are joining forces — with a chance to twist the tails of their respective former employers …
Discussion: Gawker and FishbowlNY
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Yahoo Sports Adds an Online Magazine  —  Yahoo Sports has built an audience of more than 50 million visitors on news, commentary and fantasy games.  Now it is shifting gears with a product extension: an online magazine.  —  Starting Tuesday night, Yahoo's sports division and SportsFanLive.com …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast Said to Face Online-Video, Web Conditions to Seal Purchase of NBC  —  Comcast Corp. may have to provide television programs to online competitors and wouldn't be allowed to interfere with subscribers' Web traffic to satisfy regulators vetting its planned purchase of NBC Universal, people familiar with the deal said.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Comcast's Gilford Jumps To ABC As SVP, Digital Media  —  Digital entertainment vet Karin Gilford is switching from Comcast Interactive Media (NSDQ: CMCSA) to Disney/ABC (NYSE: DIS) Television Group.  As SVP-digital media for ABC, Gilford will be responsible for the network's initiatives across platforms …
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Bond, Ad Agency Stalwart, Will Lead Social Media Agency  —  In another sign of the growing role that social media is playing on Madison Avenue, Jonathan Bond, long a leading executive in the realm of traditional agencies, is becoming the head of an agency specializing in social media.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Hold The Phone - Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions  —  Did I say online advertising company Adknowledge raised $45 million in venture capital?  I did, and they did, but Adknowledge actually secured more than four times as much in total consideration, in a combination of debt and equity financing.
Discussion: Market Wire and paidContent
Amy Wicks / WWD:
The King of Hearst  —  NEW YORK — It was a few minutes before 10 p.m. on Monday night and Hearst Magazines top executive David Carey had something to say about his company, a comment his rivals would try to deny but probably fear is true.  —  “The current environment favors the Hearst way of doing things,” he said.
Discussion: New York Observer
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Paper.li Raises $2.1 Million For Social News Curation, Hits 2 Million Users  —  Exclusive - SmallRivers, the Switzerland-based company behind Paper.li, a service that taps social streams from users and turns them into personalized online newspapers, has just raised $2.1 million in funding …
 
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Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin Accuses Press of ‘Blood Libel’
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Trinity Mirror's Regional Online Head Now At Video Network
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Salman Siddiqui / The Express Tribune BlogThe …:
When money is involved in journalism
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
The Challenge Of Sequelizing Ghostbusters
Dan Steinberg / D.C. Sports Bog:
Snyder and Leonsis on the media
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
ESPN3 breaks new ground with live BCS stream
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR accuses Republican lawmaker of trying to control public radio stations
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Thanks:gnagesh
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Real Blogs Don't Buy Ads On Google
Discussion: SAI
Judy Shapiro / AdAge:
Why Agencies Should Stop Pretending They're in the Technology Business
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters taps Midwest bureau chief to head new domestic news service
Charles M. Madigan / CJR:
Welcome to Tribune Company
Discussion: L.A. NOW and LA Observed
Louis C. Hochman / Chatham Patch:
Daily Record, 2 Other Gannett Papers Slashing Newsroom Staffs in Half
Discussion: Jefferson Patch and Poynter