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9:00 AM ET, January 18, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Under Pay Model, Little Effect Seen on Papers' Web Traffic  —  While newspapers around the world are anxiously asking themselves what would happen if they started charging readers to view articles online, a few answers have started to emerge.  —  Steven Brill's Journalism Online experiment …
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW ‘rogue reporter’ line unravels  —  Glenn Mulcaire tells high court that News of the World's head of news asked him to hack voicemail messages  —  News Corporation's defence that phone hacking at the News of the World was the work of a single “rogue reporter” was on the verge of collapse tonight …
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Nielsen view of new TV just doesn't rate  —  While more viewers are getting up from the TV set and watching shows on the go, ratings giant Nielsen is stuck on the couch.  —  Video viewing on Apple's iPad and other mobile devices is exploding.  Just last week, Google's YouTube …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cheezburger Network Gets $30M for More LOLcats and Failpics  —  Cheezburger — the blog network that brought you I Can Has Cheezburger, the Fail blog, Engrish Funny and many other similar humor-oriented sites — today announced that it has closed a $30-million round of funding from a group …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CNN's Piers Morgan puts Twitter to work for TV debut  —  With a taped interview with Oprah as the premiere episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN on Monday night, the show's host and staff gathered in the Presidential Suite of Mandarin Hotel in New York to watch the show's debut.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Goldman Blames Media Attention For Killing Off Its U.S. Facebook Offering  —  Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times are reporting this morning that Goldman Sachs has decided to limit its much ballyhooed private offering of up to $1.5 billion in Facebook shares to international investors only.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Roku Lands Its First Cable Channel  —  Roku is expected to announce Tuesday an unlikely addition to its programming lineup: WealthTV.  This will mark the first time a cable channel has joined the streaming device, which begs an obvious question: How is this even possible?
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
What would a Twitter correction function look like?  —  I dedicated my most recent Columbia Journalism Review column to the current debate about whether or not a news organization or journalist should delete an incorrect tweet.  I also outlined how a Twitter correction function might work:
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Perfect Market, news ad firm, lands $9 million in funding round led by Comcast  —  Perfect Market Inc, a start-up that seeks to help news organizations make more money through online advertising, has won $9 million in new funding in a round led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the cable giant's venture arm.
Shelly Banjo / Wall Street Journal:
Take Two for a Brooklyn Film and TV Studio  —  One of New York's largest film and TV production studios is about to expand, thanks in part to city and state support for the industry.  —  Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, where such productions as the “Spider-Man” and “Sex and the City” …
Miles Socha / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Nina Ricci Unveils Advertising... Michael Crotty Joins Nordstrom...  NIGHT FEVER: Peter Copping, artistic director at Nina Ricci, has unveiled his first advertising since joining the French house in 2009 — distilling his vision via model Malgosia Bela plopped poolside on a velvet banquette in a frothy dress.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
H.P. Updates TV's Old Product Demos  —  A mainstay of early television — live commercials demonstrating products like Polaroid cameras and Timex watches — is making a comeback, updated for a new century by migrating to new media.  —  Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with the YouTube …
Discussion: Mashable!
Clint Hendler / CJR:
Shielding Reality  —  Take the time on this holiday to read SF Weekly's fascinating and troubling look from last week at Bait Car, a reality show on TruTv.  —  The show's producers, collaborating with the San Francisco Police Department, sprinkled cars around the city, keys in them, engines left running.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content  —  Macy's, Verizon, Pepsi, Land Rover and Virgin Sponsor News Corp./Apple Project  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily …
Discussion: MediaMemo, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and SAI
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Leave Steve Alone!  —  With the Apple founder taking a new medical leave, his alter ego, Dan Lyons, says he's retiring “Fake Steve Jobs” and urges the world to similarly honor the visionary's privacy wish.  —  I've spent the past few years impersonating Steve Jobs online …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
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