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11:40 AM ET, January 13, 2012

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Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal:
Update to my Previous Post on Truth Vigilantes  —  I have appended a note statement from Jill Abramson, the executive editor, responding to this post.  —  First, though, I must lament that “truth vigilante” generated way more heat than light.  A large majority of respondents weighed in with …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Keller: 'I wonder if Art hasn't confused matters a bit'
Discussion: Mediaite
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
So whaddaya think: should we put truthtelling back up there at number one?
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Journalists incredulous as Times public editor asks: ‘Should the Times be a Truth Vigilante?’
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Stephen Colbert to Explore (or Pretend to) Run for President  —  If anyone can make a mockery of the newest campaign finance innovation, the “super PAC,” it's Stephen Colbert.  —  Mr. Colbert, the Comedy Central television host, has made jokes at the expense of super PACs for months …
Ed Strapagiel / INMA:
Newsmedia executives cautious about 2012  —  2012 study finds North American newspapers pessimistic about ad revenues, looking to digital for growth.  —  Newspapers — and many other industries — expected at least some economic recovery in 2011.  This simply did not happen.
Discussion: freefromeditors
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future Publishing sells New York operation for $3m  —  Magazine publisher Future has sold its loss-making New York division to NewBay Media  —  Future Publishing has sold off its loss-making New York operation - home to magazines including Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado - in a deal worth $3m (£1.9m).
Russell Adams / Deal Journal:
Why It's Tough to Sell the Boston Globe … New York Times Co.'s recent sale of 16 local papers suggested it may be only a matter of time before the company consists of little more than the flagship newspaper.  But the next likely target for disposal, the Boston Globe, comes with some complicating factors.
Discussion: @romenesko
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Larry King, Carlos Slim Planning ‘Huge’ Online Venture (Exclusive)  —  Larry King is launching a “huge” online initiative backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, TheWrap has learned.  —  Two individuals close to King confirmed that the venture was underway, though details remain sketchy.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Chris Hughes, Facebook Co-Founder, Interested In Buying The New Republic  —  NEW YORK — Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is a candidate to buy the New Republic, according to sources familiar with the matter.  A deal has not yet been reached.  While Hughes has made his fortune in the tech world …
Discussion: Betabeat and Washington Post
Ben Popper / @benpopper:
Discussion: IndustryGamers and FishbowlNY
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Gives Politico Deep Access to Users' Political Sentiments  —  Counting Twitter mentions would have you believe that Ron Paul is the most popular Republican candidate in the ongoing U.S. primaries.  Umm, right.  —  But some social media analysis of politics is going beyond that.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Newsweek Reviving Its 1960s Design for ‘Mad Men’ Issue, Down to the Ads  —  Effort Marks Season-Five Premiere of AMC Show  —  Newsweek is planning an issue marking the return of “Mad Men” this March by adopting the magazine's 1960s design throughout — all the way, it hopes, to the ads.
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune: Bankruptcy exit ‘possible’ by October  —  (Crain's) — Tribune Co. is aiming to exit bankruptcy protection by the third quarter, following a court hearing Wednesday that reaffirmed a May hearing date on the company's revamped reorganization plan.  —  “While it is tough to predict …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jodi Kantor gets a grilling from Upper West Side Barnes & Noble Patrons about her book, ‘The Obamas’  —  It's been a busy, rough week for Jodi Kantor, the New York Times reporter whose new book about the first family, The Obamas, entered the world on Tuesday to mixed reviews and controversy …
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Erik Wemple:
How did the Tennessean scoop the White House press corps on the Johnny Depp Halloween party?
 
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