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12:20 AM ET, January 16, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pirates!  Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google, and Silicon Valley  —  On Friday, Rupert Murdoch and his top executives gathered for a day-long private confab in Las Vegas to think big thoughts about digital stuff.  I'm guessing there wasn't a session entitled “How Great is Google?”.
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Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog:
Obama Administration Responds to We the People Petitions on SOPA and Online Piracy  —  The White House has responded to two petitions about legislative approaches to combat online piracy.  In their response, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget …
Dean Starkman / CJR:
A Narrowed Gaze  —  How the business press forgot the rest of us  —  Steve Lipin didn't fit the profile of a transformative media figure when he took over the mergers-and-acquisitions beat for The Wall Street Journal in 1995.  His look was studious, his manner remarkably affable and low key, given the stress of his new job.
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Robert Teitelman / The Huffington Post:
Starkman on the Decline of Business Journalism  —  The Audit's Dean Starkman, writing the cover story in the most recent Columbia Journalism Review, has produced a longish essay that attempts to advance a critique he's been making for awhile now.  Starkman several years ago argued that business journalism …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
News exec John Paton is out to stop the presses  —  Digital First Media CEO says his company's moniker is its mandate, and he's pushing past newspapers' print era at warp speed.  —  John Paton, chief executive officer of Digital First Media, the Journal Register Company and Media News.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Justin Martin / Poynter:
Why Christian Science Monitor stories have too many links, wrong ones  —  I often don't read my own articles in The Christian Science Monitor.  The volume of hyperlinks the publication drops in their copy is just too distracting.  Consider this Op-Ed on volunteerism among Millennials.
Discussion: @mathewi
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Plans to Raise Money to Fund Expansion Into Original Shows  —  Hulu LLC, the online TV service owned by ABC, NBC and Fox, is ratcheting up competition with Netflix Inc. (NFLX) with plans to raise money for an expansion into original programs.  —  Hulu will release “Battleground,” …
New York Times:
‘The Artist’ and ‘The Descendants’ Win Golden Globes  —  The cast of “The Artist,” which won a Golden Globe Award for best motion picture, comedy or musical.  The film grabbed three prizes, the most of the night.  More Photos »  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Moviegoers looking …
Declan Fahy / CJR:
Media Made Hawking Famous  —  Amid 70th birthday adoration, reporters ignored their role in the physicist's celebrity  —  The extensive coverage of Stephen Hawking's seventieth birthday on January 8 focused on the physicist's status as the world's most famous living scientist.
Discussion: @tcarmody
Steve Huff / The New York Observer:
Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked-Homophobic and Racist Tweets Ensue  —  The Huffington Post's Twitter account was hacked Sunday afternoon and it wasn't even fun, just offensive.  In a rapid-fire series of tweets containing grandiloquent soliloquies like “hello gay boys” and …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Enquirer Designs an App for Gossip  —  American Media Inc. is hoping that enquiring minds will embrace a digital version of its 70-year-old supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer.  —  Next month, the magazine company will introduce an iPad app of The National Enquirer that it expects to “reinvent gossip.”
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The TV Business Keeps Getting Stronger !  —  Back in my broadcast.com days we had a saying that “bits are bits”.  That once content becomes digital, it is naturally going to become available on any and all digital devices.  Based on this, we always made the point to be platform and device agnostic.
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
Arianna Huffington Says Media Needs More Good News, Launches Vertical  —  What seems to be dominating headlines these days?  War.  Political mudslinging.  Economic distress.  Prejudice diatribes.  Pure foolishness.  —  Does media need more feel-good stories?  —  Arianna Huffington thinks so.
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Josh Stearns / Groundswell:   The Missed Opportunity of HuffPost's “Good News”
 
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