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12:25 PM ET, January 25, 2012

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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Occupy Wall Street Journalist Arrests Cost U.S. Dearly In Latest Press Freedom Index  —  The targeting of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement has caused the United States to drop precipitously in a leading survey of press freedom.  Reporters Without Borders' latest Press Freedom Index …
Discussion: @brianstelter and Jcstearns
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
‘Fake sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood: Bribe allegation ‘completely untrue’  —  Former News of the World journalist Mazher Mahmood tells the Leveson inquiry allegations he attempted to bribe staff to alter copy when he previously worked for the Sunday Times are ‘completely untrue’
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
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Press Gazette:
Jefferies calls for inquiry over ‘police leaks’ to reporters  —  Joanna Yeates's former landlord Chris Jefferies has accused police of leaking information about him to journalists following his arrest on suspicion of her murder.  Retired school teacher Christopher Jefferies made the accusation …
Discussion: Guardian
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:   The Times faces Leveson scrutiny over NightJack
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Leveson must back ban on sexualised images in media, women's groups say
Discussion: Forbes
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Mahmood: 'I've had splashes from crack addicts'
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Sun executive says sorry for Christopher Jefferies coverage
Discussion: Press Gazette
BuzzFeed:
Next The Biggest Newspaper In The World Is ... The Daily Mail!?  —  The Daily Mail, an omniverous middle-market British tabloid, has quietly unseated the New York Times to become the newspaper with the biggest online reach in the world, according to figures from the online tracking service comScore.
Guardian:
BBC sexism allegations: Ed Vaizey to broker meeting with director general  —  Broadcasting minister to set up meeting with Mark Thompson to discuss under-representation of women both on and off air  —  The broadcasting minister, Ed Vaizey, has undertaken to set up a meeting between Nadine Dorries …
Discussion: Guardian and Company Town
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Press Association:
MP slams BBC ‘culture of sexism’  —  The Government should withhold the licence fee payout to the BBC at the next round of negotiations unless the Corporation does more to tackle sexist discrimination against its women television and radio presenters, a Tory MP has said.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Lord Patten's BBC director general ‘succession plan’ is a curious move
Miriam Elder / paidContent:
New Partner For Wikileaks' Assange: Russia's State-Run TV  —  It's the television channel that has given voice to a thousand anti-western conspiracy theories, while avoiding criticism of the hand that feeds it.  Now state-run Russia Today, the Kremlin's English-language propaganda arm …
Discussion: Forbes
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Is Julian Assange's Talk Show For Real?
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
E-Singles: 'Journalism's Extraordinary Challenges In An Entirely New Place'  —  Byliner recently announced that it has sold 100,000 original e-singles, and other publishers are finding similar success with the format: The Atavist sold over 100,000 copies of ten e-singles combined last year …
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Dianna Dilworth / GalleyCat:
B&N's Jim Hilt Says Print Isn't Dead
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Foundation could ‘re-open the question’ of buying Baltimore Sun  —  Robert Embry Jr., who was reportedly part of an investors group thinking about buying the Sun in 2006, tells Gus Sentementes that the investors “would re-open the question” once the Tribune Co. exits bankruptcy.
Discussion: BaltTech
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wenner Again Quits MPA, Magazines' Industry Association  —  ‘Power of Print’ Collaboration Is Largely Concluded  —  After a couple of years back in the fold, Wenner Media is withdrawing from the MPA for a second time.  —  The MPA is magazines' main industry trade association …
Discussion: MinOnline
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Public Insight Network, now swimming in data, launches its own reporting unit  —  American Public Media's nine-year-old Public Insight Network now claims more than 130,000 sources — that is, ordinary folks across America (and as of November, South Africa) who contribute their personal experiences to PIN's massive database.
Discussion: American Public Media
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Teaching Cyber-Security  —  Confidentiality promises often require technical skill  —  Since 2007, Steve Doig, an investigative journalist, has been giving a talk called “Spycraft: Keeping your sources private.”  He's presented at conferences for Investigative Reporters and Editors …
Richard Goldstein / New York Times:
Bill Mardo, Writer Who Pushed Baseball to Integrate, Dies at 88  —  Bill Mardo, a sportswriter for the Communist Party newspaper The Daily Worker who fought major league baseball's color barrier in the 1940s when the mainstream American news media was largely silent on the subject, died Friday in Manhattan.
Will Richmond / paidContent:
What To Expect From Netflix Today  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) will report its Q4 '11 earnings later today, but whereas I've taken stands in past quarters about subscriber acquisition results, this time around I can only say your guess is as good as mine.  Subsequent to last summer's Qwikster …
Discussion: AdAge, Forbes and mediabistro.com
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Yahoo: Media Giant, Tech Company, or Both?  —  Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, has had the job for just three weeks, but during today's fourth quarter earnings call, he pushed for a more “balanced” approach and insisted that Yahoo is equal parts media company and equal parts tech firm.
Discussion: TechCrunch and MediaNama
Carl Straumsheim / American Journalism Review:
The Buzz About BuzzFeed  —  The online meme aggregator gets serious about developing original content.  —  Carl Straumsheim (cstraumsheim@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  When Ben Smith announced last month that he was leaving Politico to become editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed …
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Lara Logan: Life is not about dwelling on the bad  —  Exclusive Interview: CBS news star talks about PTSD, her recovery, her family, her work and the women that inspire her  —  CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan in Tahrir Square moments before she was assaulted by a mob of protesters.
Discussion: Erik Wemple, PopWatch and msnbc.com
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Peter Ogburn / FishbowlDC:
New York Daily News Takes Passive Stance on Commenters Doubting Logan's Rape
Discussion: TVSpy
 
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How Esquire Survived Publishing's Dark Days
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Tami Abdollah / scpr.org:
Former LA Times editor Russ Stanton moves to KPCC
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Almost 70% of British public distrust red-tops
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Arthur Sulzberger to introduce ‘New York Times’ top editor Jill Abramson to Davos set with big dinner
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