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9:10 AM ET, January 26, 2012


 Top News: 
Daily Mail:
Popular TV host and son of New York City police commissioner accused of ‘raping young woman in her office’  —  A popular television host whose father is the New York City Police Commissioner is under investigation for alleged rape.  —  Greg Kelly, son of Ray Kelly, denies any wrongdoing and says he is co-operating with officials.
Leveson inquiry: Facebook, Google, Popbitch - live  —  Full coverage as executives from the social network, search giant and gossip website appear at the media standards inquiry  —  12.02pm: Collins talks about Google's contentious new privacy policy, unveiled earlier this week.
Joel Gunter /
ICO: Notifying Whittamore victims would be ‘phenomenal undertaking’  —  Information commissioner rejects call from Hacked Off campaign, saying it would not be possible to notify victims identified by Operation Motorman but he is open to individual requests  —  Information commissioner …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Newspapers face wave of lawsuits over use of private eye Whittamore
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Press Gazette
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.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Latest numbers indicate New York Times traffic is flat since paywall  —  BuzzFeed reports that the U.K.'s Daily Mail has passed The New York Times as the largest online newspaper property in the world.  A spokeswoman for the Times says this doesn't mean that the Daily Mail …
Discussion: Guardian
@pressgazette:   ABC: Mail Online down 5 per cent in December ... ...
Erik Wemple:   How to generate Web traffic: Don't link
Paul Harris / @paulxharris:   What is remarkable about Daily Mail as biggest paper online is having no links. Ever. Goes against advice of all new media experts
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Bounces Back With a Q4 Beat, but Says Amazon Is Coming  —  First look at Netflix Q4 earnings: Earnings of $0.73 per share and revenue of $876 million.  Wall Street was expecting around $0.54 a share and $857 million.  —  But at least as important are the company's subscriber numbers and guidance …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New Facebook data: Be topical, ask questions, and tell jokes to win audience  —  Write about current affairs.  Add in a little commentary (or a question).  And, for the love of all that is holy, include a link.  —  Those are three of the takeaways from some new data that Facebook just released …
Jim Rainey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Is Facebook ‘Subscribe’ for real? Booming new traffic explained
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Unmasking A Digital Pirate On Amazon  —  A Kuwaiti national using fake names and selling others' copyrighted stories in the Kindle Store sheds light on black hat hacker forums—and the theft, taboo sex, and swindles festering in the recesses of Amazon.  —  Editor's Note  —  Want more on digital piracy?
Getting the News - Zach Seward  —  This week we reached out to Zach Seward, editor of outreach and social media for the Wall Street Journal.  In addition to his writing and editing at the Journal, Zach teaches a class on digital media at NYU.  He's working at the intersection of social media and news every day.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet Deep Dive, the New York Times' experimental context engine and story explorer  —  Thinking about the sheer volume of information — stories, images, videos, data — available from The New York Times can evoke a simultaneous glee and terror.  Skimming Times Wire gives you an idea …
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
How fair is RSF's Press Freedom Index?
Discussion: The Politico
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Future's Newsstand Transformation: 75,000 New Subscribers  —  UK magazine publisher Future made $1 million in new tablet magazine revenue within a month of debuting 65 of its titles on iTunes' Newsstand.  —  104 days after Future debuted the titles with Newsstand's September 12 launch …
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
The Future of BuzzFeed Looks Like a Newsier Facebook News Feed  —  BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti doesn't mind if people are a little bit confused about the site's mix of LOL-friendly content and, more recently, political scooplets.  As a content operation that caters to social networks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
JNSQ, An Independent Style Mag For iPad, Makes Its Public Debut  —  JNSQ, the first independent style magazine for the iPad, is making its public debut today.  The app, created by former marketing manager Melissa Middleton and angel investor and stealth startup founder Fritz Lanman …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / WatchMojo:
Is YouTube Spending $100 Million or North of $200 Million on Video Content?  —  Recently I moderated a panel at Streaming Media West.  Panelists included Michael Schwalb (Tremor Media), Mark Suster (VC at GRP), Eric Anderson, (VP, Content and Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics America) and AJ McGowan (CTO at Unicorn Media).
Discussion: Future of Journalism and @msuster
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Print, Radio Revs Braced For 2012 Declines  —  2012 doesn't hold much hope for some of the main traditional media categories, including newspapers, magazines and radio, judging by the latest advertising forecast from MagnaGlobal, which sees revenue losses for all three media.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NAA Foundation to merge with American Press Institute  —  The boards of directors for the Newspaper Association of America Foundation and the American Press Institute have agreed to “merge to create a dynamic new organization focused on meeting newspapers' crucial multimedia training and development needs.”
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Dylan Byers / The Politico:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
iBooks 2 Is ‘A Huge Missed Opportunity’, Publisher's Developer Says
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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Murdoch-backed music startup bankrupt before launch
Michael White / Bloomberg:
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Shani Hilton / City Desk:
Where Are The Women And Non-White Media Critics?
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Public Insight Network, now swimming in data, launches its own reporting unit
Discussion: American Public Media
Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Discussion: BaltTech
Nat Ives / AdAge:
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