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3:30 PM ET, January 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Jillian C. York:
Thoughts on Twitter's Latest Move  —  Today, Twitter announced a new system that will allow the company to geolocationally block (or, to use their terms, “withhold") specific tweets in specific countries.  On the company blog, Twitter explained: … It's been difficult to comment …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Twitter Now Able To Censor Tweets, If Required By Law, On A Country-By-Country Basis  —  Until now, Twitter's not had the ability to censor certain tweets or accounts, to prevent them from being seen — if legally required — by users in particular countries.
Zeynep Tufekci / technosociology:
Why Twitter's new policy is helpful for free-speech advocates  —  I know many people are upset at Twitter's announcement that it will now be able to block tweets country by country.  There has been a lot of excellent writing / reporting on the content explaining that this is not as bad as it looks.
New York Times Co. Faces Leadership Vacuum  —  The departure of New York Times Co. (NYT) Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson last month leaves the company with a leadership vacuum amid falling revenue, profit squeezed by pension costs and pressure from family members to restore a dividend once worth more than $20 million a year.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Adam Jacobi says CBS fired him over Paterno death report  —  In a series of tweets, Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died.  Jacobi tweets:
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Dan Abrams on Profitability, a New Food Site and Impending Fatherhood  —  Plus Why Jane Dough, the Rebranded and Refocused Mogulite, Is Already Doing Better Than Its Predecessor  —  TV host.  Entrepreneur.  Friend of David Zinczenko.  Acceptor of Andrew Breitbart.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @romenesko, Thanks:@matt_creamer
Alex Klein / Jim Romenesko:
Yale Daily News editors sat on explosive Patrick Witt story for months  —  Earlier this year, national news outlets breathlessly reported that Yale's quarterback, Patrick Witt, had chosen to skip a Rhodes Scholarship finalist interview in order to lead our team against Harvard in the annual Game.
David Lipke / WWD:
Bloomberg to Launch Luxury Lifestyle Magazine  —  A design spread from the first issue of Bloomberg Pursuits.  —  Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo  —  BLOOMBERG'S FASHIONABLE PURSUITS: Users of the Bloomberg Terminal are among the richest demographic in the world …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Assertive, conflicting presentations of the Greg Kelly rape accusation  —  Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting.  Who is today's winner?  —  I'm going to do this a little …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Acta protests break out as EU signs up  —  MEPs of 21 EU states, including the UK, have signed off on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement  —  The UK and 21 other European Union member states on Thursday signed an international copyright agreement treaty called Acta …
Dylan Byers / The Politico:
Reuters laments Marco Rubio ‘fiasco’  —  Reuters is still kicking itself over an article about Republican golden boy Senator Marco Rubio that yielded five corrections yesterday and may have warranted more.  —  One senior staffer at Reuters described the episode to me as a “fiasco,” another as a “disgrace.”
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to media: Supply and demand are out of your hands  —  There are plenty of reasons why the traditional media business — including the advertising industry — is in the shape it is in, including a failure to move quickly enough to adapt to changing market conditions.
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals
Janet Paskin / CJR:
The Velvet Rope  —  Why do journalists still care about seeing their name in print?  —  If print media is truly in an advanced stage of decline, if journalism's great hope is online, why do journalists still like so very much to see their names in print?  By now, it ought to be like …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
How the Daily Mail became the web's biggest newspaper  —  It's official.  According to figures from comScore, Britain's Daily Mail has become the biggest newspaper on the web, hauling its way past everybody else... even the grand old New York Times.  —  And although the Gray Lady both disputes …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
The Problem with the Daily Mail's Latest Internet Brag
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
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Adveith Nair / Reuters:
James Murdoch to quit GSK board
Business Wire:
News Corporation Announces Matthew Anderson to Step Down as Group Director, Strategy …
Discussion:, Guardian and @dansabbagh
Aziz Ali / PSFK:
Why The Graphic Novel Will Save Business Journalism
Tim Currie / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How a tightly paywalled, social-media-ignoring, anti-copy-paste, gossipy news site became …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times releases code to help journalists collaborate on WordPress, other platforms
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
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Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Forget Hulu and Amazon: What Netflix is worried about is TV Everywhere
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Conservatives Criticize Drudge for Anti-Gingrich Assault
Discussion: Hot Air, Media Decoder and The Week
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Spotify hits 3m subscribers to improve conversion rate
Rebecca Shapiro / Huffington Post:
Tom Hamburger, Former Los Angeles Times Reporter, Joins The Washington Post
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CBS Snags FNC Producer for ‘CBS This Morning’ Team
Discussion: TVNewser and GalleyCat