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5:30 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 …
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.
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.
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.
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Sitting on Quarterback Sex Assault Story, Yale Daily News Considered Seeking a Private Jet for Witt  —  This morning we read how Yale Daily News, “Gutsiest Campus Newspaper of 2011,” sat on the story of perfect Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's sex assault scandal for two months.
Discussion: Forbes, and
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:
Discussion: Erik Wemple and @awallenstein
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 …
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
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.”
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 …
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 …
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: Erik Wemple, Poynter and eMedia Vitals
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why CNN's Digital Strength May Cause Problems For Fox  —  CNN has become a prime-time ratings afterthought in the cable news business it started three decades ago, as Fox (NSDQ: NWS) News continues to dominate a traditional television realm mostly supported by older viewers.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Ad Pages Up for Fashion Magazines' Important March Issues  —  Vogue's March Issue Includes 443 Ad Pages  —  Most fashion magazines increased ad pages in their important March issues again this year, showing some strength in an uncertain economy.  —  Vogue's March issue includes 443 ad pages …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
In another election challenge to AP, Nevada GOP to release caucus results via Twitter, Google
Discussion: Guardian and The Newspaper Guild
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Hamilton Leaves Politico for NYT
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Adveith Nair / Reuters:
James Murdoch to quit GSK board
Business Wire:
News Corporation Announces Matthew Anderson to Step Down as Group Director, Strategy …
Discussion:, @dansabbagh and Guardian
Janet Paskin / CJR:
The Velvet Rope  —  Why do journalists still care about seeing their name in print?
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times releases code to help journalists collaborate on WordPress, other platforms
 Earlier Picks: 
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Revision3 does cable TV network numbers — viewership hits 800M in 2011
Discussion: Revision3 and, Thanks:@tched
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Forget Hulu and Amazon: What Netflix is worried about is TV Everywhere
Discussion: AllThingsD
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Geraldine Baum, The LA Times' NY Bureau Chief, Steps Down After 23 Years
Discussion: TVNewser, FishbowlDC and FishbowlLA
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Conservatives Criticize Drudge for Anti-Gingrich Assault
Discussion: Media Decoder, Hot Air and The Week
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Spotify hits 3m subscribers to improve conversion rate