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9:30 AM ET, February 1, 2012


 Top News: 
John Stevens / Daily Mail:
Email to James Murdoch telling him hacking was rife at NotW was deleted days before police launched investigation  —  An email warning James Murdoch that phone-hacking was ‘rife’ at the News of the World was deleted from his inbox days before police started an investigation into the newspaper, it was revealed last night.
Mark Hughes / The Telegraph:
Glenn Mulcaire ordered to reveal who told him to hack phones  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who is accused of hacking phones on behalf of the News of the World, must reveal which journalists at the now defunct Sunday title instructed him, a court ruled today.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Yahoo News hires Olivier Knox as its first White House correspondent  —  Yahoo News has hired Olivier Knox, Congressional correspondent for Agence France-Press, to be its White House correspondent—the first in Yahoo's 16-year history.  —  Knox—who has spent more than a decade with AFP covering politics …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL Beats Low Expectations, Increasing Ad Revenue and Slowing Total Decline in Q4 (Plus Charts!)  —  AOL said it earned 23 cents a share for the fourth quarter on revenue of $576.8 million, compared to 65 cents per share on $596 million in the same quarter a year ago.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon: Print Book Unit Sales Up; More Content For Prime  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) says unit sales of print books grew by “double digits” in Q4 compared to last year.  That “is impressive given the shift to Kindle,” said CFO Tom Szkutak in the investor call following this afternoon's disappointing earnings report.
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Assange's Supreme Court extradition appeal kicks off  —  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has begun his Supreme Court bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sexual coercion.  —  Assange appeared relaxed as the two-day hearing began in the Supreme Court building opposite …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A new iPad app that promises a future for long-form journalism  —, one of the growing breed of aggregators and social sites spreading multi-thousand-word journalism around the web, announced today that it will debut an iPad app tomorrow.  —  And unlike some magazines …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Neil Young and the Sound of Music  —  You know what the biggest problem with music today is?  —  Sound quality.  —  That's Neil Young's take on the issue, anyway.  For years, the musician has been obsessed with improving the way modern music sounds, sonically speaking.
John Ellis / BuzzFeed:
Big Media Is About To Pull The Plug On Newt Gingrich  —  The suits are taking charge, and they're killing the travel budgets.  Sorry Newt, Rick, Zeke!  —  Gingrich is about to lose his pack.  —  It's January 31st and it's over.  Mitt Romney has blown away the field in the Florida primary …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff: We Made $150 Million Last Year  —  When it first debuted in 2009, Vevo aspired to be a “Hulu for music.”  Today, it's exactly that: the second largest video property on the Web in the U.S., a title that — you guessed it — was once held by Hulu.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and The Wrap
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The secrets of Wolf's success: CNN anchor dishes to Yahoo News on debates, the ‘Magic Wall,’ and his rigorous exercise regime  —  Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's political coverage and host of “The Situation Room,” is sitting in the network's Election Center in Atlanta, awaiting results of Tuesday's Florida Republican primary.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Star-Ledger corrects story that sparked James O'Keefe lawsuit  —  Earlier this week Project Vertias leader James O'Keefe filed a defamation lawsuit against The Star-Ledger of New Jersey after a Jan. 22 opinion section article stated he is “still on probation for trying to tap the phone of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.”
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are “Pretty Good Technology”  —  Quality long-form writing has a place in the Internet age, says the New Yorker editor David Remnick — and it's worth paying for.  —  Asked whether print magazines would last another 20 years, Remnick said …
Discussion: The Wrap and Poynter
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Interview: David Karp, founder of Tumblr, on realising his dream  —  The chief executive of one of the fastest-growing startups on the internet says he lied about his age and experience to woo clients  —  David Karp, the founder of the blogging platform Tumblr, was 17 when he decided to cut the apron strings and move to Tokyo.
Steven Mikulan / Frying Pan News:
LA Times: Layoffs, Sabotage and Suicides?  —  Ed Padgett was driving in the rain to a union meeting when the L.A. Times called to tell him he was fired.  The pressman, a third-generation Times employee, listened in shock last December to an HR woman's voice explain he was being dismissed for …
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
Suicides and Sabotage at the LA Times
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice To Stop Suing Over ‘Best Of’ Lists
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
The Super Bowl Is Simultaneously Killing and Saving Television
Discussion: Multichannel
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Murdoch taps New York City education official as his chief of staff
Discussion: Wall St Journal and FishbowlNY
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa:
. @michaelwolffnyc will be joining @GuardianUSA to cover media, tech, publishing and politics. First column starts tomorrow.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Study: As E-Readers Increase, So Does Resistance
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 Earlier Picks: 
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Says “Mob Mentality” Doomed SOPA and PIPA
Discussion: VentureBeat and Hillicon Valley
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama finds virtual end-around to bypass the White House press
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Sorry Dick, but Twitter is definitely a media entity
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Patriot-News submits Sara Ganim's Penn State sex abuse reporting for Pulitzer
Discussion: South Bend Tribune
Barry Leibowitz / CBS News: targeted by Wash. lawmakers over escort ads, child sex trade
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Hollywood Copyright Dispute: The Skirmishing Resumes
Discussion: paidContent
Meena Hart Duerson / NY Daily News:
Facebook Subscribe exposes journalists to spam, pornography, some users complain