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7:00 AM ET, February 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Arianna Huffington says traffic is up, announces HuffPost Streaming Network  —  A year after AOL bought The Huffington Post for $315 million, Arianna Huffington has released figures showing how the site has performed in the last year.  Monthly unique visits were at 36.2 million in December …
The Onion:
‘Huffington Post’ Employee Sucked Into Aggregation Turbine  —  Horrified Workers Watch As Colleague Torn Apart By Powerful Content-Gathering Engine  —  NEW YORK—Shocked and saddened witnesses at the Huffington Post's news-aggregation facility have confirmed that employee Henry Evers, 25 …
Discussion: Deadspin, GigaOM and Best Week Ever
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the next New York Times CEO  —  Talk about a plum job: chief executive officer of The New York Times Company.  —  The Times is one of the most respected brands on the planet.  It is a pinnacle of the news trade.  It generated revenues of $2.32 billion in 2011 …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   New York Times Co To Expand Health Coverage Online
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   Times Company search for new C.E.O. still in ‘early stages,’ according to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Quarterly Profit Falls 12.2% at Times Co.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Max Clifford: press too cautious after phone hacking and Leveson inquiry  —  PR veteran says newspapers would not uncover stories such as the MPs' expenses scandal in the current climate  —  PR veteran Max Clifford has said the MPs' expenses scandal would not have been uncovered by a newspaper in the post phone-hacking climate.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: mobile networks took almost six years to tell customers
Discussion: The Next Web
INSIGHT-Inside Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper clean-up operation
Discussion: Tom Watson MP, Telegraph and Guardian
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Yahoo steals NY Times' Virginia Heffernan  —  In its most high-profile move since announcing the expansion of its political coverage, Yahoo News has hired former New York Times columnist Virginia Heffernan as its National Correspondent.  —  Heffernan, who wrote The Medium column …
Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:
Precedent warning as Assange extradition case ends  —  (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court risks jeopardising extraditions to many neighbouring countries if it stops WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being sent to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, a lawyer for Swedish prosecutors argued on Thursday.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
A Crowdfunded Approach To Setting E-Books Free  —  What do To Kill A Mockingbird, A Wrinkle in Time and Little House on the Prairie series have in common, besides being beloved?  None of them are available legally as e-books.  A new site aims to make these and other e-books available to the public …
Erik Wemple:
‘Marketplace’ feature is a complete fabrication  —  American Public Media's “Marketplace” has a silo where it stores all manner of compelling first-person narratives.  It's called “My Life is True,” and it's essentially a series of stories “from people living on the edges of the economy.”
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Networks Resort to Trickery in an Attempt to Lift Ratings  —  Viewers who tuned into ABC's “Good Morning America” during the last week of 2011 would have found the same mix of news, gossip and soft features at the usual time of the morning.  —  But as far as Nielsen ratings were concerned …
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Hollywood Isn't Ruining DVD Rentals On Its Own: Netflix is Happy to Help  —  It's easy to slam Hollywood for not understanding how technology works, or for putting its legacy business models ahead of user experience.  Especially when big media companies do things like restrict digital access to movies and then cry about piracy.
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
10 Questions with Chris Mohney, Editor-in-Chief of Tumblr's New Editorial Project  —  Yesterday, the New York Times broke news of blogging platform and social media network Tumblr's new editorial project.  The project was characterized as something that will be “documenting the Tumblr service and marketing it to users.”
Lisa Alter / AllThingsD:
Silence of the Lambs: The Missing Voice of Authors in the SOPA Debate  —  The recent media frenzy surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act is perhaps most notable for the voice that is absent in the mainstream media debate: The voice of the individual creator of intellectual property.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NPPA president: Sacramento Bee photo manipulation a ‘betrayal’  —  The Sacramento Bee has suspended an award-winning photographer for combining two photos of an egret eating a frog into one image, an ethical violation that Sean Elliot, president of the National Press Photographers Association, called a “betrayal.”
Nils Pratley / Guardian:
Is Trinity Mirror boss Sly Bailey the UK's most overpaid chief executive?  —  Sly Bailey has pocketed £12.4m during her nine years at the helm - while the share price has plunged 87%  —  Who is the most overpaid chief executive of a UK quoted company?
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Financial Times
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Mirror redundancies: Journalists call for Sly Bailey to go
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
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