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10:55 AM ET, February 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Watch Out, TV: AOL and HuffPo Jump Into Live Video  —  AOL and The Huffington Post are readying a live video network that will have twelve hours of programming every weekday when it starts this summer.  —  The network, which is currently named The Huffington Post Streaming Network …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, AdAge and NewsLab
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: GigaOM, Deadspin and Best Week Ever
How Online Paywalls Are Changing Journalism … Read Clay Shirky's column “Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users”  —  Online media advocate Clay Shirky has long been a skeptic of newspaper paywalls.  He now thinks 2012 could be the year that a critical mass of readers will be willing to pay for news online.
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
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Reuters staff vote for first strike in 25 years  —  NUJ members ‘overwhelmingly’ back action over below-inflation pay offer of 1.75%  —  Journalists at Thomson Reuters have voted to strike - for the first time at the news agency in more than 25 years - over a below-inflation pay offer.
Discussion: Press Gazette
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 …
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 and Telegraph
Malavika Sharma / Bloomberg:
Amazon Starts India Shopping Service as Internet Market Grows  — Inc. (AMZN), the world's largest Internet retailer, started an online shopping service in India to profit from the world's second most populous nation as it waits for the country's retail regulations to loosen.
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 …
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.”
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.”
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
A Peek Inside the Design Process at Bloomberg Businessweek  —  The latest Bloomberg Businessweek cover — illustrating the unsexy topic of aviation mergers in perhaps the most sexy way possible — earned what's becoming familiar praise on Twitter and beyond for the magazine's design staff.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Mirror redundancies: Journalists call for Sly Bailey to go  —  Journalists on the Mirror titles and People this afternoon called on chief executive Sly Bailey to resign following the news that 75 journalists are to be made redundant across the titles.  —  Members of the British Association …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Nils Pratley / Guardian:
Is Trinity Mirror boss Sly Bailey the UK's most overpaid chief executive?
Discussion: Jon Slattery
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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