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8:05 AM ET, February 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?  —  Who wants to pay for PaidContent?  We'll find out soon, it seems, because the sales process for the pioneering blog and its parent company ContentNext appears to be wrapping up.  —  But if you were making a bet, you'd get good odds that the most likely buyer …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: police bribery probe expanded after Sun arrests  —  Sue Akers, head of Operation Elveden, says there is ‘very legitimate public interest’ in investigating leaks to journalists  —  The Scotland Yard team investigating allegations that newspaper journalists bribed police officers …
Discussion: @joshhalliday
Business Insider:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times  —  The New York Times just reported its fourth-quarter results to finish out 2011.  —  And it's still shrinking.  —  Despite the launch of an online paywall that has, by any measure, been a big success, the company's revenue for its core news business shrank again in 2011.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
The New York Times' From All-Star To Albatross  — is in free fall.  The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) revealed yesterday that its network of information sites suffered a 67% drop in profits and that revenues had fallen by a quarter.  —  The new figures come …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The NYT needs a lot more than just a paywall
Discussion: Slate, @mathewi and Newsonomics
Henry McDonald / Guardian:
Man accused of O'Hagan murder jailed for three years on other charges  —  Neil Hyde, 32, has signed contract that police hope will convict the killers of Sunday World journalist Martin O'Hagan  —  A man who had been accused of murdering the only reporter killed covering the Northern Ireland Troubles …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
After a Dip Into Video, Print Media Are Plunging In  —  The newest addition to the newsroom of Politico makes a statement about the news Web site's priorities.  It's a stage set with lights, microphones, an anchor desk and five high-definition cameras so that reporters and editors can produce hours …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Beet.TV, Thanks:@beet_tv
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Arianna Huffington's Vision of Interactive Video Journalism
Discussion: Future of Journalism and FishbowlNY, Thanks:@beet_tv
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show  —  Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart.  Sporting and televised events are showing up online with increasing frequency …
David Carr / New York Times:
Significant and Silly at BuzzFeed  —  When a Web site called BuzzFeed broke the news in early January that John McCain was endorsing Mitt Romney, more than a few readers scratched their heads and said, “What is a BuzzFeed?”  —  They're about to find out.  —  BuzzFeed is the creation …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Colbert v. the Court  —  Why, in the battle over Citizens United, the Supreme Court never had a chance.  —  The Supreme Court has always had its critics.  Chief Justice John Marshall had to contend with the temper of President Andrew Jackson ("John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!").
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab: Aggregating both news and news judgment  —  top headlines:  —  There's a morning routine that seems to unite almost everyone in the media world: that first, groggy glance at the smartphone before leaving bed.  It's a universal experience born out of a basic need: Tell me what I need to know right now.
Discussion: The FJP and Gawker
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Sacramento Bee fires Bryan Patrick for photo manipulation  —  The Sacramento Bee fired award-winning photographer Bryan Patrick Friday after finding three cases, going back to 2009, in which he digitally manipulated photographs.  —  Patrick was suspended earlier this week when a reader raised questions …
Discussion: Sacramento Bee, Guardian and FishbowlLA
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How Trump's non-endorsement of Gingrich made the news
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The Authors Guild Blog:
Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter:
Biz Stone Clarifies Twitter's Stance On Censorship And China
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Halifax lays off more than half of staff reporting to former NYT Regional HQ in Tampa
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Tweaks iBook Language: Your Content Is Your Content
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Twitter prepares for election coverage by setting up an account aimed at journalists
Discussion: The Wall Blog and AllTwitter