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11:10 PM ET, January 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Reuters gutting web infrastructure for ‘Reuters Next,’ its big online retooling  —  Over the past few years, the media arm of Thomson Reuters has been trying to polish its 160-year-old brand to a more contemporary sheen by recruiting A-list journalists and pundits and expanding into areas like blogging, Internet TV and magazines.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Does aiding WikiLeaks equal aiding Al Qaeda?  —  Prosecutors and lawyers for alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning were back in court Tuesday, sparring over one of the central questions in his case: does giving sensitive government information to the media equate to aiding Al Qaeda?
David Dishneau / The Big Story:
Judge: Army GI in WikiLeaks illegally punished  —  FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private suspected of sending reams of classified documents to the secret-sharing WikiLeaks website was illegally punished at a Marine Corps brig and should get 112 days cut from any prison sentence he receives if convicted, a military judge ruled Tuesday.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Fast Company
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Was a Reporter's Role in a Government Prosecution a Reason to Recuse Him?  —  It's a generally accepted rule in journalism that if you're involved in a newsworthy situation, you shouldn't cover it.  Most of the time that makes excellent sense.  —  The Times made an exception to that rule …
Discussion: Pressing Issues
James Poniewozik / TIME:
Reality TV Journalism: Alex Jones Shoots Off His Mouth on Piers Morgan  —  His eye-popping CNN interview with radio host Alex Jones Monday night combined two of Piers Morgan's great passions: gun-control policy and things that bring notoriety to Piers Morgan.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Aereo will take its TV distruption to 22 new cities this spring  —  Aereo, which offers a way for people to watch and save TV shows on their mobile devices, has so far been available only in New York City.  Now, Aereo is undertaking a rapid roll-out that will take it to over 90 million consumers in 22 new cities.
Erik Wemple:
Gawker publishes N.Y.C. gun-permit holders  —  The past three weeks have seen a rash of claims that gun permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties in New York state are now in danger because the Journal News published their names and addresses.  —  To which, Gawker says nonsense.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn't mind  —  The Associated Press is selling ad space in its 1.5 million-follower main Twitter feed.  The wire service is sending out two sponsored tweets per day for the duration of this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
CBS to Offer Second-Screen Features for Super Bowl XLVII Stream  —  Will enhance live stream of game at with alternative game angles, social media feeds and other features  —  For CBS' live stream of Super Bowl XLVII, the network will be offering a variety of additional second-screen features …
Katie Heaney / BuzzFeed:
Why Are Athletes Accused Of Rape Often Glorified In The Media?  —  Steubenville is not special.  That's not quite true: the alleged rape of a 16-year-old high school student by several Steubenville High students and football stars is unique for making the news in the first place.
Discussion: Poynter and The Daily Beast
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
With Funding For Svbtle, Dustin Curtis Wants To Build A Business In Long-Form Online Content  —  Dustin Curtis is a developer, designer, and blogger who has accomplished the rare feat of getting a blogging platform off the ground.  Called Svbtle, it launched in early 2012 as a sort …
Discussion: Svbtle Featured and paidContent
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
How the TV Business Got Rich Off the Thing That Was Going to the Kill It: The Internet  —  In TV Land, the dinosaurs still rule the world  —  Surely, you've heard the news: The cable business is broken, the end of TV is nigh, and it's only a matter of time before the Internet does to television …
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Jim Romenesko:
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