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9:10 AM ET, January 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Charlie Ergen Ticks Off the TV Guys, Again  —  Last year, Charlie Ergen used CES to lob a bomb at the TV establishment, and ended up fighting the TV networks in court.  2013 could end up shaping up the same way.  —  Yesterday, Ergen's Dish Network used the gadget show to unveil several …
New York Times:
Faceoff in Chinese City Over Censorship of Newspaper  —  GUANGZHOU, China — Protests over censorship at one of China's most liberal newspapers descended into ideological confrontation on Tuesday, pitting advocates of free speech against supporters of Communist Party control who wielded red flags and portraits of Mao Zedong.
Jade Walker / The Huffington Post:
Richard Ben Cramer Dead: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist And Author Dies At 62  —  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Richard Ben Cramer died Jan. 7 of complications from lung cancer.  He was 62.  —  Born in Rochester, N.Y., Cramer studied at Johns Hopkins University …
Michael Peel / Financial Times:
Is al-Jazeera too soft on Qatar and its allies?  —  ABU DHABI — Qatar's al-Jazeera television station provided a great ringside seat for the “day of rage” in Cairo almost two years ago that offered the first clear sign of the threat to the rule of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Leveson data protection plans ‘could have chilling effect on journalism’  —  Information commissioner Christopher Graham says there are ‘legitimate concerns’ about impact of proposals on journalism  —  Lord Justice Leveson's proposals for tougher data protection laws could have a …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Scotland Yard Officer Defends Herself as Phone Hacking-Related Trial Starts  —  The detective is accused of looking to sell confidential information to the shuttered “News of the World” tabloid of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.  —  LONDON - A Scotland Yard detective here has defended herself …
Emad Mekay / CJR:
The Muhammad movie: look who fanned the flames  —  Despite what Western media reported it was not Islamist outlets that stirred things up  —  Back on September 11, protestors gathered outside the US embassy near downtown Cairo, furious over reports of a video said to portray Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, in a brutally negative way.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico Layoffs Begin Amid Restructuring  —  NEW YORK — Since its 2007 debut, Politico has expanded its newsroom quickly while some legacy media outlets, like the Washington Post, have scaled back.  But Politico isn't immune from having to restructure in the face of industry demands, and in recent days, it has laid off some staffers.
Discussion: Mediaite and @michaelroston
Shane Smith Calls ‘Vice’ Style Of Journalism “Immersionism”: TCA  —  Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline's TCA coverage.  —  HBO isn't in the habit of doing traditional newsmagazine shows, and its new magazine Vice (premiering April 5) is like no series of its ilk that mainstream TV has ever seen.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Linking: Scraping vs. Copyright  —  Irish newspapers created quite a stir when they demanded a fee for incoming links to their content.  Actually, this is a mere prelude to a much more crucial debate on copyrights, robotic scraping and subsequent synthetic content re-creation from scraps.
Mark Johnson / Journal Sentinel:
Online comments hurt science understanding, study finds  —  By Mark Johnson of the Journal Sentinel  —  A new obstacle to scientific literacy may be emerging, according to a paper in the journal Science by two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.  —  The new study reports …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Absolutely, Positively Not a Netflix-Killer: AT&T Launches Its Own Video Subscription Service  —  Does the world need another streaming video subscription service?  It is getting one, regardless: Here comes U-Verse Screen Pack, a $5-a-month offer from AT&T.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT: Journal News story was a hasty production  —  After publishing its super-controversial story and map identifying gun permit holders in two New York counties, the Journal News hunkered down.  It issued a statement or two about its activities and rebuffed interview request after interview request.
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