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6:25 PM ET, January 10, 2013


 Top News: 
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon “AutoRip” Service Goes Live  —  Giving Customers Free MP3s For CDs Purchased On Amazon As Far Back As 1998 (Hands-On) - Amazon is today introducing a new service called Amazon AutoRip, which automatically gives customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they've purchased from Amazon since the launch of its Music Store back in 1998.
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:   Amazon Should AutoRip All The Books You've Bought To Your Kindle
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newseum says it laid off 16  —  The Newseum says it “eliminated 16 positions” this week.  —  The Gannett blog reported the Freedom Forum, which funds the Newseum, “laid off 20% of approximately 150 employees at the Washington museum and other programs financed by the foundation”:
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
Freedom Forum paid new CEO Duff $1.6M in 2011, documents show, amid signs of more fiscal distress
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Homicide Tracking Site Expanding to Chicago  —  Homicide Watch, the Washington, D.C., Web site that tracks murders, has found another crime-ridden city to cover.  —  The Chicago Sun-Times is partnering with Homicide Watch's co-founders, Laura and Chris Amico, to launch a Chicago edition.
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Why are Bob Woodward's WH sources - or Woodward himself - not on trial next to Bradley Manning?  —  The extremist prosecution of Manning, accused of “aiding and abetting al-Qaida”, poses a real threat to US press freedom  —  There are numerous travesties defining the ongoing prosecution …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Beats' New Music Subscription Service Gets a New Boss: Topspin's Ian Rogers  —  There are a ton of digital music services out there, with more on the way.  —  So how will Beats Electronics, the headphone maker, stand out when it rolls out its own version this year?  —  The company won't spell that out quite yet.
Peter Van Allen / Philadelphia Business Journal:
Inquirer, Daily News owners threaten drastic action, union memo says … Tension rose between the owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the labor union representing newsroom employees, according to a memo released on Thursday.  —  The owner of the Inquirer and Daily News told union members …
Discussion: Phawker
Chicago Business Journal:
Warrant issued for former Tribune executive … Stephanie Pater missed a second scheduled court appearance in as many weeks, and so a warrant has been issued for her arrest, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.  —  The Tribune said Pater sent an email to an official at the court saying …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Time Inc. Prepares for Layoffs  —  Time Inc. staff are on eggshells as they await news of layoffs and smaller bonuses than in years past as the company faces declining revenue.  —  CEO Laura Lang, in a memo yesterday, has already told employees she would eliminate the usual 3 percent merit increase …
Discussion: New York Post
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Henry Blodget isn't telling us the most important thing about Business Insider  —  Business Insider founder Henry Blodget has pulled aside the curtain — or the kimono, as he likes to call it — to tell us all about how well the site is doing, courtesy of a presentation he put together for Folio magazine.
Erik Wemple:
A future for news at high-brow restaurants?  —  Leland Schwartz is trying to feed news to a tough crowd.  He knows that they're on top of the goings-on in Washington.  That's because they're the ones who are influencing the goings-on in Washington.  —  They're diners at the Old Ebbitt Grill …
Discussion: Washington Post, All and Poynter
Janet Stilson / Adweek:
Why do community news sites, once hailed as the future of journalism, so often flop?  —  Spelunking equipment, climbing gear and snowshoes are Steve Sutorius' life.  That's clear watching him as he peddles outdoor-sports merchandise in his shop, Wildernest, on this 10-mile-long jewel in Puget Sound just off the coast from Seattle.
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