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3:24 AM ET, January 11, 2013


 Top News: 
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Every Tech Journalist's Worst Nightmare  —  At 4:05 PM on Wednesday, Dish Networks notified its Twitter followers that it had been chosen as a finalist for CNET's “Best of CES” awards for its new DVR product.  This was not a surprise — the Hopper was given a best-of award by nearly every publication …
Dish Recorder Snubbed for CNET Award Over CBS Legal Scuffle  —  Perhaps it could be called the day CBS skipped over Dish.  —  Dish Network 's infamous ad-skipping digital video recorder was dropped from consideration for a CNET award because of a legal battle underway between Dish and CNET's parent …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why Amazon Won't Give You Free Digital Copies of Your Movies and Books  —  Amazon announced Thursday morning that any customer who purchases a CD will receive a free digital copy of that album.  The offer is valid not only on present and future purchases, but on any one of 50,000 CDs purchased from the retailer since 1998.
Discussion: paidContent
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
A.J. Daulerio Out As Gawker Editor; John Cook to Step Up  —  Gawker editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio will no longer run the site after a year on the job, Daily Intelligencer has learned.  Daulerio jumped across the Gawker Media network from Deadspin and took over for Remy Stern at the start of 2012.
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
Redditors Accuse BuzzFeed of Photo Theft  —  Alex Fitzpatrick2013-01-10 17:38:15 UTC  —  A thread at the top of Reddit's most popular photography group, r/photography, accuses BuzzFeed of “stealing people's long exposure pics ... without any permission” for a sponsored post advertising a camera on the site.
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.
Matt Yoder / Awful Announcing:
CNN moves forward with Bleacher Report replacing Sports Illustrated  —  One of the most widely discussed recent events in the online realm has been Turner's acquisition of Bleacher Report.  The marriage of a mainstream company with a decidedly new school (and yes, certainly polarizing) …
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
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
As Grantland Grows Up, It Looks to New York Magazine as a Model  —  Sees to Create Successful Blog Brands Such as Vulture, Daily Intel  —  No one knew what quite to expect in June 2011 when ESPN introduced, a sports and pop culture website helmed by Bill Simmons, ESPN's longtime “Sports Guy” columnist.
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.
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
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times received 1,644 applications for 13 summer intern positions  —  After posting the Oregonian's summer internship rejection letter, which noted that the paper received nearly 200 applications, I wondered about the numbers from other newspapers and fired off some emails.  Here's what came back:
Discussion: Gannett Blog
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.
Discussion: The Corsair and PandoDaily
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 …
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Maggie Lu Yueyang / Reuters:
Australian pension fund pulls out of News Corp after failure to oust Murdoch
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Google's Gingras: Journalists need to focus on invention, not transformation
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Janet Stilson / Adweek:
Why do community news sites, once hailed as the future of journalism, so often flop?
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
NYT public editor: Sometimes transparency triumphs over objectivity
Discussion: Boing Boing