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9:45 AM ET, January 18, 2013


 Top News: 
Jen Doll / The Atlantic Wire:
Manti Te'o and the New Burden of Internet Truth  —  I'm not going to dig too deep into the extremely weird story of Manti Te'o, Notre Dame linebacker, Heisman trophy contender, who either made up a fake girlfriend for some reason or was hoaxed into believing his fake girlfriend was real for another …
Discussion: NPR, CBS New York and Fox News
Jim Romenesko:
Keep in mind: Reporters are no longer given time to report
Discussion: Associated Press and Baltimore Sun
Jack Shafer:
Manti Te'o and the press get blitzed
Discussion: Deadspin, Hollywood Life and L.A. NOW
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Deadspin's editor-in-chief explains editing, reporting behind Manti Te'o story
Andrew Pugh / PressGazette:
Sunday Times: £1m fraud claim ‘strengthened’ after Lance Armstrong's Oprah confession  —  Sunday Times: 'We watched Lance Armstrong's interview with interest' Paper seeking to recoup 2006 costs plus interest Case is ‘stronger’ after Oprah confession The Sunday Times today warned Lance Armstrong it will …
BuzzFeed:   Lance Armstrong's Last Legacy Is A Content Farm
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
PCC to investigate Julie Burchill column  —  The Press Complaints Commission is to launch an inquiry into the publication of Julie Burchill's controversial column in The Observer that caused outrage among transgender people.  The commission decided to act after receiving 800 complaints.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How news organizations can sell sponsored content without lowering their standards  —  Advertisers want to be let out of the box.  —  They want to break out of the constrained 300-pixel display ad box that everyone's eyes have learned to ignore, and leap into the stream of engaging content that readers actually pay attention to.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
New Tribune CEO Peter Liguori sees opportunity to grow  —  Peter Liguori is Tribune's new CEO.  —  In its first board of directors meeting since emerging from a protracted bankruptcy, Tribune Co. named investor Bruce Karsh as chairman and veteran entertainment executive Peter Liguori as chief executive.
Nieman Journalism Lab:
When print is thriving, where does social media fit?  A look at practices at India's The Hindu  —  In November, Sam Pitroda, technology advisor to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, held a “global Twitter press conference” on his account (@pitrodasam).  Hyped as the first of its kind …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Media roll out plans for Inauguration Day, stressing how ‘multiplatform’ they'll be  —  Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been rolling out their plans for covering Barack Obama's second swearing in as President of the United States on Monday at the National Mall …
Agence France Presse:
Sniper kills French journalist in Syria's Aleppo  —  BEIRUT — A Belgian-born French journalist, Yves Debay, has died from sniper fire in north Syria's Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.  —  “He was killed on one of Aleppo's fronts” on Thursday …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning denied chance to make whistleblower defence  —  Judge rules that Manning will not be allowed to present evidence about his motives for the leak - a key plank of his defence  —  Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in America's history …
Discussion: Techdirt
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Choose Netflix UK For TV Shows, Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant For Films, Study Suggests  —  The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers by having the most enticing content means rarely a week goes by without news …
Discussion: Engadget
John R. MacArthur / Harper's:
Google's Media Barons  —  I had to cheer when I read the news the other week about a French company that's selling an ad-blocking service on the Internet.  Xavier Niel, the entrepreneurial owner of the web-service provider Free, is threatening to smash the advertiser-supported “free-content” model.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Biden Getting an Autobiography From The Onion (Whether He Wants It or Not)  —  “Hombre, you've just done Uncle Joe a real solid buying this book,” begins the foreword to a new autobiography attributed to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. “I ain't the kind of guy who forgets his debts.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Hearst begins shipping magazines on Apple's Newsstand before anywhere else  —  Apple and Hearst have struck a deal to offer 20 of the publishing organization's magazines on the iOS Newsstand before they're available in print or via other outlets, reports The Loop.
Discussion: AllThingsD, CNET, The Loop, TechCrunch and GigaOM
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Knight News Challenge funds photography app with built-in verification data  —  A mobile app that will help amateur journalists send photos to news organizations securely and with embedded verification data is among eight projects funded by the latest Knight News Challenge grants.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wikipedia plans to expand mobile access around the globe with new funding
Discussion: Knight Foundation
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Michael Martinez / CNN:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
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Choire Sicha / The Awl:
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Discussion: BuzzFeed and newsplexer
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
On the Tribune covering the Tribune
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and LA Observed
 Earlier Picks: 
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
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Chris Hughes / The New Republic:
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Discussion: @alexismadrigal
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash
Discussion: paidContent
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Sun's 22nd journalist arrested under Operation Elveden
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
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Discussion: and DCeiver