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8:40 AM ET, January 17, 2013


 Top News: 
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Notre Dame football player Te'o girlfriend hoax 'became truth through the media"  —  The sports editor at The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune was, not suprisingly, in a meeting when we called Wednesday to ask about the Deadspin bombshell that the widely reported stories about Notre Dame linebacker …
Spencer Hall /
The List: People who never looked up Lennay Kekua  —  The following is a list of organizations and people who, to varying degrees of incompletion, never bothered to check to see if Manti Te'o's girlfriend was real.  —  1. Us.  —  2. You (Jack Dickey and Timothy Burke excepted)  —  3. Sports Illustrated.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Deadspin's Burke: Te'o story shows ‘diminished role’ of investigative journalism  —  Deadspin's widely circulated report on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's began with a tip.  Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey got an anonymous email last week saying: “Hey, you know, something is fishy …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
News companies must pay for swiping Twitter pics (but our photo laws are still a mess)  —  News agencies can't simply help themselves to the photos they find on Twitter.  That's the upshot of a closely watched court case involving a freelance photographer who sued the Washington Post …
Will Sommer / Washington City Paper:
Washington Post Mexico Bureau Chief Admits Plagiarizing Academic Journal in Panama Story  —  What is it with the Washington Post's bureau chiefs and lifting copy?  Just months after the paper's India bureau chief admitted to paraphrasing quotes from an Indian magazine, William Booth …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Washington Post clarifies practices and standards for corrections
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Is Ready to Invest in Vevo, but the Deal Isn't Done  —  YouTube is set to make another big investment in a content partner.  This time around it's Vevo, the music video site.  —  YouTube and its owner Google have agreed to buy a minority stake in Vevo, according to people familiar with the deal, which hasn't been finalized.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
AOL's Patch to go from lousy local news network to even worse community message board network  —  Ever since Tim Armstrong took over AOL to “save” the news business, there's been apocalyptic sign after apocalyptic sign that the slick Google ad exec simply had no idea what journalists …
Discussion: Street Fight and CJR
The Huffington Post:
Darrell Issa Probing Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz, Internet Pioneer Who Killed Himself  —  WASHINGTON — House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide on Friday …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Congresswoman Proposes 'Aaron's Law' Directly to Reddit After Aaron Swartz Suicide
Discussion: SlashGear and Hit & Run
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New magazine launches in London  —  A new magazine is being distributed free in London today.  Called The World Weekly, it aims to help readers “make sense of the world we live in” by collating articles from titles across the globe.  —  The first issue (you can see it here) is targeted at “key decision makers”.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Drone Media Debate Picks Up In 2013, But Coverage Remains Tough To Sustain  —  NEW YORK — As President Barack Obama begins his second term next week, the administration's drone war is having a media moment, with an uptick in reported strikes, increased calls for accountability on cable news and op-ed pages …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
It's on: Time Warner Cable alleges that Netflix discriminates against its customers  —  Time Warner Cable upped the ante in the dicey relationship between Netflix and some of the country's largest ISPs Wednesday, alleging that the video subscription service discriminates against Time Warner Cable customers.
Discussion: Light Reading, TechCrunch and The Verge
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rolling Stone finally comes to iPad, with buy links to iTunes  —  In a May 2011 interview with AdAge, Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner memorably described magazine publishers' embrace of the iPad as “premature” and spurred by “sheer insanity and insecurity and fear.”
Discussion: Good E-Reader and Rolling Stone
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
FOX Still Shunned at Obama Press Conferences  —  The favorite news outlet of conservatives ranks just ninth in presser questions in Obama's first term, getting to ask questions at only half the rate of the Big 3 broadcast networks  —  During Barack Obama's news conference on Monday the president called on seven reporters.
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Jennifer Conlin / New York Times:
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Leigh Beadon / Techdirt:
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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: TorrentFreak
Associated Press:
Fox hires Dennis Kucinich as analyst
Joel Mathis / The Philly Post:
No One is Coming to Save Philadelphia Newspapers
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Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller:
Kobo claims 20% of global e-reading market
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
News Corp. may convert Fox Soccer into entertainment network
Discussion: EPL Talk
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Google wins $1 million worth of USA Today ads in Print Advertising competition
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Weekly World News erects paywall, ending debate forever
Discussion: The Wrap