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9:10 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: CBS New York and Fox News
Jim Romenesko:
Keep in mind: Reporters are no longer given time to report  —  From DIANE WERTS: Subject — One thing nobody brings up about Te'o reporting.  I'm a former Newsday editor/critic who took a buyout after 22 years at the paper in 2008 — long enough to blog, but before all the Twitter/Facebook fun.
Discussion: Associated Press and Baltimore Sun
Jack Shafer:
Manti Te'o and the press get blitzed
Discussion: Deadspin, L.A. NOW and Hollywood Life
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Netflix U.K. Has Far More TV Shows & Series Than LOVEFiLM Instant But Amazon's On-Demand Service Has ~Twice As Many Films  —  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 …
Discussion: Engadget
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, The Loop, TechCrunch, GigaOM and CNET
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Winfrey's Low-Rated Channel Is Poised to Break Through  —  Last Tuesday afternoon, Oprah Winfrey called the co-presidents of her cable channel OWN with jump-on-the-couch-with-joy news.  “Lance wants to talk,” she said, referring to Lance Armstrong, whom she had been courting for a confessional interview …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wikipedia plans to expand mobile access around the globe with new funding  —  On the list of this round's winners of the Knight News Challenge, there is no bigger name than Wikipedia.  With Knight's $600,000 grant, the Wikimedia Foundation plans to increase the free encyclopedia's reach on mobile …
Discussion: Knight Foundation
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Penguin Revamps Book Country, Adds Services, Reduces Cost to Authors
Discussion: GalleyCat
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Pauline Phillips, longtime Dear Abby advice columnist, dies at 94
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Lawrence Wright Publisher Defends Book Against Church Of Scientology Claims
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Philly Guild, owners find room to negotiate
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
TMZ video of murder condemned by victim's family
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Take A Minute To Watch The New Way We Make Web Headlines Now
Discussion: BuzzFeed and newsplexer
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
On the Tribune covering the Tribune
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and LA Observed
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Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
BuzzFeed Story on Gun-Toting Journalists Infuriates Reporters (Updated)
Al Gore:
Worrisome Change to the New York Times' Ability to Cover Climate
Chris Hughes / The New Republic:
Chris Hughes Introduces The New New Republic
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:
‘Newsweek’ Takes Bold Stance Against Tumblr's Struggle for Profit
Discussion: and DCeiver