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6:35 PM ET, January 20, 2013

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Jim Romenesko:
Memo: The Atlantic president explains Scientology advertorial ‘screw-up’  —  The Atlantic president Scott Havens sent this staff memo about the Scientology advertorial “screw-up” shortly after 6 p.m. Friday:  —  From: Havens, Scott  —  To: companywide.TheAtlanticMonthly  —  Dear Atlantic Staff,
Mike Taylor / Guardian:
Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral  —  As a scientist your job is to bring new knowledge into the world.  Hiding it behind a journal's paywall is unacceptable  —  Publishing science behind paywalls is immoral.  There, I said it.  —  I know, I know.  It's an easy trap to fall into - I've done it myself.
Discussion: Globe and Mail, Nature and Techdirt
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Katie Couric to Interview Manti Te'o  —  1:42 p.m. |  Updated Katie Couric has landed the first television interview with Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame football star who said he was tricked into believing first that he had a girlfriend and then that the girlfriend died of leukemia.  The girlfriend never existed.
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity  —  Unsubstantiated statements implicate US Secret Service in his prosecution and break the organization's own rules by ‘doxxing’ Swartz  —  Aaron Swartz died a week ago, from suicide.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why online book discovery is broken (and how to fix it)  —  Figuring out how to get their books discovered online isn't a new problem for publishers, but it's one that is becoming more pressing as channels and competition proliferate.  New research shows that frequent book buyers visit sites …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Education Data  —  The world of ed-tech is ramping up another notch, and getting a lot more open in the process: educational publishing giant Elsevier is in advanced talks to buy Mendeley …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the body shop  —  We can look at the first 15 years or so of newspapers on the web as a slow-motion car wreck: agonizing to live through, fascinating to watch.  —  As we pull the pieces apart, we find one key culprit: misalignment.  Now, in the age of paywalls, membership …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Condoleezza Rice joins CBS News as contributor  —  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor, appearing Sunday on “Face the Nation” to launch her new gig.  —  Host Bob Schieffer made the announcement at the start of a roundtable discussion.
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
The Post uses someone else's words — again  —  Has technology made us all plagiarists?  The Internet and Google have enabled every reporter, blogger and columnist to have what amounts to a million encyclopedias at their fingertips.  We can search for material on virtually any subject …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Use Digital Editions to Ramp Up Pricing  —  Cosmopolitan readers can get their first year's subscription to the print magazine for $10.  But if they want the digital edition on their iPads, they will have to fork over $19.99.  —  That's a pricing maneuver so bold it may make even Cosmo readers blush.
Discussion: LNR Journalism
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
YouTube halts funding for WSJ and Reuters channels; Reuters cuts positions  —  YouTube has cut off funding to the Wall Street Journal and Reuters that formed part of its $150 million dollar plan to help launch more than 100 premium channels.  The termination of the one-year deals …
Discussion: GigaOM
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Digital First goes the Newhouse route in upstate New York  —  The three-day-a-week newspaper model pioneered by Advance Publications in Michigan is now spreading to Digital First Media.  The company will move its Oneida Daily Dispatch from six days a week to three, including a new a Sunday edition, on February 3.
 
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MIT Technology Review:
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Eric Mark Do / MediaShift:
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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
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Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Journal News removes gun map, citing New York's new gun law
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Time Warner Cable Bans Some Gun Ads
Discussion: Polygon, Mediaite and Deadline.com