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11:30 AM ET, January 21, 2013

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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
A Downsized Boston Globe Opens Its Space for Community Uses  —  BOSTON — Among the many changes that Christopher M. Mayer wanted to make when he became publisher of the Boston Globe in 2010 was to transform a particularly unattractive section of the newsroom.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI chief to hold meeting with Times directors over new editors  —  Mike Darcey to meet six directors after they failed to endorse Rupert Murdoch's choice to edit Times and Sunday Times  —  The chief executive of News International is to talk with the independent directors of the Times …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Hail the independent directors of The Times for living up to their remit  —  I owe the independent national directors of The Times (INDs) a big apology.  I called for their resignation 10 days ago, at the very moment when they were justifying their independent description.
Discussion: Media News, Media Week and Guardian
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Washington Post launches social trending feature  —  The Post Pulse feature gives 15 minute updates on the latest stories receiving ‘the most traction’ on social media  —  Copyright: dionhinchcliffe on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.  —  The Washington Post has launched a new social trending feature …
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.
Shalini Ramachandran / Digits:
Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, ‘TV Everywhere’ Is Nowhere  —  People are streaming online video more than ever before but only 17% of pay TV subscribers have watched cable programming online using so-called “TV Everywhere” services, according to a new study.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
TMZ video backlash gathers strength  —  Advertising pulled and online petition reaches 200,000 after gossip website refused to take down video of man being shot  —  US gossip website TMZ is facing fresh criticism for refusing to take down a video of a man being shot dead in a brawl outside a Hollywood nightclub.
Discussion: RumorFix
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.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture  —  In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned that it had an intruder.  Worse, it believed the intruder had been there before.  —  Months earlier, the mysterious visitor had used …
Discussion: Media Nation, emptywheel and The Verge
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press ‘most unruly and irreverent in world’  —  Robert Jay also dismissed ‘scaremongering’ concerns over statutory recognition of press regulator, during Singapore speech  —  Robert Jay QC has described the British press as “the most unruly and irreverent in the world” …
Discussion: @nthurlbeck
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Vice Straddles the Line  —  As unlikely as it sounds, the future of publishing could be written, in part, inside a converted warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the unofficial capital of Hipster USA.  That's where Vice Media is trying to strike the balance of maintaining its indie publishing cred …
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Interview - HuffPo CEO Jimmy Maymann: 'We don't see traditional online ads as the future'  —  In the face of stagnant growth in traditional advertising, digital publishers are looking to sponsored content as an alternative route, something Buzzfeed has been doing well, and The Atlantic has been doing less well recently.
 
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