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1:50 PM 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.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inauguration front pages combine Obama's second term, Martin Luther King Jr. legacy  —  President Obama's inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013 coincides with the federal holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Many inauguration front pages combined the two.
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
An App to Sift Through Books  —  How do you find out what books friends and family are reading and loving?  —  One answer is a conversation face to face — but that is so old-fashioned.  Another is to join social media sites devoted to books, like Goodreads.com or Shelfari.com — but that takes time and commitment.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Random House's new Facebook app: If you liked Evelyn Waugh, you'll love the Berenstain Bears  —  Online book discovery doesn't work very well.  Random House is attempting to address that problem with a new Facebook app, BookScout, that gives users book recommendations from multiple publishers, not just Random House.
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
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   NI chief to hold meeting with Times directors over new editors
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 …
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: Los Angeles Times and Beet.TV
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 and emptywheel
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.
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
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.
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
A Young Publisher Takes Marx Into the Mainstream  —  When Bhaskar Sunkara was growing up in Westchester County, he likes to say, he dreamed of being a professional basketball player.  —  But the height gods, among others, didn't smile in his favor.  So in 2009, during a medical leave …
 
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press ‘most unruly and irreverent in world’
Discussion: @nthurlbeck
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Interview - HuffPo CEO Jimmy Maymann: 'We don't see traditional online ads as the future'
Felix Salmon:
Are annotations the new comments?
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
David Walsh wants third interview after Lance Armstrong offers apology
Discussion: Forbes
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Vice Straddles the Line
Edward Nawotka / Publishing Perspectives:
3 Key Ideas from Digital Book World 2013
 Earlier Picks: 
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How journalists' self-concepts hindered their adaptation to a digital world
Discussion: Curation
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why online book discovery is broken (and how to fix it)
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the body shop
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Education Data
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Use Digital Editions to Ramp Up Pricing