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9:25 AM ET, January 22, 2013


 Top News: 
Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Inside the Te'o story  —  The two-paragraph email from the anonymous tipster arrived at Deadspin's New York headquarters at 4:31 p.m. ET on Jan. 11.  At the time, Tim Burke, the 34-year-old video and assignment editor for the website, was picking tangerines with his wife at an orange grove near …
Discussion: Poynter, Fox News and Globe and Mail
Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Pulitzer Prize-winners discuss Manti Te'o  —  I asked a pair of recent Pulitzer Prize winners, Ken Armstrong of the Seattle Times and Amy Nutt of the Newark Star-Ledger — both have extensive experience covering sports — for their thoughts on the Manti Te'o story.
Lionel Barber's email to FT staff outlining digital-first strategy  —  Editor's email to staff outlines detailed proposals for reshaping the paper for the digital age  —  In my New Year message, I said 2013 would test our resolve to move further and faster to support top quality journalism in a rapidly changing media landscape.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Financial Times editor announces digital-first strategy
Discussion:, Mashable! and Crikey
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
The Financial Times to axe staff in digital shift
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Guardian
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Sun defence editor Virginia Wheeler charged over alleged payments to police  —  The Sun's defence editor Virginia Wheeler has been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office along with a former officer from the Metropolitan Police.  —  The Crown Prosecution Service …
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Meet Ethan Sattler, 13 Years Old, White House Reporter  —  Perhaps no reporter faced more scrutiny from guards at the White House gate Monday morning than Ethan Sattler.  —  Mr. Sattler, 13 years old, does not have a driver's license.  His Virginia child ID card lists his height at 4 feet 3 inches …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Report: Google made €50 million copyright offer, French publishers want €100 million  —  Google proposed an annual €50 million payment to news publishers to resolve a long-simmering copyright dispute, but the publishers decided to hold out for more, according to a report Friday in Le Monde.
Jim Romenesko:
Sinclair Broadcasting ‘owns’ social media accounts of its on-air talent  —  WHAM-TV (Rochester, NY) reporter Rachel Barnhart tells her followers that Sinclair Broadcasting, which recently acquired WHAM, has a policy of “owning” the social media accounts of its on-air talent.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and teens  —  Amazon is expanding its children's publishing footprint with two new imprints based out of New York, the company announced ahead of the American Library Association's annual meeting this week.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch in London to meet Times independent directors  —  News Corp chief may lead meeting over appointment of John Witherow and Martin Ivens as Times and Sunday Times editors  —  Rupert Murdoch has flown into London and is expected to hold a summit with the independent directors …
Discussion: Guardian
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon developing ‘Zombieland’ series as part of push into original programming  —  Amazon may be lagging behind Netflix when it comes to delivering original programming to users, but the company just scooped up a fairly recognizable brand in Zombieland.  A TV series set in the same zombie-filled universe …
Jessica Hanks / The Huffington Post:
Silicon Valley Business Journal Redesign: Local Publication To Be Model For National Update  —  Print journalism may be dwindling, but one local publication is doubling down.  The Silicon Valley Business Journal unveiled a dramatic redesign of its print publication earlier this month …
Discussion: Garcia Media
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Swarming a Book Online  —  Reviews on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.  —  In the biggest, most overt and most successful of these campaigns, a group of Michael Jackson fans used Facebook and Twitter to solicit negative reviews of a new biography of the singer.
Discussion: New Yorker and GeekWire
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Searching for Relevance: Yahoo Aiming to Be the “Google of Content”  —  Earlier today in Germany, new Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro pretty much told a crowd at the DLD conference in Munich that the portal — which he is now responsible for helping run — needs a drastic overhaul.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and TechCrunch
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Observer Names CEO  —  Jared Kushner has tapped his brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer, to be the first chief executive of the Observer Media Group, the Kushner-owned entity that houses the New York Observer and other publications.  —  The move comes as part of a broader overhaul of the leadership of Observer Media.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Why the Prosecution of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Matters to You, Personally  —  Last week a friend asked me to explain why the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz has become such a media sensation.  What he knew is what's been commonly reported since Swartz's suicide in New York on Jan. 11 …
Discussion: Media News and Betabeat
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture
Discussion: emptywheel and Media Nation
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.
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:   An App to Sift Through Books
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Gina Hall / L.A. Biz:
Dish takes shot at CBS in new ad for Hopper
Discussion: Mashable! and MediaPost
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press ‘most unruly and irreverent in world’
Discussion: @nthurlbeck