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10:05 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 …
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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
William Hearst Named Chairman of Hearst Corporation  —  William Hearst III has been named the new chairman of Hearst Corporation.  Hearst has been a director of the company for over 30 years and is a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust.  Hearst succeeds the late George Hearst Jr. as chairman.
Discussion: and @ckrewson
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.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
The Financial Times to axe staff in digital shift
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and 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 …
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: and Guardian
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
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.
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 …
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Kennedy: No Papers Getting It Right In Digital  —  Dan Kennedy, veteran media critic and assistant professor at Northeastern University's School of Journalism, says newspapers are falling short when it comes to digital, with many hampered by clumsy paywalls and too much debt on their books.
Discussion: Media Nation
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Mashable! and MediaPost
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles
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