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4:15 PM ET, January 22, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Zucker Starts at CNN, a Familiar (and Deep) Voice Is Heard  —  For a channel that needs to find its voice, this was a distinctive way to start.  —  Fans of CNN may have noticed over the weekend that James Earl Jones's voice is back, proclaiming “This is CNN” in his authoritative baritone.
Discussion: The Wrap and The Huffington Post
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CNN's Zucker: ‘We Must Not Always Be Bound By What Has Come Before Us’  —  CNN's new head honcho Jeff Zucker checked in with staff this morning at 9:05 a.m. with a quick memo: … New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite, FishbowlNY and UnBeige
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times redesigns its print-edition feature sections  —  The redesigns of New York Times features sections begin today with the new look of “Science Times.”  A Times release says: “The sections, created during the 1970's, have each been refreshed and updated repeatedly over the years …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For The New York Times, redesigns happen in print, too  —  If you picked up a print copy of The New York Times today — you do remember print, right? where newspapers still make most of their money? — you would have seen a little note from the editor on the first page of the Science Times section:
Discussion: Cision
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.
Jim Romenesko:
Coming soon: A reality show about a community newspaper  —  NBC Peacock Productions — the company responsible for “The Brokaw Files,” “Secrets of Navy SEALS,” “Storm Stories” and other documentaries — is planning a “documentary-style reality show” about a small-town newspaper that's …
Discussion: The Rural Blog
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: MinOnline, and @ckrewson
Time Warner Cable Said to Win Right to Carry L.A. Dodgers Games  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. has struck a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers to broadcast the Major League Baseball team's games, according to two people familiar with the situation.  An announcement of the deal is imminent …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Some news orgs' social media policies are on shaky legal ground  —  If your social media policy prevents employees from saying anything bad about the company, it might be going too far.  —  The National Labor Relations Board has weighed in on several cases where employees lost their jobs …
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.
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 …
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Discussion: AdAge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Barbara Walters recovering, home soon
Discussion: TVNewser, ABC News and USA Today
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch in London to meet Times independent directors
Discussion: and Guardian
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Jessica Hanks / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Garcia Media
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Swarming a Book Online
Discussion: New Yorker, and GeekWire
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Observer Names CEO
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and teens