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12:20 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: Los Angeles Times and Politico
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 and FishbowlNY
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.
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 …
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Barbara Walters recovering, home soon  —  ABC sends word that Barbara Walters is recovering from her inauguration weekend fall and is expected to be released from the hospital soon.  —  The 83-year-old Walters fell on a stair Saturday at the residence of the British Ambassador here in Washington …
Discussion: TVNewser, ABC News and USA Today
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 …
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 …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:   Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles
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 …
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.
Discussion: Forbes, Mashable!, Softpedia News, ZDNet and CNET
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
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
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
The Financial Times to axe staff in digital shift
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Guardian
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Financial Times editor announces digital-first strategy
Discussion:, Mashable! and Crikey
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Observer Names CEO
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Discussion: New York Times and Guardian
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