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2:50 PM ET, January 22, 2013

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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.
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CNN's Zucker: ‘We Must Not Always Be Bound By What Has Come Before Us’
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.
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Bloomberg:
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 …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:   Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles
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 …
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: Deadline.com and @ckrewson
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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: Deadline.com and Guardian
 
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