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7:05 AM ET, January 22, 2013

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Guardian:
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.
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Financial Times editor announces digital-first strategy  —  Lionel Barber to cut 35 jobs in ‘big cultural shift’ for business daily  —  The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has announced plans to move the title to a digital-first strategy in a move he described as a “big cultural shift” for the business daily, and cut 35 jobs.
Discussion: Crikey
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
The Financial Times to axe staff in digital shift  —  The Financial Times is to axe 35 jobs as part of plans to make “a big cultural shift” from a traditional print news organisation to a digitally focused “networked business” in a bid to compete with social networks and information-gathering services like Google.
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inauguration front pages combine Obama's second term, Martin Luther King Jr. legacy  —  President Obama's inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013 coincides with the federal holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Many inauguration front pages combined the two.
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.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: PublishersWeekly.com
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: GeekWire
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
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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.
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Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:   An App to Sift Through Books
Gina Hall / L.A. Biz:
Dish takes shot at CBS in new ad for Hopper  —  Some see controversy, others see marketing opportunity.  The recent scandal over Dish Network being denied the Best of CES award has yielded a unique advertising concept for the company, which involves calling out the apparent bad guy in the situation, CBS.
Discussion: MediaPost and Mashable!
 
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