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1:50 PM ET, January 23, 2013


 Top News: 
New York Times:
As ESPN Debated, Manti Te'o Story Slipped Away  —  On Jan. 16, a fierce debate raged inside ESPN.  Reporters for the network had been working for almost a week trying to nail down an extraordinary story: Manti Te'o's girlfriend — the one whose death from leukemia had haunted and inspired …
Barbara Goldberg / Reuters:
Te'o tells Katie Couric he lied to maintain hoax  —  (Reuters) - Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o told ABC News' Katie Couric that he had lied to keep up a hoax involving a nonexistent dying girlfriend once he learned he had been duped two days before the Heisman Trophy winner was announced.
CBS News:
Diane O'Meara, woman in fake Manti Te'o girlfriend photo, speaks out
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
CBS' Hopper Award Knock Could Set Back Media Ownership Rules  —  When CBS torpedoed CNET's planned “best of show” award for Dish's Hopper, it may have also blown to bits broadcasters' best chance for looser media ownership rules at the Federal Communications Commission.
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
CBS claims Dish hid commercial-skipping Auto Hop feature during contract negotiations  —  According to a new claim from CBS, Dish withheld that it was working on its commercial-skipping Auto Hop feature during its contract negotiation with the network, and had CBS known what Dish was up to it never would have signed an agreement.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Many Reuters editors, reporters won't recive raises in 2013  —  Many Reuters editors and reporters will not receive any pay raises in 2013, according to a memo from human resources distributed on Tuesday.  —  The memo, obtained by Talking Biz News, says that all Reuters editorial staffers …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs
Discussion: Forbes
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Emily Bell and Alex Graham appointed Scott Trust non-executive directors  —  Guardian News & Media's former digital director and TV producer join the 12-strong board of Scott Trust directors  —  Emily Bell, Guardian News & Media's former digital director, and Alex Graham …
Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
Tweeting the news: Andy Carvin test-pilots Twitter journalism  —  NPR's “one-man Twitter news bureau” on his process, the Arab Spring, and online literacy  —  Andy Carvin's official title is Senior Strategist, Social Media Desk at National Public Radio, but that bureaucratic fog undercuts the scale of his work.
Thai magazine's former editor gets 10 years for insulting king  —  (Reuters) - A former Thai magazine editor was jailed for 10 years on Wednesday for insulting the royal family under the country's draconian lese-majeste law, a sentence that drew condemnation from international rights groups and the European Union.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Mark Miller Leaves Newsweek/The Daily Beast for The Hollywood Reporter  —  Mark Miller is — once again — leaving Newsweek.  The New York Post reports that Miller, who returned to Newsweek/The Daily Beast in 2011 after leaving it in 2010, is departing to join The Hollywood Reporter as its deputy editorial director.
Discussion: New York Post and FishbowlDC
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB must stop charging PSBs millions of pounds, says Ed Vaizey  —  Culture minister hints at regulation if public service broadcasters are still charged millions for carrying content on Sky  —  • Read a full transcript of Ed Vaizey's speech  —  Ed Vaizey, the culture minister …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Inside Netflix's Project Griffin: The Forgotten History Of Roku Under Reed Hastings  —  They codenamed the top-secret project “Griffin,” after Tim Robbins' character from the film “The Player.”  After all, that's what the team was building: The Netflix Player, a black and boxy device …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Gizmodo
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
The story of the Times' most-read stories of 2012  —  The New York Times, in defiance of a growing media trend, doesn't generally expose much about the size and character of its audience to the reading public.  —  It was only grudgingly that the Times even revealed its most popular online stories …
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: Garcia Media and The Wrap
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times redesigns its print-edition feature sections
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