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4:50 PM ET, January 25, 2013

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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET forbidden from reviewing Aereo following CBS-Dish controversy  —  Editorial policy after CES Awards nightmare leads to fancy footwork by news team  —  This week, live-TV startup Aereo released an update to its Roku app, adding a new visual interface and enabling full control with the Roku remote.
Discussion: The Consumerist
Jim Romenesko:
At CNET, ‘morale is plummeting and people are pissed off’  — A disclosure attached to a CNET story posted on Thursday.  —  There had been hints around CNET that the edict might be overturned.  During a meeting last Friday, CNET Reviews editor-in-chief Lindsey Turrentine sounded optimistic.
Discussion: plus.google.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times' Pilhofer: 'There's a lot of institutional memory walking out the door'  —  The New York Times' round of buyouts that ended Thursday landed heavily on some of the organization's digital leaders: Jonathan Landman, who took charge of the paper's digital newsroom in 2005 …
Discussion: Politico, @joepompeo and The Awl
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New York Business Journal:
American Media teams with USA Today on magazines  —  American Media Inc., publisher of “National Enquirer” and “Men's Fitness” is joining with newspaper USA Today to publish 12 special magazines using a “Best Of” theme in 2013.  Editorial will be developed by both companies with the goal of providing …
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:   Timehop Hooks Up With USA Today to Deliver Stories From the Past
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Why publishers should follow the Verge-HuffPost aggregation dustup  —  It might be hard to understand why staffers at tech site The Verge complained so loudly about a Huffington Post “linkout” that sent readers to a Verge feature.  After all, isn't the Web built on such selfless acts of curation?
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's … and BuzzFeed
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Ex-Officer for C.I.A. Sentenced to 30 Months in Leak Case  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first Central Intelligence Agency officer to face prison for disclosing classified information, was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison by a judge at the federal courthouse here.
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
What Kind of Anchorman Will Jake Tapper Be?  'They Don't Want Me to be Ron Burgundy'  —  Former ABC ace Jake Tapper, who debuted on CNN Tuesday, says that his being passed over — twice — as ‘This Week’ anchor was not the reason he left the network.  —  When ABC chose CNN's Christiane Amanpour …
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For interested buyers looking at the numbers of Tribune newspapers, one bright spot will stand out: the price.  —  Soon, the next act of the Tribune newspaper agonies will play out.  That's agonies, as in a Biblical passion play.  The Tribune papers have endured a special kind of agony …
Discussion: LA Observed
Jim Romenesko:
Boston Globe considers stand-alone digital subscription to Ideas section  —  A Romenesko reader sent the above screenshot of a Boston Globe survey.  The paper's Ideas section was launched in 2002.  Founding editor Alex Star described its mission this way in 2003: “The section is trying …
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Could Cord Cutters (and Lena Dunham Fans) One Day Get a Crack at HBO?  —  It's a cord-cutter's dream: the chance to get HBO without having to pay for the full television package.  Comments by HBO's new chief executive, Richard Plepler, on Thursday night suggest that while a standalone HBO broadband offering …
Discussion: The Consumerist
Erik Wemple:
Roger Ailes biography sparks an Internet shopping spree  —  Gabriel Sherman should be flattered.  People seem to believe that the New York Magazine writer's pending, unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes will be a big deal.  Look at all the attention that's come his way since he started working on it:
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
NY Times Public Editor: If It Wasn't For Social Media, You Wouldn't Know Who Our Reporters Voted For  —  New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan sat down with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Wednesday where she was asked about perceived biases among Times reporters.
Discussion: NewsBusters
 
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