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2:30 PM ET, January 25, 2013


 Top News: 
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: @joepompeo and The Awl
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.
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 …
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:   Why Does Google Still Reward Content Scraping?
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 …
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.
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
Nikki Finke /
Variety Editorial Firings To Come In March  —  EXCLUSIVE: Variety Media's Chairman/CEO Jay Penske is planning editorial firings at the top-heavy trade in March.  He also is overseeing a redesign of Variety's website for March.  Penske laid off between 20 and 25 employees last November 15th …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @lucas_shaw and FishbowlLA
Andy Meek / BuzzFeed:
Al Gore Skewers TV News  —  After selling off struggling cable network Current, the former vice president tells BuzzFeed that television is hurting democracy.  He has nice things to say about Al Jazeera, though.  —  Image by Danny Moloshok, File / AP  —  Three weeks after announcing …
Jason Kottke /
The challenges of conversational journalism  —  The most visible journalism these days — aka the loudest journalism, namely cable news, pop culture blogs, tabloid magazines, TMZ, Buzzfeed, HuffPo, talk radio, etc. — mostly takes the form of opinionated conversation: professional media people …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What digital magazines can learn from ebook publishers  —  A recent Wall Street Journal article by Keach Hagey takes a look at trends in digital magazine pricing and finds a number of publishers charging more for tablet editions than print.  As ad revenue declines, publishers are turning …
John Paul Titlow / ReadWrite:   Why Magazines Are Using Digital To Boost Prices, Not Bolster Innovation
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust rules out bid to recoup from George Entwistle payout  —  Lawyers advise that in light of Pollard review, there are no grounds lo launch legal action over £450,000 payout  —  The BBC Trust will not seek to recoup a portion of the £450,000 payout to oust former director …
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 …
Rachel Nichols Joins CNN and Turner Sports  —  Nichols Will Anchor New Weekend CNN Sports Program and Report for Turner Sports  —  Across Television and Digital Platforms  —  CNN and Turner Sports have hired veteran ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker …
Discussion: From Inside the Box
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN to launch weekend sports program
Discussion: TVNewser
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Timehop Hooks Up With USA Today to Deliver Stories From the Past
Henry McDonald / Guardian:
No prosecution in Martin O'Hagan murder case
Discussion: BBC
Jim Romenesko:
Boston Globe considers stand-alone digital subscription to Ideas section
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
NY Times Public Editor: If It Wasn't For Social Media, You Wouldn't Know Who Our Reporters Voted For
Vincent Chang / CNET:
Pirate Bay documentary to debut next month
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Cox Media Group's new website dubbed a ‘conservative Huffington Post’
Discussion: News & Views …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
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Erik Wemple:
Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi hearings: Why we need journalists
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Macmillan to launch two-year ebook library lending pilot
Discussion: LJ INFOdocket