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9:55 AM 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 …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
New York Times editor to take 75,000 Twitter followers out the door with him  —  Jim Roberts, the assistant managing editor of the New York Times who has overseen many of the paper's digital initiatives, confirmed on Thursday that he would accept a buyout and leave the paper.
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
New York Times Buyouts Push Veteran Journalists To The Exits  —  NEW YORK — Jim Roberts, Joe Sexton and Jon Landman have several things in common.  They each joined The New York Times in 1987, held some of the highest positions at the paper and are among the group of newsroom veterans leaving …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT's Jim Roberts takes buyout
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?
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Why Does Google Still Reward Content Scraping?  —  How a copied-and-pasted excerpt of a story can still outrank an 8,000-word original.  And why publishers aren't the ones to blame.  —  On January 16th, The Verge published a story about the past and current state of the American arcade industry.
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: @lucas_shaw and FishbowlLA
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
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
Vincent Chang / CNET:
Pirate Bay documentary to debut next month  —  A documentary about the founders of the popular file-sharing site will debut on February 8 and be released online for free.  —  Fredik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and Peter Sunde, founders of popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, are about to hit the big screen.
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 …
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: TVNewser
Jim Romenesko:
Cox Media Group's new website dubbed a ‘conservative Huffington Post’  —  Cox Media Group — publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman and many other media properties, is launching a conservative website called Rare.  ("Red is the center," is the tagline.)
Discussion: News & Views …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Sweet: Hola lets you use Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country  —  Hola is a new service that claims it can let you access videos on Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country.  To try it out, download the extension for Google Chrome or the add-on for Mozilla Firefox.
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Twitter's new service suggests its future may lie in video  —  (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, the social network known for its 140-character messages, hinted at the direction of its evolution on Thursday with the launch of a new streaming video service for smartphones.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Twitter's 6-Second Video Sharing App, Vine, Goes Live In The App Store
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