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9:40 AM ET, February 1, 2013


 Top News: 
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post considers relocating its headquarters  —  Washington Post staffers received this memo this morning:  —  From: Katharine Weymouth  —  Reply-To:  —  I wanted to let everyone know that we are actively exploring relocating our headquarters.  —  This building has given us so much and has watched history unfold.
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. explores the sale of its downtown headquarters  —  Executives from The Washington Post Co. are considering relocating the company from its 63-year-old headquarters in downtown Washington, exploring the sale of the building that saw the Post evolve into one of the country's top newspapers.
Discussion: Poynter
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Hackers Targeted Wall Street Journal Computers  —  The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that its computer systems had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers for the apparent purpose of monitoring the newspaper's China coverage.  —  The infiltration at the Journal …
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News Also Got Hacked by China, Are Important
Discussion: The Huffington Post, ZDNet and Forbes
Dylan Byers / Politico:
China blacks out CNN International
Discussion: Twitchy
China: claims of hacking NY Times ‘groundless’
Discussion: LNR Journalism and The Verge
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
News websites falling victim to online hackers
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Ed Koch's grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl's last words  —  Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88.  He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008.  His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009 …
TV Networks Have No ‘Birth Right’ to Carriage: Time Warner Cable Boss  —  Subscribers See 'Too Many Networks I Don't Watch,' Britt Says  —  Time Warner Cable, the second- largest U.S. cable-TV operator, plans to keep scrutinizing and pressuring small cable channels even though they aren't the problem …
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:   Time Warner Cable Boss Glenn Britt Defends MSO's Pricey Sports Rights Deals
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Falls as Forecast Misses Analysts' Estimates
Discussion: Businessweek and Los Angeles Times
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New Way to Deliver a Drama: All 13 Episodes in One Sitting  —  Television producers have turned bingeing, hoarding and overeating into successful prime-time shows for years, but now they are having to turn their attention to another example of overindulgence — TV watching.
Erik Maza / WWD:
W Magazine to Reduce Frequency  —  DOWN TWO: It appears even healthy ad pages aren't enough to keep magazines from reducing frequency.  Condé Nast said Thursday it was scaling back W magazine, which had been performing relatively well among advertisers, to 10 issues a year from a monthly.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
New Owner for Manhattan Newspaper Group  —  Publisher Purchases Group That Owns Titles Such as Our Town, West Side Spirit  —  Manhattan Newspaper Group, which counts the West Side Spirit, and Our Town among its collection of community publications, has been sold to Straus News …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
New Yorker to Launch New Online Verticals  —  The New Yorker, which has launched several new Web channels over the past year, is continuing its digital expansion with the launch of two new channels—one dedicated to Science and Technology and the other to Business—in the coming months.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET loses CES awards following Dish Hopper controversy; DVR named ‘Best In Show’  —  The Hopper with Sling will be named co-winner of ‘Best In Show’ alongside official CNET choice the Razer Edge  —  The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a press release awarding the Dish Hopper …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
CES severs ties with CBS over Dish Hopper coverage
Discussion: Forbes
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Daily paper guaranteed for two years in deal between Philly owners, Guild  —  The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia and Interstate General Media have struck a tentative agreement that will keep the presses running daily in Philly for the next two years.
Apple TV Said to Start Carrying HBO App Later This Year  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in negotiations to start carrying Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-2013, according to two people familiar with the plans.  —  Cable and satellite subscribers who pay for HBO …
Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
New numbers show: Microsoft moves more media than you might think  —  Everyone was focused on the fact that consumers still buy plenty of DVDs and Blu-ray discs when the NPD Group published its 2012 Home Video Data report this week.  It's true: 61 percent of all U.S.-based transactional home …
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
U.K. Won't Charge Australian Radio DJs Over Kate Middleton Hoax Call  —  Britain's Crown Prosecution Service describes the call to a hospital, which was linked to a nurse's suicide, as a harmless prank with “very sad” consequences.  —  LONDON - The two Australian DJs involved …
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
London Cop Gets 15 Months in News Corp. Tabloid Bribery Case  —  A London police detective was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to sell information about a phone-hacking probe in 2010 to News Corp.'s News of the World tabloid, which was being investigated.
Discussion: Guardian, Telegraph and BBC
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Judith Messina / Crain's New York Business:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Arun Rath / PBS:
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Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Jared Keller / Businessweek:
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Discussion: Telegraph, Daily Dot, BBC and The Next Web
Steve Terrell / Santa Fe New Mexican:
Former ‘New Mexican’ reporter ‘will not survive the shooting’
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
The “What Time Is The Super Bowl” SEO-Whoring Is Especially Sad This Year
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times departures continue
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reshuffle at The Atlantic
Associated Press:
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway adds Greensboro, NC, News & Record to its growing newspaper unit
Discussion:, Reuters and WJHL-TV
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
Boston Globe's Glen Johnson Leaving to Become John Kerry Adviser
Discussion: The Boston Globe and Poynter
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Activists Flood Government Agencies With FOIA Requests in Tribute to Aaron Swartz