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12:30 PM ET, February 1, 2013


 Top News: 
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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Capus, Head of NBC News, Is Departing  —  Steve Capus, the president of NBC News for the last eight years, said Friday that he is leaving the network news division in the coming weeks.  —  “It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Steve Capus leaving NBC News  —  This just in: NBC News president Steve Capus is leaving the network.  —  POLITICO's Mike Allen passed on Capus's memo to staff; more details to follow:
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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: Politico, and Poynter
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corp's Will Lewis takes senior New York role  —  Executive who handled fallout from phone-hacking scandal to become chief creative officer of demerged publishing company  —  Will Lewis, one of the executives running News Corporation's controversial management and standards committee dealing …
Discussion: Media Week and The Wrap
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   ‘New’ News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Go Is Coming to Apple TV. Why Isn't Everything Coming to Apple TV?
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
China blacks out CNN International
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Netflix CEO Says Won't Retreat From SEC on Facebook Posts  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he will keep posting on Facebook as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission weighs whether to file a lawsuit over a disclosure he made on the social network.
Discussion: WebProNews
Ex-NoW reporter blasts News Corp for role in jailing of detective  —  Tim Wood, whose evidence contributed to case against April Casburn, says publisher should not have revealed its sources  —  The former News of the World reporter whose evidence contributed to the jailing …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
London Cop Gets 15 Months in News Corp. Tabloid Bribery Case
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian and BBC
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.
Discussion: paidContent
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.
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Erik Wemple:
Nico Pitney returning to Huffington Post  —  Something didn't quite add up when Managing Editor Nico Pitney's departure from the Huffington Post was announced one year ago.  Arianna Huffington, the news site's name partner, wrote an e-mail stating, in part: … Not a good enough explanation, Huffington!
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
CES severs ties with CBS over Dish Hopper coverage  —  The Consumer Electronics Association, which runs CES, is ditching CBS's tech news and reviews site CNET as its show partner.  Earlier this month, CBS forced CNET to remove the Dish Hopper from consideration for its “Best in CES” awards …
Discussion: Radio & Television … and Forbes
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET loses CES awards following Dish Hopper controversy; DVR named ‘Best In Show’
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Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
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Discussion: New York Magazine
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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:
HMV Employee Commandeers Corporate Twitter Account in Response to Layoffs
Steve Terrell / Santa Fe New Mexican:
Former ‘New Mexican’ reporter ‘will not survive the shooting’
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times departures continue
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reshuffle at The Atlantic