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2:15 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 …
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Ed Koch, the newspaper columnist  —  Ed Koch, the former three-term mayor of New York who died of gongestive heart failure this morning at the age of 88, will most likely be remember first and foremost for his political skills and his identification with an era of redemption for New York City.
Discussion: New York Times, Gothamist and Gawker
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Capus, Head of NBC News, Is Departing  —  Updated Steve Capus, the president of NBC News for almost 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:
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
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Washington Post was hacked in 2012
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Guardian
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
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
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Go Is Coming to Apple TV.  Why Isn't Everything Coming to Apple TV?  —  As Bloomberg reports, sometime this year, Apple TV users will be able to watch HBO shows — if they're already subscribing to HBO via a pay-cable provider.  —  In other words, HBO will port its popular HBO Go app to Apple TV …
Apple TV Said to Start Carrying HBO App Later This Year
Associated Press:
US weighs tougher action over China cyberattacks  —  By By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press - 3 hours ago  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks with the Chinese government to address persistent cyberattacks against U.S. companies and government agencies haven't worked …
Discussion: Forbes and Softpedia News
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Hackers Targeted Wall Street Journal Computers
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
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 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
Guardian:   Ex-NoW reporter blasts News Corp for role in jailing of detective
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
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!
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
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: GigaOM and AllThingsD
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Amazon locks down ‘Downton Abbey’ exclusively for Prime Instant Video
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gov. stats: Median salary for reporters $35K, $52K for editors
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Newsweek Is Now NewsBeast, and That's the End of That Chapter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Daily paper guaranteed for two years in deal between Philly owners, Guild
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
U.K. Won't Charge Australian Radio DJs Over Kate Middleton Hoax Call
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
Journalist fights request to testify in Colorado shooting case
Discussion: New York Magazine
Judith Messina / Crain's New York Business:
British giant bulks up in NYC
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Arun Rath / PBS:
Judge Orders End to Mysterious “Censor” at 9/11 Trial
Christopher Smith / Orange Coast Magazine:
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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’