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11:20 PM ET, February 1, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
In Wake of Restructuring, NBC News President Quits  —  The longest-serving president of any of the three network news divisions, Steve Capus of NBC News, stepped down from his position on Friday, six months after Comcast restructured its news units in a way that diminished his authority.
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:
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 …
The Huffington Post:
NY Times Revises Ed Koch Obit After Outcry  —  The New York Times revised its Friday obituary of former New York City mayor Ed Koch after several observers noticed that it lacked any mention of his controversial record on AIDS.  —  The paper's obituary, written by longtime staffer Robert D. MacFadden, weighed in at 5,500 words.
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.
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.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Watch out, Atlantic — the New Yorker is gunning for you  —  We've argued before, The Atlantic is one of the traditional media players that is most worth paying attention to when it comes to the ongoing disruptive effects of the web — the venerable magazine has managed to turn itself around financially …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to Step Down  —  Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt will step down at the end of the year, said a person familiar with the matter.  —  “Glenn Britt is currently under contract with Time Warner Cable.  If and when that changes we will announce it …
Discussion:, @sdkstl and Light Reading
TV Networks Have No ‘Birth Right’ to Carriage: Time Warner Cable Boss
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tinkerer-in-Chief Bolts Times: Joe Sexton's Innovative, Profane Reign  —  “Do s**t you're not supposed to do.”  That's how Joe Sexton, who as New York Times sports editor has been behind some of the paper's most groundbreaking recent work, describes his guiding philosophy.
Bora Zivkovic / Scientific American:
Commenting threads: good, bad, or not at all.  —  Proposed alternative title: “This post is not about climate change” … A couple of weeks ago, an article was published in Science about online science communication (nothing new there, really, that we have not known for a decade, but academia is slow to catch up).
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
Discussion:, Poynter and Politico
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
Exclusive: Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book … Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is brutally clear: China is the most dangerous superpower on Earth.  —  Corporate Intelligence reviewed preliminary galleys of Schmidt's new book, “The New Digital Age,” (Random House) which debuts in April.
Discussion: Business Insider
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
Jim Romenesko:
‘Bloodbath’ at Dow Jones' MarketWatch? … - a tweet from USA Today's editor-in-chief and MarketWatch's former editor.  —  Is there a bloodbath today at Dow Jones' MarketWatch?  Spokeswoman Sara Blask's response to my email: … UPDATED: Longtime MarketWatch media writer Jon Friedman (left) has been laid off.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
How two scientists are using the New York Times archives to predict the future  —  Researchers at Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are creating software that analyzes 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and about 90 other web resources to predict future disease outbreaks …
Discussion: Tom Simonite and The Verge
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gov. stats: Median salary for reporters $35K, $52K for editors  —  Fourth in an apparently ongoing series on journopay  —  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics spotlights the media and information industries in a series of delightful charts, including one that outlines salary information for employed journalists.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Movie Writers Find More Power, Better Jobs on the Small Screen  —  Four years ago, screenwriter I. Marlene King, walked into her agent's office as a writer of feature films.  She walked out with a general meeting at ABC Family.  —  A mid-level screenwriter, she had earned steady jobs, working spec scripts and rewriting existing ones.
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
CNN's Bleacher Report Programming Launches Saturday  —  Sports Illustrated who?  Turner's $175 million acquisition of Bleacher Report happened way back in August after the company parted ways with SI; now, its partnership with CNN cemented earlier this month, the digital sports property …
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 …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
London Cop Gets 15 Months in News Corp. Tabloid Bribery Case
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian and BBC
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