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7:45 AM ET, February 2, 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:
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
Jill Goldsmith / Variety:
News Corp. names two more execs to publishing biz  —  Healy to help fashion strategic direction  —  News Corp. Friday named Anoushka Healy, current group managing editor of The Times and Sunday Times in London, as chief strategy officer of its new global publishing entity once it splits in two later this year.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   News Corp's Will Lewis takes senior New York role
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   ‘New’ News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks
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 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).
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: Light Reading and
China Internet Watch:
74% Chinese Netizens Acquire News Online  —  The latest Global Communication Market Report from the British Ofcom made a comprehensive research on consumers' consumption and attitude toward communication services and products in the global market.  —  The Overview of China  —  1. Population and Economic Elements
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
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 …
Discussion: Adweek
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
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.
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
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Sam Thielman / Adweek:
CNN's Bleacher Report Programming Launches Saturday
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google sidesteps France link-tax, reaching a €60m deal to help publishers move to the digital age instead
Discussion: Google, paidContent and Electronista
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Poynter Institute lost $3.8 million in 2011
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Gravity Fully Launches Its Content Personalization Tools, Making Them Available To Any Publisher
Discussion: PandoDaily and GigaOM
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gov. stats: Median salary for reporters $35K, $52K for editors
 Earlier Picks: 
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Newsweek Is Now NewsBeast, and That's the End of That Chapter
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Netflix CEO Says Won't Retreat From SEC on Facebook Posts
Discussion: BGR and WebProNews
Erik Wemple:
Nico Pitney returning to Huffington Post
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Daily paper guaranteed for two years in deal between Philly owners, Guild