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12:30 AM ET, January 9, 2014


 Top News: 
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
NYT redesign: an end to page breaks in articles and a focus on tablets and subscribers  —  ‘New York Times’ Website Redesign Goes Back to the Future  —  The New York Times has rolled out its largest website redesign in seven years, but readers familiar with the newspaper might feel like it's a step back in time
Brian Stelter / CNN Money:
New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing  —  The last time The New York Times embarked on a wholesale redesign of its Web site, in 2006, the iPhone wasn't on the market.  Tablets like the iPad were still years away.  —  So the new design that The Times is unveiling Wednesday …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Designers Are Monitoring Reaction to the Redesign, With Adjustments Possible
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Excerpt from the new biography of Fox News exec Roger Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room”  —  Citizen Ailes  —  When the head of Fox News moved to Garrison, New York, he bought a little newspaper and tried to instill his own brand of American values.  Guess what happened next?
Beth Healy / Boston Globe:
Globe publisher Christopher Mayer to step down  —  Boston Globe publisher Christopher Mayer said Wednesday that he plans to step down after nearly 30 years at the newspaper and four years at its helm, as part of a business transition under new owner John Henry.
Discussion: @emilyprocknal and Media Nation
Beth Healy / The Boston Globe:
John Henry vows to make Globe ‘aggressively relevant’
Discussion: @mviser and @romenesko
Joe Strupp / Media Matters:
Exclusive: Washington Post Reader Representative Departs, Replacement Unclear  —  Less than a year after taking the newly created post of reader representative at The Washington Post, Doug Feaver has left the paper, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt confirmed Wednesday.
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Sales of Online Movies Jumps; DVDs Continue to Decline  —  Delaying Availability of DVDs, Rentals Nudged Consumers … After years of trying to convince consumers to buy movies online, Hollywood found a solution in 2013: Make it the only option.  —  Digital movie purchases surged 47% …
Discussion: ParisLemon, CNET, BGR and @benfritz
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
Why Michael Huseby For Barnes & Noble CEO Job?  —  Barnes & Noble has a new CEO: Michael Huseby, who was most recently running the company's Nook digital media division in the wake of the departure of CEO William Lynch in July 2013 but joined the company in 2012 as chief financial officer.
Discussion: GalleyCat, CNET and Digital Book World
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Seeking Ezra Klein's Replacement  —  The Washington Post has approached The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to be the next editor of Wonkblog, according to a source familiar with the matter.  —  Thompson has not yet accepted the job, but The Post's recruitment of a replacement suggests …
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Nick D'Aloisio touts positive Yahoo News Digest reviews likely written by Yahoo employees  —  The Curious Case Of Yahoo's App Reviews  —  Summly founder Nick D'Aloisio, in an interview with Yahoo's David Pogue, touted his new app's positive reviews.  But who's writing them?
Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Advance subsidiary Reddit licensed its logo for use on AR-15 rifles  —  Reddit Licensed Its Logo To Online Scary Assault Weapons Sellers  —  An investigation published this morning by Mother Jones shows that Reddit licensed gun-sellers on its forums to hawk a notorious run of AR-15 assault rifles …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Leadership Change May Signal New Start for Billboard Magazine  —  Billboard magazine first appeared in 1894 to cover the outdoor advertising market, reporting on “all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards,” as it proclaimed in its first issue.  But for almost a century …
Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
CIA Cuts Off Public Access to Its Translated News Reports  —  Beginning in 1974, the U.S. intelligence community provided the public with a broad selection of foreign news reports, updated daily.  These were collected and translated by the Central Intelligence Agency's Foreign Broadcast Information Service …
Discussion: @antderosa
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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Arianna Huffington teams with Berggruen Institute, will launch global news site during Davos
Discussion: PR Newswire
Jack Shafer:
Buzz off, Waxman — Congress can't tell a newspaper how to do business
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
USA Today apologizes for lifting weather map
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
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Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Two-Year-Old Observer Story About Soccer Mom Madam Incorrectly Named Post Editor
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Christopher M. Matthews / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Wants E-Book Monitor Removed
Agence France-Presse:
Two Swedish reporters missing in Syria freed: ICRC, diplomatic sources
Discussion: Associated Press, Naharnet and Poynter
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bob Costas Says NBC's Olympics Broadcast Won't Ignore Russia's Anti-Gay Laws
Discussion: The New York Observer and Mediaite
Arif Durrani / Brand Republic:
Guy Zitter to leave Daily Mail after 32 years
Discussion: The Drum
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
ThinkFilm, a Short-Lived but Wily Distributor, Still Influences Industry
Discussion: @tedhope
Rebecca Greenfield / Fast Company:
A Glimpse Into The Future Of NPR, From Its First-Ever Creative Director
Discussion: @mstanyabasu and @zeldman
Sumit Galhotra / Committee to Protect Journalists:
India's independent journalism in doubt in election year
Discussion: @gautambhatia88