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8:20 AM ET, January 14, 2014

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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Charter Makes $61.3 Billion Offer to Acquire Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) for about $132.50 a share, valuing the second-largest U.S. cable provider at more than $61 billion, including debt.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Readers Lash Out About Bill Keller's Column on a Woman With Cancer  —  Bill Keller's column in The Times on Monday about Lisa Bonchek Adams has generated a great deal of negative response.  Xeni Jardin, the well-known writer who blogs on Boing Boing, sometimes about her own experience with cancer, was outraged, calling it bullying.
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Zeynep Tufekci / Medium:
Social media is a conversation, not a press release.  —  How @nytkeller and @emmagkeller flunk understanding @adamslisa.  —  Last week was a curious one.  First, Guardian writer Emma G. Keller wrote a cancer-shaming article [archived here] on metastastic breast cancer sufferer Lisa Adams' social media presence.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Why transparency matters: better copyright policy emerges with the public involved in planning  —  Transparency Is Fundamental to Good Copyright Policy  —  In the week leading up the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protests, EFF and others are talking about key principles that should guide copyright policy.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Dell Cameron / Daily Dot:
EFF, other groups launch ‘Copyright Week’ campaign today to support reform of laws
Discussion: Mashable, Policy Blog and Boing Boing
Jon Passantino / BuzzFeed:
DirecTV Drops The Weather Channel In Dispute Over Carriage Fees  —  The network was pulled from 20 million homes at midnight Monday and replaced with competitor Weather Nation.  Updated 2 a.m. ET Tuesday.  —  The Weather Channel launched a website featuring a video message …
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail announces deal with talkSPORT radio  —  The Daily Mail has announced a partnership deal with talkSPORT radio which will feature several of the newspaper's journalists and columnists appearing on the radio station.  —  Chief sports writer Martin Samuel will be among the names giving …
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
AP's Carvin: News Battle Near For Twitter, FB  —  Twitter and Facebook are setting themselves up for a battle for news supremacy among social media networks.  Twitter, though, holds the upper hand, according to Eric Carvin, social media editor at the Associated Press.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gawker editor says he was told Roger Ailes was having him tailed  —  Here's something you won't read in Gabriel Sherman's hotly anticipated book about Roger Ailes: Gawker editor John Cook told Capital he was reliably informed that Ailes, the powerful chairman of the Fox News Channel, had him tailed in 2012.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Skimping on Fees and Avoiding Journalists: Are Publishers Doing Native on the Cheap?  Could be moving toward an advertorial model By Lucia Moses  —  From publishers to creative agencies to writer networks, many seem to be making money from native advertising.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The end of tabloid papers and the new quest for media respectability  —  As New York City's new mayor prepared to take office late last year, a local tabloid decided to show him who really ran the town.  In a series of outrageous covers, the New York Post humiliated one of the mayor's longtime aides …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Luke Harding / Guardian:
Russia expels US journalist David Satter without explanation  —  Moscow authorities ban writer from the country in first expulsion of US journalist since the cold war  —  Russia has expelled a US journalist living in Moscow for the first time since the cold war, in a move that is likely …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Protecting a Source, James Risen Takes His Case to the Supreme Court  —  The Times reporter James Risen took his case to the Supreme Court on Monday, asking that his effort to protect his confidential source be protected.  —  It has been a long road for Mr. Risen, as I wrote in a column last year.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitorship  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc lost a bid on Monday to block an antitrust monitor appointed after a judge's finding that the company conspired to fix e-book prices.  —  At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan denied Apple's request …
Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable:
HBO courting online audience by putting “Girls” episodes on YouTube just 12 hours after airing  —  HBO Is Putting First Episodes of ‘Girls’ Season 3 on YouTube  —  HBO will upload the first two episodes of Girls season three onto the network's YouTube channel on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET …
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Newspaper PDF replica service bets on future of print-style digital reading  —  In October 2012, just 23 percent of Americans told Pew they read even one newspaper the previous day.  So who in the world could possibly want or need unlimited access to 2,500 of them?
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
Philadelphia Newspaper Staff Plan Joint Bid Against Feuding Owners  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After another tumultuous year on the job, frustrated workers at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers vowed Monday to bid against feuding owners if the company again goes on the auction block.
 
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Boston Globe nicks a page from the OC Register playbook and pushes subscribing as a civic good
Discussion: @jcstearns and Business Wire
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
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Discussion: @jakebeckman, TechCrunch and Mashable
Wendy Lee / The Breakdown:
Los Angeles Times Media Group launches shopping website
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
52 journalists including Ben Smith sign letter calling for release of Al Jazeera reporters
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
CNN consolidates tech coverage
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @elanazak
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Bloomberg:
Dish Investors Ignore Ergen's Failures as Spectrum Value Grows
Discussion: Telecompaper and Bloomberg
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard aims for 150 million users
Discussion: @justin_b_smith