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9:35 AM ET, January 22, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Dow Jones Chief Resigns In Shift by News Corp.  —  Lex Fenwick, the hard-driving chief executive who stumbled in his efforts to transform Dow Jones, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has resigned effective immediately as the company rethinks its strategy.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Lex Fenwick out at Dow Jones
Jim Kennedy / News Corp:
News Corp Announces Changes At Dow Jones & Company
Discussion:, Gawker and @lheron
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon considering online live TV service, has approached at least three media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute their channels  —  Amazon Considering Online Pay TV Service  —  Live TV Channels Would Compete With Cable, Satellite  — Inc. has approached big entertainment companies …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
The race is on to launch an internet TV service in the US
Discussion: Bloomberg, Gigaom and Pocket-lint
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Guardian blocked in China after story about leadership's offshore wealth  —  Access to the front page of newspaper's website blocked and availability of other stories intermittent  —  The Guardian appeared to be partially blocked in China on Wednesday after revealing that relatives …
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ezra Klein and the early-mover disadvantage  —  No one knows if these new personal-franchise journalism ventures are going to work  —  The parade of departures of high-profile journalism talent from big newspapers, of which Ezra Klein's is the most recent, can basically be divided into two categories.
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
David Weigel / Slate:
Ezra Klein Leaves the Washington Post; Washington Wonders Whether the Post Ever Learns Anything
Why the Post passed on Ezra Klein
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Comcast resurrects EveryBlock in Chicago on Thursday, plans other U.S. cities later  —  Hyperlocal website EveryBlock to be resurrected … EveryBlock, the hyperlocal website shut down last February amid financial losses, is returning from internet limbo.
Discussion: Street Fight
Emily Rauhala / TIME:
CNN, BBC Reporters Covering China Activist Trial Manhandled on Live TV  —  Street-side tussles take place outside Beijing court where transparency campaigner Xu Zhiyong is being tried behind closed doors  —  BBC journalist Martin Patience lived up to his name today.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Independent website could net Lebedevs millions in standalone sale  —  Digital division housed in separate company from loss-making print business which owners have been looking to sell  —  The Lebedevs, owners of the Independent titles, are keeping the papers' website in a separate company …
Gwynn Guilford / Quartz:
Westerners are so convinced China is a dystopian hellscape they'll share anything that confirms it  —  ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images, via Tech in Asia  —  When it comes to China stories, people will believe almost anything.  Take, for instance, the reports about pollution being so severe …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
WashPost PR:
The Volokh Conspiracy joins The Washington Post  —  The Washington Post today announced a partnership with The Volokh Conspiracy, a blog that covers law, public policy, politics, culture and other topics.  —  Eugene Volokh, a law professor at UCLA, founded the blog in April 2002 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Seiken to address Telegraph staff on the new digital way forward  —  Following yesterday's departure of the Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher, the man now in charge of the paper is planning to address the staff on his vision for its future.  —  Jason Seiken, chief content officer …
Discussion: London News and Telegraph
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $17M More  —  Sharethrough, a startup focused on native advertising, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in its third round of funding.  —  That breaks down to $7 million in equity and $10 million in debt.  New investors in the round include …
Discussion: AdAge
Dan Levy / Sparksheet:
Building a Digital Legacy: Q&A with The Atlantic's Kimberly Lau  —  The Atlantic has been around for 155 years, and for most of that time it's been a print publication.  Do you still define The Atlantic as a magazine?  —  I don't.  The magazine is obviously a very important medium and is part …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Showtime, HBO, Starz blast NPD study that says they lost subscribers  —  Thanks to “Homeland” and other shows, Showtime has added 1 million subscribers a year in six of the last seven years, a spokesperson says.  —  Pay-TV channels HBO, Showtime and Starz are blasting a much-ballyhooed study …
Discussion: SlashGear, @jbflint, Engadget and BBC
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV: Opens Its Doors To Native Advertising  —  The BBC is known for its editorial integrity and, at least in the UK, its aversion to advertising.  These facts would seem to make an embrace of the current “native advertising” trend difficult.  But that's just what BBC Worldwide …
Discussion: @beet_tv
Jamie Weinstein / The Daily Caller:
Glenn Beck: ‘I think I played a role unfortunately in helping tear the country apart’  —  Glenn Beck made a candid admission Tuesday night.  —  During an appearance on Fox News' “The Kelly File,” the former Fox News host reflected on his time at the network.
Lucia Moses / Adweek: pushes back relaunch until February, announces four hires  — Makes More Hires Ahead of Relaunch New target date set for relaunch By Lucia Moses  — has made another round of hires and pushed back the target date of its long-anticipated relaunch.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Al Jazeera Expands Global Footprint With Turkish Digital Operation  —  Al Jazeera Turk will start as a digital operation and plans to become a broadcaster in a year  —  Al Jazeera is expanding its global footprint, bringing its brand to Turkey and the world's 140 million Turkish speakers …
Discussion: Al Jazeera English, @riy and @tomgara
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Coronel to replace Grueskin as Columbia J-school's academic dean  —  Bill Grueskin is stepping down as the Columbia Journalism School's dean of academic affairs and will be replaced by Sheila Coronel, a veteran investigative journalist who joined the faculty about seven years ago.
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David Banks / Guardian:
WSJ ruling highlights problems for court reporters filing to overseas offices
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Users' Diversity Becomes an Ad Selling Point
Discussion: Gawker
Analysis: Verizon deal may push U.S. cable to offer online TV services
Discussion: New York Times and CNN Money
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
How MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Broke the Latest Christie Scandal
Discussion: The Lede and
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Maria Miller ‘happy’ with current situation where most publishers back IPSO regulator, press freedom mission told
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Newsweek Delays Return of Print Edition to March
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Fox News chief Ailes's unauthorised biography panned by critics
Discussion: @guardianus and @gabrielsherman
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic Online:
The Rise of Curiosity Journalism
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Times names Molly Wood deputy tech editor
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking trial: detective asked about ‘Carry On policing’
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Sit Back, Relax, and Read That Long Story—on Your Phone
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Capital N.Y. Is Rolling Out a Nearly $6,000 Annual Paywall