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10:10 AM ET, February 9, 2014


 Top News: 
Paul Steiger / ProPublica:
A Closer Look: Three Golden Ages of Journalism?  —  This morning, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the University of Kansas's White School of Journalism and Mass Communications in Lawrence.  Here are his remarks.
The Lede:
Turkey Deports Journalist for Criticizing Government on Twitter  —  ISTANBUL — Turkey deported an Azerbaijani journalist on Friday for “posting tweets against high-level state officials,” according to an Interior Ministry order obtained by his newspaper, the English-language daily Today's Zaman.
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony  —  Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against “any form of discrimination” and in favor of tolerance.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Distressed by Baby Controversy, AOL's Armstrong Reverses 401(K) Policy  —  In a letter to employees, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong reversed the company's recent decision to change some 401(k) benefits.  The move had caused controversy inside the company, especially after Armstrong made a mess …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Loose Lips Give Ammunition to MSNBC Foes  —  Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack.  Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.  —  MSNBC fired a staff member last week for an offensive tweet …
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Rethinking TV news, Part III: First, kill the stand-up  —  I was about to launch into writing a post about the most irritating habits of local TV news — starting with the most objectionable: the stand-up — when I got a surprising email from a producer at Fox Channel 5 News in New York …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Data suggests ISPs are throttling video streaming. Will the FCC do anything about it?  —  There's something rotten in the state of online video streaming, and the data is starting to emerge  —  If you've been having trouble with your Netflix streams lately, or maybe like David Rafael …
Discussion: @jcstearns
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Programmatic ad tech plaform PubMatic planning IPO, aiming for a valuation of over $1B  —  Ad Platform PubMatic Working on IPO  —  PubMatic Inc., which automates the buying and selling of digital advertising space, has tapped bankers for a potential initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Bloomberg and Beet.TV
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Pilar Guzmán Talks Condé Nast Traveler Revamp  —  PILAR'S NEW TRAVELER: Pilar Guzmán has been in the top job at Condé Nast Traveler for just over six months and in that time, the former editor of Martha Stewart Living and the defunct Cookie magazine has been in the process of revamping the travel title.
Discussion: Mediawire Daily
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Ex-State Dept. adviser to plead guilty in leak to Fox News  —  A former State Department arms expert has agreed to plead guilty to disclosing national defense information to a Fox News reporter, his lawyer said in federal court Friday.  —  The agreement calls for him to serve 13 months in prison.
David Lieberman /
Utah Court Agrees To Weigh Aereo Case  —  More billable hours for broadcasters' and Aereo's lawyers.  The U.S. District Court will hear broadcasters' motion for a preliminary injunction against the streaming service on Tuesday - even as the U.S. Supreme Court plans to look at the copyright infringement allegations against Aereo.
David Cohn / Poynter:
At Circa, it's not about ‘chunkifying’ news but adding structure  —  You sometimes hear what we do at Circa described as “chunkifying” — taking the news and presenting it in mobile-friendly chunks.  And while on the surface this observation is correct, it misses the bigger picture.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT hasn't been hit that hard  —  Parsing the numbers with Quartz and the WSJ  —  Quartz posts this graphic of New York Times Company revenues going back to 2003, asking “Can the New York Times's online readership offset its prolonged ad slump?”  —  The Times has very real problems, thank you very much, but they're not this bad.
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