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3:50 PM ET, January 16, 2015

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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
34-Year Veteran Jim Clancy Leaves CNN After Controversial Charlie Hebdo Tweets  —  Just one week after he engaged in a heated Twitter debate over the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo, CNN international correspondent Jim Clancy announced he is leaving the network after more than 30 years at the network.
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
F.B.I. Chief Criticizes Times on Qaeda Source  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, sharply criticized The New York Times on Thursday for anonymously quoting a member of a terrorist group in an article about the deadly attacks last week in France.
The Hill:
The Hill names Neetzan Zimmerman senior director, audience and strategy  —  The Hill, the publication of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, has named Neetzan Zimmerman as senior director, audience and strategy.  —  Zimmerman, who will expand the publication's reach …
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Testimony from former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice sheds light on how US government pressures journalists to withhold security stories  —  Condoleezza Rice Testifies on Urging The Times to Not Run Article  —  WASHINGTON — White House officials favor two primary tactics …
The Independent:
Raif Badawi: Saudi King ‘refers case to Supreme Court’, says blogger's wife  —  The King of Saudi Arabia is to refer the case of blogger and activist Raif Badawi's to the Supreme Court, his wife has told BBC News.  —  His wife Ensaf Haidar - who is living in Canada with their three children …
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JC Finley / UPI:
Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger Raif Badawi
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BuzzFeed launches its own ‘public chat’ channel in messaging app Viber  —  Online news site's partnership follows an earlier deal with rival Viber, and follows rumours of a similar alliance with Snapchat  —  Online news site BuzzFeed's initial growth may have been fuelled by social networks Facebook …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
New York Post says Twitter feed hacked, sent false tweets about China missiles, interest rates  —  New York Post Says Twitter Feed Hacked After Fake China Tweets  —  The New York Post said its Twitter account was hacked after messages were posted citing bogus breaking news …
Agence France-Presse:
AFP photographer shot at Pakistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest  —  AFP photographer Asif Hassan was shot and seriously injured Friday while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest by religious party activists outside the French consulate in Karachi, but was out of immediate danger following surgery.
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Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Genius tests ‘annotate everything everywhere’ feature  —  Genius, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that made headlines earlier this week when it poached pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones from The New Yorker and hired New Yorker contributor Christopher Glazek, has quietly made major changes …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico CEO VandeHei: Revenue grew by 25 percent in 2014  —  The Erik Wemple Blog, the Huffington Post, the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Caller — in recent weeks, they've all highlighted personnel turmoil at Politico, along with a dash of consternation about the ever-evolving strategy …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Two Sun journalists acquitted of corruption charges  —  John Edwards and John Troup have both been cleared of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office  —  Two Sun journalists have been acquitted of corruption charges at Kingston crown court.  —  A jury cleared picture editor John Edwards …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and @thebppa
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo combines ad products into one unit, to be led by Prashant Fuloria, former executive at Google, Flurry, and Facebook  —  Yahoo Reorganizes Ad Product Team, Says Memo to Staff … Marissa Mayer is reorganizing management at Yahoo as part of her effort to jumpstart the company's stagnant advertising business.
Discussion: AdAge, Re/code and AdExchanger
Associated Press:
Turkish Journalist Could Go To Prison For Up To Five Years Over Tweet  —  ISTANBUL (AP) — A local news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five years in prison for a former television presenter who was detained last month for posting a tweet suggesting a cover-up in a government corruption scandal.
 
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