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7:50 AM ET, January 4, 2016


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
More than 100 Boston Globe writers, editors, and business side employees pitched in to deliver Sunday papers after widespread problems with new delivery vendor  —  ‘Army’ of Boston Globe reporters to deliver Sunday's newspaper  —  If you're a subscriber to the Boston Globe …
Nancy Scola / Politico:
How Medium, which opened a Washington DC office last spring, is courting politicians on the left and right  —  How Medium is breaking Washington's op-ed habit  —  The online publishing platform has assiduously courted the political class.  —  Medium, the three-year-old online publishing platform run …
Brooke Borel / Guardian:
Science journalists need to look beyond data and focus on scientists and conflicts of interest  —  The problem with science journalism: we've forgotten that reality matters most  —  It's the job of science journalists to look beyond data - we have to look at the people doing the science and whether they have conflicts of interest
Discussion: @whereisdaz and @virgilwong
Digital TV Europe:
Netflix reportedly preparing Russia launch this month  —  The SVoD service will launch locally this month on smart TVs, Russia's Izvestia newspaper reported.  —  “We hope that there will be more licensed content in Russia, and with the advent of Netflix people will start to get used …
Discussion: Variety
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Reality TV giant Discovery tries to return to its roots by spending millions on documentaries and science shows  —  Life after ‘Honey Boo Boo’: Inside Discovery's fight to grow up  —  NEW YORK — Since the Discovery Channel first hit the airwaves 30 years ago with an after-school special on icebergs …
Scott Bryan / BuzzFeed:
New BBC Three logo was predicted in BBC comedy sketch nearly two years ago  —  A BBC Comedy Spookily Predicted BBC Three's Weird New Logo  —  BBC Three unveiled a new logo today.  —  No it's not BBCII!, or BBC Two with an exclamation mark after it.  —  BBC Three added the logo to its Twitter account on Monday.
Discussion: Guardian, @scottygb and Guido Fawkes
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Publishers hope daily ebook deals companies will entice readers but worry about long-term consequences of low prices  —  Daily E-Book Deals Are Gaining Traction  —  Publishers want to get readers hooked so they eventually will buy full-priced works  —  Every day, the company sends …
Discussion: TeleRead
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Drudge Report's pro-Trump links stand in contrast with the site's support of Romney in 2012  —  Why Is Matt Drudge Boosting Donald Trump?  —  The Republican frontrunner owes his rise to a whole host of factors.  But Drudge's conservative media behemoth could've stopped him.  Why didn't it?
Rafat Ali / Skift:
How we built travel news site Skift, now profitable with revenue near “mid single-digits millions”, after giving up on scale and VC funding  —  How We Got off the Addiction to Venture Capital and Created Our Own Way to Profits  —  The Skift team on stage, at Skift Global Forum 2015.
Wall Street Journal:
How Gawker earns revenue through affiliate links, which brought in about $10M in 2014  —  How Gawker Brings In Millions Selling Headphones, Chargers and Flashlights  —  Media company uses affiliate links to help sell products on e-commerce sites  —  Gawker Media, a network of websites known …
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Associated Press:
Egypt arrests three people who administer 23 Facebook pages, accusing them of belonging to a banned organization, ahead of Jan. 25 anniversary of 2011 uprising
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Discogs has a user-generated database of more than 6.5M music releases and a marketplace with 24M items for sale
Discussion: @nytimesarts
 Earlier Picks: 
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
LexisNexis Sells Law School Publishing Business To Carolina Academic Press
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Authors Guild asks US Supreme Court to consider its case against Google's book scanning without copyright fees; appeals court ruled in Google's favor in October
Darren Rovell / ESPN:
New York attorney general amends suit against DraftKings, FanDuel, seeking that profits made in NY be returned, users' losses be repaid, and $5K fine per case
Allison Lampert / Reuters:
Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's health deteriorating, wife says
Discussion: The Next Web, and Newsweek