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Gov. Mike Pence told a conservative talk show host Wednesday that he would reject any version of his new "Just IN" website that looks like state-run media, continuing to distance himself from a written news service plan developed by his staff.  Full story
The Washington Post's newly appointed video director Noah Kotch has left the company after just two weeks.  Full story
Liz Spayd: It’s hard to find a newsroom, with a few exceptions like maybe BuzzFeed, that don’t have financial challenges to weather.  Full story
Gov. Mike Pence is starting a state-run taxpayer-funded news outlet that will make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about his administration, according to documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star.  Full story
Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is unusually self-critical. In an interview, he admits that it pained him to see Edward Snowden give his story to others and explains why his paper chose not to run Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad.  Full story
Should I buy a condo or continue renting? I’d been asking myself that question as I perused Chicago real estate, uncertain how market gains, taxes, tax breaks, maintenance costs, homeowners insurance, mortgage payments, and assessments would add up for me financially. The math always grew fuzzy in my head, and it seemed like a wash.  Full story
For years now, it has been speculated in media circles that Mike Bloomberg could be a white knight and save the New York Times. Now it appears he may actually have tried to do it.  Full story
Barrett Brown, a freelance journalist and activist, was sentenced Thursday to 63 months in prison in Texas after pleading guilty to charges including transmitting threats, being an accessory to a hack and interfering with a search warrant, according to multiple reports.  Full story
According to survey data from the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer search engines (read: Google) have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source of news globally.   Full story
The sports reporter who broke the news that the National Football League was investigating the New England Patriots for possibly using underinflated footballs during Sunday's American Football Conference championship game against the Indianapolis Colts told the Herald he thinks Pats head coach Bill Belichick should be fired or at the very least suspended for the Super Bowl if found guilty.   Full story
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