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John Miller Announces He’s Leaving CBS News (TVNewser)
CBS News correspondent John Miller is leaving the network and joining the NYPD as a new commissioner re-joins the force. ”I never stay anywhere too long,” Miller said on WCBS’ newscast. “John, congratulations. Our loss is the city’s gain,” said anchor Dick Brennan. Capital New York For CBS News, the loss of Miller hits hard, with staffers calling it “devastating,” and “a huge loss.” NYT After a career spent toggling between television and law enforcement, Miller will be rejoining an old friend and boss, William J. Bratton, the incoming police commissioner. Miller’s close relationship with government agencies has troubled some media watchers, who criticized Miller’s recent 60 Minutes special report on the National Security Agency for its seemingly cozy treatment of controversial spying programs. HuffPost Meanwhile, CBS News praised Miller and his career at the network. “John Miller is a remarkable journalist with deep insight into law enforcement,” the network said in a statement on Thursday. CNN David Rhodes, the president of the network news division, said Miller’s decision was “a loss for CBS.” “There’s nobody like him, and I think people around the television industry would agree with that,” Rhodes said.

Time Inc. to Improve People’s Paper Quality (NY Post / Media Ink)
Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp has pulled back the curtain on one area where he expects the nation’s biggest magazine publisher to spend more money in the coming year: People, the company’s No. 1 money maker, will return to a heavier grade of paper just in time for the Oscars issue that goes on sale March 7, with a cover date of March 17. Publisher Karen Kovacs said “it is a significant investment — in the millions.” NY Post / Media Ink Whither the redesign? The website redo was initially expected to be out around “the fall” and then it was expected in November. Now, with December almost gone, Capital New York was saying the new target is January. managing editor Edward Felsenthal hinted it could take a bit longer. “I’d expect it in the next three to six weeks,” he told Media Ink on Thursday.

For ESPN, Millions to Remain in Connecticut (NYT)
The governor of Connecticut arrived at ESPN’s expansive campus to celebrate the groundbreaking of the sports media giant’s 19th building, a digital center that would be the new home of SportsCenter. It was August 2011, and this was the third visit in a year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose first was about three weeks before his election. This time, Malloy brought a hard hat, a shovel and an incentive package for ESPN potentially worth $25 million.

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Ukrainian Activist-Journalist Tetyana Chernovil in Intensive Care After Beating (The Guardian)
The streets of Kiev were plastered with images of a young woman’s bruised and swollen face on Thursday morning. The almost unrecognizable photograph was of Tetyana Chernovil, a journalist known for her investigations into government corruption, who has been in intensive care preparing for a series of operations to repair her face, shattered in a beating by unknown assailants. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the interior ministry headquarters, accusing authorities of ordering police officers to carry out the attack.

Dow Jones‘ ’Make or Break’ 2014 (Capital New York)
Dow Jones is gearing up for a potentially pivotal 2014. The 131-year-old financial information and media company, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s and MarketWatch, has a number of key initiatives on the docket that will test its might during parent-corporation News Corp’s first full fiscal year as a standalone publishing conglomerate. Perhaps the most closely-watched of these is the implementation of DJX, a news and data offering meant to increase Dow Jones’ share of the lucrative trading-terminal market that’s dominated by Bloomberg L.P. and, to a lesser extent, Thomson Reuters.