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Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing to Go Dark Wednesday

In protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), a number of websites are turning themselves off on Wednesday. The two bills, which are meant to stop copyright infringement of media on the internet, are strongly supported by the film, television, and music industries. But the legislation, which gives the U.S. Government the power to censor entire websites, has been widely criticized as infringing upon freedom of speech – an issue a little closer to our hearts than Hollywood’s bottom line.

Several major internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Tumblr, AOL, Twitter and Yahoo have all come out against the legislation. But it is Wikipedia’s decision to go dark for a whole day that has drawn the most attention to the issue. The “Wikipedia blackout” has been widely reported by the media, and is currently trending on Google and Twitter.

The English-language Wikipedia will go dark for a 24-hour period, beginning midnight, Eastern time for all of Wednesday, January 18. Reddit, Boing Boing, Imgur, and MoveOn will be joining Wikipedia’s protest by temporarily shutting down tomorrow.

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Nielsen’s Sale Of THR, Billboard May Be Completed Soon|A Visual Of Declining Mag Ad Revenue|Letterman Mocks NY1|Newsday Picketed

The Wrap: Nielsen‘s sale of various publications, including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to James Finkelstein, whose family’s company News Communications Inc. owns the “Who’s Who” series, may be completed by Friday.

The Awl: A graph of magazine revenue over the last 10 years.

Gawker: David Letterman makes fun of NY1 reporters Roger Clark and Pat Kiernan.

Journal-isms: Newsday was picketed by people protesting the publication of a comic that mocked the idea of hate crimes.

Huffington Post: The Huffington Post‘s <a href="robhof.jpgtop game changers including top media game changer Sue Gardner of the Wikimedia Foundation.

HuffPost Introduces Nominees For Game Changers In Media

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The Huffington Post has asked its readers to help pick the top 100 “game changers”: people who are “using new media to reshape their fields and change the world.” But as the site has revealed two new lists each week, we were surprised not to see founder Arianna Huffington on any of the them, especially this week’s list, Media Game Changers. We thought that HuffPost not putting its founder on the list rings just a little bit of false modesty. Come on, if Arianna isn’t at least one of the top ten game changers in media, who is?

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