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JAN 14, 2013 - Betabeat

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CNET Journalist Resigns Over Concerns About ‘Editorial Independence’ After CBS Meddling [UPDATE]

Hopping into headlines, thanks to CBS. This morning, The Verge published a damning report on an apparent conflict of interest in CNET’s “Best of CES” awards. The post claimed that CNET's editorial staff, which votes on the award, crowned Dish Network's Hopper set-top box device the winner. But before the staff could reveal its decision, CBS--CNET's parent company--interceded because of litigation filed by CBS and other networks over the Hopper's ability to skip past commercials. "Before the winner was unveiled, CBS Interactive News senior-vice president and General Manager Mark Larkin ... Read More

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