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4:55 PM ET, July 8, 2011

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Guardian:
Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive  —  • ‘Massive quantities’ of archive allegedly deleted  —  • Emails believed to be between News of the World editors  —  Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions …
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Telegraph:
News of the World to close: Andy Coulson arrested at police station  —  Andy Coulson, the former communications chief for David Cameron, has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged phone hacking and illegal payments to police during his tenure as News of the World editor.
Guardian:
Message from Rebekah Brooks to all News International staff  —  News of the World closure: Email sent to staff in wake of phone-hacking scandal  —  Yesterday was a day of great sadness for the News of the World and I know all of you felt deep sympathy for colleagues.
Discussion: News Desk
Ken Auletta / News Desk:
What Murdoch Made  —  During the first full day of the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley, Rupert Murdoch was almost invisible.  He was not spotted at the morning panels or at the outdoor lunch where he usually arrives early and holds court.  Presumably, he was holed up strategizing …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
At the Paper: Shock, Anger and a Retreat to the Pub  —  LONDON — Thursday afternoon, when the News Corporation executive Rebekah Brooks walked on to the floor of the News of the World newsroom and began speaking, many of the paper's 200 or so employees thought she would be announcing …
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Voicemail hacking: How easy is it?
Discussion: AllThingsD and NevilleHobson.com
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
News Of The World's Closure Brings Abrupt End To One Murdoch Paywall
Economist:
Bulletins from the future  —  The internet has turned the news industry upside down, making it more participatory, social, diverse and partisan—as it used to be before the arrival of the mass media, says Tom Standage  —  EVEN IF YOU are not a news junkie, you will have noticed that your daily news has undergone a transformation.
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Economist:
Back to the coffee house  —  The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media  —  THREE hundred years ago news travelled by word of mouth or letter, and circulated in taverns and coffee houses in the form of pamphlets, newsletters and broadsides.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Back to the future: Is media returning to the 19th century?
Discussion: Economist, Thanks:mathewi
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Harry Smith Leaving CBS News for NBC News  —  First on TVNewser: Harry Smith, who has been with CBS News for 25 years, is leaving the network, we've learned.  In a note to the staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News president David Rhodes writes, “Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News …
MediaShift:
KOMU-TV Puts Google+ Hangout Video Chat on the Air  —  As a reporter and anchor for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., and the broadcast lab for the Missouri School of Journalism, I already chat with viewers via Facebook and Twitter on our “Livestream” behind-the-scenes webcam mounted on the news set.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Why Frank Rich Left The New York Times  —  NEW YORK - Previously on The Backstory, Frank Rich spoke about this week's New York magazine cover story “Obama's Original Sin” and why he's been disappointed with the president over Wall Street accountability and gay marriage.
Economist:
Reinventing the newspaper  —  New business models are proliferating as news organisations search for novel sources of revenue  —  ON THE MORNING of September 3rd 1833 a new kind of newspaper went on sale on the streets of New York.  With its mix of crime reports and human-interest stories …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Salon Founder Talbot Steps In Once Again As Interim CEO  —  Salon founder David Talbot is taking the CEO reins once again as CEO on an interim basis, according to an 8-K filing yesterday (via David Weir on Media).  The return of Talbot, the one-time editor-in-chief and chairman has remained …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Big Soup: Anthony De Rosa on becoming Reuters social media editor and the ambient wire for news  —  It was a surprise that wasn't so surprising.  When it was announced Anthony De Rosa would become social media editor for Reuters.com, it was hard to avoid thinking: Yeah, that makes sense.
Discussion: Cision and paidContent
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Court tosses FCC's relaxed media ownership rule  —  A federal court rejected a rule change from the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that would have made it easier for a single company to own both a newspaper and broadcast TV station in the same local market on technical grounds.
The ProPublica Nerd Blog:
Facebook for News Apps: How We Harnessed The Social Network for ‘The Opportunity Gap’  —  Last week we published The Opportunity Gap, a news application that lets readers find out how equally their state provides poor and wealthier schools access to advanced classes that researchers say will help students later in life.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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