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5:15 PM ET, July 20, 2011

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The New York Observer:
Murdoch and His Critics  —  Regarding the scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, a few things seem clear.  The phone-hacking scandal in London is deplorable.  Journalists have violated the privacy of ordinary citizens and, it is alleged, the law of the land in the United Kingdom.
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Bloomberg:
Murdoch's Refusal to Take Responsibility May Undermine Credibility as CEO  —  Rupert Murdoch's refusal to take responsibility for the hacking scandal that has slashed $5.89 billion from the market value of News Corp. (NWSA) may undermine his credibility as chief executive officer.
Discussion: Telegraph, ThinkProgress and Guardian, Thanks:beet_tv
BBC:
Phone hacking: Cameron's ‘regret’ over hiring Coulson  —  David Cameron has told MPs that “with hindsight” he would not have hired ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson.  —  In the closest he has come to an apology, the PM said: “Of course I regret, and I am extremely sorry, about the furore it has caused.”
Farrah Bostic / Mediaite:   An American Watches The NewsCorp Hearings In London
Paul Ford / New York Magazine:
Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?  —  I do not enjoy Facebook — I find it cloying and impossible — but I am there every day.  Last year I watched a friend struggle through breast cancer treatment in front of hundreds of friends.  She broadcast her news with caution …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Webs and whirligigs: Marshall McLuhan in his time and ours  —  Thursday, July 21 would have been the 100th birthday of Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian media theorist who was one of the most influential — or at least one of the most quoted — media thinkers of the 20th century.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
AP will link back to newspapers who get scoops  —  News organizations that break big stories will soon get a little more credit — and maybe even a little traffic — from The Associated Press.  Beginning Aug. 1, whenever the AP picks up a local story from a member for rewriting and distribution …
Discussion: Poynter
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Scandal Stirs U.S. Debate on Big Media  —  Progressive activists and public interest groups that have long blasted Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation for political biases now have a new and much more tangible reason to call for the revocation of his TV licenses and the breakup of his company.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
From DSK to BSkyB: Media Takeaways From the Latest Round of Scandals  —  First, there was the frenzied coverage of the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  Then came the media-gasm brought on by the Casey Anthony trial.  And now we have the phone-hacking scandal currently hacking its way through …
Discussion: Company Town, Guardian, VatorNews and Salon
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Google Book Search Blog:
Pottermore and Google team up to enable Harry Potter ebooks push to Google Books libraries  —  Posted by Larissa Fontaine, New Business Development, Google Books  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Commerce blog)  —  When JK Rowling's new website Pottermore opens its doors this Fall …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Lands CBS Licensing Deal To Stream TV Shows To Instant Video Offering  —  Amazon has just announced a deal with CBS to allow Amazon Prime customers to stream television shows from CBS's library of content.  Financial terms of the non-exclusive deal were not disclosed.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Topic [B]?  The Daily Beast Prepares for Chat Shows and Cable Spots  —  Tina Brown is planning to launch an online talk show for The Daily Beast, according to former Newsweek staffers apprised of the company's plans.  The Newsweek Daily Beast company recently hired several network television producers …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Future to sell or close eight magazines  —  Publisher admits there will be up to 100 redundancies as it battles against a fall in profits  —  Future Publishing is to sell or close eight of its magazines, including Hi-Fi Choice and What Satellite & Digital TV, as it battles against a fall in profits.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Tablet advertising: Which metrics matter?  —  Media companies and media buyers will have to think in new ways about measuring the effectiveness of tablet advertising.  Metrics are clearly moving to be more about conversions and engagement (e.g. purchases made and time spent), but understanding and standards are still evolving.
Matt Kinsman / Folio Stories RSS: B2B:
BREAKING: Schofield Media Shutters U.S. Operations  —  Company folds after lender pulls financing.  —  B-to-B publisher Schofield Media is shutting down its U.S. operations after “unexpectedly” losing its bank financing.  Employees were informed when they came into the office on Monday, July 18.
Discussion: MediaPost
Ashley Furness. / bizjournals:
Time Warner launches deals site  —  is the latest trying to grab a piece of the ever-growing daily deals pie.  —  The company's advertising division, Time Warner Cable Media, rolled out the ClickedIn offering in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio this month.  It will be expanded to other cities later this year.
Discussion: MediaPost
Nitasha Tiku / The New York Observer:
Condé Nast Is Experiencing Technical Difficulties  —  While other media rushed online, Condé Nast dug int its Louboutin heels.  Now, with its much ballyhooed iPad play stalling out—so 2010!—the knives are out for digital wonder boy Scott Dadich.
 
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Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Dailymotion is Fastest Growing U.S. Video Destination, Beats Yahoo, Nielsen Reports
Discussion: Nielsen Wire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Paging NYT! Your iPad app doesn't work
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Reinventing the Tablet  —  Tablet, the online Jewish general …
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Fortune:
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Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:
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