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4:15 PM ET, May 15, 2012

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Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks to be charged with perverting the course of justice  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be charged with perverting the course of justice, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Tuesday.  She faces three charges of conspiracy to pervert …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Jeremy Hunt, adviser and lobbyist to appear in next fortnight  —  Lord Justice Leveson has said culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, his former special adviser Adam Smith and News Corp lobbyist Frédéric Michel would all give evidence to the inquiry into press ethics in the next fortnight.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
News Corp info prompts two more Elveden arrests  —  Officers from Operation Elveden, the Met's probe into alleged illegal payment to police and public officials, arrested two more people this morning.  —  A man and woman were arrested at their home address in north west London at 6am, according to a statement from the Met.
Press Association:
Angry Rebekah Brooks attacks police and prosecutors over charges  —  Rebekah Brooks angrily attacked police and prosecutors for dragging her friends and family into the phone hacking scandal tonight as she said she was “baffled” to face charges.  The former News International chief executive …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks case: who are the five others to be charged?
Martinbrunt / @skymartinbrunt:   #phonehacking News Int security head Mark Hanna and driver Paul Edwards suspended on full pay after being charged with phone hacking coverup
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Ray of Light for the New York Times  —  It's easy to write dour predictions about the state of the newspaper industry.  So here's a relatively sunny one: One day, not that far away, the New York Times' growing subscriber base will make up for its shrinking ad business.
Bloomberg:
Disney's ESPN in Talks With Apple To Expand Digital Access  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s ESPN sports network is talking with Apple Inc. (AAPL) about including the WatchESPN application on the computer maker's television device, network executive Sean Bratches said.
Jim Romenesko:
NPR's Reber joins Center for Investigative Reporting  —  Susanne Reber, who built and led NPR's first investigations unit, has joined the Center for Investigative Reporting to lead its national and international investigative and enterprise  —  reporting projects.  She'll also be in charge of CIR's team of health and
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New USA Today publisher Larry Kramer gets to apply his theories about newsroom evolution  —  New USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer hasn't had a newspaper job since 1991, when he left the San Francisco Examiner to found DataSport, and eventually MarketWatch.  But he's thought about newspapers ever since …
Discussion: The Wrap and paidContent
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Jobs on camera: ‘The publishers are actually going to withhold their books from Amazon’  —  Paid Content's Laura Hazard Owen, combing through documents newly unredacted in the states' (as opposed to the U.S. Department of Justice's) antitrust complaint against Apple (AAPL) …
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN To Launch ‘CNN Films’ Features Banner  —  First on TVNewser: CNN is planning to launch a new feature film banner called CNN Films that will develop “tentpole” non-fiction films for television and theatrical release, TVNewser has learned.  —  The plan is for CNN Films to pursue well-known …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Chairman Wants Interim CEO to Be Permanent CEO  —  Yahoo Inc.'s interim chief executive, Ross Levinsohn, addressed the company's employees Monday afternoon, a day after the company parted ways with Scott Thompson, who was CEO for less than five months before being hit by a scandal involving his academic credentials.
Discussion: CNET and Digits
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Businessweek’ editor won't say whether they're making money, describes the ‘luxury’ of doing long pieces  —  Is long-form journalism doomed to being subsidized by traffic-baiting animal slideshows?  That was one of the questions lobbed at a panel of reporters and editors from Bloomberg Businessweek …
Discussion: Folio and Talking Biz News
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
YouTube's Video Views Are Falling — By Design  —  Clicks Are Out, Engagement Is In as Video Service Goes Longer-Format to Conquer the Couch  —  YouTube is getting smaller in a metric that used to mean everything: views.  —  Since December, views on YouTube have dropped 28% …
Discussion: Softpedia News and WebProNews
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Photographer says CNN's first edit of her Appalachia photos misrepresented her work  —  Photographer Stacy Kranitz has been traveling to Appalachia for a project called “Regression to the Mean,” in which she explores whether stereotypes accurately represent a place and its people.
Discussion: Walk your camera
 
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