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12:55 PM ET, June 14, 2012


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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: David Cameron struggles over Brooks and Coulson  —  PM has trouble recalling how often he met News International chief, and questioned communications head over phone hacking  —  David Cameron has come under intense pressure at the Leveson inquiry as he struggled to handle questions …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Police advised not to pursue prosecution of Guardian journalist  —  The Crown Prosecution Service has advised Scotland Yard that it is not in the public interest to pursue a prosecution against the Guardian journalist David Leigh for hacking a voicemail as part of an investigation into corrupt arms deals.
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
That Rebekah Brooks text message to David Cameron-decoded  —  But seriously I do understand the issue with the Times.  Let's discuss over country supper soon.  On the party it was because I had asked a number of NI [News International] people to Manchester post endorsement and they were disappointed not to see you.
Discussion: and Telegraph
@skynewsbreak:   Serving superintendent from City of London police arrested by police watchdog on suspicion of passing unauthorised information to journalist
Telegraph:   Phone Hacking: Sun reporter and prison officer among trio arrested in illegal payments inquiry
David Cameron admits close friendships with journalists
Discussion: Press Gazette and Digital Spy
Jim Amoss / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The message for our organization is clear: adapt, or fade away  —  In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina churned toward the coast of Louisiana and the winds began to pick up in New Orleans, the power went out at The Times-Picayune.  The presses stopped, as did the white noise of air conditioning.
Discussion: Poynter and Online NewsHour
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Lessons from the Motor City: What New Orleans might expect when the printing presses slow  —  DETROIT — It was exactly the kind of story you want a newspaper for: In 2008, Detroit Free Press reporters uncovered a trove of incriminating text messages that ultimately led to the resignation …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
New Orleans meets the Hamster Wheel  —  The gutting of New Orleans beloved Times-Picayune and Advance Publications' plan to turn it into a sort of major market looks set to bring journalism built on “motion for motion's sake... volume without thought” to a city built on doing the opposite.
Discussion: GigaOM and Poynter
Kevin Allman / The Gambit:
NOLA Media Group trumpets journalism award for prison series one day after firing majority of people who worked on it
Jim Romenesko:
Colorado Springs Gazette puts Barrett Tryon on leave … Tryon: “I'm told it's Freedom policy to place people on leave during investigations.”
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why your news organization's social media policy may be illegal  —  If Barrett Tryon does get fired today by Freedom Communications, as he expects, he may find the National Labor Relations Board has his back.  —  Tryon, a multimedia journalist at the Colorado Springs Gazette …
Jim Romenesko:   Freedom paper tells reporter to remove LAT story from Facebook wall
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
AOL Doubles Down On Content After Surviving Activist Challenge  —  Tim Armstrong is a happy man today.  The AOL CEO just got an important vote of confidence from investors, surviving a challenge from activist hedge fund Starboard Value at the company's annual shareholders' meeting.
Discussion: Adweek
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble  —  Apple and Time Inc. have settled their differences: The giant publisher is now selling subscriptions to its iPad magazines directly from the apps themselves.  —  If that seems like non-news, consider that it took the two companies two years to figure this out.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Kicked Out Of Mitt Romney Event  —  Reporters were kicked out of Mitt Romney's talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night.  The candidate was there to speak to executives at the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting.  The Boston Globe's Marty Baron tweeted Thursday …
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Dept. of factually accurate but nevertheless misleading tweets
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing makes some e-books available to other retailers  —  Amazon is selling at least two Amazon Publishing e-books in other digital bookstores, Publishers Lunch discovered (paywall) last night.  Until now, it has sold its e-books exclusively through the Kindle Store.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Would you buy a .boston domain from The Boston Globe?  —  The Boston Globe wants to open up a new line of business: selling domain names.  —  The Globe is among a number of organizations that are vying for a new series of web suffixes like .yoga, .android, .hockey and .kindle.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Digital Notes: Plans for a New .Music Suffix, but Who Will Own It?
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Reddit: Ban on Businessweek and The Atlantic Is Temporary
Discussion: The FJP
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Netflix ups Bill Holmes to chief biz development officer  —  Netflix announced Thursday that it has promoted Bill Holmes to the newly created position of chief business development officer.  —  Holmes, who arrived at Netflix in 2008 from DivX Inc., previously operated under the title of VP of business development.
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