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4:40 PM ET, June 21, 2012

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Jennifer Schuessler / ArtsBeat:
Lehrer Apologizes for Recycling Work, While New Yorker Says It Won't Happen Again  —  The science writer Jonah Lehrer, author of the runaway bestseller “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” has become the latest high-profile journalist to be caught up in a plagiarism scandal …
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David Remnick says New Yorker isn't dropping Jonah Lehrer  —  “There are all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors in this business,” New Yorker editor David Remnick tells Jon Friedman in an interview about Jonah Lehrer, “and if he were making things up or appropriating other people's work that's one level of crime.”
Discussion: Felix
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
News Corp directors ‘allowed hacking cover up’  —  News Corporation's directors facilitated a “cover-up” of phone hacking and bribery at the News of the World and allowed the company to forge ahead with a “whitewash” inquiry, a US lawsuit has claimed.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry ‘will cost almost £6m’  —  The Leveson inquiry into press ethics will have cost the taxpayer almost £6m by the time it reports back to the prime minister in October or November, it has emerged.  The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has told fellow MP Steve Baker …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Phone hacking: Met refers files on four more journalists to CPS
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Dow Jones Shuts Down SmartMoney Magazine  —  SmartMoney, a magazine about managing your finances, isn't such a good investment in the eyes of its owner, Dow Jones & Co. The 20-year-old title is shutting down its print edition, its staff learned this afternoon.  It will survive in online form.
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Wall Street Journal launches new video hub, plans Facebook integration
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Made Contingency Plans, but Ann Curry Reports to Work at ‘Today’  —  For a couple of hours on Wednesday, as Ann Curry's negotiations to leave the “Today” show were first reported publicly, NBC News officials believed that she would not be coming into work Thursday morning …
Discussion: PopWatch, Poynter and TVNewser
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James Poniewozik / Time:
Why Didn't Morning TV Love Ann Curry?
Discussion: @keitholbermann
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Prepares to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’
Guardian:
BBC's Mark Thompson in talks to head New York Times  —  Outgoing BBC director general Mark Thompson is in talks with the New York Times about becoming its new chief executive to fill the vacancy left after Janet Robinson was fired in December.  Discussions between Thompson and New York Times executives …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Poynter
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
‘Fox & Friends’ Finds Ratings and Controversy  —  When it comes to sitting for interviews Mitt Romney is not usually a willing and eager subject.  But there is one invitation he rarely turns down.  —  “Fox & Friends” has had Mr. Romney as a guest 21 times in the last year.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
After Divorcing Sports Illustrated, Turner Wants to Hook Up With Bleacher Report  —  Bleacher Report and Turner, which have been circling each other for months, are edging closer to a deal.  People familiar with both companies say they haven't agreed on final terms, but are now negotiating exclusively …
Discussion: Business Insider
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC News to launch NBCNews.com  —  NBC News, which has long had to share its website with MSNBC at msnbc.msn.com, is finally set to get its own website.  —  NBC Universal has hired a new press representative and brand manager who tells POLITICO that her assignment will be to …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
‘The Cycle’: Inside MSNBC's New 3 PM Show  —  MSNBC has found its replacement for Dylan Ratigan's show: “The Cycle.”  —  The new program, which the network was set to announce on Thursday, will feature a permanent cast of four: conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, author and pundit Touré …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Megan McCarthy / Betabeat:
Twitter Having Issues, Info Junkies Try to Survive Without Steady Influx of Tiny Distractions  —  Screengrab from the ever-useful downforeveryoneorjustme.com  —  Twitter, everyone's favorite methadone drip of 140-character news and quips, has been down and unresponsive for the past hour.
 
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
The Atlantic Merges Digital, Print With QR Code-Like Extras
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NY Daily News:
Some Morgan Stanley staffers say CNBC's in the Facebook blame game, too
Discussion: Mediaite and Inside Cable News
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Jerry Sandusky trial: Subpoenaed Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim refuses to testify
Earl J. Wilkinson / INMA:
What rapid changes in U.S. newspapers in past 30 days mean to us all
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Donna Bowater / Telegraph:
Julian Assange: President of Ecuador Rafael Correa to rule on asylum decision today
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Dave Winer:
News industry watches as Twitter moves toward the news system of the future
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries
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Lev Grossman / entertainment.time.com:
The Department of Justice vs. the Publishers: Nobody Wins
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
SOURCE: AOL Faces Brutal Choice On Patch — Close It Or Double Down
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Philly publisher Bob Hall to staff: ‘We will probably experience another substantial loss this year’
 

 
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Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits

Joe Belfiore / Windows Phone Blog:
Windows Phone 8.1 Update expands Cortana to new countries, adds “Live” folders on start screen, and more

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Instagram launches Bolt, its one-touch photo and video messaging app, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand

 
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