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8:40 PM ET, June 21, 2012

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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 …
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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 …
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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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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
The Times Co. Names 2 Directors, Including Joi Ito, Internet Entrepreneur  —  The New York Times Company, continuing its efforts to move forward in the world of news media, has added two new members to its board who have extensive technology backgrounds.  —  The company announced …
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Business Wire:   Joichi Ito and Brian McAndrews Join The New York Times Company Board of Directors
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.
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 …
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
The Atlantic Merges Digital, Print With QR Code-Like Extras  —  Quick-response codes are making their way into the next three issues of The Atlantic.  Using a smartphone app, print readers will be able to scan select pages of the magazine, giving them access to video interviews …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Atlantic adds revenue exec for global business bet
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Indecency Ruling Fails to Clarify Broadcast Rules  —  WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out government sanctions against networks that aired fleeting profanity and nudity, saying regulators didn't provide fair notice that they were taking a tougher stance.
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Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Politico Is Making Money With Subscriptions  —  In an era where it has been difficult to get anyone to pay for quality reporting, Politico is finding ways to make some cash.  —  Eighteen months ago, Politico went out on a limb with the launch of Politico Pro, a hyper-focused subscription service covering …
Discussion: @joepompeo
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 …
 
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