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9:25 AM ET, June 26, 2012

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Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
News Corp. Considers Dividing Itself in Two  —  Updated News Corporation is considering dividing itself in two, cleaving its publishing arm from its far larger entertainment division, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook early on Tuesday.  If News Corporation follows through …
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Carl Nolte / San Francisco Chronicle:
George Hearst Jr. - Hearst Corp. chairman - dies  —  George R. Hearst Jr., chairman of the board of the Hearst Corp., died Monday at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto of complications following a stroke.  Mr. Hearst, who became ill June 16 at his ranch home in Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County), was 84.
Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
Bloomberg TV's ads make false claim to Pulitzer nomination for anchor Liu  —  NEW YORK — Bloomberg Television has a new ad campaign in the New York City area, touting the journalistic credentials of its morning anchor, Betty Liu.  “PULITZER PRIZE-NOMINATED,” the ads shout at commuters on trains in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
‘Newsroom’ Debut Draws Audience of 2.1 Million  —  HBO generated a huge amount of talk — positive and negative — about its new Aaron Sorkin drama, “The Newsroom,” and it managed some better-than-average audience totals for its premiere Sunday night.  —  The drama, about a fictional cable newscast …
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Dan Rather / Gawker:
Dan Rather Reviewed The Newsroom for Us and Liked It
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Anthony Shadid's cousin takes a shot at NYT — and journalism in general  —  Those who were there said the crowd gasped.  Ed Shadid, the cousin of late New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, was speaking at a banquet for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on Saturday night in Washington …
Discussion: Poynter
Steve Outing:
10, 15 free web articles a month: Is this a mistake?  (Yes!)  —  I think it's safe to say that what Walter Isaacson and Steven Brill started — a wave of newspaper websites putting up “metered paywalls” where there's a subscription or membership fee required for site visitors who want to read …
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic:
Why Porn and Journalism Have the Same Big Problem  —  Nobody wants to pay for their product.  —  The smut business just isn't what it used to be.  —  The early days of the Internet were a bonanza for major pornography studios, as the web transformed adult entertainment into an instant …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and bookforum.com
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Auto de Fe launches first on iPad, web second, print third  —  Auto de Fe launched on iPad earlier this week, with some content going online this weekend and a print edition due to be published later this year  —  A new magazine “of inquisitive journalism and intelligent photography” has launched for iPad.
Neil Gough / DealBook:
Australian Billionaire Threatens to Dump Fairfax Media Stake  —  HONG KONG — The Australian mining billionaire Georgina Rinehart has threatened to sell her recently acquired 19 percent stake in Fairfax Media, sending shares in the Australian publisher tumbling on Tuesday.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the NYT-Flipboard deal is a smart move  —  The New York Times hasn't exactly been free-wheeling with its digital content in the past: the only way you could get it was through the newspaper's apps or via excerpts on a site like The Huffington Post or Google News — which is why the deal …
Ben Quinn / Guardian:
Prominent Americans urge Ecuador to accept Julian Assange's asylum request  —  A letter signed by leading US figures in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's application for political asylum in Ecuador has been delivered to the country's London embassy.
Discussion: The Raw Story and ABC News
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Zinio puts itself up for sale  —  FORTUNE — Zinio, a digital magazine reading platform that competes with Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle app and Apple's (AAPL) Newsstand, is seeking a buyer, Fortune has learned.  The San Francisco-based company has hired investment bank Montgomery & Co …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Bloomberg:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marcus Brauchli confirms Liz Spayd is leaving The Washington Post
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wired and The New Yorker Pull Back on Flipboard
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Iraq orders Voice of America, 43 other media outlets to close
 

 
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