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10:05 PM ET, July 4, 2012

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: former Mirror journalist among three arrested  —  First time a journalist who has worked on a non-News International title has been arrested as part of Operation Elveden  —  A prison officer and a former Mirror journalist were arrested on Wednesday in connection …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Murdoch's former adviser gets BSkyB job  —  Former journalist resigned from News Corp in July and now takes role of director of corporate communications  —  Alice Macandrew, one of James Murdoch's closest advisers who quit News Corporation after a disagreement in the way the phone-hacking scandal …
London Evening Standard:
Private eye Glenn Mulcaire must name names at News of the World after Supreme Court ruling
Discussion: Guardian
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Entwistle named as BBC director general  —  BBC's current director of vision and former editor of Newsnight will take over from Mark Thompson in the autumn  —  George Entwistle has been named as the new director general of the BBC.  —  Currently the corporation's director of vision …
Discussion: BBC and Media Week
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Guardian:
George Entwistle's memo to BBC staff  —  This email is going to everyone Dear all, I'm delighted the Chairman and Trustees think I'm the right person for the job.  Mark Thompson will be a tough act to follow.  But it's a privilege to be asked to lead the greatest broadcasting organisation …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Caroline Thomson, BBC's chief operating officer, expected to leave  —  Caroline Thomson, who narrowly missed the chance to become the BBC's first-ever female director general, is expected to leave the corporation following the announcement that rival George Entwistle is to succeed Mark Thompson.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Chicago Sun-Times ends Journatic relationship as dozens of fake bylines discovered at more papers  —  Just days after “This American Life” reported on outsourcing company Journatic, two of its news organization clients have announced plans to stop working with the company.
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Jim Romenesko:
Three more newspapers report fake Journatic bylines  —  The Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle join the Chicago Tribune in reporting that hyperlocal content provider Journatic slapped false bylines on real estate stories they published.
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
In E-Book War, the Independent Publishers Strike Back  —  In the fight between Apple, Amazon, the government, and publishers to set prices for electronic books, independents were overlooked.  Now, they're banding together and voicing complaints.  —  To briefly recap: In April …
Discussion: TeleRead
Bill Shea / Crain's Detroit Business:
Don't panic yet: The Detroit Free Press isn't closing, but a major change is afoot  —  A visit to the Detroit Free Press last week by a handful Gannett corporate executives prompted the latest round of existential newspaper angst within the walls at 615 West Lafayette Boulevard.  —  The newspaper is closing!
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix just became cable's biggest TV network  —  Netflix subscribers watched more than one billion hours of video in June, according to the company's CEO Reed Hastings.  That means that U.S. subscribers watched around 80 minutes of Netflix per day last month, which makes the service …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Writer Michael J. Ybarra Goes Missing Near Yosemite  —  Authorities in California are searching the Sierra Nevada for Michael J. Ybarra, a freelance writer and extreme-sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, who didn't return as planned from a weekend mountain-climbing trip.
James Estrin / New York Times:
Michael Kamber's “Photojournalists on War”  —  During the eight years that Michael Kamber covered the Iraq war, he often had lengthy late-night conversations with his fellow conflict photographers.  Whether it was in Baghdad or on shared embeds, the discussion usually turned to a mutual frustration …
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Robbers in California target journalists
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
NY Post editor must answer Murdoch, chimp queries
Discussion: Guardian
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
New Prometheus CEO Named as The Hollywood Reporter Bleeds $6M
Discussion: BtoB Magazine and Folio
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NY1 taps Eliot Spitzer as contributor for ‘Inside City Hall’
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FCC's political ad rule to take effect Aug. 2
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Achy Obejas / WBEZ:
Why is the Tribune scapegoating Clarence Page?
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter faces the same dilemma as the New York Times
Discussion: Storify and BuzzFeed, Thanks:@mathewi
Eric Celeste / Creative Loafing Atlanta:
Nashville-based media company SouthComm acquires Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper
Discussion: Poynter
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
The Newsroom Takes a Ratings Hit
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
White House cybersecurity czar brags about his lack of technical expertise

Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google to include temporary steering wheel and pedal system when testing autonomous cars in response to new California DMV rules

 
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