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7:25 PM ET, July 11, 2012

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Rupert Murdoch puts ‘The Daily’ ‘on watch’  —  Rupert Murdoch's ‘The Daily’ may not be long for this world.  —  The iPad-only magazine launched to great fanfare in early 2011, but has languished ever since — chiefly because you can only access it on an iPad.
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
R.I.P. Newscore: News Corp.'s Weird News Wire Goes Dark, Sheds Staff  —  As News Corp. shores up its print and television properties leading up to the company's highly publicized split, its scrappy and beloved internal newswire Newscore has quietly gone dark, with at least 20 positions eliminated …
Discussion: TUAW and New York Magazine
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
NBC, Microsoft Planning Online Divorce  —  MSNBC.com to be rebranded under deal  —  NBC and Microsoft plan to announce a deal to finally part company, with the network buying back the remainder of their hugely popular MSNBC website from the software giant, say people familiar with the matter.
GigaOM:
Fighting DirecTV, Viacom takes down its shows for everyone  —  The ongoing carriage fee spat between Viacom and DirecTV just escalated to a whole new level: Viacom has taken a number of full episodes of programs like the Daily Show, and the Colbert Report off its websites.
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John Paton / Digital First:
In Defense of the Times-Picayune  —  Stop me if you've heard this one.  —  An old and distinguished business in New Orleans has seen more than half of its revenue disappear in five years and has decided to change how it conducts business - before it goes out of business.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: two journalists arrested on suspicion of conspiracy  —  Sunday Mirror reporter one of two journalists arrested, with Daily Star Sunday deputy news editor understood to be the other  —  Two journalists, including one from the Sunday Mirror, were arrested this morning …
Discussion: @joshhalliday and Media Decoder
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:   Could Mirror Elveden arrest prompt domino effect?
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Fifth-graders alert Washington Post to Titanic error in ‘adorable’ letter  —  Wednesday morning, The Washington Post's Dennis Drabelle opened his mail to find a rather large letter informing him of an error in one of his stories.  “Based on our research,” wrote Mrs. Reed's fifth-grade class …
Discussion: Gawker and The Huffington Post
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
What's Driving Facebook's Olympics Deal With NBC?  A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence  —  Facebook and NBC are expected to announce a partnership today for the London Olympic Games.  In short, Facebook users will be reminded to watch NBC's coverage and NBC viewers will be reminded to join the conversation on Facebook.
Discussion: VatorNews and New York Times
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Carla Robbins out at NY Times editorial page  —  New York Times deputy editorial page editor Carla Anne Robbins stepped down, POLITICO has learned.  —  In an email to staff on Monday, editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal said “Robbins has decided to step down as Deputy Editorial Page Editor …
Discussion: @dylanbyers and FishbowlNY
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
NYT to host Google+ Hangouts On Air with Olympic athletes  —  The hangouts, which will be hosted by New York Times journalists and include ‘select fan participants’, will be broadcast live on the news site  —  The New York Times will today host the first in a series of Google+ Hangouts …
Discussion: 2012 London Olympics and FishbowlNY, Thanks:@jorcohen
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Diller and Aereo win first round: injunction denied  —  Aereo, a bold bid to transmit television via broadband using tiny off-site antennas, won a major victory in federal court Wednesday when a judge denied the networks' demand for an injunction blocking the service.  (Full ruling embedded below.)
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why it's so hard for SCOTUSblog to get Supreme Court press credentials  —  SCOTUSblog has gotten widespread attention in recent weeks for its accurate and detailed coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the mistakes CNN and Fox News made while covering it.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix's lost year: The inside story of the price-hike train wreck  —  One year ago tomorrow, CEO Reed Hastings took the first of a series of missteps that angered customers and nearly derailed his company.  Current and former employees disclose what went wrong.  —  Follow @sandoCNET
Discussion: ZDNet
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?  —  We've already seen Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, used to finance some fairly interesting media experiments, including books from authors like Seth Godin, record albums by artists like Amanda Palmer and even an entire magazine in the case of Matter.
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
The New York Times Gets a ‘Rare Glimpse’ Quite Often  —  Diligent readers of the New York Times are, on one hand, de facto public editors, tracking large-scale shifts in the hallowed pages and speaking up — in their own best interest — to keep the paper honest.
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eschews formal social media guidelines
 
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Jim Romenesko:
Chicago political journalists fail on Jesse Jackson Jr. story
Discussion: Gawker and wlsam.com
Amy Wicks / WWD:
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Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ellington CMS finds a new home
Discussion: Folio and eMedia Vitals
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Hey DOJ, where are the public comments on the ebook pricing case?
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Judge signals he'll OK Tribune Co. reorganization plan
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Broadcasters file emergency motion to block political ad rule
Discussion: Reuters and Broadcasting & Cable
Jim Romenesko:
The world has put veteran journalists out to pasture
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Roger Ailes biographer encounters third-rate online taunting
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Are There Too Many Music Streaming Services?
Thomas Grove / Reuters:
Russian Wikipedia closes site to protest Internet law
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Erik Wemple:
Free Lance-Star staffer deletes Patch links from paper's Facebook page
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Newspaper columnists jump on Journatic controversy over outsourced news
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net:
Social media grows in importance for finding the news
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Dangerous Journalism: Where Is it Most Risky to Report?
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Scott Pelley on his first year behind the CBS News anchor desk
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