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2:49 AM ET, July 12, 2012

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Columbia University Names Sree Sreenivasan Its First Chief Digital Officer  —  If you know anyone in the New York media scene, then you either know Sree, or you know someone who does.  And more often than not, you need only mention him by his first name: Once you and another person establish …
Discussion: @sree and Poynter
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 …
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.
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.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why we should defend the changes at the Times-Picayune  —  There's been a lot of criticism of Newhouse-owned Advance Publications since the media chain announced it was scaling back printing of some newspapers in Louisiana and Alabama, including the Times-Picayune in New Orleans …
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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Daniel Frankel / paidContent:   Dish facing doom in Voom litigation, analysts say
Roger Cheng / CNET:
MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV
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 …
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 plaintiffs' demand for a preliminary injunction blocking the service from allowing timeshifting during a live broadcast.
Jack Shafer:
When editors bury that which cannot die  —  When Tom Waits sang, “You can't unring a bell,” on the album One From the Heart, he was saying that even if we shove all of life's mistakes and embarrassments down the memory hole, they still ding-a-ling-ding-ding from the beyond.
Discussion: Poynter
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
Ivan Lajara / Daily Freeman:
I am the one behind News Cat Gifs!  —  Ohai!  —  I am responsible for News Cat Gifs!.  —  For the uninitiated, News Cat Gifs! is a Tumblr that's gone viral, mainly in journalism circles, for over a week now.  Really.  —  For those who know me, this is not news or a surprise, since my dealings with news cats are well documented.
Jim Romenesko:
Dow Jones union: No more free labor  —  The union representing Dow Jones employees says management is laying off staffers — 62 so far this year — and telling those who remain on the job that “we simply have to do more with less.”  Union president Steven Yount tells union members: “From now on …
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
TV News Staffing Way Up, More Hiring Expected  —  Here's some good news: TV news employment is soaring.  —  According to the annual RTDNA-Hofstra University survey on the state of TV news staffing and profitably, TV news employment is up to the second highest level ever and more hiring is expected over the next year.
Associated Press:
Jack Abramoff Gets A Radio Show  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has a new talk radio show to offer advice on reforming politics.  Premiere Networks, part of Clear Channel Media, announced Wednesday that “The Jack Abramoff Show” has debuted on XM Satellite Radio's “Talk Radio” channel.
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?
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter is building a media business using other people's content
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago political journalists fail on Jesse Jackson Jr. story
Discussion: Gawker and wlsam.com
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
What's Driving Facebook's Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence
Discussion: VatorNews, Daily Dot and New York Times
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Condé Nast Restructuring Underway to Integrate Print and Digital
Discussion: Adweek
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ellington CMS finds a new home
Discussion: Folio and eMedia Vitals
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Carla Robbins out at NY Times editorial page
Discussion: @dylanbyers and FishbowlNY
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix's lost year: The inside story of the price-hike train wreck
Discussion: The Verge and ZDNet
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why it's so hard for SCOTUSblog to get Supreme Court press credentials
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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
Jim Romenesko:
The world has put veteran journalists out to pasture
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Roger Ailes biographer encounters third-rate online taunting
Jakomi Mathews / THE MUSiC VOiD:
Are There Too Many Music Streaming Services?
Thomas Grove / Reuters:
Russian Wikipedia closes site to protest Internet law
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Los Angeles Times