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10:45 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: FishbowlNY, Poynter, sans serif and @sree
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.
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Howard Kurtz Breaks MSNBC.com Exclusive, That AdWeek and TVNewser Broke Two Months Ago  —  Newsweek columnist and CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz had a big “EXCLUSIVE” today about NBC News and MSNBC.com: … There is just one little problem: news of the buyback was broken by AdWeek's Mike Shields …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, the selection of a CEO of Yahoo will not be announced today at its annual meeting, as many anticipate.  In fact, sources said …
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Los Angeles Times:
Yahoo expected to name Ross Levinsohn as its new chief executive  —  Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is expected to be named the permanent chief executive of Yahoo as early as today, signaling a new chapter for the struggling Internet company, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: Business Insider
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Attacks on Mexico Papers Underline Peril to Journalists  —  MEXICO CITY — Two newspapers in northern Mexico have come under attack by gunfire and grenades this week, in what both called an effort to silence reporting on criminal groups.  —  The attacks, which damaged the offices but caused no injuries …
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
Interview: Wall Street Journal digital chief Raju Narisetti on innovation, mistakes and opportunities  —  Forget the idea that newspapers have too much innovation to cope with - they're not moving nearly fast enough, according to the managing editor of Wall Street Journal's digital network.
Discussion: @mathewi
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.
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Fed Up With Lack of TechCrunch Coverage, Italian Startup Just Plain Clones the Site  —  Whatever your opinions on its ethics policy, it's hard to argue against the fact that getting a write-up in TechCrunch is basically the holy grail for startups.  So when an Italian weather startup called Metwit found …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Elisabeth Murdoch to step back as Shine chief executive  —  Elisabeth Murdoch is to step back from the day-to-day running of Shine, maker of shows including Merlin and MasterChef, dropping the chief executive duties for which she has been responsible since 2001.
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.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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.
Discussion: Poynter, TVNewser and FishbowlNY
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 …
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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.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For once, Nick Denton seems pleased with Gawker's commenting system  —  I'm starting to lose track of which system Gawker is using for comments today, so here is a brief timeline of the evolution of Gawker's discussion platform:  — April 1, 2004.  Nick Denton launches Kinja …
Discussion: Jezebel, io9 and Gawker
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.
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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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gersh Kuntzman to leave Fort Greene Local for ‘Daily News’
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: arrested journalists released on bail
Jim Romenesko:
Dow Jones union: No more free labor
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
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Dish facing doom in Voom litigation, analysts say
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
What's Driving Facebook's Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence
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Amy Wicks / WWD:
Condé Nast Restructuring Underway to Integrate Print and Digital
Discussion: Adweek
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ellington CMS finds a new home
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Folio
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: Guardian, The Verge and ZDNet
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why it's so hard for SCOTUSblog to get Supreme Court press credentials
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
 

 
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