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9:20 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: sans serif, @sree and Poynter
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.
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 …
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
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
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.
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: arrested journalists released on bail  —  Sunday Mirror and Daily Star Sunday journalists were arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to public officials  —  The Sunday Mirror and the Daily Star Sunday journalists arrested …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gersh Kuntzman to leave Fort Greene Local for ‘Daily News’  —  After seven months on the job, Gersh Kuntzman is leaving his post as collaborative editor of The Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Local.  He's going to the Daily News, where he'll serve as deputy managing editor for news.
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
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: Gawker, Jezebel and io9
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 …
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.
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.
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Carla Robbins out at NY Times editorial page
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix's lost year: The inside story of the price-hike train wreck
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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
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