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6:40 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, sans serif 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
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.
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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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
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Finally, a Talking Points Memo mobile app — but it might not be what you're expecting  —  Talking Points Memo launched a new version of its Polltracker vertical this morning.  It's accessible from its own domain, Polltracker.com, which is the first step toward giving it its own identity, separate from the TPM mothership.
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.
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.
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 and @nicknotned
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
 
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Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
TV News Staffing Way Up, More Hiring Expected
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: Guardian, The Verge and ZDNet
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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
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
Discussion: Erik Wemple
 

 
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