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12:40 PM 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 …
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 …
Discussion: CNET and TechCrunch
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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: VentureBeat and Business Insider
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 …
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
NBC, Microsoft Planning Online Divorce
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: FishbowlNY and @mathewi
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 …
Annika McGinnis / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Congress considers prosecutions of reporters over leaked information  —  WASHINGTON — In response to New York Times stories that relied on leaks of sensitive national-security information, a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday discussed legislation that could allow journalists to be prosecuted for disclosing such information.
Discussion: Capital New York
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.
Discussion: Daily Dot
Associated Press:
Lawyer: WikiLeaks wins Icelandic court victory in financial fight against Visa, MasterCard  —  LONDON — WikiLeaks declared victory Thursday in the first round of its campaign against the U.S. financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard after an Icelandic court ordered a local company …
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
Discussion: The Wrap
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
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
DOJ says it received over 800 comments on ebook pricing case, needs more time to publish them  —  In response to a letter from attorney Bob Kohn regarding the delayed publication of all the comments received on the proposed ebook pricing settlement, the Department of Justice says it received …
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.
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
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.
 
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