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10:40 PM ET, July 16, 2012

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Google's Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo's Chief  —  Marissa Mayer, one of the top executives at Google, will be the next C.E.O. of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and corporate America.  —  The appointment of Ms. Mayer, who was employee No. 20 at Google …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Marissa Mayer Yahoo Show, Brought to You by Daniel Loeb  —  The appointment of Marissa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo earlier today was a definitively splashy move by the board of the troubled Internet giant.  —  And a key impresario of the showy appointment?  None other than Yahoo's former foe …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Latest Word on the Trail?  I Take It Back  —  The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative.  Related In Pawlenty, Romney Campaign May Find Down-to-Earth Appeal (July 16, 2012) The Election 2012 App The Election 2012 App …
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The Evolution of Reporters Into Stenographers Is Nearly Complete  —  It's long been standard for politicians to unilaterally insist that briefings be either “on background” or “off the record” (there are subtle distinctions between the two), and it's long been standard for reporters to agree to this.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Times Names Buffalo News Editor as Its New Public Editor  —  The New York Times announced on Monday that Margaret M. Sullivan, the editor and vice president of the Buffalo News, will become the Times's new public editor.  —  Ms. Sullivan will be the paper's fifth public editor and the first woman to hold the position.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Why Murdoch's The Daily Doesn't Fly  —  Is there a future for The Daily?  According to last week's reports by The New York Observer and The New York Times, News Corp's “tablet newspaper” is on probation: Rupert Murdoch might pull the plug on The Daily which looses $30 million a year.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
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Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
Study: Viewers Turning to YouTube as News Source
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Microsoft and NBC Complete Web Divorce  —  On Sunday night, MSNBC.com did something that successful Web sites almost never do: it renamed itself.  —  The site became NBCNews.com, signifying the end of a relationship between NBC and Microsoft that dates back to the earliest days of the commercial Web.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Gannett print advertising down 8% in 2nd quarter  —  Gannett's second-quarter earnings report shows that print advertising revenue was down 8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011, while digital revenue grew 13 percent, according to Gracia Martore, president and CEO.
J.K. Trotter / IvyGate:
Fired WSJ Intern Had Troubling Start at the Yale Daily News, Required Longest Correction in Years  —  Significant reporting errors at the Yale Daily News foreshadowed the fate of Liane Membis, the Wall Street Journal intern who was dismissed in late June for fabricating quotes.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Brian McAndrews on The New York Times, The Times-Picayune and the Future of News  —  New Director Sees Strength in Quality Brands, Opportunities in Video  —  The New York Times Co. last month moved to increase the digital IQ in its boardroom, naming MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito …
Anne-Laure Mondesert / AFP:
21,000 journalists swarm into London for Olympics  —  With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of competitors are pouring into London from across the globe and limbering up — but they're not athletes.  —  Promising coverage on an unprecedented scale and record-breaking use …
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David A. Bell / The New Republic:
The Bookless Library  —  Don't deny the change.  Direct it wisely.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Comcast says government needs to stay out of programming business
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