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11:00 AM ET, July 18, 2012

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo! creates new editors-in-chief for news, finance  —  Marissa Mayer isn't Yahoo's only high-level appointment this week.  The Silicon Valley search portal-turned-content titan, which on Monday named Mayer, a popular Google executive, as its new C.E.O., has tapped some internal talent …
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Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   eBooks Are Booming, and Still Sort of Small
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter, Reddit and the newsroom of the future  —  By now, many people are becoming used to Twitter as a source of breaking news, whether it's a report about the death of Osama bin Laden or details about the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt.  But it's still fascinating to come across new examples …
Jim Romenesko:
Union: NYT wants to negotiate separate contracts for print and digital  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York says New York Times negotiators “inexplicably dropped a bomb on the process today by presenting two new comprehensive proposals aimed at negotiating two separate contracts: print and digital.”
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Contract Talks: Union Fury As Paper Proposes Separate Plans For Print And Digital
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For NBCNews.com, a new website comes with new privacy standards  —  It's unlikely that many news consumers will read the fine print that comes with the splashy rebranding from MSNBC.com to NBCNews.com.  —  The new website's privacy policy was adopted to “align with NBC Universal standards in privacy …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Months of Transition Ahead for NBC News Online
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jim Warren to head NewsBeast OFA beat  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast has hired Jim Warren, the former Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, to serve as Chicago Editor-at-Large, POLITICO has learned.  —  Now through November, Warren will head Obama campaign coverage out of Chicago for the website and the magazine.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: News websites link to themselves 91% of the time  —  Mainstream news organizations use hyperlinks to add context to their pieces, says a study by Mark Coddington at the University of Texas at Austin.  Independent bloggers are more likely to use links socially or as a way to frame their arguments.
Andy Borowitz / The New Yorker:
SHOCKER: The New Yorker Acquires the Borowitz Report  —  After eleven years of writing nothing but fake news at the Borowitz Report, I have to tell you something that actually happened.  —  I'm excited to announce that The New Yorker has acquired the Borowitz Report.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's ‘digital-first’ means more losses, more lay-offs  —  Guardian News & Media is re-opening its voluntary redundancy programme after its “digital-first” survival strategy's first year resulted in much higher company losses.  —  Operating loss grew 42 percent from £33.1 million …
Discussion: Media Week
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media General reports income increase, net loss in second quarter  —  Operating income was up 164 percent at Media General in its second quarter, the company announced today.  It attributed the rise to political advertising and retransmission fees, which were up 80 percent.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Margaret Sullivan / The Buffalo News:
As editor (or public editor), does being a woman matter?  Of course  —  Over the past couple of days, as I've been interviewed about my new job as Public Editor of the New York Times, a few interviewers have gingerly raised the question of gender.  Essentially, they're asking this …
Discussion: Poynter
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Dave Winer:
What is a Public Editor?  —  The NY Times, as far as I know …
Discussion: Poynter
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why ‘future of journalism’ confabs fail  —  After recently attending the latest in the never-ending series of “future of journalism” conferences, I finally realized why they all fail: They don't include the right people.  —  While these well-intended yakfests are rich in whining and dining ops …
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
Journalists who allow quote approval become complicit in political spin  —  It may be done in other nations, but giving in to demands for tweaks here and there turns newspapers into virtual propaganda  —  It's shocking enough for The New York Times to report that it and other news organizations …
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Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges  —  The existence of an email of “enormous significance” written by a News International executive that refers to the phone hacking of a “well-known individual” has emerged in the high court, in a hearing to discuss …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Operation Elveden's staff almost doubles to 70
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Nearly Out of Cash  —  WikiLeaks said it is close to running out of money, a problem the site blamed on Visa and MasterCard, which have prohibited users from donating to the site.  —  WikiLeaks' cash reserves have fallen from €800,000 ($983,600) in December 2010 to less …
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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