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11:40 PM ET, July 7, 2011


 Top News:
This sunday will be last issue of News of the World  —  News International will close the News of the World after this weekend's issue, bringing an end to its 168 year history.  —  Full statement from News International:  —  News International today announces that this Sunday, 10 July 2011 …
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
News of the World closes - live coverage  —  The News of the World is to close, James Murdoch has announced.  It follows a series of revelations that the paper illegally hacked into phones, and amid calls for Rebekah Brooks to resign.  The News International chief executive is said to retain the support of Rupert Murdoch
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Andy Coulson to be arrested tomorrow  —  Second former senior News of the World journalist to also be arrested after leaks from NI force police to speed up plans  —  Andy Coulson has been told by police that he will be arrested on Friday morning over suspicions that he knew about …
News of the World to close amid hacking scandal  —  This Sunday's issue of the News of the World will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch has said.  —  In the past few days, claims have been made that the paper authorised hacking into the mobile phones …
Alison Frankel / MediaFile:
Is Murdoch free to destroy tabloid's records?  —  The views expressed are her own.  —  Here's some News of the World news to spin the heads of American lawyers.  According to British media law star Mark Stephens of Finers Stephens Innocent (whom The Times of London has dubbed “Mr Media") …
Discussion: Crikey
Emma Hall / AdAge:
News Corp. Closes News of the World as Scandal Threatens BSkyB Deal  —  Newspaper's 200 Employees Can Apply for Jobs Elsewhere at Company  —  Britain's best-selling newspaper, the News of the World, is to close in the wake of a scandal over allegations that the paper hacked the phones …
Murdoch Folds NOTW Over Phone Hacking
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat:
News of the World Down, News Corp. Stock Up
Discussion: AllThingsD, New York Times and Mediaite
Ken Auletta / News Desk:   What Murdoch Made  —  During the first full day of the Allen …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP warns staff about expressing opinions on social networks  —  Associated Press journalists have tweeted opinions about the Casey Anthony trial and the New York Senate vote on gay marriage, says Tom Kent, AP Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Ubiquitous ‘tiny belly’ online ad part of scheme, government says  —  It might be the ad that ate the Internet.  —  “1 Tip for a Tiny Belly” reads the headline, rendered in what appears to be hand-lettered type and positioned above a crudely animated drawing of a woman's bare midriff.
Discussion: Gawker and The Hairpin
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
MSNBC Nixes Chris Matthews's Cameo in Aaron Sorkin's Pilot About Cable News  —  While he was writing the pilot script for his new HBO project More As This Story Develops, Aaron Sorkin reportedly spent some time on the set of Hardball With Chris Matthews.  Makes sense, since Develops is a behind …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Internet Providers to Help Thwart Online Piracy  —  In a deal with the major entertainment media companies that has been years in the making, the leading Internet service providers have agreed to a uniform procedure for notifying customers about repeated instances of digital copyright infringement.
The Independent:
Jemima Khan: 'I'm a member of the hacked club'  —  For victims of the News of the World hacking scandal, not knowing the full extent of the invasion of their privacy is horrible.  They include Jemima Khan, who details the long, painful process of trying to find out the truth
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Canceled ABC Soaps Find a New Home Online  —  Great news, soap opera fans: the long-running ABC series All My Children and One Life to Live, whose cancellations were announced in April, are getting one more life to live—online.  —  ABC has sold the rights to the two soaps as part of a deal with TV …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: finds that Google+ is great for viral sharing  —  Cory Bergman of's Breaking News shares observations from using the new Google+ social network to distribute news.  Among the lessons: People love to reshare posts to their friends, even more than they like to comment on them.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Online Video's Troubling Ad Equation: Less Transparency Means Lower Cost  —  In making online video buying decisions, marketers face the choice of spending more for video when they know where their ads are placed versus paying less when their ads are matched with videos through exchanges …
Discussion: The eMarketer Blog
Impartiality: The Foxification of news  —  In the internet age, transparency may count for more than objectivity  —  ONE OF THE world's most profitable news organisations is Fox News, an American cable-news channel that is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
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