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1:20 PM ET, July 7, 2011

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Guardian:
News of the World to close on Sunday - live coverage  —  • News International closes paper in wake of scandal  —  • Government announcement on BSkyB will take several weeks  —  • News of the World paid £100,000 bribes to Met police officers
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brandrepublic.com:
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 …
BBC:
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 …
New York Times:
The Murdoch Style, Under Pressure  —  Risk-taking and line-skirting have always been just one more cost of doing business for Rupert Murdoch.  —  But the widening voice-mail hacking scandal at the British tabloid News of the World threatens to stain the company's image in a way that other …
news.sky.com:
Murdoch Folds NOTW Over Phone Hacking  —  This Sunday's News Of The World will be the last ever issue of the tabloid, News International chairman James Murdoch has announced.  He said the final edition would not run any commercial adverts - with the advertising space to be donated to causes and charities.
Peter Oborne / Spectator:
What the papers won't say  —  The omertà of Britain's press and politicians on phone-hacking amounts to complicity in crime  —  Let's try a thought experiment.  Let's imagine that BP threw an extravagant party, with oysters and expensive champagne.
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat:
News of the World Down, News Corp. Stock Up  —  Shares of News Corp. are up 1.5% after the company announced it was pulling the plug on the troubled, 168-year old News of the World tabloid.  —  News Corp., which also employs this blogger, faced a barrage of criticism and an advertiser revolt …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Ken Auletta / News Desk:
What Murdoch Made  —  During the first full day of the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley, Rupert Murdoch was almost invisible.  He was not spotted at the morning panels or at the outdoor lunch where he usually arrives early and holds court.  Presumably, he was holed up strategizing …
The Daily Beast:
Elizabeth Smart, Network Pundit?  —  Amid the Casey Anthony frenzy, ABC News is close to unveiling its latest contributor.  Howard Kurtz reports exclusively on the kidnap victim's new career.  —  Elizabeth Smart first came into our consciousness nearly a decade ago as a 14-year-old girl kidnapped from her Salt Lake City bedroom.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters.com Gets Another ‘New Look’, Starting With Homepage  —  Less than two years after Reuters.com got a major overhaul to make it more “consumer-facing”, the site is getting another revamp that reflects the changes being put in place by Stephen Adler and Chrystia Freeland, the head of the Reuters …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
De Rosa named Reuters.com social media editor
Jon Steinberg:
The Coming Creative Revolution in Digital Advertising  —  There is a coming creative revolution in digital advertising.  Despite the DSPs and RTBs, most RFPs from major brand advertisers proclaim things like “what can you do custom, unique, and high impact!”
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
What Facebook, Google video chat means for TV  —  As predicted by just about everyone, Facebook's “awesome” new product is video calling, powered by Skype.  Facebook rolled it out today — it's a quick plugin download — and you simple click a “call” button next to a user's profile and it rings them on the other end.
Discussion: Fast Company, Forbes.com and AdAge
Ben Popken / The Consumerist:
Magazine With Ad For “Zookeeper” Digitally Inserted Into “How I Met Your Mother” Rerun  —  For the past few years, networks have been digitally inserting ads and product placements for new products into old reruns.  Shannon just noticed one in a rerun of a 2007 episode of “How I Met Your Mother.”
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Top Editor Makes Another Talent Raid on AOL's Engadget for New Competing Gadget Site  —  I love the smell of blog wars in the morning!  —  Acting as Facebook often does to Google, a new site started by former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky just hired away yet another passel …
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
‘Social Journalism’: News You Can Take to the Bottom Line  —  The LJ World in Lawrence, Kan., has long been a fount of innovation in local digital journalism — especially in how to build and foster more and deeper community connections.  Jane Stevens, the site's director of media strategies, is herself a nonstop innovator.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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