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6:35 AM ET, July 8, 2011

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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
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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 …
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") …
Telegraph:
News of the World to close: Andy Coulson arrested at police station  —  Andy Coulson, the former communications chief for David Cameron, has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged phone hacking and illegal payments to police during his tenure as News of the World editor.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
News Of The World's Closure Brings Abrupt End To One Murdoch Paywall  —  When the News of the World disappears from print this Sunday, its digital assets will be going right out the door with it.  Or will they?  NOTW had been one of the country's most popular newspapers …
Discussion: Gawker and New Media Age
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
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
Felix Salmon:
Brand and crisis management, Murdoch style  —  For a man who's spent his entire life in the media business and understands it as well as anybody who's ever lived, Rupert Murdoch is quite astonishingly inept at crisis management.  —  The News of the World hacking scandal was broken by the Guardian …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Wire
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.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Huffington Post to relaunch ‘OffTheBus’ citizen journalism initiative  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  OffTheBus, which made news in 2008 with blogger Mayhill Fowler's reporting on Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, is back with a new advisory board that will create a guide to the best citizen journalism practices.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
BreakingNews.com finds that Google+ is great for viral sharing  —  Cory Bergman of msnbc.com'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.
Economist:
Back to the coffee house  —  The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media  —  THREE hundred years ago news travelled by word of mouth or letter, and circulated in taverns and coffee houses in the form of pamphlets, newsletters and broadsides.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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 …
Elizabeth Jensen / CJR:
Big Bird to the Rescue?  —  Public television remains largely indifferent to calls to boost serious news coverage  —  Representative Earl Blumenauer stood before a microphone outside the Capitol building in February to make a passionate plea for continued federal funding of public broadcasting.
 
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