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6:10 AM ET, July 9, 2011


 Top News: 
Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive  —  • ‘Massive quantities’ of archive allegedly deleted  —  • Emails believed to be between News of the World editors  —  Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Catastrophic ‘News of the World’: Some salvage jobs are impossible, even for Rupert Murdoch  —  News of the sudden closure of Rupert Murdoch's most successful British paper, the Sunday tabloid News of the World, has riveted the upper end of British and American media alike.
Message from Rebekah Brooks to all News International staff  —  News of the World closure: Email sent to staff in wake of phone-hacking scandal  —  Yesterday was a day of great sadness for the News of the World and I know all of you felt deep sympathy for colleagues.
Discussion: News Desk and Globe and Mail
News of the World to close: Andy Coulson arrested at police station
Discussion: BBC,, ABCNEWS and Reuters
Ken Auletta / News Desk:
What Murdoch Made  —  During the first full day of the Allen …
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Voicemail hacking: How easy is it?
Bulletins from the future  —  The internet has turned the news industry upside down, making it more participatory, social, diverse and partisan—as it used to be before the arrival of the mass media, says Tom Standage  —  EVEN IF YOU are not a news junkie, you will have noticed that your daily news has undergone a transformation.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Back to the future: Is media returning to the 19th century?
Discussion: Economist, Thanks:mathewi
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Harry Smith Leaving CBS News for NBC News  —  First on TVNewser: Harry Smith, who has been with CBS News for 25 years, is leaving the network, we've learned.  In a note to the staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News president David Rhodes writes, “Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News …
KOMU-TV Puts Google+ Hangout Video Chat on the Air  —  As a reporter and anchor for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., and the broadcast lab for the Missouri School of Journalism, I already chat with viewers via Facebook and Twitter on our “Livestream” behind-the-scenes webcam mounted on the news set.
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
TechCrunch to fold CrunchGear, MobileCrunch into its main domain  —  TechCrunch's Mike Arrington just announced that his technology blog will be rolling out significant enhancements to the site next week including a new design, new logo and new content from its sister sites CrunchGear …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Why Frank Rich Left The New York Times  —  NEW YORK - Previously on The Backstory, Frank Rich spoke about this week's New York magazine cover story “Obama's Original Sin” and why he's been disappointed with the president over Wall Street accountability and gay marriage.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Thomson Reuters employees OK new contract  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  The three-year contract, which passed 252 to 68, includes a guaranteed 1.5 percent increase in each of its three years.  The company had previously insisted that most or all raises be awarded solely at its discretion.
New York Post:
AMI's secret OK! backer is Hudson News' Cohen  —  Ever since American Media and its financial backers emerged as the surprise acquirers of the US edition of OK!, speculation has swirled that AMI CEO David Pecker had found a secret new strategic partner to help him seal the deal.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Salon Founder Talbot Steps In Once Again As Interim CEO  —  Salon founder David Talbot is taking the CEO reins once again as CEO on an interim basis, according to an 8-K filing yesterday (via David Weir on Media).  The return of Talbot, the one-time editor-in-chief and chairman has remained …
Discussion: The Wrap
Joy Mayer /
Highlights from the 2011 journalists engagement survey  —  While editors at U.S. daily newspapers overwhelmingly say they think audience engagement has become an important part of practicing journalism, they're often not sure what that means or how to go about it.
Discussion: Poynter
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newsmotion wants to bring artistry and the wealth of networks to the coverage of international news
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo, AOL Homepage Ad Gains Appear To Stall, As YouTube Diversifies
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How to verify - and when to publish - news accounts posted on social media
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Radhika Jones promoted to Time executive editor
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Big Soup: Anthony De Rosa on becoming Reuters social media editor and the ambient wire for news
Discussion: Cision and paidContent
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