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3:40 PM ET, July 11, 2011


 Top News: 
News International papers targeted Brown  —  Newspapers obtained details from the former prime minister's bank account and legal file and his family's medical records  —  Journalists from across News International repeatedly targeted the former prime minister Gordon Brown …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Life After Rupert's Reign: What Will Happen in a Post-Murdoch World?  —  With the Closure of the News of the World, the Rule of One of the Most Powerful Media Moguls of All Time Has Officially Begun to Wind Down  —  With Sunday's closure of News Corp.'s 168-year-old News of the World …
Paul Mason / BBC:
Murdoch: the network defeats the hierarchy  —  Rupert Murdoch has dispensed power, terrorized politicians and shaped politics  —  The Murdoch empire fractured, a Conservative prime minister attracting bets on his resignation, the Metropolitan Police on the edge of yet another existential crisis …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
British tabloid tactics are rampant in American journalism, too  —  It takes some doing to get an entire country up in arms about media misconduct, but News of the World rose to the occasion.  —  By hacking into the phones of terror victims and a missing 13-year-old girl later found murdered …
Discussion: The Independent, FishbowlDC and CJR
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
News Corp. Shareholders in Class Action Over Hacking  —  Rupert Murdoch standing by embattled News International CEO Rebekah Brooks.  Image by AFP/Getty Images via @daylife  —  As if Rupert Murdoch didn't already have enough of a legal/financial/public relational disaster on his hands …
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Charles and Camilla warned over hacking  —  Palace confirms police recently approached couple to warn them they were likely targets of News of the World private investigator  —  Police have warned Buckingham Palace that they have found evidence that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess …
Discussion: BBC, Adweek and The Huffington Post
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Twisted Logic of Murdoch's Pivot on BSkyB Deal
Murdoch says chief Rebekah Brooks is his first priority
Discussion: Guardian
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Huffington Post suspends writer, apologizes for over-aggregated post  —  The Huffington Post has suspended Amy Lee, who wrote a thorough summary of an Ad Age post that Simon Dumenco complained was unethical and brought just 57 page views to, and apologized for the …
Discussion: LA Observed and Editors Weblog
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
What It's Like to Get Used and Abused by The Huffington Post  —  The Blog Queen Defends Her Aggregation Practices by Saying She Drives Traffic.  Oh, Really?  —  One of the great and pressing questions of the post-blog age is: What constitutes unfair — unethical — aggregation?
Kai Nagata:
Why I quit my job:  —  Until Thursday, I was CTV's Quebec City Bureau Chief, based at the National Assembly, mostly covering politics.  It's a fascinating beat - the most interesting provincial legislature in Canada, and the stories coming out of there lately have been huge.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Isn't Kicking Tires at Hulu  —  The sale of video site Hulu LLC is entering its next phase.  —  Initial presentations to potential suitors mostly wrapped up last week, according to people familiar with the matter.  Next, interested bidders will comb through the business in greater detail …
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Will Cease to Exist on July 19  —  Right now if you go to, you'll see a basic magazine website, updated with content from the print version of the mag and a top navigation bar that directs you to content on its sister site,
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
An iPad App for Cosmo Guys  —  Cosmopolitan offers the answers to a lot of crucial questions.  Should you get back with your ex?  How do you make your pony tail sexy?  Are those the right sunglasses for summer?  —  But one area the magazine has not delved into much is giving advice …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL's HuffPost Enters Crowded Online Arena With HuffPost Celebrity Site  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, AOL's fast-moving content unit, is launching a celebrity site called HuffPost Celebrity today, as well as another called HuffPost Culture.  —  HuffPost Celebrity …
Discussion: The Wire and Adweek
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Black News in New Focus  —  NBC News and Interactive One, a network of Web sites aimed at African-Americans, plan to announce a partnership on Monday that will combine the editorial and sales resources of both properties.  The partnership will focus on aligning NBC's African-American news site …
Discussion:, Poynter and News One
Chrys Wu / Poynter:
Beginner's guide for journalists who want to understand API documentation  —  There are three letters that have been floating around the media world for several years now: API.  Short for “application programming interface,” an API enables software programs to communicate with one another …
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
An experiment in creating an ‘Auto-Debunker’ twitter account
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
Beefing up State Coverage
Erik Wemple:
New York Post prostitution story gets shakier
Discussion: New York Magazine
Chip Bayers / Adweek:
Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell
Kari Lipschutz / Adweek:
WordPress Hits 50 Million Self-Hosted Blogs Another milestone for creator Mullenweg By Kari Lipschutz
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Famous Faces Slip In at Some Magazine Titles
Andy Boyle:
Hey journalists — here's why you should learn to make the internets
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Best Show on Web Video Is the One You Can't See: Inside the $100 Million YouTube Channel Sweepstakes
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Compass for Conservative Politics
Discussion: The Wire
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The ePresse Digital Kiosk: First Lessons
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the chaos in media might be a good thing