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8:05 PM ET, July 19, 2011


 Top News: 
Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch ‘humbled’ by MPs' probe  —  Rupert and James Murdoch are likely to be asked what took place at the News of the World  —  Rupert Murdoch has said his appearance before MPs to answer questions about phone hacking is the “most humble day of his life”.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
The Statement The Murdochs Wanted To Make Before The MPs Said No  —  Before MPs kicked off their phone hacking questions for James and Rupert Murdoch today, James asked John Whittingdale, the chair of the Commons Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, if he could read out a statement—another apology.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Murdoch & Son Visit Parliament and Return With a Big Helping Of Humble (and Shaving Cream) Pie  —  This morning, News Corp. CEO and majordomo Rupert Murdoch, his son James (who is also a top company exec) — as well as former employee and full-time lightning rod Rebekah Brooks …
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Video: Murdoch Attacked!  Deng Fights Back!  (Updated, With Slow-Motion Replay)  —  Rupert Murdoch was just attacked during the big News Corp hacking hearing in the British Parliament.  Via Business Insider, this is objectively insane and awesome:  —  Update: Via Jezebel's Whitney Jefferson, the Gif you've all been waiting for:
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
On Rupert Murdoch's performance before Parliament: Shockingly bad, or routine?
John Cook / Gawker:
Rupert Murdoch Has Left the Building
Discussion: The Wire
Harbottle defends Hackgate position; Grabiner to lead News Corp clean-up
Discussion: The Slog
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:   News Corp's independent directors hire own legal team over phone hacking
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Rupert Murdoch has board backing
Nick Robinson / BBC:   From inside the Murdoch hearing
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How News Corp. Will Change After the Hacking Scandal
Special report: Rupert Murdoch, a hands-on newspaperman
Discussion: MediaFile and Felix Salmon
Felix Salmon:
Could News Corp end up in play?
News Corp. Said to Consider Chase Carey as CEO
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Scribd Creates a Paid News Site  —  Relatively few people are willing to pay for an online newspaper or magazine.  But what if they could pay a monthly fee for a vast library of news, like Netflix's subscription service for movies?  —  Scribd, a Web site that lets users share reports …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
With Float, Scribd Hopes To Become The Netflix Of Reading
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Magazine Rolls Out Print/Digital Subscriptions — And Puts Up Another Web Pay Wall  —  Time magazine is making it easier for readers to subscribe to its digital and print editions.  And it is making it harder for non-subscribers to read the magazine on the Web.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Owners Offer 5-Year Show Extension  —  Hulu LLC, the online video service seeking bids, plans to offer suitors five years of access to shows from its media-company owners, including two years of exclusivity, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Good Ol' Days of 20 Years Ago  —  Are 18- to 34-year-olds too young to be nostalgic?  —  Evidently not.  —  Starting next Monday, TeenNick, part of the Nickelodeon family of cable channels for children, will start rebroadcasting old series from the 1990s that are considered classics by young adults.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Brooks: hacking payments not my remit  —  Former News International chief says News of the World's managing editor approved payments to private detectives  —  The former News International chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, has deflected MPs' questions about the News of the World's payments …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal  —  (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library, expressing frustration that the six-year-old dispute has not been resolved.
Sophie Roell / The Browser:
Jay Rosen on Journalism in the Internet Age  —  In a break from our usual practice of focusing on books, we asked the journalism analyst and veteran blogger to recommend five articles illustrating the upheavals of the news business  —  I know that as journalists we have to adapt rapidly …
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Piers Morgan takes on tabloid scandal  —  Former News of the World editor Piers Morgan finally, if briefly, confronted the News of the World phone-hacking scandal on Monday night after coming under pressure for avoiding coverage of the story while the rest of CNN went into overdrive.
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tackable, BANG collaborate on a location-based digital newspaper  —  Ever since he was a beat reporter at the Palo Alto Daily News and the Contra Costa Times, Luke Stangel has been thinking about how to improve finding and consuming news by adding more specific location data to news content.
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Rodale Names Dave Zinczenko EVP/Editorial Director For Prevention And Organic Gardening Brands  —  Rodale Inc. has promoted Dave Zinczenko to executive vice president and editorial director for the company's Prevention and Organic Gardening brands, effective immediately.
Discussion: Folio, Adweek and MinOnline
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