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1:25 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”.
News Corp. Said to Consider Chase Carey as CEO  —  News Corp. is considering elevating Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey to chief executive officer to succeed Rupert Murdoch, people with knowledge of the situation said.  —  A decision hasn't been made and a move depends in part …
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:
Liveblogging Murdoch & Son at PhoneGate Hearing: 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 — march on down to the British Parliament …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Rupert Murdoch has board backing  —  (Reuters) - News Corp independent directors are fully behind Rupert Murdoch, a board member told Reuters on Monday, as his iron grip on his vast media empire came under question because of the hacking scandal that already has consumed his London newspaper company.
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.
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 Richardson, the Gif you've all been waiting for:
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How News Corp. Will Change After the Hacking Scandal  —  Rupert Murdoch.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Addressing Parliament, British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded “root and branch change” at News Corp. in response to an emerging pattern of law breaking by its tabloid journalists.
Felix Salmon:
Could News Corp end up in play?  —  The increasingly-fragile nature of Rupert Murdoch's hold on News Corp has refocused attention on its dual-class share structure.  As John Gapper noted last week, such structures aren't particularly good for minority shareholders like you or me.
Discussion: The Wire and FT Alphaville
Harbottle defends Hackgate position; Grabiner to lead News Corp clean-up
Discussion: The Slog
Nick Robinson / BBC:   From inside the Murdoch hearing
Reuters:   Special report: Rupert Murdoch, a hands-on newspaperman
Murdoch Struggles for Control as Scandal Grows
New York Times:
Murdoch Aides Long Tried to Blunt Scandal Over Hacking
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Updated: The Sun and News International sites hacked, Lulzsec claims responsibility
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
With Float, Scribd Hopes To Become The Netflix Of Reading  —  It's a big day for online document sharing and social reading site Scribd.  Today at Fortune's Brianstorm conference, CEO Trip Adler will be revealing a major initiate that introduces a suite of new products and an entirely new brand: meet Float.
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Scribd Creates a Paid News Site
Andy Rutledge:   News Redux  —  Digital news is broken.  Actually, news itself is broken.
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.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News orgs publish ebooks to capitalize on trending news, archived content  —  As more people buy e-readers and download books through digital stores, some news organizations are finding they can capitalize on their expertise and archives of information by quickly publishing e-books related to big stories.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
WP hires three bloggers to work with Ezra Klein  —  They are Suzy Khimm, who leaves Mother Jones; Sarah Kliff, formerly of Politico; and Brad Plumer, a New Republic associate editor.  The Post memo is after the jump.  —  The Financial staff is thrilled to announce that we've hired three talented bloggers to work with Ezra Klein.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Phillip Mendonça-Vieira:
The nytimes they are a-changin'  —  Due to an errant cron task that ran twice an hour from September 2010 to July 2011, I accidentally collected about 12,000 screenshots of the front page of the (unfortunately, you can only watch the whole 7 minutes if you stick to 480p).
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