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4:10 PM ET, July 22, 2011


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Times Names David Leonhardt Washington Bureau Chief  —  The New York Times has named David Leonhardt, this year's Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary and the paper's Economic Scene columnist, as its next Washington bureau chief.  —  His appointment is the first major staffing decision …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
David Leonhardt next NYT Washington bureau chief?  —  The New York Times newsrooms in Washington and New York have been buzzing with the rumor that David Leonhardt will soon be named the paper's next Washington bureau chief.  —  Filling the slot is Executive Editor Jill Abramson's …
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Prepares Subpoenas in News Corp. Inquiry  —  The U.S. Justice Department is preparing subpoenas as part of preliminary investigations into News Corp. relating to alleged foreign bribery and alleged hacking of voicemail of Sept. 11 victims, according to a government official.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Don't Hold Your Breath on That Apple Hulu Deal  —  If you stop by a Subaru dealer and end up kicking the tires on a new Outback, are you in early talks to consider a bid on a new Outback?  —  Well, sure.  But if you drive off the lot in your old Civic and never come back, no one's going to be shocked.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Explores Hulu Bid  —  Apple Inc. is in the early stages of examining Hulu LLC, a video-streaming pioneer that is being considered for sale by its owners.  —  Apple, which sits on $76.2 billion in cash and investments, is in the preliminary stages of looking at the site …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: News Corp executive suspected of “orchestrating” leak  —  (Reuters) - A leading private investigations firm said it had strong reason to suspect that Will Lewis, a senior executive of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, was involved in “orchestrating” a leak of material …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘The Daily’ Launches A New Version; Hopes For Assist From Spotify  —  Another News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). tabloid is making news today and this time it has nothing to do with Parliament or police.  The Daily is out with a new edition that erases some of the biggest complaints about the iPad tab …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ars Technica tries a new way to monetize a much-anticipated article with a Kindle ebook for Mac fans  —  It by now nearly qualifies as an ancient ritual in the tech world: Apple releases a new version of Mac OS X, and Ars Technica's John Siracusa delivers a comprehensive, almost scriptural, review of it.
Discussion: Fortune and TUAW, more at Techmeme »
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News orgs: Post to Facebook at noon for peak engagement  —  After analyzing the keys to engagement on journalists' Facebook pages, the social network has analyzed the number of comments and likes on sampled news organization pages to determine best practices for engaging with readers.
The Atlantic Online:
How to Be a Right-Leaning Journalist  —  A libertarian guide for young reporters tells us how media, ideological or otherwise, should work in the digital age  —  With the rise of ideological journalism over the past decade, a period when opinionated bloggers, Web journalists …
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
Yahoo's Ad-Sales Mess  —  Yahoo's sales mess is even worse than CEO Carol Bartz let on.  —  Conversations with numerous digital media buyers reveal that the embattled CEO has either failed to ensure that Yahoo's basic needs are met when it comes to ads sales or is in denial about how deep Yahoo's problems are.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Hacker group claims WikiLeaks-style collab with media outlets on News of the World emails  —  The sourcing collaborations that WikiLeaks struck up with a cabal of prominent international news outlets last year were a game-changing new media model.  The controversial whistle-blowing group's partnerships …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Phone Hacking: emails next scandal, says Tom Watson  —  Tom Watson, the Labour MP who helped expose phone hacking, has warned that the illegal interception of emails will be the next big scandal to emerge.  —  In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Watson said he believed the illegal practices …
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Mark Thompson / BBC:
Investigative journalism and breaking the rules  —  The phone-hacking scandal has put investigative journalism in the dock.  Yet without investigative journalism - and in particular the meticulous work of one investigative journalist, Nick Davies, of the Guardian - it's a scandal that would have never seen the light of day.
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Forbes Media Makes Minority Investment in Startup of Ex-Fortune Editor  —  Deal includes strategic partnership, sponsorship of Techonomy 2011 conference.  —  Forbes Media has struck a strategic partnership with Techonomy Media, a new media business founded last year by former Fortune editor and columnist David Kirkpatrick.
James Murdoch: groomed for the top but now looking down the barrel  —  He will be unable to avoid another round of allegations and recriminations guaranteed to keep him in headlines  —  It's like the last scene from Reservoir Dogs when they all shoot each other.  —  But what did the Murdochs expect?
Discussion: and Business Week
James Murdoch denies misleading panel
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