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8:50 AM ET, July 25, 2011


 Top News: 
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Letters cast doubt on NoW claim that it ‘co-operated fully’ with police  —  Police asked for full file of Glenn Mulcaire's work but NI said it had only a single piece of paper covering his years of work  —  Legal letters sent by the News of the World to detectives have cast doubt …
Discussion: Crikey
David Carr / New York Times:
Scandal Splinters a Family Business  —  News Corporation, the global enterprise controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has a history of living by its own rules and operating beyond consequence.  That ended last week.  —  Mr. Murdoch, long a spectral presence who made his plays on a chess board of his own making …
Alicia Shepard / Washington Post:
Rupert Murdoch, Juan Williams and the upside of media scandals  —  Ten arrests.  An imperiled prime minister.  Parliament under attack.  Scotland Yard mortified and England's largest tabloid shuttered.  The scandal unfolding around Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. finds a new victim or oozes …
Anthony Lane / New Yorker:
Tim Castle / Reuters:
News Corp's James Murdoch under pressure over hacking testimony
New York Times:
CNN Host Is Dragged Into Phone Scandal
Discussion: Chickaboomer and New York Times
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Flipboard Kicks Off Its First Advertising Program With Condé Nast  —  Users who follow The New Yorker magazine through iPad social reader Flipboard will start noticing advertising as part of the mix.  The ads, beginning with a campaign by American Express, are part of a deal …
Seth Mnookin / New York Magazine:
The Kingdom and the Paywall  —  Some people thought that on Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s watch, the New York Times could actually become extinct.  They might need to issue a correction.  —  Two weeks ago, I went to the New York Times' gleaming, modernist, Renzo Piano-­designed headquarters …
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Bill Keller Pulls Plug on New York Times Magazine Column
Discussion: Poynter
Wall Street Journal:
Kobo, WSJ Halt Direct Sales on Apple-Device Apps  —  In a pair of moves that suggest Apple Inc. is enforcing rules for selling content on its devices, Kobo Inc., the Canadian e-book retailer, and The Wall Street Journal said Sunday they will no longer sell content directly to customers through their apps for Apple devices.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Gawker Will Go to Court in Fox Investigation  —  Gawker, the popular blog based in New York, is going to court to investigate the relationship between the Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.  —  On Monday, the company and one of its reporters, John Cook …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why journalists need to build their own brands  —  Gene Weingarten recently wrote a deft and snarky column in the Washington Post suggesting that journalism educators should have their butts sizzled for telling students to pay attention to building their personal brands.
Lauren A.E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Pitching the Softer Side of Anderson Cooper  —  CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper and his producers will kick off a campaign this week to persuade America that Mr. Cooper has a softer side.  —  On Tuesday, the 44-year-old Mr. Cooper will take the stage at the television industry's semiannual conference …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Nafissatou Diallo gives Newsweek, ABC News her exclusive account of what happened with Dominique Strauss-Kahn  —  The 32-year-old woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault at the Sofitel hotel has publicly identified herself in interviews with Newsweek and ABC News.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Making Newspapers, Not Plastic Buckets  —  PARIS — The letter writer begins by expressing “a deep sense of distress over the unsavory happenings in the company that we and generations before us have nurtured with great care and dedication.”  —  “It is shocking that some of the board members …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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