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10:45 PM ET, July 28, 2011


 Top News: 
NoW targeted Sarah Payne's mother's phone  —  Exclusive: Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had personal details of murdered girl's mother  —  Sara Payne, whose eight-year-old daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered in July 2000, has been told by Scotland Yard that they have found evidence …
Wall Street Journal:
U.K. Tabloid's Lawyer Had a Ringside Seat
Discussion: The New York Observer
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What Steve Forbes Is Telling His Staff About That Brutal Fortune Article  —  Fortune depantsed longtime rival Forbes today with a story detailing the business magazine's finances, which have been terrible.  —  Don't worry about it, Forbes chairman Steve Forbes tells his staff, via an internal memo which you can read below.
Katie Benner / Fortune:
The Forbes family's big deal causes big trouble  —  After default, emergency restructuring was needed to satisfy lenders.  —  Malcolm's sons (from left): Timothy, Christopher, Robert, and Steve in 1993  —  FORTUNE — The Forbes family has poked itself in the eye with its “capitalist tool.”
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can news publishers learn anything from Netflix?  —  Users of Netflix's digital movie-rental service have been up in arms about a sudden change to the company's pricing plans, which appears to be aimed at reducing demand for its DVD-by-mail service by jacking up prices.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Netflix and the digital shift  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he is surprised that customers …
Discussion: TeleRead
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why The Atlantic joined up with Pulse — and what the app's usage stats can tell data-hungry publishers  —  Just last week Pulse struck a new partnership agreement, adding The Atlantic, The Atlantic Wire, and The National Journal to its list of featured content providers.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Cision
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Anatomy of a Twitter rumor: When a story's too juicy not to retweet  —  The latest example of ‘think before you retweet’ emerged today when a false rumor spread like wildfire that British journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan had been suspended from his position as a CNN talkshow host.
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
Current TV's CEO Out Mark Rosenthal will be replaced by co-founder and former CEO Joel Hyatt By D.M. Levine  —  Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for Current TV  —  Adweek has confirmed that Mark Rosenthal is stepping down as CEO of Current TV.  Current co-founder Joel Hyatt, will take over for Rosenthal.
Back in Action and Back on Page 1  —  “He will be missed until — as I have no doubt he will — he returns to action, cameras blazing.”  —  Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times, offered this brave prognosis to the staff in October, hours after the photographer Joao Silva lost …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Newsbeat debuts as robust, real-time Web analytics tool for news publishers  —  The people behind the popular realtime analytics tool Chartbeat launched a new version today specifically designed for news publishers, called Newsbeat.  It is a more powerful tool for understanding your Web traffic, but also comes at a higher cost.
Nikki Finke /
LA Times Layoffs Due To Movie Ad Falloffs  —  The Los Angeles Times began another round of buyouts and layoffs extending into August.  And all because of what internal sources say is a dramatic shortfall in movie advertising revenue.  “Film advertising is down -25% under the projections for this time of year.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Pruitt: ‘Feels like the 19th’ inning for McClatchy as it reports disappointing revenues again  —  With most newspaper companies now having reported results through the first half of the year, the basic story remains the same.  Print advertising revenues just keep declining.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
A defense of charging more for Web TV (Q&A)  —  So apparently we were just kidding ourselves and the Internet really isn't going to send us to some digital TV Shangri-La, where all the content was free of charge, available at our fingertips, and killed commercial breaks.
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
BSkyB directors back James Murdoch  —  James Murdoch has won the unanimous support of BSkyB directors to remain as chairman, a person familiar with the situation said on Thursday.  —  He will remain chairman of the satellite broadcaster for the foreseeable future, directors decided …
Philip Bump / Mediaite:
The New Yorker Goes Digital - But Leaves Its Iconic Covers Behind  —  An issue of the New Yorker may be long and densely packed, but at least one only comes every seven days.  It's possible that the incarcerated manage to read every issue.  I am skeptical of anyone else who makes that claim.
Discussion: Poynter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
6 ways Twitter has made me a better writer  —  It's been almost four years since I first set up my Twitter account.  I joined in August 2007 as part of a story I was writing about the implications Twitter could have for journalism.  —  “I never thought I'd be a Twitterer who twittered tweets” was my lead.
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