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11:30 PM ET, August 7, 2011


 Top News: 
David Lieberman /
Q&A With UK Journalist Who Uncovered News Corp Scandal: Rupert Murdoch Likely To Outlast James Who's In “A Tight Corner”, The Guardian's Nick Davies Says  —  James Murdoch could lose his job as News Corp's deputy COO or BSkyB's chairman as soon as this fall.
Wall Street Journal:
Investors Await News Corp. Meeting  —  News Corp. executives will try to use an important board meeting and full-year earnings this week to steer attention away from the scandal at the media giant's U.K. newspapers unit and refocus investors on the company's core operations, people familiar with the matter said.
Wall Street Journal:
Elisabeth Murdoch Won't Join News Corp. Board  —  News Corp. and Elisabeth Murdoch have shelved plans for her to join the board of the media company, according to people familiar with the matter, as the company attempts to defuse shareholder impatience with its corporate governance.
Tim Walker / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: ‘Rupert Murdoch tells Rebekah Brooks to travel the world’  —  Rebekah Brooks will not comment on claims she is still drawing a News International salary.  —  A big song and dance was made of Rebekah Brooks's belated decision to resign as the chief executive of News International …
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Tottenham riots: Data journalists and social scientists should join forces  —  In the wake of some of the worst riots in London in more than a decade, Ben Goldacre has said on Twitter:  —  the other sad thing about these riots is that we're going to have to read opinion columnists telling us why they think they happened.
Discussion: Guardian
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Paying for News?  It's Nothing New  —  IN April 1912, the surviving operator of the Titanic's wireless communications system was paid a handsome sum for his account of narrowly escaping death aboard the sinking ship.  —  It will probably surprise some journalistic purists to learn …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
David Carr / New York Times:
News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.  —  Over the last month, many Americans watched from a distance in horror or amusement as it became evident that the News Corporation regarded Britain's legal and political institutions as its own private club.  —  That could never happen in the United States, right?
Aleks Krotoski / Guardian:
Telling stories in innovative new ways  —  As the tools available to publishers grow more sophisticated, it's up to us to experiment and see what sticks  —  The Edinburgh international book festival begins this week, featuring a fortnight of storytelling and literati self-promotion.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
One Site Fits All, Except for Advertisers  —  YAHOO is the granddaddy of all-things-to-all-people Web sites.  And the concept still shows surprising life: Yahoo has users, in spades.  But it has failed dismally in translating popularity into strong revenue growth.
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
How 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Reinvented Television's Comedy Model … It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's contribution has been more than steady ratings and big laughs.  —  The long-running comedy, which was picked up for an eighth and ninth season Saturday …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
New York Times Introduces Beta620, a Public Site for its Experimental Projects  —  The New York Times has introduced Beta620, a public beta site where you can try ideas for, including a gauge for articles' social media traction, a smarter search bar and, at long last, a new crossword app.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Super Bowl ‘X Factor’ Pact to Have NBC, Fox Promote Each Other  —  TV Networks Typically Avoid Nods to Rivals; Will Pepsi Dollars Change Minds?  —  NBC will wrangle with an “X Factor” in its plans for next year's Super Bowl, while the Fox program of the same name could have more of an obsession …
Will Sturgeon /
A hacking “exclusive” that never was  —  John Higginson, a journalist at free sheet The Metro began trailing an “exclusive” on Twitter last night which at first glance promised a fresh twist in the phone hacking story:  —  But the “exclusive” was actually based on a piece published …
Washington Post:
The Washington Post Company Reports Second Quarter Earnings  —  Companies:  —  Related Quotes  —  SymbolPriceChange  —  WPO  —  387.90  —  WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)— The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO - News) today reported net income available for common shares of $45.6 million …
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