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11:25 AM ET, August 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Rupert Murdoch endorses Carey as next in line  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said top lieutenant Chase Carey would replace him should anything happen to the 80-year-old News Corp CEO.  —  The comments were the clearest sign yet that Murdoch's son James may be sidelined after a phone hacking scandal swept …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp Says It Lost $254 Million On MySpace  —  News Corp lost $254 million on MySpace, the company said as it reported revenue that beat analysts' expectations.  —  The loss pushed News Corp.'s Q4 net income down 22 percent to $683 million.  —  News Corp said MySpace's losses during …
Discussion: MediaPost, On Media's Blog and The Wrap
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Isn't Leaving News Corp., Selling His Newspapers or Making Any Other News
Forbes Update: Our New Article Page for the Era of Social Media Is Now Live  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … There's been a lot of teeth gnashing lately about the future of the article page on the Web.  Some believe it too closely mimics newspaper and magazine formats.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:taylorbuley
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL Authorizes $250 Million Stock Buyback Program After Share Price Falls Off A Cliff  —  AOL (which, in case you didn't know, has been the owner of TechCrunch for almost a year now) has announced that its board of directors has given the green light for a stock repurchase program that will allow …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Facebook delivers tiny Minnesota TV station a big roadkill story  —  On a typical day, KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota attracts about 10,000 page views.  Recently, the station set a record, 250,000 page views in a single day and a million views in four days.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, KRWF and TVSpy
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Study: Links from other news sites matter more than social networks  —  A new study of Web referrals to online publishers shows links from other content sites are more important than those from social media.  —  Links from content sites (including other news publishers or aggregators) …
Discussion: The Outbrain Blog and GeekWire
Rachel Rodriguez / CNN:
From iReporter to CNNer (and beyond)  —  iReporter Jordan Sarver interned with the CNN iReport team in 2010.  He now works at an Atlanta TV station.  —  (CNN) — When CNN iReport was created five years ago, it was intended to be a vehicle for people to share their stories with the world.  And it is!
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Would-Be Hulu Buyers Will Have Their Checkbooks Ready Next Week  —  Quick update on the Hulu auction: Would-be buyers are expected to offer up their initial bids by the end of next week, according to people familiar with the company.  —  That will end the first step of a sales process …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How Media Companies Play With Steve Jobs's New Rules: Give In, Go Around or Compromise  —  Apple's new subscription rules for its iTunes app store have been in effect for less than two months.  But that's long enough for us to get a good idea of how media companies are responding.
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Cablevision, Viacom Resolve iPad App Spat  —  Companies Reach Out-of-Court Settlement on Distribution of Programming to IP Devices  —  Cablevision Systems and Viacom announced Wednesday that they have settled their litigation over the cable operator's apps providing live TV and VOD to subscribers in their homes.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Nast Teams Up With Fremantle of ‘Idol’ Fame  —  What is the rarified Condé Nast doing slumming with FremantleMedia, the company behind reality TV phenomenon American Idol?  It's all about the bottom line: The luxury publisher has been keen to wring new revenue out of its brands …
Patrick / Gametime IP:
Patent Owner With Ties To Intellectual Ventures Sues 100+ Media Companies  —  Although this news is fairly old at this point, the Intellectual Ventures connection to Mission Abstract Data's lawsuit against 116 media companies seems to have gone relatively unreported until last week.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
USA Today investigations editor jumps to Reuters  —  Blake Morrison, who as been at USA Today for a dozen years, joins Reuters as Investigative Projects Editor.  His four-person team at USA Today “has earned a reputation for doing creative work with high impact on public policy,” says the memo announcing his appointment.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Rachel McAthy /
Student's riot blog brings in a million views in one day  —  Hyperlocal site The West Londoner reports more than a million page views as it liveblogs UK riots  —  Burnt buildings in the aftermath of London riots at Lavender Hill, Clapham  —  Copyright: Bayerberg on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Tom Loftus / Digits:
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Discussion: PSFK, Mashable! and TVbytheNumbers
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Zeke Turner / WWD:
Maura Egan to Exit Huffington Post
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Discussion: SAI