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4:15 PM ET, August 11, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Isn't Leaving News Corp., Selling His Newspapers or Making Any Other News
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 …
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 …
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) …
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Cameron: media has a responsibility to hand over riot footage  —  Prime minister says he will encourage media organisations to hand over unused footage to aid police investigations  —  David Cameron has said in parliament that media organisations have a responsibility to hand over unused footage of rioters to the police.
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Disney to put its shows behind a pay wall online, too  —  Fox might not be the only broadcaster to begin restricting access to its shows online and requiring next-day viewers to be pay TV subscribers.  Disney is also working out deals with distributors that would allow viewers to watch shows sooner if they log on with a cable ID.
Discussion: Electronista
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Brauchli: No plans for a Washington Post paywall  —  At the AAJA convention in Detroit, Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli said “we are quite content being the largest free premium newspaper online” and that a paywall won't be going up anytime soon.  Knight Foundation's John Bracken told the audience that “print is the new vinyl.”
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!
Discussion: TVNewser
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.
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
13 Pieces of Campaign Advice for Young Reporters  —  No. 13 - Do not rely upon the hotel wake-up call.  And don't forget time zones.  —  No. 12 - “the news was first reported by (reporter) of (rival organization).”  Do it.  Applies to blogs too.  —  No. 11 - Someone somewhere thinks things …
Discussion: Poynter, LA Observed and FishbowlDC
Amanda Lucci / eMedia Vitals:
What magazines with the most fans are doing right  —  Magazine brands with the most Likes are obviously doing something right and other publishers could learn from their strategies.  Digital think tank L2 recently released a survey with various statistics about digital presence …
CNNMoney Tech Tumblr:
HuffPost/AOL now “aggregating” video as well  —  The Huffington Post tends to be under constant fire for what many call over-aggregating: taking too much content from other sources and making it their own.  It's always been more of an issue with print stories than video, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gothamist
Forbes.com:
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
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Twitter Finally Taps The Massive TV Ad Market with Help From Trendrr  —  Can Twitter finally make it rain...revenue?  —  There are an average of 200 weather related tweets per minute in America, with that number spiking to 2 million on a day of severe weather.
 
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
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The Huffington Post:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks severs News International links - but university honour remains
Discussion: Adweek
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Condé Nast Teams Up With Fremantle of ‘Idol’ Fame
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Student's riot blog brings in a million views in one day
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
USA Today investigations editor jumps to Reuters
Discussion: FishbowlNY