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3:50 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 …
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) …
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 …
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
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.”
Discussion: @ronlin and aaja.org
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Schmidle defends sourcing in New Yorker's ‘Getting bin Laden’ story, while narrative editors suggest improvements  —  In his recent New Yorker piece, “Getting Bin Laden,” Nicholas Schmidle shares a powerful account of what happened the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Discussion: St. Petersburg Times
 
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Connor Jones / The Register:
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Financial Times:
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