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10:05 PM ET, August 18, 2011

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Peter Lauria / Reuters:
News Corp executives mull chance James Murdoch may leave  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's senior management is starting to think about what the company might do if James Murdoch stepped aside, sources inside and close to the global media empire said.  —  With Rupert Murdoch's younger son under …
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
First US-based NoW reporter is arrested  —  James Desborough arrested by police investigating UK hacking allegations, while Glenn Mulcaire sues News International  —  James Desborough, an award-winning former reporter at the News of the World, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.
Lindsay Fortado / Bloomberg:
Ex-Investigator Mulcaire Said to Sue News Corp. Over Legal Fees  —  Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) — Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages while working for News Corp.'s News of the World, sued the company.  —  The lawsuit against News Group Newspapers Ltd. …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Reporter Known for Scoops Is Held in Hacking Inquiry  —  LONDON — The British police arrested the Hollywood reporter for the defunct tabloid The News of the World on Thursday, according to a person close to the investigation.  He is the 13th person to be arrested in the scandal over phone hacking.
Discussion: The Informer
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure  —  Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism.  When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
New York Press Is Dead, Long Live Our Town Downtown  —  As has been rumored for weeks, Manhattan Media is shutting down the New York Press and reviving Our Town Downtown, starting September 1.  The weekly publication-a magazine/community newspaper hybrid, according to the press release-will focus on news …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
That Remake of AOL?  It's Still Being Written  —  SAN FRANCISCO — AOL hit a hard bump on its road to becoming a digital media company.  —  Last week it reported another loss and told Wall Street analysts it was not going to get much better: operating income for the year could be down as much as 20 percent because of weaker ad sales.
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Bloomberg:
AOL Discounted Gets Last, Best Hope in Private Equity
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Christine O'Donnell and Howard Schultz  —  The former Senate candidate talks about the 2012 GOP field and her new book, and the Starbucks CEO on his plan to boycott campaign donations.  —  Set edition preference  —  READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.
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Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
Christine O'Donnell On Her Piers Morgan Walk-Out: ‘It was fun.’
Bloomberg:
Guardian Loses Fight for Web Readers Even After Taking Out Murdoch Tabloid  —  The U.K.'s Guardian took down Britain's best-selling Sunday newspaper by exposing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked a murder victim's voicemail.  It may still lose an intensifying battle for British readers.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Capital New York Snags Yahoo's Joe Pompeo In Mini Hiring Spree  —  NEW YORK — Capital New York, a website that promises to show readers “how New York works,” will soon have several more reporters working for it.  —  Launched in June 2010 by ex-New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson …
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
In China, reporters covering Biden get the heave-ho  —  Only minutes into the vice president's remarks, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits.  Soon the shooing became shoving.  —  Reporting from Beijing— Vice President Joe Biden's famously loquacious style …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Hires Silicon Valley Tech Blogger Louis Gray as Google+ Evangelist  —  Notable Silicon Valley tech blogger and startup consultant Louis Gray is finally turning his passion for Google's products and services into a career.  Gray has just accepted the position of Product Marketing Manager …
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Newsweek-Daily Beast Announces New Hires, Promotions  —  Tina Brown's Newsweek-Daily Beast Company got hit hard last week.  First, editor-at-large Randall Lane left to become editor of Forbes, and then international general manager Alan Bone bounced to Bloomberg Businessweek.  —  This week brings better news.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Soraya Darabi Steps Back at Foodspotting, Eyes Bigger Role at ABC  —  Soraya Darabi, public face and retroactively-named co-founder for the Bay Area start-up Foodspotting, has effectively left her daily role at the company.  —  Ms. Darabi, who has more than 429,000 followers on Twitter …
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Federal judge dismisses teen's sex trafficking lawsuit against website  —  ST. LOUIS  • A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a teenage runaway against the newspaper and online classified ad website that she accused of running ads containing child porn and facilitating her entry into the world of prostitution.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Will Rupert Murdoch's editorialists at the Wall Street Journal revisit the phone-hacking scandal?  —  Unless you're an ombudsman, it's dang difficult to write about the publication or the company that employees you.  First, you've got to worry about getting fired if you write too critically about your boss …
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Denver Post Unveils ‘New’ YourHub.  But Is It New Enough?  —  Whatever happened to YourHub?  —  Six years ago it was major media's first big foray into hyperlocal.  Created by the Rocky Mountain News, the flagship of the E.W. Scripps newspaper chain, YourHub called itself the …
Discussion: Poynter
 
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