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1:10 PM ET, May 14, 2012


 Top News: 
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Yahoo Chief Told Board He Has Cancer  —  Before resigning as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. over the weekend, Scott Thompson disclosed to the company's board of directors and several colleagues that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to people familiar with the matter.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Here's New Yahoo CEO's First Note to Troops!  (The Leaking-Internal-Memos-to-ATD Policy Remains in Effect As Usual)  —  Here is the first missive to Yahoo's troops from new interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, which I obtained from 653 sources at the company.  (Joke alert!  Sort of!)
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Meet Yahoo's New Interim Chief, Ross Levinsohn
Press Gazette:
Alastair Campbell: Cameron didn't want Leveson Inquiry  —  Former Number 10 spin doctor Alastair Campbell has claimed that Prime Minister David Cameron did not want to set up the Leveson Inquiry.  —  Campbell said comments made at a Westminster lunch by Michael Gove in February were part of a wider Government strategy.
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
O'Donnell: Hunt should have known of adviser's contact with News Corp  —  The former head of the civil service, Lord O'Donnell, has told the Leveson inquiry that the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, should have known that his special adviser was giving feedback to News Corporation on its BSkyB takeover bid.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Bryant: Govt ‘could have broken law’ over BSkyB bid  —  Labour MP Chris Bryant has suggested that members of the Government could have committed a “criminal offence” if Jeremy Hunt's office handed confidential information to News Corp over its BSkyB bid.  —  Last month, Hunt's special adviser …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: NI denies Murdoch had ‘selective amnesia’ about Thatcher meeting
Discussion: Huffington Post UK and Telegraph
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: Ex-News International boss Les Hinton demands MPs withdraw accusation he lied to them
Discussion: Guardian
David Carr / New York Times:
A TV Schedule in the Hands of Whoever Holds the Remote  —  This week, when they ring the bell on the television upfronts, the annual orgy of advertising buying, I hope the industry isn't counting on my house to lift ratings.  —  So far in the month of May, our household has watched exactly …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @jonathanwald
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
At Upfronts, TV Networks Woo Advertisers With Spectacles  —  This week, the biggest television networks will battle it out for their share of the more than $60 billion in advertising dollars spent by the world's largest marketers on television commercials each year.  —  The networks' weapons?
Discussion: New York Times and Media Decoder
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Steiger to Step Down as ProPublica's Editor  —  Paul E. Steiger, the former longtime managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, will step down at the end of the year as the editor in chief and chief executive of ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative news organization that he started nearly five years ago.
Discussion: CJR
NBC Connecticut:
Drywall Causes White Powder Scare at ESPN  —  Bristol police and fire officials responded to ESPN's mail facility on Monday morning after white powder was found and it turned out to be drywall powder.  Police said white powder was in three packages at the facility, which is located …
Discussion: SB Nation and Deadspin
Jeff Himmelman / The Daily Beast:
Jeff Himmelman: The Storm Over My Ben Bradlee Book, ‘Yours in Truth’  —  Jeff Himmelman has been raked over the coals in the two weeks since his authorized biography of the Washington Post legend was published.  He asks critics to read the book before deciding whether it casts Bradlee in a “bad light.”
Discussion: Poynter
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