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9:00 PM ET, May 15, 2012


 Top News: 
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks to be charged with perverting the course of justice  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be charged with perverting the course of justice, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Tuesday.  She faces three charges of conspiracy to pervert …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Jeremy Hunt, adviser and lobbyist to appear in next fortnight  —  Lord Justice Leveson has said culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, his former special adviser Adam Smith and News Corp lobbyist Frédéric Michel would all give evidence to the inquiry into press ethics in the next fortnight.
Press Association:
Angry Rebekah Brooks attacks police and prosecutors over charges  —  Rebekah Brooks angrily attacked police and prosecutors for dragging her friends and family into the phone hacking scandal tonight as she said she was “baffled” to face charges.  The former News International chief executive …
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
News Corp info prompts two more Elveden arrests
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks case: who are the five others to be charged?
Disney's ESPN in Talks With Apple To Expand Digital Access  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s ESPN sports network is talking with Apple Inc. (AAPL) about including the WatchESPN application on the computer maker's television device, network executive Sean Bratches said.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Businessweek’ editor won't say whether they're making money, describes the ‘luxury’ of doing long pieces  —  Is long-form journalism doomed to being subsidized by traffic-baiting animal slideshows?  That was one of the questions lobbed at a panel of reporters and editors from Bloomberg Businessweek …
Discussion: Folio and Talking Biz News
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Ray of Light for the New York Times  —  It's easy to write dour predictions about the state of the newspaper industry.  So here's a relatively sunny one: One day, not that far away, the New York Times' growing subscriber base will make up for its shrinking ad business.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New USA Today publisher Larry Kramer gets to apply his theories about newsroom evolution  —  New USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer hasn't had a newspaper job since 1991, when he left the San Francisco Examiner to found DataSport, and eventually MarketWatch.  But he's thought about newspapers ever since …
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
How broadcasters could have stopped Dish's Hopper  —  Like a long-ago military invasion that didn't infiltrate far enough to root out a hostile regime, broadcasters are reviewing their decade-old litigation with digital video recorder pioneer ReplayTV with some regret.
Discussion: Techdirt
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How the TV Industry Blew Its Best Chance to Kill Dish's Ad-Skipping Technology
Discussion: Media Decoder and Company Town
Jim Romenesko:
NPR's Reber joins Center for Investigative Reporting  —  Susanne Reber, who built and led NPR's first investigations unit, has joined the Center for Investigative Reporting to lead its national and international investigative and enterprise  —  reporting projects.  She'll also be in charge of CIR's team of health and
Charles Cooper / CNET:
Consumer e-book suit against Apple, publishers gets go-ahead  —  Judge nixes request from Apple, publishers to dismiss class action lawsuit alleging collusion to reduce retail competition.  —  Follow @coopeydoop  —  Apple and five big publishers are still on the hook to battle allegations …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How not to retract a falsehood  —  MSNBC last week did the world of journalism a good turn.  It exposed as a hoax a much-circulated story that a female dentist in Poland had pulled out all the teeth of her ex-boyfriend in an act of revenge.  The bogus piece of news, according to MSNBC …
Richard Sandomir / Media Decoder:
ESPN Doubles Up on ‘30 for 30’ Documentary Series  —  ESPN's faith in sports documentaries is so deep that on Tuesday it will announce a second go-round for its “30 for 30” series, which made its debut in the fall of 2009.  —  The first 30 films — produced by independent filmmakers as diverse …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
YouTube's Video Views Are Falling — By Design  —  Clicks Are Out, Engagement Is In as Video Service Goes Longer-Format to Conquer the Couch  —  YouTube is getting smaller in a metric that used to mean everything: views.  —  Since December, views on YouTube have dropped 28% …
Discussion: Softpedia News and WebProNews
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 More News: 
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Photographer says CNN's first edit of her Appalachia photos misrepresented her work
Discussion: Walk your camera
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN To Launch ‘CNN Films’ Features Banner
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Jobs on camera: ‘The publishers are actually going to withhold their books from Amazon’
 Earlier Picks: 
Rosanna Xia / Los Angeles Times:
Journalist expelled from China reflects on experience
Discussion: Erik Wemple, TVNewser and LA Observed
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Chairman Wants Interim CEO to Be Permanent CEO
Discussion: CNET and Digits
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At the ‘Times,’ a letter to Sulzberger asks him to ‘reconsider’ firing beloved media lawyer George Freeman
Discussion: TVNewser and The Newspaper Guild