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1:40 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.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
News Corp info prompts two more Elveden arrests  —  Officers from Operation Elveden, the Met's probe into alleged illegal payment to police and public officials, arrested two more people this morning.  —  A man and woman were arrested at their home address in north west London at 6am, according to a statement from the Met.
Press Association:
Angry Rebekah Brooks attacks police and prosecutors over charges  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES  —  Rebekah Brooks angrily attacked police and prosecutors for dragging …
Discussion: The Independent
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks case: who are the five others to be charged?
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.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
As 17 more states join class action against book publishers and Apple, new details revealed  —  New York, the District of Columbia and fifteen other states have joined the e-book pricing class action suit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin, bringing the total number of states involved so far to 31 (if you include DC and Puerto Rico).
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:   Steve Jobs on camera: ‘The publishers are actually going to withhold their books from Amazon’
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Chairman Wants Interim CEO to Be Permanent CEO  —  Yahoo Inc.'s interim chief executive, Ross Levinsohn, addressed the company's employees Monday afternoon, a day after the company parted ways with Scott Thompson, who was CEO for less than five months before being hit by a scandal involving his academic credentials.
Discussion: CNET and Digits
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN To Launch ‘CNN Films’ Features Banner  —  First on TVNewser: CNN is planning to launch a new feature film banner called CNN Films that will develop “tentpole” non-fiction films for television and theatrical release, TVNewser has learned.  —  The plan is for CNN Films to pursue well-known …
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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Photographer says CNN's first edit of her Appalachia photos misrepresented her work  —  Photographer Stacy Kranitz has been traveling to Appalachia for a project called “Regression to the Mean,” in which she explores whether stereotypes accurately represent a place and its people.
Discussion: Walk your camera
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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