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4:55 PM ET, June 14, 2012


 Top News: 
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: David Cameron struggles over Brooks and Coulson  —  PM has trouble recalling how often he met News International chief, and questioned communications head over phone hacking  —  David Cameron has come under intense pressure at the Leveson inquiry as he struggled to handle questions …
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
That Rebekah Brooks text message to David Cameron-decoded  —  But seriously I do understand the issue with the Times.  Let's discuss over country supper soon.  On the party it was because I had asked a number of NI [News International] people to Manchester post endorsement and they were disappointed not to see you.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Police advised not to pursue prosecution of Guardian journalist  —  The Crown Prosecution Service has advised Scotland Yard that it is not in the public interest to pursue a prosecution against the Guardian journalist David Leigh for hacking a voicemail as part of an investigation into corrupt arms deals.
David Cameron admits close friendships with journalists
Discussion: Press Gazette and Digital Spy
Telegraph:   Phone Hacking: Sun reporter and prison officer among trio arrested in illegal payments inquiry
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:   City of London Police Superintendent over ‘unauthorised information’ given to journalist
Jim Amoss / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The message for our organization is clear: adapt, or fade away  —  In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina churned toward the coast of Louisiana and the winds began to pick up in New Orleans, the power went out at The Times-Picayune.  The presses stopped, as did the white noise of air conditioning.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
New Orleans meets the Hamster Wheel  —  The gutting of New Orleans beloved Times-Picayune and Advance Publications' plan to turn it into a sort of major market looks set to bring journalism built on “motion for motion's sake... volume without thought” to a city built on doing the opposite.
Discussion: GigaOM
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Lessons from the Motor City: What New Orleans might expect when the printing presses slow
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Jack Lessenberry
Kevin Allman / The Gambit:
NOLA Media Group trumpets journalism award for prison series one day after firing majority of people who worked on it
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Barrett Tryon placed on leave in social media policy dispute  —  The Colorado Gazette reporter was told to remove a link on his Facebook wall to a news article about the parent company's sale.  He refused, saying it was relevant news, factual and did not express a personal opinion.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Kicked Out Of Mitt Romney Event  —  Reporters were kicked out of Mitt Romney's talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night.  The candidate was there to speak to executives at the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting.  The Boston Globe's Marty Baron tweeted Thursday …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Dept. of factually accurate but nevertheless misleading tweets
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Guardian
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
AOL Doubles Down On Content After Surviving Activist Challenge  —  Tim Armstrong is a happy man today.  The AOL CEO just got an important vote of confidence from investors, surviving a challenge from activist hedge fund Starboard Value at the company's annual shareholders' meeting.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble  —  Apple and Time Inc. have settled their differences: The giant publisher is now selling subscriptions to its iPad magazines directly from the apps themselves.  —  If that seems like non-news, consider that it took the two companies two years to figure this out.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Republic Staffs Up, Raids New York Times Magazine, Washington City Paper  —  NEW YORK — The New Republic, which has ambitious expansion plans under new owner Chris Hughes, has just made several key hires.  Greg Veis, a former New Republic web editor now at The New York Times Magazine, will be returning as executive editor.
Justin Fox:
Why Newspapers Were Doomed All Along  —  The best job I've ever had was as an editorial writer at The Birmingham News in Alabama in the early/mid 1990s.  It was a perfect combination of boss, colleagues, place, subject matter, and time of life.  I left in 1995 because my then-fiancée …
Discussion: @ckrewson and Poynter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing makes some e-books available to other retailers  —  Amazon is selling at least two Amazon Publishing e-books in other digital bookstores, Publishers Lunch discovered (paywall) last night.  Until now, it has sold its e-books exclusively through the Kindle Store.
NBC News and Telemundo join for 2012  —  NBC News and Telemundo, the Spanish-language channel, will pool resources for this year's 2012 election coverage, the two companies announced today.  —  “NBC News will give Telemundo Media access to the assets and strengths of the #1 news organization in the country …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVNewser
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Would you buy a .boston domain from The Boston Globe?  —  The Boston Globe wants to open up a new line of business: selling domain names.  —  The Globe is among a number of organizations that are vying for a new series of web suffixes like .yoga, .android, .hockey and .kindle.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Digital Notes: Plans for a New .Music Suffix, but Who Will Own It?
Discussion: Forbes, and New York Times
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