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5:05 PM ET, June 18, 2012


 Top News: 
James Cusick / The Independent:
Police study Murdoch's ‘secret’ iPhone account  —  Scotland Yard detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World are examining the call records of four newly discovered Apple iPhones issued to senior executives at News International.  The smartphones, issued by O2 …
Discussion: @yinkawrites and New York Times
New York Times:   Klein Returns Full Time to Education Work at News Corp., Leaving Investigative Role
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp top lawyer to oversee hacking committee
Nicholas Watt / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch pressured Tony Blair over Iraq, says Alastair Campbell
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Two more hacking files given to CPS
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Barnes & Noble Is NOT A Part Of Today's Big Microsoft Event  —  Microsoft will not be announcing a tablet made by Barnes & Noble today, despite a report to the contrary.  —  Dow Jones reports that the speculation that Barnes & Noble is a part of today's announcement is “not true at all.”
Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Sources: Microsoft And Barnes & Noble To Announce Tablet With Xbox Live Streaming Tomorrow  —  There's a ton of speculation around what Microsoft will be announcing on Monday in Los Angeles.  Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8 tablet.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek hires ex-TNR ed Richard Just  —  Richard Just, the former editor of The New Republic, has been hired by Newsweek & The Daily Beast, POLITICO has learned.  —  Just served as editor at TNR from 2010 until late last month, when Franklin Foer returned to the helm under the magazine's new owner Chris Hughes.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
TNR hires Julia Ioffe, Tablet's Marc Tracy  —  The New Republic is continuing ts hiring spree with three new hires, including a marquee steal from The New Yorker.  —  Julia Ioffe, a contributor to The New Yorker and Foreign Policy, and Tablet's Marc Tracy will both join the magazine as staff writers, POLITICO has learned.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired high-profile advertising exec Michael Barrett to be its chief of revenue.  —  Sources said Barrett will be in charge of ad revenue and operations worldwide …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Newspaper Work, With Warren Buffett as Boss  —  BUFFALO — Over the years, newspaper owners have built monuments to themselves in the form of giant buildings, statues and plaques commemorating their roles in their communities and the country at large.  At the headquarters of The Buffalo News here …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Study: Tablet users more likely to buy magazines, e-books than news, newspapers  —  New research published today answers some key questions about what kinds of content tablet users consume, and what they're willing to buy.  The survey, funded by the Online Publishers Association …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Buzzfeed, ‘New York Times’ will collaborate on live video at conventions  —  The New York Times and BuzzFeed this morning announced plans to team up on live video coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.  As part of the collaboration, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith …
David Carr / New York Times:
Digital Media's Ever-Swifter Incursion  —  Last Wednesday night on the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel, all the signs of the classic magazine launch party were on display: an open bar ringed by thirsty media reporters, groaning trays of shrimp, a D.J. playing music just soft enough that it didn't drown out the chatter.
Discussion: Felix Salmon
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Android sensory data, streaming breaking news, and better real-time filters: The winners of the 2012 Knight News Challenge  —  At the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference (livestream here), the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge have just been announced.
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Glenn Beck drops his name from Web network, promises media ‘revolution’  —  (CNN) — Hugely successful and often controversial, Glenn Beck is a man full of complexities.  —  He points the finger in his new book “Cowards” but calls for “Restoring Love” in his upcoming rally.
Discussion: Mediaite and TVNewser
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Panel of Techno-Optimists: The Shift to Social and Who's Doing it Right  —  In an event hosted by New York University's Center for Publishing and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies last night, social media experts discussed the shift to social content and what that means for the media industry.
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Jim Romenesko:
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