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12:35 PM ET, July 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune reviews unauthorized paid speech by Clarence Page  —  ProPublica revealed Monday afternoon that Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist and editorial board member Clarence Page was paid $20,000 and travel expenses to appear at a June 23 rally in Paris in support of the Mujahadin-e Khalq …
Discussion: ProPublica
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Executive at Advance's Denies Staffing Up to Supplant Newspapers  —  “I'M HIRING!  NJ.COM — New Jersey's biggest digital news operation — is expanding,” wrote the executive, Lamar Graham, in a Facebook post that was reprinted by and has since been taken down from Facebook.
Paula Froelich / The Daily Beast:
Why Murdoch Snipes at Scientology  —  On Sunday Rupert Murdoch, arguably the most powerful man in media, stunned media watchers when he inserted himself into the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce fray by attacking Cruise's beloved religion.  Tweeting first, “Scientology back in news.
Discussion: Forbes Real Time and The Inquisitr
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
One Week In, New York Times' Chinese Social Media Accounts Shut Down, Site Still Up  —  So much for that experiment in freedom of speech.  Last week, the New York Times launched an online Chinese edition of its newsspaper — and with it a social media presence in the country.
Discussion: Mashable! and NetNewsCheck Latest
Joshua Haddow / Vice:
Confessions of a Tabloid Terrorist  —  You might remember Graham Johnson (pictured above).  In the past, we've called him up to discuss the child gangs turning the streets of Liverpool into a variety of hell populated with burning cars, IEDs, and cheap guns.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Who leaked the Supreme Court story?  —  This is still a question that's bugging SCOTUS watchers: Who leaked the tick-tock on Chief Justice John Roberts's change of heart to CBS News?  —  On Sunday, three days after the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: Guardian and Online NewsHour
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Bloomberg Businessweek eyes push into UK market  —  Bloomberg Businessweek has signalled its intention to make greater inroads into the UK market and become a “real global brand” by increasing its circulation in Europe and Asia by 80,000 copies a week.  The US-based magazine giant was losing …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
New BBC director general could be named this week  —  The next director general of the BBC could be named by the end of this week after the second round of interviews takes place.  Those understood to have made it through to the final shortlist for the most powerful job in UK broadcasting include …
Eric Newton / Knight Foundation:
A nonprofit news organization ‘on stable footing’  —  Some good news came the other day that is symbolic of the hard work fledgling nonprofit news organizations are doing to put their digital newsrooms on more stable footing.  The story came in the form of an official report on grant …
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Christie Calls Reporter ‘Idiot’ and ‘Stupid’ at Press Conference  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, known for his tough talking style, snapped at a reporter because he asked a question unrelated to the nature of the press conference.  Reporters were told to keep the questions on topic …
Alex Klein / The Daily Beast:
At Dow Jones, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bloomberg  —  A News Corp. split, a new CEO, new plans to grow the data business.  What's in store for the Murdoch's crown jewel?  —  As Rupert Murdoch splits up News Corp, many say he's aiming to separate the wheat from the chaff …
Discussion: New York Times
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Bill Geist Parkinson's Disease: CBS Legend, Willie Geist Father Reveals Diagnosis  —  CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist revealed that he has been been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  —  Geist made the announcement on Sunday, in response to viewers wondering what he's been up to recently.
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Jim Romenesko:
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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The Huffington Post:
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Landman: Multitasking partly to blame for Alessandra Stanley's errors in Ann Curry story
Discussion: Poynter
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Coming Out Could Be Anderson Cooper's Best Career Move Yet
Discussion: Guardian, Guardian, CJR and Forbes
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Fake NYT obmudsman Twitter account tricks some journalists
Discussion: The Daily Dish