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9:35 AM ET, July 4, 2012


 Top News: 
George Entwistle's memo to BBC staff  —  This email is going to everyone Dear all, I'm delighted the Chairman and Trustees think I'm the right person for the job.  Mark Thompson will be a tough act to follow.  But it's a privilege to be asked to lead the greatest broadcasting organisation …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Caroline Thomson, BBC's chief operating officer, expected to leave  —  Caroline Thomson, who narrowly missed the chance to become the BBC's first-ever female director general, is expected to leave the corporation following the announcement that rival George Entwistle is to succeed Mark Thompson.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Entwistle named as BBC director general  —  BBC's current director of vision and former editor of Newsnight will take over from Mark Thompson in the autumn  —  George Entwistle has been named as the new director general of the BBC.  —  Currently the corporation's director of vision …
Discussion: Media Week
Justin Davenport / London Evening Standard:
Mirror journalist held in police corruption probe marks widening of inquiry beyond News International  —  A prison officer and a journalist were among three people arrested today by police investigating corrupt payments to public officials.  The 37-year-old former Mirror journalist was arrested …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: three arrested over alleged corrupt payments  —  Two men and a woman were arrested on Wednesday morning by police investigating allegations of corrupt payments made by newspapers to public officials.  The arrests, between 6am and 8am, bring the number of arrests …
Discussion: Press Gazette
London Evening Standard:
Private eye Glenn Mulcaire must name names at News of the World after Supreme Court ruling  —  Possible phone hacking charges against News of the World executives came a step closer today after a key Supreme Court ruling.  Five judges rejected an attempt by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire …
Discussion: Guardian
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Chicago Sun-Times ends Journatic relationship as dozens of fake bylines discovered at more papers  —  Just days after “This American Life” reported on outsourcing company Journatic, two of its news organization clients have announced plans to stop working with the company.
Discussion: Stamford Advocate
Jeff Balke / Houston Press:   Chron Admits Journatic Stories May Have Had Fake Bylines
Anna Tarkov / Poynter:   GateHouse to end outsourcing relationship with Journatic
Bill Shea / Crain's Detroit Business:
Don't panic yet: The Detroit Free Press isn't closing, but a major change is afoot  —  A visit to the Detroit Free Press last week by a handful Gannett corporate executives prompted the latest round of existential newspaper angst within the walls at 615 West Lafayette Boulevard.  —  The newspaper is closing!
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
NY Post editor must answer Murdoch, chimp queries  —  (Reuters) - The editor of the New York Post may be forced to answer questions about his discussions with media mogul Rupert Murdoch over fallout from the newspaper's publication of a cartoon that appeared to liken President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.
Discussion: Guardian
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
The Newsroom Takes a Ratings Hit  —  HBO has already renewed The Newsroom for a second season, but that's no reason to stop obsessively tracking the show's ratings, just like they do in the real world of cable news.  And while we'll try to not get too dramatic over week-to-week fluctuations …
Discussion: scanners, TVLine and Digital Spy
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
New Prometheus CEO Named as The Hollywood Reporter Bleeds $6M  —  Just what is happening at Prometheus Global Media?  The company that owns The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard appointed Dottie Mattison as CEO on Monday after quietly terminating Richard Beckman on Friday.
Discussion: BtoB Magazine and Folio
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ loses another veteran reporter
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After Petition Drive, Seventeen Magazine Commits to ‘Show Girls as They Really Are’
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Herman Cain launching his own Web channel
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times interviewing finalists for public editor job
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Guardian
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Fastest growing segment of piracy? Live TV
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Who leaked the Supreme Court story?
Discussion: Salon, CJR, Online NewsHour and Guardian
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