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2:55 PM ET, July 3, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Newhouses say they aren't ‘sneaking up’ on New Jersey  —  Speculation about Advance Publications' intentions for its New Jersey papers has been swirling for the past week.  The arrival of two new executives at the offices of, the web portal for about a dozen New Jersey titles including …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times interviewing finalists for public editor job  —  The New York Times has narrowed its pool of candidates for the public editor position and hopes to make an announcement by the end of July, said Glenn Kramon, assistant managing editor for enterprise.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and 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 …
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.
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.
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
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Fastest growing segment of piracy?  Live TV  —  A chart from the report “The six business models for copyright infringement.”  Click to expand.  —  A new Google study entitled “The six business models for copyright infringement,” just released with the UK's PRS (Performing Right Society) …
Discussion: Multichannel
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.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
After Petition Drive, Seventeen Magazine Commits to ‘Show Girls as They Really Are’  —  Seventeen magazine, which in recent months has been inundated by pleas from teenage girls to publish photographs of models that don't look touched up, announced that it would change how it presents models in its pages.
Discussion: Adweek
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ loses another veteran reporter  —  The Daily News is losing one of its heavy-hitters: Alison Gendar, who over 13 years at the paper has covered everything from public schools to One Police Plaza to national courts and politics, is leaving the News to take a position …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Herman Cain launching his own Web channel  —  Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is launching his own Web channel, called CainTV.  “They think we are stupid,” Cain declares in a trailer for the channel posted online Monday.  “We are not stupid.”
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Anna Tarkov / Poynter:
GateHouse to end journalism outsourcing relationship with Journatic
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Discussion: Guardian and Online NewsHour
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
New BBC director general could be named this week
Jim Romenesko:
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Bloomberg Businessweek eyes push into UK market
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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Alex Klein / The Daily Beast:
At Dow Jones, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bloomberg
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Another tabloid vet leaves for to DNAinfo
The Huffington Post:
Announcing the HuffPost Pollster API
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Landman: Multitasking partly to blame for Alessandra Stanley's errors in Ann Curry story
Discussion: Open Mic and Poynter