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1:55 PM ET, July 9, 2012


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future  —  While the rest of us were burning hot dogs on the grill last week, the newspaper industry seemed to be lighting itself on fire.  —  There have been cracks in publishing operations that are both hilarious and terrifying.
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:   A pension plan report that's worth a closer look
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news  —  Paying for online news is still a minority sport - but participation may be growing thanks to tablet computers.  —  Those who have paid for digital news ranges from 12 percent in Denmark to four percent in the UK, according to the Reuters Institute …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: prosecutor will decide on charges within weeks  —  Ex-News of the World journalists will soon know whether they are to face trial, as Keir Starmer says CPS will finish considering 13 case files by the end of July  —  Prosecutors aim to decide by the end of this month whether …
Discussion: Grey Cardigan
Ian Burrell / The Independent:   How The Times undermined its own good work on Leveson Inquiry
Jim Romenesko:
Times-Picayune reporter: I can't keep my mouth shut and pretend everything is okay  —  “Sometimes I just want to scream about what is happening around me” at the newspaper, she writes.  —  “Those of us laid off still have jobs to do until the 30th of Sept, but it's going from bad to worse,” she tells Romenesko readers.
Tracie Powell / Poynter:   How the digital divide developed in New Orleans & what that means for the future of news there
Jim Romenesko:
Gary Pruitt starts his job as Associated Press president  —  Former McClatchy chief executive Gary Pruitt joins the Associated Press today as its new president and he tells employees that “I promise to be honest and open and keep you informed.”  He says the AP's work is more than noble …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
What's really going wrong (and right) at The Washington Post  —  Not so long ago, Donald Graham was being lionized as the model of a results-driven CEO.  Even The New York Times, a sometimes catty rival to other high-profile papers, quoted a Post staffer who hailed Graham's Washington Post as America's “best-run newspaper company.”
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Let's explode the myth that data journalism is ‘resource intensive’  —  Is data journalism ‘time consuming’ or ‘resource intensive’?  The excuse - and I think it is an excuse - seems to come up at an increasing number of events whenever data journalism is discussed.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Brian Farnham / Street Fight:
Ex-Patch EIC: Journatic Episode Illustrates Cost/Quality Issue in Hyperlocal  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  Journatic was bound to make a mistake or two when they took over the Tribune Company's large TribLocal ops.  But the cost-and-scale-minded content startup has really stepped …
Jim Romenesko:
Debbie Galant leaves Baristanet, heads to Montclair State University  —  Baristanet co-founder Debbie Galant is leaving the site to join “an ambitious effort to nurture digital and hyperlocal journalism” at Montclair State University.  Galant, who started Baristanet eight years ago, writes in an email to friends:
Discussion: Baristanet
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Class action trial over e-book pricing at least one year away  —  New court filings related to an alleged conspiracy between Apple and publishers over e-book prices show the matter may not be resolved until 2014 or later.  The filings reflect the sprawling dimensions of the litigation …
Walter Shapiro / CJR:
Why is ‘issue coverage’ so boring—and often wrong?  —  Slavish fidelity to campaign position papers and official statements short-changes voters  —  As we sipped red wine in Washington last week, Republican pollster David Winston suddenly asked me, “Why doesn't the media write more about issues …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Alex Howard / GovFresh:
Social citizenship: CNN and Facebook to partner on “I'm Voting” app in 2012 election  —  Two years ago, I wondered whether “social voting” on Foursquare would increase voter participation.  —  That experiment is about to be writ much larger.  In a release today, first reported …
Discussion: CNN and Adweek
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
The Savannah Guthrie Era Begins Officially on ‘Today’  —  “It truly is a new day around here,” Matt Lauer said on the “Today” show on Monday as he welcomed a new co-host, Savannah Guthrie, to the flagship morning show.  —  Ms. Guthrie, who was named co-host in a news release at the end of June …
Discussion: TVNewser
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