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8:50 AM ET, July 11, 2012


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: two journalists arrested on suspicion of conspiracy  —  Sunday Mirror reporter one of two journalists arrested, with Daily Star Sunday deputy news editor understood to be the other  —  Two journalists, including one from the Sunday Mirror, were arrested this morning …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Could Mirror Elveden arrest prompt domino effect?  —  Fleet Street insiders fear a ‘domino effect’ of more arrests as the Met Police Operation Elveden inquiry into corruption spread beyond News International to Trinity Mirror.  —  Up until last week all 18 journalists arrested by Elveden …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?  —  We've already seen Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, used to finance some fairly interesting media experiments, including books from authors like Seth Godin, record albums by artists like Amanda Palmer and even an entire magazine in the case of Matter.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
A digital publishing model that works  —  There's a publisher whose sales doubled in the first quarter of this year, with display advertising revenues climbing 73%, subscription sales rising 90% and recruitment revenues gaining 122%.  —  The publisher's name is LinkedIn and the quarter was not unusual.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eschews formal social media guidelines  —  Phil Corbett, The New York Times associate managing editor for standards, tells me in an interview why the paper chooses to have only informal social media guidelines: … Earlier: John Paton's three “rules” for journalists using social media (Digital First) |
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:   The New York Times Gets a ‘Rare Glimpse’ Quite Often
Amy Sullivan / The New Republic:
Breaking: Some Journalists Forced to Work on Hamster Wheels  —  Nothing gets journalists chattering like a debate about themselves, so I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that my post yesterday about the fixation many news outlets have with being first attracted some notice.
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Journalists Weigh in on ‘Reporting it First’
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
NBC and Facebook to Announce Olympics Partnership  —  Users of Facebook, later this summer, will be reminded about NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games in London.  And viewers of NBC's coverage, at the same time, will be nudged to talk about the Games on Facebook.
Discussion: Mashable! and The Wrap
Roger Cheng / CNET:
MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV  —  DirecTV and Viacom failed to come to an agreement on distribution fees, resulting in more than 20 million customers losing access to some of the most popular cable networks.  —  Follow @RogerWCheng
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Tech and Media Elite Are Likely to Debate Piracy  —  It's not often moguls admit they made a mistake.  —  But lately some of the highest-paid executives at the world's largest media companies have talked a lot about the lessons they learned from a failed industrywide attempt to pass antipiracy legislation six months ago.
Murdoch, Moguls Head To Sun Valley As Mobile Shapes Media
Discussion: Capital New York
Alfred Hermida /
Social media grows in importance for finding the news  —  A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism provides further evidence of how social media is shaping news consumption.  —  The survey of online news consumers across five countries - UK, US, Germany …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and ResourceShelf
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Confidence in TV news at all-time low  —  Americans' confidence in television news has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey by Gallup.  —  Twenty-one percent of the 1,004 adults polled said they had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in television news media …
Jakomi Mathews / THE MUSiC VOiD:
Are There Too Many Music Streaming Services?  —  Earlier today Pandora announced their move into the Australian music market and TMV understands Deezer is not far behind.  In this market alone that would mean Rdio, MOG, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, five global music streaming services …
Brian Clark Howard / News Watch:
Dangerous Journalism: Where Is it Most Risky to Report?  —  An unexploded mortar shell sits in the desert in Israel near the border with Gaza and Egypt.  Journalists covering conflict zones aren't the only ones at risk.  Photo: Brian Clark Howard  —  By Drew Hendricks
Thomas Grove / Reuters:
Russian Wikipedia closes site to protest Internet law  —  (Reuters) - The Russian version of online encyclopedia Wikipedia closed its site on Tuesday in a one-day protest against what it said were plans by President Vladimir Putin to create his own version of the “Great Chinese Firewall” to block dissent on the Internet.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
YCharts / Forbes:
Warren Buffett Likes Newspaper Stocks — Should You?  —  That old coot in Omaha is buying newspapers, after swearing a few years back he wouldn't.  For Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) holders, this is at worst a small diversion, given the amounts involved, and at best a reminder …
Erik Wemple:
Free Lance-Star staffer deletes Patch links from paper's Facebook page  —  The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, Va., hopped on a big weather story yesterday evening.  Demon winds had ruined a couple of buildings and tousled others in Spotsylvania County's Four-Mile Fork area, creating some provocative scenes of destruction.
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