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8:50 PM ET, July 17, 2012


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Steve Myers / Poynter:
AP doesn't let sources approve quotes beforehand  —  New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters pulled back the curtain on political reporting Monday, revealing that many reporters now allow sources with the presidential campaigns to approve the quotes that will appear in their stories.
Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy  —  The New York Times' Jeremy W. Peters published a much-talked-about mini-exposé Sunday on the heinous Washington practice of quote approval, whereby reporters must submit quotes from interviews with key players before publishing them.  From the story:
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ten Questions for New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (This Won't Hurt a Bit!  Okay, Just a Little.)  —  Today will be Marissa Mayer's first day at Yahoo as its newest fearless leader.  —  Besides Yahoos sighing collectively at the prospect of yet another all-hands meeting to get a gander at their latest CEO …
Amy Tennery / The Jane Dough:
Howard Kurtz Doesn't Understand Sexism — Or The Marissa Mayer Phenomenon  —  Yesterday, Yahoo announced that Marissa Mayer, a high-powered Google executive, would become its new CEO.  This was historic on a number of levels: For starters, she joined a group of just 18 other women who are currently CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Marissa Mayer Yahoo Show, Brought to You by Daniel Loeb
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer report losses of £44.2m  —  The Guardian and the Observer lost £44.2m last year as investment in digital publishing - including iPad, Facebook and Android apps - contributed to a deepening of losses at the national newspapers that could not be offset by double-digit growth in digital revenues.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's ‘digital-first’ means more losses, more lay-offs  —  Guardian News & Media is re-opening its voluntary redundancy programme after its “digital-first” survival strategy's first year resulted in much higher company losses.  —  Operating loss grew 42 percent from £33.1 million …
Dave Winer:
What is a Public Editor?  —  The NY Times, as far as I know, invented the idea of a public editor, so I suppose it's up to them to decide what one is.  That would be fair.  But life isn't fair.  —  A public editor should be, imho, the representative of The Public, on the payroll of a news organization.
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan signs on for 4 years  —  The new public editor of the New York Times pitched the paper on two main roles in her application for the job: “smart aggregator” and “forum organizer.”  —  Margaret M. Sullivan, editor of the Buffalo News since 1999 …
Jim Romenesko:
Union: NYT wants to negotiate separate contracts for print and digital  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York says New York Times negotiators “inexplicably dropped a bomb on the process today by presenting two new comprehensive proposals aimed at negotiating two separate contracts: print and digital.”
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: News websites link to themselves 91% of the time  —  Mainstream news organizations use hyperlinks to add context to their pieces, says a study by Mark Coddington at the University of Texas at Austin.  Independent bloggers are more likely to use links socially or as a way to frame their arguments.
Larry Kramer / C-Scape:
How Print Can Help Lead The Way Into The Digital Future  —  Today we launched the “TV On The Web” section of the USA Today Life Section.  And we did so in the printed newspaper first.  —  Sounds a bit backwards, you say?  Actually, it's a great example of how various forms of media can compliment each other.
Discussion: Editor & Publisher ®
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble launches cloud-based reading platform Nook for Web  —  About a year after Amazon launched Kindle Cloud Reader, Barnes & Noble is getting into the cloud-based reading game with Nook for Web.  —  Users can sample books for free from any PC or Mac browser without logging in.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
VP Laura Evans leaves the Washington Post  —  The Washington Post's Laura Evans has become the fourth executive to leave the company this year.  —  In a memo to staff, obtained by POLITICO, the Post announced that Evans, the company's VP of Research and Chief Experience Officer …
Discussion: Poynter
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Months of Transition Ahead for NBC News Online  —  For Web users, the transition from to is an easy one.  The old domain name automatically started to redirect to the new one on Sunday night.  —  But for the companies and the employees involved, it's more complicated.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Digiday
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