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7:50 PM ET, August 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Elisabeth Murdoch turns on her father and brother in MacTaggart lecture  —  Tensions within the world's most powerful media family were dramatically laid bare on Thursday when Elisabeth Murdoch set out her own vision of media leadership, emphasising humanity over profit and criticising …
Discussion: Reuters, Guardian and @peterlauria3
Katherine Rushton / The Daily Telegraph:   Elisabeth Murdoch distances herself from family
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Digital Chief Jon Miller Leaving News Corp.  —  According to sources close to the situation, News Corp.'s Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will soon be leaving the media giant.  —  It seems to be a cordial, although perhaps inevitable, parting — sources said Miller will remain …
Alicia Calzada / NPPA:
NYPD Returns NY Times Photographer's Press Credentials  —  Today (8/23/12) the New York Police Department (NYPD) returned the press credentials of a New York Times photographer who had his equipment and credentials seized following his arrest on August 4th.  Robert Stolarik …
NYT Bits:
Despite #NBCFail, NBC and Twitter Say Partnership Was Success  —  If you followed the griping by Twitter users about NBC's handling of the Olympic Games, you might think the NBC-Twitter Olympics partnership was an epic disaster.  NBC's decision to time-delay most events prompted angry kvetching …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case  —  In a filing late Wednesday in response to Apple and book publishers, the Department of Justice reiterates its claim that agency pricing and the alleged conspiracy have resulted in “unmistakable consumer harm,” but refuses to release its ebook pricing analysis.
Discussion: GalleyCat and TeleRead
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Ex-NPR Hill reporter: Lied to daily  —  After 14 years at National Public Radio, Andrea Seabrook left in July and, to hear her talk about her experience covering Capitol Hill, it's clear that she had one takeaway: It's damn frustrating.  “I realized that there is a part of covering Congress …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and The FJP
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
ABC News still waiting to hear from Tony Scott's family before addressing brain cancer report  —  ABC News still hasn't confirmed whether Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer, despite reporting that he did and then acknowledging doubts about the accuracy of its initial single-sourced report.
Josh Voorhees / Slate:
Gawker Publishes Trove of Bain Docs, Financial Reporters Yawn  —  Gawker is looking for help sorting through nearly 1,000 pages of documents from Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, which the site published Thursday in bid to encourage crowdsourcing.  —  (It looks like they're going to need …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Morgan Spurlock joins Anthony Bourdain in CNN's new-look weekend lineup  —  With its ratings spiraling, CNN continues to add celebrities and entertainment programming to its lineup.  The latest addition to the roster is a weekly series called “Inside Man,” in which the Oscar-nominated …
Discussion: CNN, Multichannel and The Wrap
Erik Maza / WWD:
Newsweek's Revolving Doors  —  HEADING OUT: Newsweek's revolving doors keep on spinning.  Dirk Barnett, creative director, is leaving to join the greener pastures of The New Republic.  Barnett is a big loss following what have been already brutal back-to-back weeks of bad press for the newsweekly.
Discussion: The New York Observer and Politico
Ricardo Bilton / VentureBeat:
Amazon announces September 6th press event: Is the 10-inch Kindle Fire incoming?  —  Is the 10-inch Kindle Fire finally on its way?  —  Amazon has sent an email to media outlets inviting them to an event on September 6th in Santa Monica, California.  Details on the event are slim so far …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Minority employment up in TV and radio, widening gap with print  —  Radio Television Digital News Association  —  Television and radio employed more minority journalists last year than the year before, according to the latest release from RTDNA's annual survey.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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David Freedlander / Politicker:
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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