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2:50 PM ET, July 16, 2013

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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC's Lord Patten plans to step down in 2015  —  Former cabinet minister, who has been criticised over payoffs, confirms he expects to serve one four-year term as chairman  —  Lord Patten, the embattled chairman of the BBC Trust, has confirmed he plans to step down from the role in 2015 despite admitting the timing was “not ideal”.
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Guardian:
BBC payments to senior managers rise by more than 60%  —  Payoffs to departing executives nearly £1.5m, with total remuneration coming to £4.13m in year to end of March  —  The BBC's remuneration payments to top managers leapt by more than 60% to just over £4m in the year …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
What KTVU-TV did right after its slip-up  —  It has been great sport all weekend for media critics to excoriate KTVU-TV in San Francisco.  There's no denying that KTVU made a big mistake.  But when it sorted the mistakes out, the station did a lot that journalists should replicate.
Associated Press:
Snowden submits request for asylum in Russia  —  MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said.  —  Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who is a member of the Public Chamber, a Kremlin advisory body …
Discussion: RT, @skynewsbreak and Yahoo! News
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Jillian C. York / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Media Continues to Focus on Snowden Rather Than the Information He's Revealed
Jim Romenesko:
Detroit police investigate arrest of Free Press photojournalist  —  Detroit Free Press photographer Mandi Wright was arrested last Thursday while videotaping an arrest on the street.  Police took the 47-year-old journalist's iPhone, cuffed her and then put her in an interrogation room with the suspect she had been filming.
Discussion: Detroit Free Press and FTVLive
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Newyorker.com Hires Business Editor  —  Newyorker.com hired Vauhini Vara to be the site's new business editor and expand the business coverage, editor Nicholas Thompson announced this morning.  —  “Vauhini is everything we want in a business reporter: she breaks news, files F.O.I.A. requests …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: How Ukraine Wooed Conservative Websites  —  Passion or payola?  A source describes being offered $500 for an article, and a consultant doesn't deny payments.  —  WASHINGTON — Several conservative bloggers repeated talking points given to them by a proxy group for the Ukrainian government …
Discussion: The Dish
Alex Kantrowitz / Digiday:
The False Hope of Hyperlocal  —  Hyperlocal news has failed to live up to its promise.  Chances are it never will.  —  Once expected to fill the void left by shrinking and shuttering local newspapers, community-based digital news sites have not taken off quite the way the New York Times predicted …
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Mail Online announces plans to open offices in new territories  —  The site which now has more than 128 million unique users a month will be taking on new staff in existing sites and opening new offices in as yet undisclosed locations  —  Copyright: By Alex.muller on Wikimedia Commons.
Discussion: pressgazette.co.uk
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
Atlantic Media Launches Digital Publication, ‘Defense One’  —  The Atlantic Media Company unveiled the latest addition to its digital portfolio Tuesday morning with the launch of Defense One, a web publication dedicated to national security coverage.  —  Under the direction …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
One year after break from Microsoft, NBCNews still finding its footing  —  It's been a year since NBC took control of one of the web's best known news sites, MSNBC.com.  Here's a brief look at how things have unfolded since then.  —  After 16 years as a media world odd couple, Microsoft and NBC officially parted ways last July.
Discussion: TVNewser
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The last time Al Jazeera had a big American strategy, it was rejected  —  On Sunday evening, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald published an article about Al Jazeera America, the soon-to-launch Manhattan-based cable-news network I wrote about in a freelance web feature for New York magazine last Thursday.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:   CNN, ABC Veteran David Doss in Talks with Al Jazeera America (EXCLUSIVE)
 
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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Kevin Collier / Daily Dot:
Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM
Jessica Lessin:
Exclusive: Apple Pitches Ad-Skipping for New TV Service