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6:25 PM ET, July 16, 2013


 Top News: 
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”.
Gina Damron / Detroit Free Press:
National Press Photographers Association expresses concern over arrest of Free Press photographer  —  The National Press Photographers Association says it appears police violated the First Amendment rights of a Detroit Free Press photographer when she was arrested after trying to get her iPhone …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies  —  Streaming of Traditional TV Programming Is Also Planned by Others  —  Google Inc. has approached media companies about licensing their content for an Internet TV service that would stream traditional TV programming, people familiar with the matter say.
Brendan Nyhan / Columbia Journalism Review:
When ‘he said,’ ‘she said’ is dangerous  —  Media errs in giving “balanced” coverage to McCarthy's discredited views  —  ABC's announcement yesterday that actress/comedian Jenny McCarthy will become a co-host of The View brought forth a torrent of condemnation from doctors, science journalists …
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,  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 and Lost Remote
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Yahoo Misses Estimates as CEO Fails to Woo Advertisers  —  Yahoo! Inc. issued a revenue forecast that fell short of analysts' estimates as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer struggles to lure advertisers to the largest U.S. Web portal one year after her hiring.
Discussion: Yahoo! and @ryantate
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.
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
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer: Hires Business Editor  — 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 …
Gavin O'Malley / Restructures, Names Kim CEO  —  As part of a broader restructuring effort, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Scott Kim as its new chief operating officer, as well as Alex Ellerson as senior vice president of content.  Kim joins from sister unit …
Discussion: AllThingsD
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 …
Alastair Reid /
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.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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Discussion: Edelman and PRWeek US
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Kevin Collier / Daily Dot:
Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM