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12:25 PM ET, July 17, 2011


 Top News: 
Rebekah Brooks arrested over phone-hacking allegations  —  Spokesman for Rebekah Brooks says she did not know she was going to be arrested when she handed in her resignation  —  Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World …
Don Van Natta Jr / New York Times:
Taint From Tabloids Rubs Off on a Cozy Scotland Yard  —  LONDON — For nearly four years they lay piled in a Scotland Yard evidence room, six overstuffed plastic bags gathering dust and little else.  —  Inside was a treasure-trove of evidence: 11,000 pages of handwritten notes listing nearly …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The Journal Becomes Fox-ified  —  It's official.  The Wall Street Journal has been Fox-ified.  —  It took Rupert Murdoch only three and a half years to get there, starting with the moment he acquired the paper from the dysfunctional Bancroft family in December 2007, a purchase that was completed …
The Daily Beast:
Succession Drama at WSJ  —  Now the Murdoch scandal has claimed Dow Jones' CEO.  That has the Journal newsroom worrying they could end up working for a controversial Rupert henchman.  By Nick Summers.  —  As the British wing of the News Corp. media empire imploded this month under the weight …
Daniel Boffey / Guardian:
Lawyers and PR experts drill Rupert Murdoch before parliamentary grilling  —  NewsCorp chief is keen to salvage his reputation and come across well when he faces a televised parliamentary hearing  —  Rupert Murdoch, facing his first grilling from a parliamentary select committee …
Discussion: Poynter and The Wire
Murdochs ‘in family fallout’ over crisis  —  Biographer claims Elisabeth Murdoch's outburst was directed not just at Rebekah Brooks but also her brother James  —  Tensions at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's empire are threatening to explode into the open amid claims that the media mogul's children are turning on each other.
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
Rebekah Brooks in line for £3.5m pay out as News International slaps gagging orders on chief executives (apart from that inquiry on Tuesday)  —  Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was given a seven-figure severance package after resigning, it has emerged.
Special Report: Inside Rebekah Brooks' News of the World  —  (Reuters) - “It was the kind of place you get out of and you never want to go back again.”  That's how one former reporter describes the News of the World newsroom under editor Rebekah Brooks, the ferociously ambitious titian-haired executive …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Martin Bright / Spectator:
Will the dirty business of journalism survive hackgate?  —  How long will it take for journalism to recover from what has been done in its name by the News of the World?  It's possible to argue that our profession or trade, or whatever you want to call it, will regroup and find new ways …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Guardian
News Without End  —  It's a rainy spring morning in midtown Manhattan, and on the sixth floor of the futuristic glass skyscraper known as Bloomberg Tower, Andy Lack is listening, energetically, as a half-dozen producers run through a short list of potential guests for Bloomberg West …
Discussion: TVNewser
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What media companies can learn from the book industry  —  We've written a lot at GigaOM about the evolution of — and disruption of — the book-publishing industry, from the rise of self-publishing phenomenons like Amanda Hocking to the launch of new e-book ventures like Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's new Pottermore site.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Heather Brooke / Guardian:
Let's break up this information cartel  —  Britain's cosy, corrupt power elite has been fostered by a black-market trade in data  —  Nick Clegg was right to acknowledge on Wednesday that phone hacking is the symptom of a wider problem: the cosy, corrupt relationship between the power elites.
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