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8:40 PM ET, July 17, 2011


 Top News: 
Brooks arrested over 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 and allegations …
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 …
Discussion: Guardian and Future of Journalism
Mohammed Abbas / Reuters:
Top police chief resigns over phone hacking  —  (Reuters) - Senior police chief Paul Stephenson, London's police commissioner, resigned on Sunday over allegations about the police's handling of phone hacking investigations.  —  In a statement he read to TV news channels …
Ken Auletta / News Desk:
What Murdoch Faces Now  —  For nearly two weeks, Rupert Murdoch and his people have claimed that the newspaper scandal in London was caused by a few rotten apples.  Now that a very large apple, Rebekah Brooks, has been arrested, it is clear that it is the entire barrel that is rotten.
Discussion: Guardian and Kirk LaPointe's …
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.
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 …
Carole Cadwalladr / Guardian:
The man who made YouTube clever  —  With his TED Talks series, the former magazine mogul Chris Anderson has racked up 500 million web video views for speeches by academics and technological experts.  But that, he says, is only the start of an educational revolution
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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
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.
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
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 …
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
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