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7:20 PM ET, July 18, 2011

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Guardian:
News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead  —  Death of Sean Hoare - who was first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of hacking - not being treated as suspicious  —  • Sean Hoare profile: A courageous and distinguished reporter
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Bloomberg:
Murdoch Struggles for Control as Scandal Grows  —  News Corp. (NWS)'s Rupert Murdoch is struggling to control the destiny of the company he began building six decades ago after a trusted deputy was arrested and Scotland Yard's top official quit over ties to a suspect in the phone-hacking probe.
New York Times:
Murdoch Aides Long Tried to Blunt Scandal Over Hacking  —  LONDON — Two days before it emerged that The News of the World had hacked the cellphone of a murdered schoolgirl, igniting a scandal that has shaken Rupert Murdoch's media empire, his son James told friends that he thought the worst of the troubles were behind him.
Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
A Rupert Murdoch Peer: He's ‘Dead Money’  —  Now more engulfed than ever in a virulent phone-hacking scandal, it appears that Rupert Murdoch's days amid the upper echelons of media moguldom are numbered.  —  With resignations and arrests occurring daily among News Corp.'s top newspaper executives …
David Carr / New York Times:
Troubles That Money Can't Dispel  —  “Bury your mistakes,” Rupert Murdoch is fond of saying.  But some mistakes don't stay buried, no matter how much money you throw at them.  —  Time and again in the United States and elsewhere, Mr. Murdoch's News Corporation has used blunt force spending …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What's next for News Corp. and its worlds  —  There's no telling how the News Corp. saga will turn out, but I'll try.  Here's a scenario that leads to the breakup of News Corp., the Murdochs out of power, the deflation of institutional journalism, a break in the too-cozy media-government complex …
Newsweek:
How We Broke the Murdoch Scandal  —  Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on his dogged reporter, a U.S. ally—and a gamble that finally paid off.  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian.  Inset: Cover of The Guardian after the scandal.  —  Every so often—perhaps once every 18 months …
Wall Street Journal:
News and Its Critics  —  A tabloid's excesses don't tarnish thousands …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
New News Corp Strategy: Become an Even More American Company
Discussion: Guardian, Salon and The Huffington Post
Channel 4:
Bernstein: phone-hacking culture created by Murdoch
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
WSJ To News Corp. Critics: STFU
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
How Sir Paul Stephenson's £12,000 spa break triggered downfall
Discussion: New York Magazine and News Desk
New York Magazine:
21 New Media Innovators  —  While the dark days of journalism have receded a bit — it was only three years ago that layoffs were a weekly occurrence, and serious people discussed the closure of the New York Times — the business is still very much in a state of chaotic flux.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett: Focus Is On Growning Digital Business, Not Margins  —  With Gannett's digital revenues reliably growing by double digits for the past year, analysts on the company's Q2 earnings call noted that the segment's operating margins are around 25 percent.  But with digital making …
Discussion: Poynter and The Wrap, Thanks:beet_tv
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David Kaplan / paidContent:UK:
Yahoo Helps Boost Digital At Local Gannett Papers; USAT Digital Revs Jump
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Wall Street Journal:
Reader's Digest Seeks Buyer  —  Reader's Digest Association Inc., the magazine and Web site publisher that emerged from bankruptcy protection in early 2010, has put itself up for sale and hopes to fetch around $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Alden Global Capital drops a shoe: Is the Journal Register acquisition prelude to more consolidation?  —  On Thursday, Journal Register Company announced that it had been acquired by Alden Global Capital, a secretive hedge fund that specializes in “distressed opportunities,” …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN, HLN to Stream on Web  —  Time Warner Networks Make Internet Simulcasts Available to Pay-TV Subscribers  —  Time Warner Inc. is increasing the number of TV channels and programs it pipes over the Internet to people who have conventional pay-TV subscriptions, as the television business …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Hearst-Owned Magazines Launching Daily Deals With Group Commerce  —  Hearst-owned magazines are treading on Groupon's territory with the launch of group-buying discounts, starting off with Road & Track and Car and Driver.  —  Hearst will be using a platform built for big media publishers by Group Commerce …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Newspapers Win Suit Against Google, Get Their Wish To Be Delisted, Then Complain  —  For years, we've been following the bizarre legal attack in Belgium of a bunch of newspapers against Google for daring to link to them without paying.  It kicked off in 2006 with a lawsuit.
 
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