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4:55 AM ET, July 18, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
News and Its Critics  —  A tabloid's excesses don't tarnish thousands of other journalists.  —  When News Corp. and CEO Rupert Murdoch secured enough shares to buy Dow Jones & Co. four years ago, these columns welcomed our new owner and promised to stand by the same standards and principles we always had.
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Guardian:
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 …
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 …
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.
Channel 4:
Bernstein: phone-hacking culture created by Murdoch  —  Veteran Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein tells Channel 4 News that Rupert Murdoch “intimidated journalism” and created a culture of manufactured controversy and sensationalism in his newsrooms.  —  Carl Bernstein is one of the world's …
Discussion: 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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
WSJ To News Corp. Critics: STFU  —  How did the Wall Street Journal, led by Rupert Murdoch's hand-picked Managing Editor Robert Thomson, follow up on the resignation of its publisher and the arrest of former top News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). exec Rebekah Brooks?  With some standard news stories …
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
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: Media & Entertainment
Martin Bright / Spectator:
Will the dirty business of journalism survive hackgate?
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Virginia Heffernan / Opinionator:
The Price of Typos  —  Some readers like to see portraits of authors they admire, study their personal histories or hear them read aloud.  I like to know whether an author can spell.  Nabokov spelled beautifully.  Fitzgerald was crummy at spelling, bedeviled by entry-level traps like “definate.”
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
 
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