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10:10 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.
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 …
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
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: BBC
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.
Phone Hacking: John Yates ‘to be suspended’ over Neil Wallis links  —  One of Scotland Yard's most senior officers, John Yates, is likely to be suspended on Monday pending an investigation over the phone hacking scandal and his links to Neil Wallis, sources have told The Daily Telegraph.
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
How Sir Paul Stephenson's £12,000 spa break triggered downfall  —  Former Metropolitan police chief says he had no reason to suspect adviser of involvement in phone hacking  —  Sir Paul Stephenson was brought in as a safe pair of hands in December 2009 with the remit of placing …
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 …
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 …
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.”
Discussion: TeleRead
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 …
The Independent:
BBC boss Sir Michael Lyons ran up £11,500 in expenses  —  PA  —  The former chairman of the BBC Trust ran up expenses totalling more than £11,500 in six months, according to figures released today.  —  Sir Michael Lyons, who left the job on April 30 when he was replaced …
Kevin Baron / Stars & Stripes:
Rumsfeld “snowflake” memos reveal struggle to control Iraq publicity  —  WASHINGTON - Did former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld order the military into greater danger just to spin journalists into writing more positive coverage of the Iraq War?  —  Judge for yourself.
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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