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10:45 AM ET, May 7, 2012


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
The Cozy Compliance of the News Corp. Board  —  If you sat on the board of a company that was raked over the coals by a British parliamentary committee in a 121-page document, accused of a pattern of corporate misconduct that included widespread phone hacking and an ensuing cover-up by senior officials …
James Hanning / The Independent:
IoS exclusive: Revealed - Cameron's secret summit with News Corp
Discussion: Guardian
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
From ABC News and Univision, an English-Language Channel for Hispanics  —  The Walt Disney Company's ABC News division and Univision have tentatively agreed to create an English-language cable television channel for Hispanics in the United States.  —  The companies, which will each own 50 percent …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Secret Meeting Has ‘Washington Post’ Buzzing  —  Washington Post staffers are buzzing about a secret meeting between some 10 big-name Post journalists including Dana Priest, David Finkel and Carol Leonnig, and Steve Hills, the president and gm of the newspaper.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘60 Minutes’ Gets Younger, and Its Viewers Do Too  —  The oldest newsmagazine on television, “60 Minutes,” might have figured out how to halt the aging process.  —  Purposefully but almost imperceptibly, the CBS News program, the most popular of its genre, has become younger in recent years.
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Murdoch's Pride Is America's Poison  —  ROGER AILES is (a) the genius who midwifed the astoundingly successful Fox News; (b) the sharpest thorn in the side of Barack Obama; and (c) the most important surviving officer in Rupert Murdoch's global media army.  —  You can see why he would be a great subject for a biography.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Gets Deeper Into the Content Business, By Putting Money Into Machinima  —  Google has been handing out money to video-makers so they'll make more stuff for YouTube.  Now it's putting money into a video-maker itself.  The search giant is set to invest in Machinima …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Himmelman: WashPost spiked profile on me  —  Editors at the Washington Post have killed a profile about Jeff Himmelman - a former researcher for Bob Woodward and the author of the new, controversial Ben Bradlee biography in which the legendary editor doubts some aspects of Woodward's Watergate reporting …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Exclusive: Publisher sues Tumblr over porn pics  —  It's finally happened.  In a case with big implications for the booming market in photo-sharing, a publisher is suing popular blogging site Tumblr for copyright infringement.  —  In a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan …
Jay Rosen / Quote and Comment:
Tom Brokaw blasts the White House Correspondents Association dinner.  —  On Meet the Press Sunday, Tom Brokaw of NBC News, an iconic figure in broadcast journalism, ripped into the annual ritual that media people in DC call “the prom,” hoping that their gentle ridicule of it will defuse …
Stijn Debrouwere /
FUNGIBLE  —  We don't realize how much news media has changed in the past fifteen years.  We really don't.  I'm not talking about digital first or about blogging or about data journalism or the mobile web or the curation craze.  Yes, journalism has evolved and is better for it.  I'm talking beyond that.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Yesterday The Boston Globe ended all your tomorrows  —  The Boston Globe has killed yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  —  In an announcement on's Insiders blog, Charles Mansbach, the Globe's Page 1 editor, says the paper is doing away with the convention of using those terms in stories.
Rani Molla / The Content Strategist:
AP's Carvin Says Social Media Can Make Journalism Better  —  Eric Carvin, who became the Associated Press social media editor in January, has an ambitious yet simple goal: for all of AP's 2,500 journalists to use social media and use it well.  That means using it not just to promote stories, but to make stories better.
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