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7:10 PM ET, May 8, 2012

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Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's big backer sounds News Corp warning  —  Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the second-biggest shareholder in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, has revealed his frustration with the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and admitted that it is harming the reputation …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Andy Coulson wins leave to appeal over ruling on legal fees
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Steering Murdoch in Scandal, Klein Put School Goals Aside
Discussion: Capital New York
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone-hacking scandal: Glenn Mulcaire denies protecting News International
Discussion: BBC
Free Press:   70,000 Petition Congress to Hold Hearings on News Corp. Corruption
The Independent:   IoS exclusive: Coulson owned News Corp shares while at No 10
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Writer fired by Chronicle of Higher Ed: ‘The vitriolic reaction is kind of surprising’  —  The editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education has apologized and severed the publication's relationship with the writer of a blog post about Black Studies that “did not meet The Chronicle's basic editorial standards …
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Jim Romenesko:   Chronicle of Higher Education ousts blogger over black studies post
Christopher Shea / Wall St Journal:
Chronicle of an Academic-Media Firestorm
Discussion: ArtsBeat and MetaFilter
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ongo, an attempt at a pan-media paywalled aggregator, is closing  —  Less than a year and a half after launch, the subscription aggregation startup Ongo — a newspaper-industry effort to create a pan-media subscription system — is shutting down.  It'll close its doors by month's end …
Discussion: AllThingsD, paidContent and @rafat
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Atlantic Names Its New Business News Site: ‘Quartz.’ Quartz?  Yep.  Quartz.  —  Naming a new website in the year 2012 requires a fair amount of creativity and compromise.  All the obvious good domains have been taken, and plenty of the bad ones, too.  —  Atlantic Media went heavy …
Discussion: @mlcalderone, Folio and FishbowlNY
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian: Yep, it was “major changes” by Facebook that caused drop in social reader traffic  —  Scary charts once again dominated the future of news yesterday when both Forbes and BuzzFeed wrote about what appeared to be sharp declines in the use of Facebook social reader apps …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Decline Of Reader Apps Likely Due To News Feed Changes, Shows Facebook Controls The Traffic Faucet
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Journalism: Dying by a thousand cuts, or being reinvented?  —  There are plenty of warning signs about the ongoing disruption in the media industry, and everyone is looking for someone to blame.  But when it comes to their journalistic competition, many traditional outlets still seem …
Discussion: Poynter
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
ESPN and Theme Parks Drive Disney Profits  —  LOS ANGELES - Climbing ad sales and subscription fees at ESPN and cable channels like ABC Family drove quarterly profit at the Walt Disney Company up 21 percent from a year earlier, to $1.14 billion.  —  Disney's financial results …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Tom Brokaw Doubles Down On WHCD: 'If You Go, It'll Steal Your Soul'  —  Tom Brokaw doubled down on his criticism of the White House Correspondents Dinner during a Tuesday conversation with the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz.  The NBC News veteran caused a major stir on Sunday when he said that it was time to …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Key Strategic — and Digitally Inclined — CBS Exec Lurie Departs  —  Zander Lurie — CBS's SVP of strategic development, who worked on a number of its key digital initiatives — is leaving the media giant.  —  Lurie has been involved in everything from the company's acquisition of Clicker …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Katherine Fung / Huffington Post:
New York Times Journalists Demand End To Contract Negotiations  —  New York Times staffers made another demand for the paper to end the dispute over their contract in a new video released on Monday.  The video features Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Kevin Sack, Dan Barry and Amy Harmon urging …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Elyssa Pachico / Christian Science Monitor:
Is French journalist kidnapped in Colombia a prisoner of war?  —  • A version of this post ran on the author's site, Insightcrime.com.  The views expressed are the author's own.  —  In a video, Colombia's rebel group the FARC say French journalist Romeo Langlois is a prisoner of war (POW).
Discussion: Reuters and Colombia Reports
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Twitter Fights Prosecutors Seeking Occupy Protester's Data Without Warrant  —  Malcolm Harris, the Occupy Wall Street protestor whose private data Twitter is fighting to protect from prosecutors.  —  Twitter is stepping up its legal battle for users' privacy: First it fought …
Discussion: Gawker, ACLU, Betabeat, VentureBeat, Guardian and CNET
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Programming Politico's Future With Video  —  Last January in Iowa, Politico's tireless Mike Allen sequestered himself under fluorescent lights in a room with a laptop and his omnipresent BlackBerry and talked for well over five hours as Caucus results trickled in.  There was no music, just raw politics.
 
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