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9:40 PM ET, June 27, 2012

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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
What a News Corp. Split Could Mean for Editorial Coverage  —  Will a News Corp. split have a downside for its entertainment properties?  As the media giant mulls splitting off its print business, among the many implications are that its entertainment empire will be further detached from the papers …
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Amy Chozick / DealBook:
Top Executives Weigh Breakup of News Corp.
Discussion: Guardian and AllThingsD
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
The Times Is Introducing a Chinese-Language News Site  —  The New York Times is introducing a Chinese-language Web site, part of a continuing effort to expand its reach to international readers.  —  The site, which is called cn.nytimes.com and will go live Thursday morning …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NYTimes: All The News That's Fit To Post (And Tweet) In China?  Chinese Site, Weibo Account Spotted  —  Looks like The New York Times' groundbreaking, paywalled deal with Flipboard was yesterday's news: today comes another development for the Grey Lady and how she is working hard to leverage social media for the next stage of growth.
Discussion: Tech in Asia and Capital New York
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Want to save local newspapers?  Then break the chains that hold them back  —  The economies of scale that once helped place the journalism business among the economy's most profitable now threaten to help sink the industry.  America's newspaper chains missed their moment of opportunity …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
2011 busiest year for newspaper ownership changes since 2007
Charles McGrath / New York Times:
Nora Ephron, Wry Woman of Letters, Is Dead at 71  —  Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one of her era's most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and …
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
‘Today’ to lose Natalie too?  —  Could “Today” veteran and news reader Natalie Morales be the next to leave the NBC morning show?  Sources tell us “Today” will announce the long-rumored departure of its co-host Ann Curry by the end of the week, and that the show's third-hour co-host Savannah Guthrie is the front-runner to replace her.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Curry Set to Announce Departure From ‘Today’  —  Ann Curry is likely to announce her departure from NBC's “Today” show on television on Thursday morning, people with close ties to the network said on Wednesday evening.  —  The announcement would cap weeks of private negotiations between …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Savannah Guthrie Is Said to Be Offered Role as Co-Host of ‘Today’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WashPost will not retract ‘outsourcing’ story  —  The Washington Post will not redact their June 21 report about Bain Capital's investments in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.  —  “We are very confident in our reporting,” Washington Post spokesperson …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Romney to seek Washington Post retraction  —  Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with the Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.
Discussion: Mediaite, ABCNEWS, Guardian and CBS News
Michael Massing / CJR:
The two David Carrs  —  Since joining The New York Times in 2002, David Carr has become America's most visible and influential writer on the media.  His weekly “Media Equation” column is closely followed by people in the industry.  Last year, he was featured in Interview magazine …
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Anna Heim / The Next Web:   The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Deadliest Klatsch: Nick Denton Gives Gawker's Drive-By Peanut Gallery a Promotion  —  Journalists, commenters ... what's the diff?  —  “When someone comes into your house and throws s**t around, you get pissed,” Anna Holmes told The Observer.  She was speaking in metaphor …
Jim Romenesko:
Patch staffers on advertorials, inflated numbers and more  —  Yesterday's post about Patch brought in many comments, Facebook wall posts and emails to me.  Here's what some Patch employees told me in those emails: PATCH STAFFER #1 “I saw your piece today 'Patch puts pressure on local editors …
Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
Also not a Pulitzer Prize nominee: Charles Gasparino of Fox Business  —  NEW YORK — If you're keeping a list of journalists who have claimed for years to be Pulitzer Prize nominees without the inconvenience of actually being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, add one more name: Charles Gasparino …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Five things The New York Times learned from its three-year hyperlocal experiment  —  With yesterday's news that The New York Times is ending its affiliation with The Local — a pair of hyperlocal blogs that the newspaper launched three years ago — an experiment came to a close.
Discussion: Poynter and New York Times
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
What Publishing Companies Do in a World Where Anyone Can Publish a Book  —  If an author can go to Kindle Direct Publishing or Barnes & Noble's PubIt!, instantly publish their own book and then collect up to 70% of the sale price as a royalty as opposed to the 15% to 25% that many traditional publishers offer …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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James Robinson / Guardian:
BBC World Service should not be threatened by having to make money
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