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12:25 AM ET, June 28, 2012

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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle  —  News Corp.'s board approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation.  —  The board made the decision …
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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 …
Jim Romenesko:
Patch Local Editor is having fun  —  From NAME WITHHELD AT HIS REQUEST: I'm a Local Editor at Patch and I've found the job to be, at times, cushier than my previous newsroom job at a paper.  The compensation is better, benefits better and the job is flat-out more fun, so sometimes I don't mind if my day runs a bit longer.
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Jim Romenesko:   Patch staffers on advertorials, inflated numbers and more
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 …
Discussion: stdout.be
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
2011 busiest year for newspaper ownership changes since 2007
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
Discussion: Tech in Asia and Capital New York
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 …
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Cindy Adams / New York Post:
‘Today’ to lose Natalie too?
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
Discussion: Mediaite, ABCNEWS, Guardian and CBS News
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 …
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 …
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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Associated Press:
London Olympics 2012: NBC Says Games Hard-Pressed To Match 2008
Discussion: TVNewser, Bloomberg, Adweek and B&C
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Attack on Pro-Assad Television Studio Raises Questions on Rules of War
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Google Nexus 7: ebooks' sleeping giant finally has its own reader
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Erik Wemple:
The case of Joe Williams and Politico: Five points
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Ed O'Keefe to leave ABC News Digital for ‘Planet Daily’
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Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
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Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Reuters, WSJ, Milwaukee and Detroit papers among Loeb winners
Discussion: LA Observed
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
California libraries close to ebooks deal with self-pub site Smashwords
Discussion: The Digital Shift and GalleyCat
James Robinson / Guardian:
BBC World Service should not be threatened by having to make money
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can Magazines Make the All-Digital Leap?