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5:50 PM ET, June 27, 2012

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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 …
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Michael Wolff / Guardian:
News Corp's split makes Rupert Murdoch a paper tiger  —  News Corp's division into entertainment giant and struggling newsprint empire is a humbling moment for Rupert Murdoch  —  This may be the most humble day of Rupert Murdoch's life.  His company seems to be spurning his newspapers …
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Amy Chozick / DealBook:
Top Executives Weigh Breakup of News Corp.
Discussion: Guardian and AllThingsD
Dow Jones Newswires:   News Corp Lines up Bankers to Advise on Breakup Plan
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Decision on Splitting Up Expected by Thursday
David Benoit / Deal Journal:
Investors See Some Value in Newspaper Companies  —  Newspaper companies, of the type News Corp. might spin off, are trading at premiums to book value, suggesting investors still see value in the business.  —  New York Times Co., McClatchy Co. and Gannett Co., three of the biggest newspaper companies …
Discussion: Noted, Guardian and CJR
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
2011 busiest year for newspaper ownership changes since 2007
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
What a News Corp. Split Could Mean for Editorial Coverage
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: Capital New York and Tech in Asia
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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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Savannah Guthrie Is Said to Be Offered Role as Co-Host of ‘Today’  —  Savannah Guthrie, left, in 2011, with Ann Curry and Lester Holt.  —  NBC News officials are in negotiations to have Savannah Guthrie, a relatively new face at the “Today” show, replace Ann Curry as the show's co-host.
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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.
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 …
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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
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 and msnbc.com
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Want to know the secret to BuzzFeed's monster online success?  Click here!  —  Want to know the secret to BuzzFeed's monster online success?  Click here!  —  Last Wednesday, BuzzFeed's Jack Shepherd published an irresistible piece called, “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.”
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Philip Bump:
Let's talk about this “how BuzzFeed works” post by Farhad Manjoo.
Discussion: Poynter
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Ed O'Keefe to leave ABC News Digital for ‘Planet Daily’  —  UPDATE: O'Keefe is headed to the forthcoming Lerer Ventures breaking news and video site currently being referred to as Planet Daily, which has been operating so far in stealth mode, a spokesman for the venture confirms.
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 …
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 …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Reuters, WSJ, Milwaukee and Detroit papers among Loeb winners  —  Felix Salmon of Reuters and The Wall Street Journal are winners of Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of business journalism.  Salmon won in the blogging category.  Reuters also won in the news service category for …
Discussion: LA Observed
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Does Flipboard need to rethink its revenue-share formula with publishers?  —  It's like getting dumped on the day of your big promotion.  That's how Flipboard must have felt after two prominent magazines said they were leaving just hours after the popular news aggregator announced a groundbreaking partnership with the New York Times.
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Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
What Publishing Companies Do in a World Where Anyone Can Publish a Book
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Google Nexus 7: ebooks' sleeping giant finally has its own reader
Discussion: AppNewser, TechCrunch and Bits
Erik Wemple:
The case of Joe Williams and Politico: Five points
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
House Hearing Tackles Future of Video
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can Magazines Make the All-Digital Leap?
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
For basic cable, movies fend off cord-cutting, report says
Discussion: Market Intelligence
Diana Marszalek / TVNewsCheck:
NBC Stations Keep Tabs On Employee Tweets
Discussion: Mediaite and NewscastStudio Blog
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Apple: Tune in to podcast “stations” on an iPhone “radio dial”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
What's wrong at CNN