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11:45 AM ET, June 28, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo  —  Here's Rupert Murdoch's official “internal” announcement explaining the News Corp. split.  The important stuff: Murdoch will remain CEO of both the publishing business and the entertainment business.  Chase Carey will be COO of the entertainment business.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch denies News Corp split is linked to phone-hacking scandal  —  Rupert Murdoch has dismissed suggestions that splitting News Corporation into separately listed publishing and entertainment companies has anything to do with the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of News of the World.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corp confirms split as Rupert Murdoch steps back from papers
Discussion: Media Week and paidContent
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
What a News Corp. Split Could Mean for Editorial Coverage
Susan Page / USA Today:
‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today  —  Ann Curry's voice chokes when she talks about saying goodbye this morning on NBC's Today show, years earlier than she had hoped.  —  It's “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday …
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Ann Curry Says Emotional Goodbye to ‘Today’: ‘This Is Not as I Expected to Ever Leave This Couch’  —  After 15 years on the “Today,” co-host Ann Curry is exiting the NBC morning show, she announced at the close of this morning's broadcast.  “This is not easy to say, but today …
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
‘Today’ to lose Natalie too?
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How journalists are covering today's SCOTUS health care ruling  —  The Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Affordable Care Act around 10:15 a.m. EST. CNN mistakenly reported that the individual mandate was struck down.  Screenshots show the mistake and the subsequent change.
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Jim Romenesko:
‘CNN fails badly on health care decision’  —  An AP employee writes in email: CNN fails badly on SCOTUS health care decision.  AP first.  Scotusblog saying complicated.  CNN says overturned.  Win AP.  Big Fail CNN.  Perhaps they shouldn't have dropped AP to save money.  Accuracy counts.
Discussion: Media Nation
Jim Romenesko:
AP orders staff to stop taunting news outlets for getting health care ruling wrong  —  An Associated Press editor tells staff that taunting other news outlets is “not the impression we want to reflect as an organization.  Let our reporting take the lead.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
For SCOTUSblog, one goal: ‘Beat everybody’ and break news of health-care ruling  —  Lyle Denniston is an 81-year-old retiree with six grandchildren, two sailboats and one ambitious goal: breaking the news of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on the health-care law, possibly to the president himself.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: Police arrest man on suspicion of corruption  —  A former NHS employee has been arrested by Scotland Yard officers investigating allegations of inappropriate payments by newspapers to police and public officials.  The 31-year-old man was arrested about 6am on Thursday …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Senior police officer under investigation over hacking of Milly Dowler's phone  —  The second most senior officer at Surrey police is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over claims he failed to act when he discovered the News of the World had hacked Milly Dowler's phone.
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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Steve Smith / MinOnline:
Google Opens Android Mag Newsstand, Brands Rush In  —  Magazines have embraced the iPad but generally dissed the Google Android OS.  Google wants to change that will the opening of Magazines on Google Play.  With scores of titles across many of the major publishing houses on tap for this launch …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Google Nexus 7: ebooks' sleeping giant finally has its own reader
Discussion: AppNewser, Kempton and Bits
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 …
Discussion: The Corsair and Capital New York
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App  —  Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer's Olympics coverage online.  Today, the BBC threw its hat into the social media ring, too — it's putting its sports coverage into a new Timeline app.
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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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 and Journalism.org
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
2011 busiest year for newspaper ownership changes since 2007
 
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Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis: ‘I like the emotional part of the news’
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Associated Press:
London Olympics 2012: NBC Says Games Hard-Pressed To Match 2008
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