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2:40 PM ET, July 6, 2012

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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes Real Time:
News Corp. After the Split: Bright Outlook for WSJ; The NY Post, Not So Much  —  Employees of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and other News Corp.-owned newspapers are feeling nervous over the prospect of being severed from the parts of the media conglomerate responsible for the vast majority of its profits.
Jessica Culshaw / BBC:
BBC warns of ‘unprecedented threat’ to independent news  —  The BBC has today warned of an ‘unprecedented global threat to impartial and independent news’ and called on relevant authorities worldwide to protect the rights of journalists to report freely.  —  The call follows news …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The future of media and forcing new content into old models  —  We've seen a ton of digital ink spilled over the implications of media startup Journatic faking bylines for some of its content, including a post from me at about the underlying economics that have forced newspapers …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why links matter: Linking is the life-blood of the web  —  Every so often, a controversy erupts over something that seems relatively simple: Namely, the concept of linking to (and thereby giving credit to) the source of a news report.  In one of the most recent examples, Instapaper founder Marco Arment …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Macworld
Reuters:
Mexican court passes Slim TV bid to next government  —  (Reuters) - A court on Thursday denied billionaire Carlos Slim's bid to enter the lucrative television market, handing Mexico's new president the task of opening up the country's most powerful companies to more competition.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
NI pays £30m to end Johnston printing contract  —  Sun publisher denies decision to bring printing in-house is due to falling sales and News of the World closure  —  News International has paid £30m to terminate its printing contract with Johnston Press, with speculation …
Kelly Clay / Ebyline Blog:
AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin on Twitter Policies and More  —  During the past year, the AP has made three rounds of sweeping changes to its social media policy that impacts AP Staff.  Ebyline recently had a chance to talk with the AP's social media editor, Eric Carvin (@EricCarvin) …
Alan Prendergast / Westword:
Armando Montaño: Death of Colorado journalist in Mexico ruled accidental  —  Mexican authorities have concluded that the death of Armando Montaño, a promising young journalist from Colorado Springs whose body was found June 30 in an elevator shaft in Mexico City …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Huge: Reddit's largest subsections command more than 100 million monthly impressions  —  Yes, Reddit is big, but did you know how big?  As it turns out, the social links and news site is likely larger than you imagined.  Released today is a pile of traffic data from several of the sites largest ‘subreddits,’ or subsections.
Discussion: Daily Dot
Vanity Fair:
The Late Marie Colvin: “I Feel Like I Am the Last Reporter in the YouTube World”  —  “My darling, I have come back in to Baba Amr, the besieged neighbourhood of Homs, and am now freezing in my hovel with no windows.  I just thought, I cannot cover the modern day Srebrenica from the suburbs …
MG Siegler:
“MG Siegler can't be trusted.”  —  Do you want an overview of the current state of the tech blogosphere?  Click the link above.  —  I mean, that's seriously a story.  A full story.  On a site that purports to report about technology.  (And congratulations: your click will undoubtedly lead to other stories just like it!)
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Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Unreliable Narrators!  TechCrunch Blogger Inserted ‘Random Information (Sometimes Even False)’ Into Posts
Discussion: Poynter
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
The BBC unveils its first ‘Perceptive Media’ experiment - and you can try it now  —  The BBC's R&D department has just demoed the first public example of what it calls ‘Perceptive Media’, and has published it online so you can try it for yourself.  —  What is Perceptive Media?
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
Where Joe Williams' departure leaves Politico's newsroom diversity  —  Reporter Joe Williams' departure from Politico is part of a longer story that began back in 2009 when the National Association of Black Journalists and others publicly chastised the publication for its lack of diversity.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and The Daily Caller
 
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Digital, print, oral: Shakespeare's Sonnets for iPad brings reading full circle
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
Proposed: Citizen journalists should fill gaps in ‘information ghettos’
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘Esquire’ Takes a Page From Hollywood to Promote August Issue
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BSkyB Study Finds U.K. Pay TV Giant Contributes $8.4 Billion to Economy
Jim Romenesko:
News & Observer charges a buck for Olympics preview
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Will News Corp. Split Encourage Time Warner to Spin Off Magazines?
 Earlier Picks: 
Julie Moos / Poynter:
U-T San Diego runs old story on today's front page
Discussion: UTSanDiego.com
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo CEO Search in Final Stages, With Levinsohn and Kilar in Lead
Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute …:
Columnist to Receive Reprimand for Paris Speech
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Fired KC Star reporter sues, says using press releases isn't plagiarism
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
The Huffington Post Also Got Snookered By Wall Street Journal Fabricator
Discussion: Capital New York and Poynter
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Newsmax opens New York TV studio; first guests include Forbes, Rumsfeld, Pataki
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest