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4:50 PM ET, July 9, 2012


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future  —  While the rest of us were burning hot dogs on the grill last week, the newspaper industry seemed to be lighting itself on fire.  —  There have been cracks in publishing operations that are both hilarious and terrifying.
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:   A pension plan report that's worth a closer look
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news  —  Paying for online news is still a minority sport - but participation may be growing thanks to tablet computers.  —  Those who have paid for digital news ranges from 12 percent in Denmark to four percent in the UK, according to the Reuters Institute …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News vacate ‘Tower of Truth’  —  Staff of the Inquirer and started unpacking at their new home this morning, to be followed by their Daily News colleagues later this week, reports  Their new headquarters is a former Strawbridge & Clothier department store …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: prosecutor will decide on charges within weeks  —  Ex-News of the World journalists will soon know whether they are to face trial, as Keir Starmer says CPS will finish considering 13 case files by the end of July  —  Prosecutors aim to decide by the end of this month whether …
Discussion: Grey Cardigan
Ian Burrell / The Independent:   How The Times undermined its own good work on Leveson Inquiry
Brian Farnham / Street Fight:
Ex-Patch EIC: Journatic Episode Illustrates Cost/Quality Issue in Hyperlocal  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  Journatic was bound to make a mistake or two when they took over the Tribune Company's large TribLocal ops.  But the cost-and-scale-minded content startup has really stepped …
Jim Romenesko:
Gary Pruitt starts his job as Associated Press president  —  Former McClatchy chief executive Gary Pruitt joins the Associated Press today as its new president and he tells employees that “I promise to be honest and open and keep you informed.”  He says the AP's work is more than noble …
Amy Sullivan / The New Republic:
Who Reported It First?  Who Cares.  —  Can we talk about the nonsense of caring about which news outlet first reports a big piece of news?  I'm not talking about a genuine scoop—a report that wouldn't have otherwise come to light—but about news that we're all eventually going to find out anyway.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
What's really going wrong (and right) at The Washington Post  —  Not so long ago, Donald Graham was being lionized as the model of a results-driven CEO.  Even The New York Times, a sometimes catty rival to other high-profile papers, quoted a Post staffer who hailed Graham's Washington Post as America's “best-run newspaper company.”
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit lifts its ban on “The Atlantic”  —  The Atlantic has returned to Reddit.  —  A month after the social news site kicked out the news magazine and dozens of other sites —including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Discovery News—for spam, Reddit has welcomed many back into the warm embrace of its monster traffic, with little fanfare.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Class action trial over e-book pricing at least one year away  —  New court filings related to an alleged conspiracy between Apple and publishers over e-book prices show the matter may not be resolved until 2014 or later.  The filings reflect the sprawling dimensions of the litigation …
The Onion:
Economically Healthy ‘Daily Planet’ Now Most Unrealistic Part Of Superman Universe  —  NEW YORK—Frustrated fans of the Superman comic book said Monday the continued financial stability and cultural relevance of the series' Daily Planet newspaper is now the most unrealistic part of its universe …
Discussion: @erikwemple
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Transfer of Value  —  This is a story of pride vs. geekiness: Traditional newspapers that move online are about to lose the war against pure players and aggregators.  Armed with the conviction their intellectual superiority makes them immune to digital modernity, newspapers neglected today's …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Let's explode the myth that data journalism is ‘resource intensive’  —  Is data journalism ‘time consuming’ or ‘resource intensive’?  The excuse - and I think it is an excuse - seems to come up at an increasing number of events whenever data journalism is discussed.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Jim Romenesko:
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Walter Shapiro / CJR:
Why is ‘issue coverage’ so boring—and often wrong?
Discussion: Erik Wemple