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10:40 PM ET, July 9, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Three lessons for newsrooms from the Supreme Court health care reporting errors  —  Communication and teamwork.  —  That's what I'd point to as two things that helped news organizations such as AP, Bloomberg and SCOTUSblog get the health care decision right.
Discussion: The Billfold, TVNewser and Boing Boing
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Two Guys Made a Web Site, and This Is What They Got  —  What if this article began with a link to a chart on media consolidation?  Would you click it?  —  What if, instead, this article began with a promise that it would tell you “The Real Reason They Still Play ‘Mrs. Robinson’ on the Radio.”
Discussion: Betabeat
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:
Salt Lake Tribune managing editor Michael Anastasi named LANG executive editor  —  Michael Anastasi leaves the Salt Lake Tribune, where he's been managing editor since 2004, to become executive editor of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which has nine daily newspapers and associated digital products, websites and weekly papers.
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 …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Anniston Star to eliminate Monday edition  —  Another Alabama newspaper has decided to reduce its print days.  This time, it is a smaller daily that has been praised for its commitment to community journalism.  Starting in the fourth quarter of this year, probably in October …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Mike Daisey invites media critics to reworked Apple show  —  A few things that we know about the reopening of monologuist Mike Daisey's “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”: 1) It's playing at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company from July 17 through Aug. 5; 2) running time is approximately …
Discussion: GeekWire
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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Jim Romenesko:
Debbie Galant leaves Baristanet, heads to Montclair State University
Discussion: Baristanet
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
The Savannah Guthrie Era Begins Officially on ‘Today’
Discussion: TVNewser
Jim Romenesko:
Gary Pruitt starts his job as Associated Press president
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Class action trial over e-book pricing at least one year away
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
U-T San Diego Hires Larry Graham from
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
A pension plan report that's worth a closer look
 Earlier Picks: 
Alex Howard / GovFresh:
Social citizenship: CNN and Facebook to partner on “I'm Voting” app in 2012 election
Discussion: Adweek and CNN
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
What's really going wrong (and right) at The Washington Post
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Let's explode the myth that data journalism is ‘resource intensive’
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
The new role of today's front page as a third draft of history
Discussion: Media, disrupted
Fabrizio Bensch / Photographers Blog:
Robo-cams go for Olympic gold
Walter Shapiro / CJR:
Why is ‘issue coverage’ so boring—and often wrong?
Discussion: Erik Wemple