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3:50 PM ET, July 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Annika McGinnis / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Congress considers prosecutions of reporters over leaked information  —  WASHINGTON — In response to New York Times stories that relied on leaks of sensitive national-security information, a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday discussed legislation that could allow journalists to be prosecuted for disclosing such information.
Discussion: Capital New York
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Congressman Trey Gowdy On Leaks: ‘I Thought All Reporters Aspire’ To Go To Jail
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, the selection of a CEO of Yahoo will not be announced today at its annual meeting, as many anticipate.  In fact, sources said …
Discussion: CNET, TechCrunch and paidContent
Los Angeles Times:
Yahoo expected to name Ross Levinsohn as its new chief executive  —  Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is expected to be named the permanent chief executive of Yahoo as early as today, signaling a new chapter for the struggling Internet company, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Insider
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Romney camp: Globe story ‘inaccurate’  —  The Mitt Romney campaign is pushing back against today's Boston Globe report which found that, according to SEC filings, Romney served as CEO at Bain Capital until 2002, despite saying that he left in 1999.  —  “The article is not accurate,” …
Erik Wemple:
Globe to credit TPM, Mother Jones in Bain-Romney story
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Columbia University Names Sree Sreenivasan Its First Chief Digital Officer  —  If you know anyone in the New York media scene, then you either know Sree, or you know someone who does.  And more often than not, you need only mention him by his first name: Once you and another person establish …
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
Interview: Wall Street Journal digital chief Raju Narisetti on innovation, mistakes and opportunities  —  Forget the idea that newspapers have too much innovation to cope with - they're not moving nearly fast enough, according to the managing editor of Wall Street Journal's digital network.
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY and @mathewi
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Howard Kurtz Breaks Exclusive, That AdWeek and TVNewser Broke Two Months Ago  —  Newsweek columnist and CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz had a big “EXCLUSIVE” today about NBC News and … There is just one little problem: news of the buyback was broken by AdWeek's Mike Shields …
Discussion: The Week, Hot Air, Mediaite and Politico
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
DOJ says it received over 800 comments on ebook pricing case, needs more time to publish them  —  In response to a letter from attorney Bob Kohn regarding the delayed publication of all the comments received on the proposed ebook pricing settlement, the Department of Justice says it received …
Discussion: GalleyCat and Digital Book World
Associated Press:
Lawyer: WikiLeaks wins Icelandic court victory in financial fight against Visa, MasterCard  —  LONDON — WikiLeaks declared victory Thursday in the first round of its campaign against the U.S. financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard after an Icelandic court ordered a local company …
Discussion: TwitLonger, Wired and The Next Web
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Attacks on Mexico Papers Underline Peril to Journalists  —  MEXICO CITY — Two newspapers in northern Mexico have come under attack by gunfire and grenades this week, in what both called an effort to silence reporting on criminal groups.  —  The attacks, which damaged the offices but caused no injuries …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Elisabeth Murdoch to step back as Shine chief executive  —  Elisabeth Murdoch is to step back from the day-to-day running of Shine, maker of shows including Merlin and MasterChef, dropping the chief executive duties for which she has been responsible since 2001.
Discussion: The Wrap
Ivan Lajara / Daily Freeman:
I am the one behind News Cat Gifs!  —  Ohai!  —  I am responsible for News Cat Gifs!.  —  For the uninitiated, News Cat Gifs! is a Tumblr that's gone viral, mainly in journalism circles, for over a week now.  Really.  —  For those who know me, this is not news or a surprise, since my dealings with news cats are well documented.
Discussion: Daily Dot
Jim Romenesko:
Reporter does consulting work for school district while covering it  —  The Alexandria (VA) Times reports that Alexandria News co-founder and education reporter Carla Branch was covering the Alexandria City Public Schools while the school district paid her $75 an hour to serve as a communications consultant.
Discussion: Alexandria Times
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Tim Baysinger / Broadcasting & Cable:
CBS Grabs 43 News and Doc Emmy Nominations
Discussion: The Wrap and TVNewser
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gersh Kuntzman to leave Fort Greene Local for ‘Daily News’
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: arrested journalists released on bail
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For once, Nick Denton seems pleased with Gawker's commenting system
Discussion: GigaOM, Jezebel, io9 and Gawker
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Fed Up With Lack of TechCrunch Coverage, Italian Startup Just Plain Clones the Site
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Associated Press:
Jack Abramoff Gets A Radio Show
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TV News Staffing Way Up, More Hiring Expected
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