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9:20 AM ET, July 17, 2012

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Google's Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo's Chief  —  Marissa Mayer, one of the top executives at Google, will be the next C.E.O. of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and corporate America.  —  The appointment of Ms. Mayer, who was employee No. 20 at Google …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Marissa Mayer Yahoo Show, Brought to You by Daniel Loeb  —  The appointment of Marissa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo earlier today was a definitively splashy move by the board of the troubled Internet giant.  —  And a key impresario of the showy hiring of the high-profile Google exec?
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Times Names Buffalo News Editor as Its New Public Editor  —  The New York Times announced on Monday that Margaret M. Sullivan, the editor and vice president of the Buffalo News, will become the Times's new public editor.  —  Ms. Sullivan will be the paper's fifth public editor and the first woman to hold the position.
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Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan signs on for 4 years  —  The new public editor of the New York Times pitched the paper on two main roles in her application for the job: “smart aggregator” and “forum organizer.”  —  Margaret M. Sullivan, editor of the Buffalo News since 1999 …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Why Murdoch's The Daily Doesn't Fly  —  Is there a future for The Daily?  According to last week's reports by The New York Observer and The New York Times, News Corp's “tablet newspaper” is on probation: Rupert Murdoch might pull the plug on The Daily which looses $30 million a year.
Discussion: CJR, NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Paywall pioneer Augusta Chronicle simplifies its digital subscriptions  —  One of the nation's first newspapers to implement and master the intricacies of a digital paywall plan is radically simplifying it.  —  Effective immediately, The Augusta Chronicle will stop offering print-only subscriptions …
Daniel Frankel / GigaOM:
DirecTV CEO: “Viacom is forcing this bundle on you, not us”  —  Does DirecTV CEO Mike White really support a TV distribution model in which consumers get to make a la carte choices on the channels they receive?  —  With DirecTV's 20 million U.S. subscribers blacked out from Viacom's 26 …
Discussion: paidContent
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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:   TV Channel Blackouts Stall Profits
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble launches cloud-based reading platform Nook for Web  —  About a year after Amazon launched Kindle Cloud Reader, Barnes & Noble is getting into the cloud-based reading game with Nook for Web.  —  Users can sample books for free from any PC or Mac browser without logging in.
Reuters:
Anna Politkovskaya killing: former Moscow policeman charged  —  Russian investigators have charged a former policeman with helping to organise the killing of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya almost six years ago.  The case, which has come to symbolise the suppression of free speech …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Larry King Coming to Hulu in Deal With Ora TV  —  Break out the suspenders, because legendary cable news talk show host Larry King is diving into the world of video streaming with a deal with Hulu that kicks off Tuesday.  —  Ora TV, the new digital TV network King launched this year …
Paul Friedman / CJR:
Weighing anchors  —  The nightly newscasts are retooling to suit their stars, and it's working—for now  —  Five days before Christmas, on the night Congress deadlocked on payroll tax rates and unemployment benefits affecting more than 160 million Americans, the first story on World News …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Brian McAndrews on The New York Times, The Times-Picayune and the Future of News  —  The New York Times Co. last month moved to increase the digital IQ in its boardroom, naming MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito and Madrona Venture Group Partner Brian McAndrews its newest directors.
J.K. Trotter / IvyGate:
Fired WSJ Intern Had Troubling Start at the Yale Daily News, Required Longest Correction in Years  —  Significant reporting errors at the Yale Daily News foreshadowed the fate of Liane Membis, the Wall Street Journal intern who was dismissed in late June for fabricating quotes.
Discussion: College Media Matters
 
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Anne-Laure Mondesert / AFP:
21,000 journalists swarm into London for Olympics
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Comcast says government needs to stay out of programming business
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
News startup Politix nabs first editor-in-chief from Politico
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Journalist had temporary access to Romney campaign's Storify account
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