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6:45 PM ET, July 17, 2012

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
AP doesn't let sources approve quotes beforehand  —  New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters pulled back the curtain on political reporting Monday, revealing that many reporters now allow sources with the presidential campaigns to approve the quotes that will appear in their stories.
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Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ten Questions for New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (This Won't Hurt a Bit!  Okay, Just a Little.)  —  Today will be Marissa Mayer's first day at Yahoo as its newest fearless leader.  —  Besides Yahoos sighing collectively at the prospect of yet another all-hands meeting to get a gander at their latest CEO …
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Amy Tennery / The Jane Dough:
Howard Kurtz Doesn't Understand Sexism — Or The Marissa Mayer Phenomenon  —  Yesterday, Yahoo announced that Marissa Mayer, a high-powered Google executive, would become its new CEO.  This was historic on a number of levels: For starters, she joined a group of just 18 other women who are currently CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Marissa Mayer Yahoo Show, Brought to You by Daniel Loeb
Dave Winer:
What is a Public Editor?  —  The NY Times, as far as I know, invented the idea of a public editor, so I suppose it's up to them to decide what one is.  That would be fair.  But life isn't fair.  —  A public editor should be, imho, the representative of The Public, on the payroll of a news organization.
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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 …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer report losses of £44.2m  —  The Guardian and the Observer lost £44.2m last year as investment in digital publishing - including iPad, Facebook and Android apps - contributed to a deepening of losses at the national newspapers that could not be offset by double-digit growth in digital revenues.
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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
VP Laura Evans leaves the Washington Post  —  The Washington Post's Laura Evans has become the fourth executive to leave the company this year.  —  In a memo to staff, obtained by POLITICO, the Post announced that Evans, the company's VP of Research and Chief Experience Officer …
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: News websites link to themselves 91% of the time  —  Mainstream news organizations use hyperlinks to add context to their pieces, says a study by Mark Coddington at the University of Texas at Austin.  Independent bloggers are more likely to use links socially or as a way to frame their arguments.
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 …
Larry Kramer / C-Scape:
How Print Can Help Lead The Way Into The Digital Future  —  Today we launched the “TV On The Web” section of the USA Today Life Section.  And we did so in the printed newspaper first.  —  Sounds a bit backwards, you say?  Actually, it's a great example of how various forms of media can compliment each other.
Discussion: Editor & Publisher ®
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Associated Press introduces a new...print product for members  —  At a time when “digital first” is the slogan du jour in newspaper corner offices, the Associated Press is offering its subscribers a product — one that's meant to be printed out, ink-on-paper style.
 
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Months of Transition Ahead for NBC News Online
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Digiday
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
San Francisco Chronicle will review Journatic content
Kristal Brent Zook / CJR:
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Reuters:
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Paul Friedman / CJR:
Weighing anchors  —  The nightly newscasts are retooling to suit …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Paywall pioneer Augusta Chronicle simplifies its digital subscriptions
Anne-Laure Mondesert / AFP:
21,000 journalists swarm into London for Olympics
Discussion: Guardian
David A. Bell / The New Republic:
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