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9:35 AM ET, July 18, 2012

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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For NBCNews.com, a new website comes with new privacy standards  —  It's unlikely that many news consumers will read the fine print that comes with the splashy rebranding from MSNBC.com to NBCNews.com.  —  The new website's privacy policy was adopted to “align with NBC Universal standards in privacy …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Months of Transition Ahead for NBC News Online
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Digiday
Jim Romenesko:
Union: NYT wants to negotiate separate contracts for print and digital  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York says New York Times negotiators “inexplicably dropped a bomb on the process today by presenting two new comprehensive proposals aimed at negotiating two separate contracts: print and digital.”
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Contract Talks: Union Fury As Paper Proposes Separate Plans For Print And Digital  —  The long and contentious contract negotiations at the New York Times took an unexpected twist on Tuesday when the paper's management presented two different proposals for print and digital employees.
Discussion: CJR
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter, Reddit and the newsroom of the future  —  By now, many people are becoming used to Twitter as a source of breaking news, whether it's a report about the death of Osama bin Laden or details about the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt.  But it's still fascinating to come across new examples …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Marissa Mayer may not be a good fit for Yahoo  —  In a bombshell announcement that sent shock waves through the entire technology sector, former Google executive Marissa Mayer has become the new chief executive officer of Yahoo:the fifth CEO the faded web giant has had in five years.
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Margaret Sullivan / The Buffalo News:
As editor (or public editor), does being a woman matter?  Of course  —  Over the past couple of days, as I've been interviewed about my new job as Public Editor of the New York Times, a few interviewers have gingerly raised the question of gender.  Essentially, they're asking this …
Discussion: Poynter
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Dave Winer:
What is a Public Editor?  —  The NY Times, as far as I know …
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's ‘digital-first’ means more losses, more lay-offs  —  Guardian News & Media is re-opening its voluntary redundancy programme after its “digital-first” survival strategy's first year resulted in much higher company losses.  —  Operating loss grew 42 percent from £33.1 million …
Discussion: Media Week
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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.
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
Journalists who allow quote approval become complicit in political spin  —  It may be done in other nations, but giving in to demands for tweaks here and there turns newspapers into virtual propaganda  —  It's shocking enough for The New York Times to report that it and other news organizations …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
AP doesn't let sources approve quotes beforehand
Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy
Andy Borowitz / The New Yorker:
SHOCKER: The New Yorker Acquires the Borowitz Report  —  After eleven years of writing nothing but fake news at the Borowitz Report, I have to tell you something that actually happened.  —  I'm excited to announce that The New Yorker has acquired the Borowitz Report.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why ‘future of journalism’ confabs fail  —  After recently attending the latest in the never-ending series of “future of journalism” conferences, I finally realized why they all fail: They don't include the right people.  —  While these well-intended yakfests are rich in whining and dining ops …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Associated Press plugs into music hub Audiosocket  —  The Associated Press continues to evolve from a news service to a broader, one-stop shop for a broad variety of content.  AP now has audio offerings thanks to a new alliance with indie music licensor Audiosocket.
Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
Discussion: paidContent
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Sherrod Brown Hugging His Wife In Photo Prompts Conservative Blogger's Conspiracy Theory  —  An eagle-eyed conservative blogger recently spotted a photograph of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) looking cozy with a woman.  And not just any woman — a journalist, in fact.
 
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