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1:00 PM ET, July 18, 2012

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo! creates new editors-in-chief for news, finance  —  Marissa Mayer isn't Yahoo's only high-level appointment this week.  The Silicon Valley search portal-turned-content titan, which on Monday named Mayer, a popular Google executive, as its new C.E.O., has tapped some internal talent …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Marissa Mayer may not be a good fit for Yahoo
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.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   E-books Are Booming, and Still Sort of Small
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
David Gergen Reveals Extent Of Bain Capital Ties While ‘Reporting’ On Firm  —  NEW YORK — CNN senior political analyst David Gergen defended Mitt Romney this week against the Obama campaign's charges that the Republican nominee hasn't been honest about his tenure at Bain Capital …
Discussion: TVNewser
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.
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Hannity Gets First Interview with George Zimmerman  —  Sean Hannity has secured the first interview with George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.  The hour-long exclusive will air on Hannity's Fox News Channel program tonight at 9pmET.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Politico's Harris: ‘Quote doctoring does bother me’  —  News organizations continue to react to New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters' story about campaigns “routinely demanding that reporters allow them final editing power over any published quotations.”  Or, to use the term AJR's Carl …
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Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy
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.”
Discussion: @mathewi
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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
Discussion: CJR
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Glenn Mulcaire forced to reveal who gave phone-hacking order  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator used by the News of the World has been forced to reveal who ordered him to hack the phone of an assistant to PR Max Clifford in compliance with a supreme court order.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges
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 …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Months of Transition Ahead for NBC News Online
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Digiday
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jim Warren to head NewsBeast OFA beat  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast has hired Jim Warren, the former Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, to serve as Chicago Editor-at-Large, POLITICO has learned.  —  Now through November, Warren will head Obama campaign coverage out of Chicago for the website and the magazine.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Voice wins victory after stadium snub  —  Britain's biggest black newspaper finally granted press accreditation for venue by Olympics authorities  —  Britain's biggest black newspaper, the Voice, has finally been granted press accreditation for the Olympic stadium following an intervention …
Discussion: Media Week
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Nearly Out of Cash  —  WikiLeaks said it is close to running out of money, a problem the site blamed on Visa and MasterCard, which have prohibited users from donating to the site.  —  WikiLeaks' cash reserves have fallen from €800,000 ($983,600) in December 2010 to less …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media General reports income increase, net loss in second quarter  —  Operating income was up 164 percent at Media General in its second quarter, the company announced today.  It attributed the rise to political advertising and retransmission fees, which were up 80 percent.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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 …
 
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