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10:50 AM 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:
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 …
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
Discussion: CJR
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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Erik Wemple:
New York Times reviews quote-approval policy
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 …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges  —  The existence of an email of “enormous significance” written by a News International executive that refers to the phone hacking of a “well-known individual” has emerged in the high court, in a hearing to discuss …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Operation Elveden's staff almost doubles to 70
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
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.
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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