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7:20 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?
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, FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
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
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.
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 …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The Evolution of Reporters Into Stenographers Is Nearly Complete  —  It's long been standard for politicians to unilaterally insist that briefings be either “on background” or “off the record” (there are subtle distinctions between the two), and it's long been standard for reporters to agree to this.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back
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 …
Discussion: Change of Subject
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 …
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Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
Study: Viewers Turning to YouTube as News Source
Discussion: Journalism.org
Anne-Laure Mondesert / AFP:
21,000 journalists swarm into London for Olympics  —  With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of competitors are pouring into London from across the globe and limbering up — but they're not athletes.  —  Promising coverage on an unprecedented scale and record-breaking use …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
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.
David A. Bell / The New Republic:
The Bookless Library  —  Don't deny the change.  Direct it wisely.  —  I.  —  THEY ARE, in their very different ways, monuments of American civilization.  The first is a building: a grand, beautiful Beaux-Arts structure of marble and stone occupying two blocks' worth of Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
 
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Journalist had temporary access to Romney campaign's Storify account
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