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7:05 AM ET, July 18, 2012

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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
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: Digiday
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.
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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.
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Toronto Star, Daily Dot and CBC News, Thanks:@palafo
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 …
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.”
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Voice denied accreditation for Olympic stadium  —  Sports editor at Britain's oldest and biggest black newspaper describes British Olympic Association decision as ‘outrageous’  —  The Voice, Britain's oldest and biggest black newspaper, has been denied accreditation to the Olympic stadium despite …
Tiemoko Diallo / Reuters:
Mali's media strike over attacks on journalists  —  (Reuters) - Mali's private press, radio and television carried out a one-day strike on Tuesday to protest at attacks on journalists critical of soldiers behind a coup in March and who still hold sway in the capital of the West African state.
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.
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.
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
VP Laura Evans leaves the Washington Post
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
San Francisco Chronicle will review Journatic content
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