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11:15 AM ET, July 31, 2012

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Amy Willis / The Daily Telegraph:
London Olympics 2012: Twitter 'alerted NBC to British journalist's critical tweets'  —  Users of the social network vented their anger against Twitter yesterday after Guy Adams, a foreign correspondent for the Independent, was suspended without warning from the site after posting a series …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
twitterfail ethics & economics  —  Twitter is going to have to learn the lesson that newspapers had to learn when they started accepting advertising: that when trust is your asset, you must run your service and your business according to principles of trust.
Sam Masters / The Independent:
#NBCFail: Backlash as Twitter locks out reporter Guy Adams  —  The US television broadcaster NBC was at the centre of controversy last night after it persuaded Twitter to suspend an Independent journalist who criticised its coverage of the Olympics.  Guy Adams, this newspaper's Los Angeles correspondent …
Guy Adams / The Independent:
I thought the internet age had ended this kind of censorship  —  Here are three things that NBC prevented their public from being able to watch on network television so far this Olympic Games: live footage of the opening ceremony; live footage of Saturday's swimming showdown between Michael Phelps …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and BetaNews
John Koblin / Deadspin:
NBC's No. 1 Tweeting Critic Has Been Suspended From Twitter  —  Guy Adams is The Independent's Los Angeles bureau chief.  During the Olympics so far, he has carved out a nice spot on the how-much-NBC's-coverage-sucks beat.  Now his Twitter account has been suspended—supposedly because NBC had it cut off after he complained:
David Daley / Salon:
Jayson Blair: Jonah Lehrer's story reminds me of my own  —  The former New York Times reporter says fabulists cross the line out of fear they can't live up to expectations  —  Jonah Lehrer resigned his position at the New Yorker today after admitting that he fabricated the Bob Dylan quotes he used in his new best-seller, “Imagine.”
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Jonah Lehrer Resigns From New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book  —  Jonah Lehrer, the staff writer for The New Yorker who apologized in June for recycling his previous work in articles, blogs and his bestselling book “Imagine,” resigned from the magazine, he said in a statement.
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Q & A: Michael C. Moynihan, The Blogger Who Uncovered Jonah Lehrer's Fabrication Problem  —  Long story short, over the last three weeks, widely ballyhooed author, contemporary thinker, and erstwhile New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer has been questioned for what one reporter suspected …
Discussion: bookforum.com, The Corsair and Forbes
Michael C. Moynihan / Tablet Magazine:
Jonah Lehrer's Deceptions
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Ross Levinsohn Departs Yahoo  —  As I previously reported he likely would, top Yahoo exec Ross Levinsohn — who lost the CEO race to former Google exec Marissa Mayer — is leaving the company, according to several sources.  —  Mayer also just sent a note to the company about the departure …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Here's the Do-Not-Forward Mayer Memo Bidding Goodbye to Ross “The Hair” …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Asks To Keep Allegations In Phone-Hacking Case Secret  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s British publishing unit asked a judge to keep secret a series of new claims being made by victims of phone hacking at its News of the World tabloid in preparation for a group trial scheduled for February.
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sun journalist arrested in Operation Tuleta investigation into stolen phones
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC, Univision seal deal on joint channel  —  video platform video management video solutions video player  —  ABC News and Univision News have officially closed the deal on their new joint 24-hour news channel.  —  The two networks officially announced the channel in May …
Emily Friedman / ABC News:
Mitt Romney Spokesman Tells Reporters ‘Kiss My...’ at Polish Holy Site  —  WARSAW — Reporters traveling with Mitt Romney on his six-day foreign trip were reprimanded by a spokesman for asking the candidate questions after several days passed without a press conference.
 
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