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5:00 PM ET, July 31, 2012

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Twitter Blog:
Our approach to Trust & Safety and private information  —  We want to take a moment to explain some of our general Trust and Safety policies and procedures, and address the specific case at hand that has unfolded over the past 48-hours (we normally don't address matters pertaining …
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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 …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC email remains  —  Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter.  The Independent's Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC's Olympic coverage …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Guy Adams suspension, now lifted, punctuates Twitter censorship evolution  —  By now you know the story of Guy Adams — the British journalist for The Independent whose Twitter account was suspended after he torrentially criticized NBC's Olympics coverage and tweeted an executive's email address.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
NBC Is The Real Loser In Guy Adams v. Twitter
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and CNET
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff  —  The Daily, News Corp.'s attempt to create a digital newspaper for the iPad age, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.  —  The publisher plans to tell its workers today that it will fire 50 of its 170 employees, according to people familiar with The Daily's plans.
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
The Daily Lays Off 50 Staffers, Announces Content And Design Changes … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  News Corp, Daily Layoffs, Media Layoffs, News Corp. Layoffs, News Corp. Split, News Corp. The Daily, Rupert Murdoch News Corp., Rupert Murdoch The Daily, The Daily, The Daily Ipad, The Daily Ipad Publication, The Daily Layoffs, Media News
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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Guardian:   News Corporation directors could face charges for neglect of duties
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sun journalist arrested in Operation Tuleta investigation into stolen phones
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
paidContent 50: The world's most successful digital media companies  —  Digital media is exploding.  Half of us now read news on tablets, virtually all music tracks are bought electronically, and nearly a tenth of Americans are ditching cable for internet TV.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
WNYC: No reason to believe that Jonah Lehrer's work for ‘Radiolab’ is compromised  —  In addition to being a bestselling author and a New Yorker blogger, Jonah Lehrer was a frequent guest on WNYC's “Radiolab,” appearing 17 times.  He quit his job at The New Yorker after a journalist revealed …
Discussion: Current.org Blog and BuzzFeed
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Jim Romenesko:
Media General gives pink slips to 75 employees  —  Media General — “smaller, more focused” after selling its newspapers (but for the Tampa Tribune) to Warren Buffett — is dismissing 75 employees today.  CEO Marshall Morton tells his staff: When we sold our newspapers last month …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Poynter
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mitt Romney aide's gaffe exposes rift  —  In one week abroad, Mitt Romney has managed to enrage both the Brits and the Palestinians.  Now add to that roster his own press corps.  —  Over seven days in the UK, Israel and Poland, Romney held just one media availability for the U.S. traveling press …
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Why Is America's Best Magazine So Bad At The Internet?  —  The New Yorker finally got serious about the web, and then Jonah Lehrer happened.  “We're proceeding with cautious intent,” says Thompson.  —  The editor of The New Yorker's website said Tuesday that the embarassing resignation …
Discussion: @blakehounshell and @attackerman
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CQ Roll Call Bloodbath of Layoffs Hits  —  CQ Roll Call informed some 30 employees this morning that they no longer have jobs.  As layoffs, they will receive severance packages.  —  For days the news was imminent that more heads were going to roll on the sales side of the publication …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and MediaPost
 
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