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2:30 PM 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.
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 …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
NBC Sports chairman: 'It's not everyone's inalienable right to get whatever they want'  —  NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus tells John Ourand the network is sticking by its decision to air some popular competitions several hours late to get them before an American prime-time audience:
Discussion: The Snitch, Deadspin and Media Decoder
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC email remains
Discussion: Mashable! and eMedia Vitals
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Guy Adams suspension, now lifted, punctuates Twitter censorship evolution
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Next Web
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: BuzzFeed
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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.”
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 …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and FishbowlDC
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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: Poynter
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.
Discussion: The FJP
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
Suzanne McCarroll / Poynter:
Few answers for reporter who covered Columbine, Aurora theater shooting  —  I am a local television reporter.  —  I never traveled to Afghanistan.  I didn't cover the war in Iraq.  I work for CBS in Denver, Colorado.  To foreign network correspondents, that might seem dull.
Discussion: TVSpy
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
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” …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Double Down on Its ‘Channel’ Experiment  —  YouTube has launched nearly 100 new online video “channels” so far this year, attracting talent such as actor Amy Poehler to create or star in original episodes that can draw new audiences-and blue-chip advertisers-to the Google website.
Discussion: Engadget, CNET, Fortune and Deadline.com
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Discussion: Politico