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11:20 PM ET, August 15, 2012


 Top News: 
Wired Stands By Jonah Lehrer [UPDATED]  —  Jonah Lehrer, the New Yorker ideas writer fired for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes in a nonfiction book, is set to re-emerge as a writer for Wired, where he spent several years and wrote the Frontal Cortex blog, a magazine spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
Jacob Young / Wired:   WIRED and Jonah Lehrer, for the record...
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Wired sticks with liar, fabricator
Discussion: Poynter
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp launches anti-corruption review  —  Media group to review compliance with bribery laws in several of its publishing arms, including News International in London  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has launched a review of anti-corruption controls in several …
Rupert Murdoch's memo to News Corp staff - full text  —  Mogul's message outlining review of compliance with bribery laws in several of its publishing arms, including News International  —  As you are all aware, our company has been under intense scrutiny in the United Kingdom.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp sets up global ethics team in wake of hacking scandal
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious  —  [With apologies to Wallace Stevens, the finest poet to ever serve as vice president of the Hartford Livestock Insurance Company.]  —  I.  —  Medium is a new online publishing platform from Obvious Corp. It launched yesterday.
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
The Pretty New Web and the Future of “Native” Advertising  —  Something is going on with the Internet, and, once again, it's fun, but maybe not that fun.  There's a rash of actually quite cool new “products”—services, websites, “apps” (sigh)—and they have a lot in common.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's New Front in Battle for TV  —  Apple Inc. is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and other content, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The talks represent Apple's …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Mark Thompson at the New York Times: the enviable position of being Arthur Sulzberger's No 2  —  The BBC director general can't expect much power at the New York Times.  Better yet, he won't have much responsibility either  —  Mark Thompson, the director general of the BBC …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
NYT's new CEO: BBC's Thompson is custodian and curator, not digital creator
Adrian Holovaty:
Onto the next chapter  —  In July 2007, I founded a company called EveryBlock.  August 31 will be my last day at the company.  —  I've worked on this for five years, three of those after selling it to, and I've developed an uncontrollable itch to do something new.
Ecuador says Britain threatened to raid embassy over Assange  —  (Reuters) - Ecuador said on Wednesday that the British government had threatened to raid its embassy in London if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was not handed over, and that Quito would make its decision on his asylum request on Thursday.
Discussion: Wired and @wikileaks
Assange faces arrest even if Ecuador grants asylum
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Guardian and RT
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post corrects story that said Fareed Zakaria lifted quote  —  Tuesday, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi reported (and I repeated) Clyde V. Prestowitz's contention that Fareed Zakaria didn't cite a quote of his in Zakaria's book “The Post-American World.”
Erik Wemple:
No more  —  This may be one of the last times that does what it's most famous for.  Getting media attention, that is.  —  When I attempted to log onto the site this afternoon, nothing approaching the template popped up.  Instead, I was redirected to …
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School  —  CNN's Soledad O'Brien did something which is extremely rare in television news these days: she actually did her job.  And it was the best example of truly awesome journalism I've seen since Katie Couric …
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Fox Networks' President & COO David Haslingden Stepping Down  —  David Haslingden, the president and COO of Fox Networks Group, will step down at the end of the calendar year, NewsCorp. said Wednesday.  —  Haslingden, who has served in the position since January 2011, is leaving to return …
Richard Gingras / Poynter:
Google's Gingras: ‘The future of journalism can and will be better than its past’  —  The following address was given by Richard Gingras, director of news and social products at Google, as the opening keynote of the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication …
Stephen Foley / The Independent:
Bad news for Reuters  —  It is 161 years since Paul Julius Reuter, a German-born entrepreneur whose first venture in the news business was sending carrier pigeons across Europe, installed himself in the London Stock Exchange, called himself the Reuter's Telegram Company and started selling …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Reuters faces fresh hacker attack
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Jim Romenesko:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Erik Wemple
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Discussion: The Verge and The Week