Former News International CEO and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is to be charged with three counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The Guardian reports that Brooks is one of six individuals who will be charged over allegations that they tried to hide documents and computers from police officers who were investigating phone hacking.
The Huffington Post, CNN and Mediaite all reported on a Tweet sent from a account in the name of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, without realising that it was a spoof, reports Poynter. The article links to Poynter’s own advice on best practices for verifying information from social media.
Mathew Ingram argues in an article for GigaOm that Twitter is edging closer to becoming a media company, after it announced on Monday that it will be launching a weekly curated email, and released a job advert last week for the role of “sports producer”.
ProPublica has announced a reshuffle of its staff, which will take effect next year. Current Editor-in-Chief Paul Steiger will become executive chairman of the organisation, Stephen Engelberg will take over as editor-in-chief and General Manager Richard Tofel will become president.
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