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7:30 AM ET, June 26, 2012

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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
‘Newsroom’ Debut Draws Audience of 2.1 Million  —  HBO generated a huge amount of talk — positive and negative — about its new Aaron Sorkin drama, “The Newsroom,” and it managed some better-than-average audience totals for its premiere Sunday night.  —  The drama, about a fictional cable newscast …
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Dan Rather / Gawker:
Dan Rather Reviewed The Newsroom for Us and Liked It  —  A note from Dan Rather: I'm aware that my musings run counter to some of the more prominent early reviews in high-profile publications such as The New Yorker and the New York Times.  But with all due respect (and I have a lot of it for those reviewers) …
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
News Corp. Considers Dividing Itself in Two  —  Updated News Corporation is considering dividing itself in two, cleaving its publishing arm from its far larger entertainment division, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook early on Tuesday.  If News Corporation follows through …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the NYT-Flipboard deal is a smart move  —  The New York Times hasn't exactly been free-wheeling with its digital content in the past: the only way you could get it was through the newspaper's apps or via excerpts on a site like The Huffington Post or Google News — which is why the deal …
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Steve Outing:
10, 15 free web articles a month: Is this a mistake?  (Yes!)  —  I think it's safe to say that what Walter Isaacson and Steven Brill started — a wave of newspaper websites putting up “metered paywalls” where there's a subscription or membership fee required for site visitors who want to read …
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic:
Why Porn and Journalism Have the Same Big Problem  —  Nobody wants to pay for their product.  —  The smut business just isn't what it used to be.  —  The early days of the Internet were a bonanza for major pornography studios, as the web transformed adult entertainment into an instant …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and bookforum.com
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Auto de Fe launches first on iPad, web second, print third  —  Auto de Fe launched on iPad earlier this week, with some content going online this weekend and a print edition due to be published later this year  —  A new magazine “of inquisitive journalism and intelligent photography” has launched for iPad.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Zinio puts itself up for sale  —  FORTUNE — Zinio, a digital magazine reading platform that competes with Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle app and Apple's (AAPL) Newsstand, is seeking a buyer, Fortune has learned.  The San Francisco-based company has hired investment bank Montgomery & Co …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wired and The New Yorker Pull Back on Flipboard  —  Some magazines are developing Flipboard fatigue.  Wired and The New Yorker are suspending efforts to sell ads on the platform and replacing their robust Flipboard feeds next month with spartan versions that summon their own websites if readers want whole articles.
Kimber Streams / The Verge:
AFP's e-diplomacy tool maps tweets between world leaders  —  The Agence France-Presse (AFP) has released a new e-diplomacy tool that curates and maps tweets from heads of state and government, officials, thinkers, and activists.  The app displays the most-used hashtags, measures an individual's influence …
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Ex-GOOD staffers were funded for Tomorrow magazine issue within 5 hours  —  Earlier this month the fired staff of GOOD magazine announced it would start a magazine called “Tomorrow.”  Monday at around noon, the magazine's editors asked for donations to fund the first issue on the website Kickstarter.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Where rock lives: Boston.com gets into streaming radio  —  Boston.com sees a future in radio.  On Monday Boston.com announced plans to launch an alternative music station that would livestream from the Boston Globe's headquarters.  The kicker?  They're bringing on some of the dispatched talent …
Telegraph:
Julian Assange asylum bid: ambassador flies into Ecuador for talks with President Correa  —  Anna Alban is travelling to meet Ecuador's President Correa in the capital Quito, where she will personally brief him on Mr Assange's application.  She will also hold a series of meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Emily Allen / Daily Mail:   Assange demands diplomatic assurances he will not be extradited to U.S. over WikiLeaks revelations …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Another Reuters magazine, this time targeting the Aspen Ideas set
Bloomberg:
DirecTV, Dish Are Said To Receive Justice Department Requests
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
White House Warned Not To Delete “Leak” Emails
Gordon MacMillan / The Wall:
Is the Guardian planning to ditch print for digital future sooner rather than later?
David Meyer / paidContent:
Netflix shut out again as Lovefilm signs with Fox
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
MSNBC:
Iraq orders Voice of America, 43 other media outlets to close
Discussion: msnbc.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marina Keegan's boyfriend may face charges in her death
Eric Johnson / AllThingsD:
ScraperWiki Tries to Turn Journalists Into Hackers
Discussion: eMedia Vitals