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8:40 AM ET, July 3, 2012

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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I'm Gay.”  —  Last week, Entertainment Weekly ran a story on an emerging trend: gay people in public life who come out in a much more restrained and matter-of-fact way than in the past.  In many ways, it's a great development: we're evolved enough not to be gob-smacked when we find out someone's gay.
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Coming Out Could Be Anderson Cooper's Best Career Move Yet
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Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune reviews unauthorized paid speech by Clarence Page  —  ProPublica revealed Monday afternoon that Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist and editorial board member Clarence Page was paid $20,000 and travel expenses to appear at a June 23 rally in Paris in support of the Mujahadin-e Khalq …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
One Week In, New York Times' Chinese Social Media Accounts Shut Down, Site Still Up  —  So much for that experiment in freedom of speech.  Last week, the New York Times launched an online Chinese edition of its newsspaper — and with it a social media presence in the country.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Bill Geist Parkinson's Disease: CBS Legend, Willie Geist Father Reveals Diagnosis  —  CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist revealed that he has been been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  —  Geist made the announcement on Sunday, in response to viewers wondering what he's been up to recently.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Another tabloid vet leaves for to DNAinfo  —  DNAinfo, the neighborhood news website funded by billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, has added yet another journalist from the city's tabloids to its masthead.  James Fanelli, an assistant city editor at the Daily News …
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Christie Calls Reporter ‘Idiot’ and ‘Stupid’ at Press Conference  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, known for his tough talking style, snapped at a reporter because he asked a question unrelated to the nature of the press conference.  Reporters were told to keep the questions on topic …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Weather Channel buys Weather Underground; brand stays  —  The largest weather news and information provider is about to get bigger.  The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC), parent of the cable network and weather.com, is acquiring San Francisco-based Weather Underground with a pledge to keep the oldest internet weather brand going.
Alex Klein / The Daily Beast:
At Dow Jones, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bloomberg  —  A News Corp. split, a new CEO, new plans to grow the data business.  What's in store for the Murdoch's crown jewel?  —  As Rupert Murdoch splits up News Corp, many say he's aiming to separate the wheat from the chaff …
Discussion: New York Times
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’  —  HBO has renewed “The Newsroom” for a second season after only two episodes, the premium cable channel says.  —  The series, from creator Aaron Sorkin, follows cable news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team at Atlantis Cable News.
Eric Newton / Knight Foundation:
A nonprofit news organization ‘on stable footing’  —  Some good news came the other day that is symbolic of the hard work fledgling nonprofit news organizations are doing to put their digital newsrooms on more stable footing.  The story came in the form of an official report on grant …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Bloomberg Businessweek eyes push into UK market  —  Bloomberg Businessweek has signalled its intention to make greater inroads into the UK market and become a “real global brand” by increasing its circulation in Europe and Asia by 80,000 copies a week.  The US-based magazine giant was losing …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online  —  When discussing the BBC's digital services, iPlayer and its website will likely feature highly in the conversation agenda.  But what about the BBC Red Button?  —  First introduced in 1999 as BBC Text, the Red Button constitutes part …
 
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