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2:40 PM ET, July 8, 2012

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Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
We're getting wildly differing assessments  —  The announcement of the Supreme Court's decision largely upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Thursday, June 28 precipitated a genuine media drama.  Millions tuned in to get the result in real time, and were rewarded …
Jim Romenesko:
Times-Picayune reporter: I can't keep my mouth shut and pretend everything is okay  —  “Sometimes I just want to scream about what is happening around me” at the newspaper, she writes.  —  “Those of us laid off still have jobs to do until the 30th of Sept, but it's going from bad to worse,” she tells Romenesko readers.
Joel Schectman / The CIO Report:
NBC, Google, Stage ‘War Games’ To Prepare for Olympic Disruptions  —  NBC and Google are conducting “war games” in at least three countries, to prepare for the possibility of hacker attacks or hardware malfunction disrupting the online streaming of the Summer Olympics Games in London, which start this month.
Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote:
Exclusive: NBC News launches ‘Dateline Chatline’ to make broadcast more social  —  When Dateline first launched on NBC News back in 1992, it was unclear whether this TV news magazine would fail after so many other NBC attempts had tanked.  Now in it's 20th season, the network is launching …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
What's Wrong With CNN?  (And What's Right)  —  You know the knocks on CNN: Its ratings are down.  Its reputation for breaking news took a hit last week with an embarrassing mistake about the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling.  Its nonpartisan approach to news denies it the built-in liberal audience …
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Jules Stenson / The Huffington Post:
There Is Life After The News of the World  —  It lasted little more than two minutes and, like the best News of the World splashes, was executed with brutal finality.  Without any warning, we were called from our desks to the centre of the newsroom where Rebekah Brooks was waiting for us with our editor Colin Myler alongside her.
Ben Adler / CJR:
Piecemeal existence  —  For today's young freelancers, what will traffic bear?  —  In 2009, an editor for a new website called The Faster Times, which sought to be “an edgier Huffington Post,” emailed to ask if I was interested in a part-time job.  I didn't know it was possible to be edgier than HuffPo …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
After much fanfare, Daily Mail's corrections column loses steam  —  Last October, Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre made a strong stand for transparency: “I believe corrections must be given more prominence,” he told the Leveson Inquiry that's looking into the phone hacking scandal and also examining …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News … Newspapers acknowledged publishing dozens of items in print or online from outsourcing firm Journatic that appeared under fake bylines.  The Chicago Tribune, for example, said the matter is under investigation.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Can we reimagine TV news (please)?  —  With his bizarro news network, Aaron Sorkin thinks he is reimagining TV news, but he is only reminiscing, wishing for the return of the mythical Uncle Walter who'll tell us all what's what.  Truth is, the process we saw at work in the premier of The Newsroom …
Jonathan Peters / Slate:
The Supreme Court Leaks  —  The high court has a long and storied history of dishing on itself.  —  The Supreme Court isn't supposed to be like other institutions.  It's supposed to be something more, a place above partisan squabbling, insulated from the unseemly back and forth of politics.
Mariah Blake / CJR:
Something fishy?  —  John Solomon had grand plans for the digital future of the Center for Public Integrity.  But there was always a catch...  When John Solomon took over as executive editor of The Washington Times in 2008, the conservative daily had long been propped up on subsidies …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Journal Critique of Romney Shows Murdoch Doubt on Candidacy  —  To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart.  He “seems to play everything safe.”  And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama.  —  Mr. Murdoch's thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate's prospects?
 
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