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11:55 AM ET, July 13, 2013

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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / The Verge:
Hulu isn't being sold, but Time Warner Cable might still nab a stake  —  While Hulu's owners — 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and The Walt Disney Company — said Friday that they won't be selling the streaming video service after months of talks with suitors, they're reportedly …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu's New Plan: Compete With Netflix and Amazon.  How Is Hulu Going to Pay for That?  —  So they're not selling.  But what are Hulu's owners going to do with the video service now?  —  The immediate response to that question, via people who provide answers on behalf of Hulu's owners …
Business Wire:
21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company to Maintain Ownership Positions in Hulu
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
KTVU-TV apologizes after incorrectly naming Asiana pilots, NTSB admits to wrongdoing  —  KTVU-TV in San Francisco issued an apology after incorrectly naming the pilots of Asiana Flight 214.  Anchor Tori Campbell listed the offensive names, which you can see listed in this video:
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
A chat with Lionel Barber  —  The editor of the Financial Times on what it means to be “digital first” and other topics … Dean Starkman: The FT came up with a strategy called “digital first,” which in the U.S. actually has more than one meaning.  In some circles, it's associated with free content …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Archie Comics makes digital comics available for free through new ad model  —  Archie Comics is becoming the first comic book publisher to make digital versions of its comics available for free through a new monetization model.  The deal with mobile ad firm Tapjoy will allow comic book makers …
Jim Romenesko:
Barry ('King of the A-heds') Newman retires from Wall Street Journal  —  Newman has written over 500 A-heds in his 43 years at the paper.  (The page one Journal feature is called an A-hed.)  His first ran on Dec. 3, 1970, and his most recent — a piece on apostrophes — was published in the print edition on May 16.
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Parents Mourn Photographer Killed in Cairo  —  The parents of Ahmed Assem, a 26-year-old photographer for a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper who was killed on Monday in Cairo shortly after recording video of an army sniper, described their grief in an emotional interview broadcast by CNN on Friday.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Jeff Zucker Defends CNN Coverage Of George Zimmerman Trial, Egyptian Coup  —  NEW YORK (AP) — CNN boss Jeff Zucker said Friday that criticism that his network underplayed the Egyptian coup in favor of the George Zimmerman murder trial is “a bunch of bunk.”  —  “I feel increasingly comfortable …
Discussion: Deadline.com and Politico
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
OC Register Publisher Aaron Kushner: 'We're Still Actively Interested in Tribune' (Exclusive)  —  Though he suggested the company might not be worth as much after layoffs at the L.A. Times  —  Orange County Register publisher and greeting card tycoon Aaron Kushner is still interested …
Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Tightens Rules on Media-Leak Probes  —  New Guidelines Follow Controversy Raised by Investigation of Journalists' Records  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department issued new guidelines for prosecutors conducting leak investigations involving journalists …
Simon Rogers / Twitter Blog:
When a #Sharknado attacks!  How the phenomenon happened on Twitter  —  What do you get when you mix sharks with a tornado with hundreds of thousands of Tweets?  Sharknado, of course.  On July 11, @Syfy network's Sharknado was the most-social program on TV in the US.  So, what exactly happened?
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jill Abramson announces big leadership changes at ‘New York Times’  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced a slew of changes in newsroom leadership this afternoon.  —  You can read the full memo below.  More to come...
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Associated Press:
White House criticizes Russia for providing ‘propaganda platform’ for Snowden with meeting  —  WASHINGTON — The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a “propaganda platform” …
Discussion: RT, Reuters, Guardian, Bloomberg and GlobalPost
 
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