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2:40 PM ET, June 24, 2014

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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Hacking Trial: Rebekah Brooks Found Not Guilty on All Counts, Andy Coulson Found Guilty on One  —  UPDATED: The jury deliberated a week to come up with verdicts for seven defendants, but will continue to discuss two more counts.  —  LONDON - The jury in the phone hacking trial …
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BBC:
Egypt trial: Journalists protest over al-Jazeera trio  —  “The case is unjust,” BBC Director of News James Harding told the gathering  —  Hundreds of journalists have gathered in London to protest against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
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Bridie Jabour / Guardian:
Australia's foreign affairs minister appeals to Egypt's president to help journalist Greste
Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Egypt, a Kafkaesque trial concludes with a victory for censorship
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo hires Daily News digital editor to build breaking news desk  —  Yahoo has been poaching talent from legacy media outlets for much of the past year, and in its latest landgrab, the massive online portal turned content producer took a dip into New York's tabloid pool.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Apple TV's walled garden gets new channel: AOL  —  Apple adds video from AOL brands like Huffington Post and partners like ESPN, with longer original series and movies from Miramax in the pipeline — all free, with ads.  —  Jason Cipriani/CNET  —  Apple added an AOL video channel …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC News launches Apple TV channel, no pay TV subscription required
Trei Brundrett / Vox Media:
Collaborative writing and editing platform Editorially acquired by Vox Media  —  Editorially Joins Vox Media  —  The founders of Editorially—Mandy Brown, David Yee, and Jason Santa Maria—are joining Vox Product as we mark the next step in the evolution of our platform, Chorus.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing targets Aug. 4 for spinoff  —  Tribune Publishing has set Aug. 4 as the target date for spinning off from Tribune Co., according to sources familiar with the situation.  The spinoff date was included in a presentation for lenders conducted by Tribune Publishing June 17 in New York, according to sources.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
National Geographic explores new frontiers with Gary Knell at the helm  —  The sea otter story didn't make that night's network news or hit newspaper front pages when it broke this month, but it was kind of a big deal for the Web site that reported it.  NGNews.com, the digital home …
Discussion: @jimrichardsonng and @postbaron
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gawker suspends staffer after story pulls from Miami New Times  —  Gawker Editor Max Read has suspended staff writer Jay Hathaway after he posted a story that drew on a Miami New Times story without attribution.  An editor's note now adorns the post.  Here's Read's memo to Gawker staff:
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @abeaujon and Riptide 2.0
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
BBC launches a video news channel on Reddit in pursuit of further digital experimentation  —  The BBC has been testing out new ways of distributing news recently and its most recent addition comes in the form of a dedicated Subreddit and video news channel on the site.
Discussion: @bbcworld
Reuters:
DirecTV to U.S. lawmakers on AT&T deal: broadband ‘changing everything’  —  (Reuters) - DirecTV's chief executive officer told lawmakers on Tuesday that the largest U.S. satellite television provider needs to merge with AT&T Inc so that it can offer Internet service to consumers that is critical to remaining competitive.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Former Gawker editor Emily Gould out as editorial director of 29th St Publishing  —  Emily Gould out at 29th Street Publishing  —  Emily Gould has left her job as editorial director at 29th Street Publishing, Capital has learned.  —  Reached Monday, Gould, who has worked …
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