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5:15 PM ET, June 24, 2014

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Nick Davies / Guardian:
Scotland Yard want to interview Rupert Murdoch about crime at his UK papers  —  Exclusive: Detectives contacted media mogul last year but agreed with lawyers to wait until end of phone-hacking trial  —  Rupert Murdoch has been officially informed by Scotland Yard that detectives want to interview …
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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 …
The Independent:   How culture of News of the World's glory days led to its downfall
Michael Cader / Publishers Lunch:
Perseus Imprints to be Sold to Hachette Book Group; Distribution Units to Ingram Content  —  The owners of the Perseus Books Group have agreed to a sale of the company, in an unusual three-way transaction, with a formal announcement expected later today following final execution of the documents.
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.
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
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Apple TV's walled garden gets new channel: AOL  —  With the arrival of an AOL video channel on the Apple TV set-top box Tuesday, Apple is now bringing a wide array of free, ad-supported video across the deep moat it has built around its $99 streaming-media device.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC News launches Apple TV channel, no pay TV subscription required
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Technorati quietly killed its once-authoritative blog ranking system in May  —  There was once a time when Technorati.com meant something to online publishers.  It was their professional reputation, and featuring on it was the goal of many.  —  Technorati hosts its own ranking system …
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.
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:
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
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Times of London is going after American digital subscribers — by advertising on television  —  Watching the United States' down-and-up-and-down draw against Portugal Sunday night, I was surprised to see an ad for The Times of London:  —  (That's actually a U.K. version of the ad …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Jason Kilar's New Startup Has a Name, and Some Money  —  Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar still doesn't want to say much about the startup he has been working on since last fall.  But he's showing a little bit of leg today: Kilar has announced his new company's name and some of his backers, who include his old boss Jeff Bezos.
Discussion: Variety and @pkafka
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.
Discussion: Poynter and @skbaer
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
 
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
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Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
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