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9:55 AM ET, June 26, 2014

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Supreme Court rules Aereo's service illegal, must pay copyright fees if it wants to continue operations  —  Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life  —  The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed.
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Tim Wu / The New Republic:
Supreme court's Aereo ruling forces Americans to continue paying too much for TV  —  The Supreme Court Thinks You're Better Off Paying $150/Month for Cable  —  The depressing takeaway of the Aereo decision  —  Copyright, while meant for creators, is always in danger in becoming the incumbent-protection-act for the media industries.
Aereo:
Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Ruling a Likely Death Knell for Aereo
Discussion: Slate
Agence France-Presse:
Jailed Al Jazeera Reporter Donates Funds to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt Plan  —  Cairo: An Al Jazeera journalist whose jailing triggered global outrage has donated 15,000 Egyptian pounds to a fund initiated by the president to boost Egypt's ailing economy, his brother said on Thursday.
Discussion: allAfrica.com
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Al Jazeera Gains Support In Fight For Jailed Journalists  —  NEW YORK — Al Jazeera executives and correspondents pledged Wednesday to keep pressure on the Egyptian government following this week's widely condemned convictions of three network journalists on spurious terrorism charges.
Discussion: Guardian, TVNewser and Mediaite
Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
After years of shrinking ambition, Jeff Bezos has The Washington Post thinking global domination  —  In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper it had controlled for eight decades to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth walked onstage …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's ‘Right to be Forgotten’  —  Search Engine Updated Technical Infrastructure Overnight to Start the Implementation  —  The Internet is starting to forget.  —  Google Inc. said Thursday that it has started removing results …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
‘Almost half’ of the NYT's blogs will close or merge  —  A lot of the advantages blogs offer will remain at the New York Times, Assistant Managing Editor Ian Fisher told Poynter in a phone call: “We're going to continue to provide bloggy content with a more conversational tone,” he said.
Suzanne Moore / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks: only the fools in charge of us would fall for her brand of fake intimacy  —  In the spin cycle that dominates our democracy, journalists and politicians are way too close.  That relationship, exposed by the phone hacking scandal, makes incest look positively vanilla
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
'My Lord, there's been a tweet': Phone-hacking blogger Peter Jukes reveals how Twitter disrupted trial on ‘most days’
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
John Seeley, founding editor of WSJ's metro section Greater New York, is out  —  John Seeley out at W.S.J. amid newsroom cuts  —  John Seeley has been let go from his job at The Wall Street Journal, where he was founding editor of the paper's metro section, Greater New York.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Pictures Television to Acquire U.K. TV Networks Group CSC Media  —  The deal will add 16 channels in the kids, music and general entertainment space to its portfolio.  —  LONDON - Sony Pictures Television said Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.K. TV networks group CSC Media.
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
“Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting” launches to showcase journalism by women  —  Rieder: A global platform for bold journalists  —  They are incredibly brave.  —  The women report on nations riven by war or throttled by repressive, often brutal regimes.  They endure threats and attacks.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music industry reps call for uniform licensing across radio and web, but no consensus reached  —  More Calls to Fix Music Royalty Rules, but No Accord  —  Two weeks ago, a House Judiciary subcommittee heard from a group of music executives that the complex licensing system is broken, but no consensus emerged about how to fix it.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Targets Reddit Community Over Movie Piracy  —  Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find.  —  Not all copyright holders take the same approach.  Where the RIAA targets millions of infringing URLs per month …
Discussion: Daily Dot
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Pando fires David Sirota and Ted Rall, both recent and high-profile hires  —  Pando Abruptly Fired Two High-Profile Staffers Without Notice or Cause  —  Over the weekend, Pando fired two of its hardest-hitting editorial staffers, David Sirota and Ted Rall, both nationally syndicated veteran journalists.
 
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Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo to Charge Some Advertisers Only for Ads People Actually See
Discussion: Digiday and Wall Street Journal
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
National Geographic starts photography fellowships
Discussion: PROOF
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Frontline receives $5.8M in grants to expand investigative reporting
Discussion: PBS
Steven Levy / Medium:
Steven Levy leaves Wired for Medium to create “a new hub for tech stories that matter”
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Gus Wenner Promoted to Head of Digital for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal
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John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ecuador's year-old media law stifles in-depth reporting
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage:
Let's work together: BBC in olive branch to local press
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube Rolls Out A Bigger Video Player Ahead Of Music Subscription Service Launch
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How Le Monde is reinventing the ad unit for mobile
Columbia Journalism Review:
What the SCOTUSblog credential ruling gets wrong
Discussion: Washington Post and Techdirt
 

 
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Wall Street Journal:
Amazon preparing ad program similar to AdWords, will replace Google ads on site

Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Secret has closed 42 security holes reported through its bug bounty program, which began in February

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple finds some iPhone 5 units have battery problems, opens replacement program

 
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