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10:45 AM ET, June 26, 2014

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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 …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:   Newspapers participating in a Washington Post pilot program to share digital content …
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.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Al Jazeera Gains Support In Fight For Jailed Journalists
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and Reuters
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 …
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.
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’
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.
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Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
With the Aereo decision, local TV news likely dodged disaster
Aereo:
Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”
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.
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.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo to Charge Some Advertisers Only for Ads People Actually See  —  Portal's Viewability Product Limited to U.S. Desktop Ads at the Start  —  Short Form Video  —  Online advertisers have long known that a good chunk of their ads run in locations where very few people see them even when the webpage loads.
Discussion: Digiday and Wall Street Journal
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.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
SoundCloud revamps iPhone app as majority listen on mobile devices  —  Streaming audio service attracts 250m listeners a month, and has plans to make money for creators  —  SoundCloud's new iPhone app is simpler and slicker to use.  —  Streaming audio service SoundCloud has revamped its iPhone app …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Network Tastemade Raises $25 Million Led by Scripps, Liberty Media  —  Food-centric digital media startup also announces plans to release Android app this month  —  Food Network owner Scripps Networks Interactive is buying a piece of Tastemade — a YouTube multichannel network building …
Discussion: Gigaom, TechCrunch, AdAge and Business Wire
Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
USA Today uses content discovery tool Curiyo to keep readers from leaving the site  —  USA Today Tries New Way to Keep Readers From Leaving  —  USA Today is trying out a new content discovery tool to keep readers from leaving the site.  —  The newspaper has tapped Curiyo …
Discussion: @mica_ahmedabad
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.
 
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
National Geographic starts photography fellowships
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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”
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Pando fires David Sirota and Ted Rall, both recent and high-profile hires
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Gus Wenner Promoted to Head of Digital for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ecuador's year-old media law stifles in-depth reporting
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