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1:40 PM 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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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
World Cup Live Stream on ESPN Has “Limited Issues”  —  It's not just you: Lots of people are trying to stream ESPN's coverage of the U.S. - Germany game.  That has caused some issues, the sports giant now admits.  —  Here's a terse statement from the cable giant: “First half peaked …
Discussion: @pkafka, @brianstelter and Mashable
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 …
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: TVNewser, Mediaite and Reuters
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Rebekah Brooks Says She Is ‘Vindicated’ By Acquittal In Phone Hacking Trial  —  Rebekah Brooks told a crowd of journalists on Thursday that she feels “vindicated” and “grateful” to the jury that acquitted her of a string of charges related to the phone hacking scandal.  —  Brooks spoke outside her home.
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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.
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
CBC News:
CBC shifting focus to digital and mobile; reducing staff, news broadcasts, in-house production  —  CBC to cut back supper-hour news, in-house productions  —  Corporation will have up to 1,500 fewer employees by 2020  —  The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital …
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
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 …
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
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.
 
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time Inc. Sells Off Its Mexican Magazines to Concentrate on U.S. and U.K.
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New Statesman to launch new data-driven websites focusing on cities and the 2015 general election
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Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Vidcon: Where Hollywood Meets the YouTuber Invasion
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Simon & Schuster makes all its ebooks available to libraries, following successful trial
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SoundCloud revamps iPhone app as majority listen on mobile devices
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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
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
‘Almost half’ of the NYT's blogs will close or merge
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Pando Abruptly Fired Two High-Profile Staffers Without Notice or Cause
 

 
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