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5:20 PM ET, June 30, 2014

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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP will use robots to write some business stories  —  AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports.  The software means that “instead of providing 300 stories manually …
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC  —  A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.  Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Over Ads on Public TV  —  A law restricting advertising on public television will remain in place after the Supreme Court refused to review a case in which a San Francisco station challenged its FCC fine for airing messages from a bevy of commercial sponsors.
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Emily Steel / New York Times:
After Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo's Rivals in TV Streaming Seize Opening  —  Mark Ely saw an opportunity, and he took it.  —  The day after the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in a copyright case brought by the nation's major broadcasters, Mr. Ely was trying to scoop up Aereo customers …
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas  —  If you've just acquired a Google Glass headset for £1,000, don't show it off at the movies.  UK cinemas are to ban the headsets over fears that the gadgets can be used to make pirate copies of Hollywood blockbusters.
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Time Incs M Scott Havens: We want to build the next LinkedIn or Facebook  —  M Scott Havens, senior vice president of digital at newly independent Time Inc is not a man to pussyfoot around journalistic conventions.  “We have to rethink the old ‘church and state’ rules of journalism,” he says.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson to face retrial over alleged payments to public officials  —  Ex-News of the World editor and Clive Goodman to be retried after phone-hacking trial failed to reach verdict on two charges  —  Andy Coulson is to face a retrial on charges outstanding from the hacking trial which ended last week.
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Press Gazette:
Coulson, Thurlbeck, Miskiw and Weatherup ‘utterly corrupted’ News of the World, prosecutor tells Old Bailey
Discussion: Guardian
Charles Lewis / Politico:
Why I Left 60 Minutes  —  The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth.  That's not what I saw.  —  Ernest Hemingway famously said that “the most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof s**t detector.  This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.”
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Fullscreen CEO Is In No Rush to Sell: We're Worth More Than Maker Studios  —  Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos has debated selling his company ever since Disney acquired Maker Studios, YouTube's mega video provider, for $500 million-plus.  That kind of payday is irresistible to investors, and would make Strompolos a very rich man.
Discussion: @dmac1
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ConnecTV Acquires TweetTV To Add Real-Time Analytics To Its Social TV Platform  —  Both Twitter and Facebook are vying for pole position as the platform of choice for social TV engagement — the place where viewers go to quip about TV shows in real time - but there are movements among pure-play startups to build up their positions, too.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Julie Posetti / Mediashift:
In age of surveillance, Alan Rusbridger says journalists can't have confidential sources  —  The Urgent Need to Shield Journalism in the Age of Surveillance  —  The media landscape has been transformed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden's decision to leak a vast cache of documents to select journalists …
Discussion: @pbsmediashift
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million  —  Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation.  The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.
David Carr / New York Times:
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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Quinn Norton / Columbia Journalism Review:
A hacker helped ProPublica expose Russia's secret funding of the Syrian government
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Secrecy concerns raised around appointment of new BBC Trust chairman
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Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Knight News Challenge funds new collaborative and verification projects
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Russian journalist Anatoly Klyan killed in shooting in Eastern Ukraine
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Summer of SVOD: Inside Amazon Deal for ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Extant’
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