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12:35 AM ET, July 1, 2014

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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
How Veteran TV Exec Dawn Ostroff Is Taking Condé Nast Beyond Print  —  The century-old magazine giant Condé Nast made an eyebrow-raising announcement in October 2011.  Faced with declining print revenue, the company said it was getting into the entertainment business.
Discussion: @joepompeo
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.
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.
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
Merrill Barr / Forbes:
The ‘Community’ Renewal by Yahoo! is a Glimpse Into Television's Future  —  Community lives!  —  There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks regarding what would happen to NBC's recently cancelled cult hit.  Originally, reports claimed the only saving grace for the series was a pick-up by Hulu …
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
‘Reading Rainbow’ revival is the most popular Kickstarter project ever  —  The hit children's reading show gained big support from Seth MacFarlane, Veronica Mars, Pebble and OUYA  —  It's one for the record books.  Reading Rainbow, the popular and critically acclaimed children's educational series …
Craig Silverman / Poynter.:
Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists  —  When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a “magic button” that could tell you “what is true and what is false on the web site you are viewing.”  —  That concept - which Schultz refers to as the …
Discussion: @billadairduke
Wall Street Journal:
ESPN And Univision Want Rivals to Stop Showing World Cup Goals … Soccer fans seek their fix of blistering goals and near misses not just on TV, but on social media services and their favorite sports sites, too.  Now, World Cup rights-holders are trying to stop digital competitors …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Planning a set piece: How The New York Times approaches its coverage of the World Cup  —  Longtime New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey arrived in Barcelona, Spain to cover the 1982 World Cup part way through the tournament and without much understanding of the intricacies of the global game.
Discussion: @jamesgrobinson
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Reporter Apologizes To Iraqi Journalists After ‘Bribe’ Tweets  —  NEW YORK — New York Times foreign correspondent Rod Nordland apologized to Iraqi journalists on Monday after claiming in a series of tweets this past weekend that an Iraqi army official had given cash payments to members of the press.
Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review:
Travel journal Roads & Kingdoms grew from Tumblr to 8-person team in New York and Barcelona  —  Telling the Story of a Culture Through ‘the Lens of the Grease-soaked Tamale’  —  Editor's Note: This is one in an AJR series of shorts on media startups.  —  On Dec. 2, 2013 …
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.
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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Coulson, Thurlbeck, Miskiw and Weatherup ‘utterly corrupted’ News of the World, prosecutor tells Old Bailey
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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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
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Summer of SVOD: Inside Amazon Deal for ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Extant’
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After Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo's Rivals in TV Streaming Seize Opening
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