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6:00 PM ET, July 3, 2014

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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Nigerian editor missing since Tuesday  —  Abuja, Nigeria, July 3, 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on Tuesday and has not been seen since.  —  Thomas Thomas, editor of the thrice-weekly …
Discussion: Premium Times Nigeria
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Yahoo to delete thousands of articles and axe hundreds of writers with closure of Contributor Network  —  Yahoo is closing its Contributor Network website, resulting in articles by hundreds of writers from over the last two-and-a-half years being deleted from the internet.
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
Vice moving to new HQ, adding 525 staff, may receive $6.5M tax credit  —  Vice Media Moving to New Williamsburg Headquarters  —  The online production company's move to a 60,000-square-foot former industrial building in Brooklyn will allow it to add 525 employees.
Lauren Tara Lacapra / Reuters:
Ex-Merrill CEO says he has ‘no knowledge’ of Google search wipe  —  (Reuters) - E. Stanley O'Neal, the former chief executive of Merrill Lynch, said on Thursday he has “no knowledge” of an apparent effort to remove a BBC article mentioning him from Google Inc search results in Europe.
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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Thanks To “Right To Be Forgotten,” Google Now Censors The Press In The EU
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Journalists at Odds With Union Over Role of Voice of America  —  WASHINGTON — Voice of America journalists who are fighting to maintain what they say is their editorial independence are now at odds not only with Congress, but also with their own union.  —  The union, the American Federation …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Despite promises, Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained why News of the World was shuttered in 2011  —  So, Rebekah Brooks, what was the reason for the News of the World's closure?  —  On 8 July 2011, Rebekah Brooks stood nervously before the staff of the News of the World to tell them that their newspaper was to be closed down.
Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal:
Readers Recall Tablet Magazine Ads at Same Rate as Print Ads  —  A splashy ad in a magazine may catch a reader's eye as he or she is flipping through the pages, but would that ad grab someone's attention when it's displayed on a tablet? … With an ever-growing array of screens and formats to serve ads …
Discussion: Good E-Reader
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Guardian appoints Alberto Nardelli as data editor  —  Tweetminster co-founder joins publisher to boost political data storytelling and election coverage  —  Alberto Nardelli has been appointed data editor of the Guardian.  —  Alberto Nardelli, the co-founder of Tweetminster, has been appointed as the Guardian's data editor.
Lisa Granatstein / Adweek:
Longtime Wenner Media COO John Gruber resigns; so does Rolling Stone publisher Chris McLoughlin  —  Longtime Wenner Media Execs Quit  —  On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, longtime Wenner Media executive John Gruber has resigned, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Univision streaming video stops being free on Friday, will require a cable subscription  —  Univision Streaming Video Stops Being Free on Friday Ratings set records, but digital will require a cable sub from now on By Sam Thielman  —  It's going to be harder to watch the World Cup on Univision at your desk come Friday.
Discussion: Variety and Lost Remote
Andrew B. Myers / Columbia Journalism Review:
After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination  —  After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination  —  In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube, apps and Minecraft: digital kids and the future of childrens media  —  SuperAwesome boss Dylan Collins challenges entertainment companies and investors to adapt to change  —  Dylan Collins: ‘The reason Minecraft exploded was it allowed kids to create’
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Exclusive: BBC's Panorama team loses confidential information relating to a secret British Army unit  —  A researcher allegedly downloaded material from an online dropbox service on to a USB stick and handed it to a third party  —  Highly sensitive and confidential information relating …
Discussion: @davidtpegg and @logic__bomb
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR built its Civil Rights Act interactive  —  Journalists usually try to cover current events, keep excess quotes to a minimum and remove their notes from the final draft.  On Wednesday, journalists at NPR threw out these rules.  —  The result?  An interactive feature born …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
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Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times:
Music streaming up, sales down in first half of 2014 — SoundScan
Discussion: New York Times and Variety
Tom Pakinkis / Music Week:
Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks
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Reporters Without Borders:
France - Mediapart loses appeal against censorship of Bettencourt affair recordings
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
One year after launch, Guardian Australia is on track to turn a profit (after it has repaid backer Graeme Wood)
Discussion: @domponsford
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Weibo takes a page out of Twitter's book with the beta launch of its TV ratings service
Discussion: ecns
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world
Discussion: Poynter and Guardian
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Patrick Howell O'Neill / Daily Dot:
CBS esports site OnGamers fires senior editor after Reddit bans the site for vote-rigging
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
If you love books then you should be rooting for Amazon, not Hachette or the Big Five